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 as oil and gas production volumes and reserve estimates have increased significantly in North Dakota and in the Bakken region.
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.
*Online courses require brief on-campus labs or shadowing at an approved facility.