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Petroleum Production Technology (CP) Automation & Control


The Automation and Control Technician path continues with the Program Certificate. 16 additional credit hours of coursework beyond the Certificate of Completion are required and can be completed in one additional semester. All the courses completed in the Certificate of Completion are part of the Program Certificate. Coursework will be completed in SCADA fundamentals, networks and wiring, process control, control system installation and troubleshooting, and petroleum industry overview. CO-OP field experience is a big part of the second semester activities students are involved in. In the CO-OP course students go to sponsoring company facilities in the area and "shadow" experienced field technicians observing first-hand the job responsibilities and duties. Students can also gain actual on-the-job skill training and experience through internships. The internships are usually done in the summer following the CO-OP.


16 credits (min) completed in residence,
30 required program credits, 2.00
GPA required35.5 to 36 required minimum credits for the Program Certificate

Program credit requirements plus 5 credit hours of general education credits And one of the following:

ASC 100 College Strategies - 1 CREDITS
ASC 101 College Transitions - .5 CREDITS


TECH 103 Direct and Alt. Current Circuit Analysis - 4 CREDITS
TECH 105 Digital Logic and Circuit Analysis - 4 CREDITS
TECH 143 Programmable Logic Controller Fund. - 4 CREDITS
TECH 104 Industrial Safety - 2 CREDITS
TECH 200 Process Control and Instrumentation - 3 CREDITS
PTLO 101 Introduction to Petroleum Industry -  2 CREDITS
TECH 222 Networks and Wiring - 2 CREDITS
TECH 210 SCADA Fundamentals -  2 CREDITS
TECH 220 Control Systems and Troubleshooting - 4 CREDITS
COOP 197 COOP Education - 3 CREDITS

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