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Petroleum Production Technology (COC) Lease Operator

Required credits for the COC: 15 or less


Degrees and Certificates in Petroleum Production Technology are designed to provide students with the necessary curriculum for jobs in the industry. Training and coursework provide a diversity of knowledge that can be applied to many areas of the petroleum industry. The prescribed coursework will be a combination of core academic courses and highly specialized technical classes. Safety practices and training are an important part of the program. Communication, leadership, and work team concepts are fundamental to the hands on laboratory experimentation and skill building.

All course work in either COC option is directly applicable to the PC for that option. Also all the work completed in either PC option applies directly to the Petroleum Production Technology AAS degree. A full time student can complete the COC in one semester, the PC in an additional semester or two total semesters, and the AAS degree in four total semesters (2 years). 

The Lease Operator COC path can be completed in one semester. All the courses completed in the COC are part of the PC.


The student will be able to:

  1. Perform skill based activities related to petroleum production and field service.
  2. Demonstrate technical knowledge regarding oil & gas operations.
  3. Display professionalism in appearance, job performance, and ability to work as team members.
  4. Communicate effectively with diverse individuals through the use of verbal and nonverbal skills, written abilities, and active listening.
  5. Identify and demonstrate competence related to safety issues in the oil & gas production industry.


PTLO 101 | Introduction to Petroleum Industry (2 credits)
PTLO 104 | Industrial Safety (2 credits)
PTLO 121 | Production Field Technology (3 credits)
PTLO 122 | Drilling & Reclamation (3 credits)
PTLO 130 | Oil Field Hydraulics (3 credits)

*In addition to the program specific requirements, please see the general graduation requirements for CTE programs.

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