The Eagle Ford Shale Activity in South Texas is Creating a Need for Oil Industry Jobs!
Palo Alto College is offering CE Certificate Programs for Multi-skilled Energy Technicians, where the student will learn to safely maintain and operate equipment used in the industry.
Safe Employee Training
Includes Frac 101, Truck Inspection, Tx DOT and Oil Industry Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Includes 10 hr, 30 hr, and refresher courses.
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) courses
Includes 40 hr and refresher courses.
PEC Premier Certified SAFELAND, SAFEGULF, TRAP
Includes Basic (8 hr) and Core (24 hr) courses.
Oil & Gas Technician
This Statewide accepted Process and Production Technology programs of study meets the industry’s needs to increase the availability of process technicians in the oil and gas industry that is expanding in south Texas. This entry-level certificate allows students to gain employment while continuing through the program. 272 Total Contact Hours. $ 4,140.00 Total Cost. Textbook(s) required.
PTAC 1002 - Introduction to Process Technology - 48 hours
CETT 1002 - Electricity Principles - 64 hours
OSHT 1001 - Occupational Safety and Health - 64 hours
ENER 1030 - Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy - 64 hours
PTAC 1032 - Process Instrumentation - 48 hours
INCR 1002 - Physics of Instrumentation - 96 hours
PTRT 1001 - Introduction to Petroleum Industry - 48 hours
Related Degrees and Certificates
Entry Level Energy Technician Level 1 Certificate (Academic)
Oil and Gas Process Technology Specialization, A.A.S.
Oil and Gas Production Technician Specialization, A.A.S.
Energy Technician Career Foundations Core Certificate
|PTAC 1002/ 40463
||8/25 - 9/19
||8 - 10:30 a.m.
|CEIT 1002/ 10219
||9/22 - 10/16
||8 - 11:20 a.m.
|OSHT 1001/ 10221
||11/17 - 12/11
||8 - 11:20 a.m.
|ENER 1030/ 10220
||10/20 - 11/13
||8 - 11:20 a.m.
Oil & Gas Safety Training
This one week course offers training in PEC Core, Medic First Aid, Defensive Driving, and H2S. It includes 40 total contact hours and costs $750.
||9/25 - 8/1
||8 - 5 p.m.
Multi-Skilled Energy Technology Certificate Programs
Multi-skilled Energy Technician
- Petroleum Fundamentals
- Math For Electricians
- Technical Drawings
- AC Circuits
- DC Circuits
- Hydraulics/ Pneumatics
Multi-Skilled Energy Troubleshooting Technician
- AC/DC motor controls
- Digital Applications
- Electronic Trouble shooting
Multi-Skilled Energy PLC Technician
- Intro to Programmble Logic Controllers
- PLC with Intergration to EMS
- Advanced PLCs
Customized Training Also Available!!!
Welding Certificate Programs
Recent discoveries of Oil and Natural Gas in South
Texas are increasing demand for welders in the area.
Learn the skills in demand through Palo Alto
Introduction to Welding (WLDG 1021)
procedures associated with oxy-fuel and arc process; perform basic welds using
oxy-fuel and arc welding equipment; and identify ferrous and nonferrous metals.
Advanced Arc Welding (WLDG 2043)
Describe effects of
preheating and post-weld heating; explain precautions used when welding various
metals and alloys; distinguish between qualification and certification
procedures; and discuss problems of welding discontinuities. Perform open
groove welds with low carbon steel and low alloy electrodes in all positions.
Advanced TIG Welding (WLDG 2051)
Learn and perform the process for Tungsten Inert Gas
(TIG) arc welding.
Advanced MIG Welding (WLDG 1021)
Learn and perform the process for Metal Inert Gas (MIG)