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Entry Level Petroleum Trainee, Career Pathway Certificate

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Entry Level Petroleum Trainee


The Entry Level Petroleum Trainee Program is designed for students of varying age to receive training that will allow them to become employed in the oil and gas industry both on land and offshore. This training will include multiple safety courses and certifications as well as teaching the fundamentals of living and working in an oilfield lifestyle. The courses for this program were designed within the guidelines and under the advisement of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC).

Program Description

The Entry Level Petroleum Trainee program is designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in the oil & gas industry. This program qualifies the student to enter the workforce as an entry level seamen, deck hand, roustabout or floorhand. Upon completion of this course the graduate will be prepared and qualified to secure employment or to further their training into more technical positions of the oil & gas industry. The student will obtain multiple certifications through the program.

Program Length

Two Semesters
Three Semesters
Four Semesters

Degree(s) Offered

Career Pathway Certificate
Career Certificate Technical Certificate
Associate in Applied Science

Admission Requirements

  • Must meet all general admission requirements of the college. For some technical certificate programs, an ACT WorkKeys Career Readiness Credential may be accepted for admission purposes in place of the ACT. See the appropriate program for more details.
  • Receive a negative test result on drug screen test conducted by a certified laboratory approved by the college and have the results submitted directly to the college.


Center Director: Reggie Richardson at reggie.richardson@jcjc.edu

Program Requirements

The following advisement plan is a recommended course of study. An academic advisor may alter course sequence to meet individual student needs. In addition, an academic advisor may recommend additional or different courses depending upon student career plans and/or requirements of the college or university to which the student plans to transfer.

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