Petroleum Production Technology

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Working in the petroleum industry provides a high paying career and exciting opportunities for employment throughout the world. The need for trained operators and technicians continues to increase along with oil and gas production volumes and reserve estimates.

This online* and on-campus program is designed to provide students with a broad background to operate and maintain the equipment used in the oil extraction and services industry in a safe and responsible manner. Graduates will have the foundation to enter the industry in a number of capacities.
The Petroleum Production Technology program will help meet a high need area in the Bakken region and elsewhere by increasing student knowledge of the petroleum industry. Graduates will be more readily employable in this high need industry.

Students have the following options:
  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Petroleum Production Technology.
  • Program Certificate in Petroleum Production Technology
  • Petroleum Production Technology Courses (college courses for professional development)
Bismarck State College is proud to include the Petroleum Production Technology program along with other on-campus and online course offerings. We have been teaching customized programs for the energy industry for over 40 years and offer a wide range of services to help students succeed.

Enrollment: A limited number of students will be enrolled in August and January for courses on campus.  Courses offered online begin every 3-5 weeks and are not limited to the number of students choosing to enroll.  Refer to the New Students page on this website for information on how to apply for admission, placement requirements and instructions on how to complete your admission file. 

Required Minimum Placement Scores:
This program has minimum entrance requirements. Details can be found here.

* Online courses require brief on-campus labs or shadowing at an approved facility.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate programs only, excludes degree-seeking students
Additional Program Costs
Please see the Tuition & Fees page for information on credit hour tuition and mandatory fees.

PROD textbook costs are estimated at $275 per semester. There are 4 semesters in this program.

Outreach for this program has been partially funded by U.S. Department of Labor grant #TC-26460-14-60-A-38.
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