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Petroleum Field Service Technician AAS Degree 

The Petroleum Field Service Technician AAS Degree is offered at LSC-University Park. For more information, please contact the Engineering Technology Department.

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Program Description

Men and women working as engineering technicians complete highly technical tasks that require engineering skills and knowledge. Interdisciplinary fields of engineering are rapidly developing to address the design, operation and maintenance of products that require a working knowledge of both mechanical and electronic components.

An engineering technician installs and maintains production oil field service equipment, robots, automated manufacturing machines, oil field pumps, gas pumps, and security systems. Engineering technicians are required to work on and with equipment integrating electronics, mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and computer controls. The engineering technology program is part of the Lone Star Energy & Manufacturing Institute, which teaches a combination of skills that prepare students to perform many different jobs in industries including petroleum-field services and automated manufacturing.

Program Plan

First Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
CETT 1409 DC-AC Circuits OR 4
CETT 1402 Electricity Principles  
TECM 1303 Technical Calculations OR 3
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Math  
MCHN 1302 Print Reading for Machine Trades 3
HYDR 1345 Hydraulics and Pneumatics 3
PTRT 1191 Special Topics-Petroleum Technology 1
IEIR 1310 Motor Controls 3
INMT 2303 Pumps, Compressors & Mechanical Drives 3
RBTC 1401 Programmable Controllers 4
OSHT 1316 Material Handling 3
INTC 1341 Principles of Automatic Control 3

TOTAL Credits for First Year:


Second Year Credits

Course Number Title Credits
ITSC 1401 Intro to Computers 4
KINE   Any physical activity course 1
PTRT 1301 Introduction to Petroleum Industry 3
PTRT 1391 Petroleum Troubleshooting 3
POFI 1270 Field Reports and Data Transfer 2
PTRT 1312 Petroleum Regulations 3
PTRT 1424 Petroleum Instrumentation 3
PTRT 2380 Cooperative Education - Petroleum Technology/Technician 4
SPCH 1311 Intro to Speech Communication 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SOCI 1301 Principles of Sociology 3
Elective   Humanities/Fine Arts 3
PTRT1 1303 Drilling 3-4
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric 3

TOTAL Credits for Second Year:


Total Credits

TOTAL Credits for Computer Networking Specialization AAS:


  1. Capstone course
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