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Petroleum Production Technology: Automation and Control Technician (AAS)

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 Joe Catino
 Joe Catino 
Instructor - Full time


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    16 credits (min) completed in residence,
    30 required program credits, (min.)
    2.00 (C) grade point avg. required
    35.5 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:
    ·          ASC100 College Strategies (1 credit)
    ·          ASC101 College Transitions (0.5 credit)

    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.

    Program Courses Credits
    TECH 103 Direct & Alternating Current Circuit Analysis 4
    TECH 105 Digital Logic & Circuit Analysis 4
    TECH 143 Programmable Logic Controller Fundamentals 4
    TECH 104 Industrial Safety 2
    TECH 200 Process Control & Instrumentation 3
    PTLO 101 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 2
    TECH 222 Networks & Wiring 2
    TECH 210 SCADA Fundamentals 2
    TECH 220 Control Systems & Troubleshooting 4
    COOP 197 COOP Education 3

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