A program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in the development and operation of oil and natural gas extraction and processing facilities. Includes instruction in principles of petroleum extraction and related geology, petroleum field mapping and site analysis, testing and sampling methods, instrument calibration, laboratory analysis, test equipment operation and maintenance, environment and safety monitoring procedures for oil/gas fields and facilities, facility inspection procedures, and report preparation.
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|Rank||School Name||Students||% of Total||Total On-Campus Cost|
|1||Nicholls State University||165||11%||$23,118|
|2||Uintah Basin Technical College||95||18%||N/A|
|4||Fletcher Technical Community College||89||8%||$5,166|
|5||Lewis and Clark Community College||65||4%||$4,560|
|6||Houston Community College||62||1%||$3,882|
|7||Stark State College||61||3%||$5,170|
|9||Coastal Bend College||23||2%||$11,840|
|10||Pueblo Community College||21||1%||$7,179|
|12||Pierpont Community and Technical College||18||5%||$18,078|
|13||Lone Star College System||18||0%||$4,150|
|14||Palo Alto College||14||1%||$4,311|
|15||University of Alaska Anchorage||13||1%||$27,190|
|16||Southwest Mississippi Community College||12||2%||$11,630|
|17||Williston State College||12||4%||$18,304|
|18||University of Pittsburgh-Bradford||11||4%||$28,100|
|20||Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology||10||2%||$13,992|
|21||Bismarck State College||8||1%||$14,676|
|22||Western Texas College||7||2%||$12,917|
|23||Western Wyoming Community College||7||1%||$11,474|
|24||Bossier Parish Community College||6||1%||$5,379|
|25||Ivy Tech Community College||5||0%||$5,788|
|26||South Louisiana Community College||5||0%||$5,505|
|27||North Central Texas College||5||0%||$10,940|
|28||West Virginia Northern Community College||4||1%||$5,242|
|29||Washington State Community College||3||1%||$5,788|
|30||Mansfield University of Pennsylvania||3||1%||$29,062|
|31||Milan Institute-Bakersfield West||3||10%||N/A|
|32||Zane State College||2||0%||$6,756|
|33||South Central Louisiana Technical College||2||0%||$4,246|
|34||Seward County Community College||1||0%||$12,641|
|35||Lincoln Trail College||1||1%||$5,270|
|36||Aims Community College||1||0%||$3,310|
|37||University of Arkansas Community College-Morrilton||1||0%||$4,202|
|38||Butler County Community College||1||0%||$6,350|
This list indicates the number of students that completed the Petroleum Technology/Technician program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.