• Gas & Oil Technician

    The Gas and Oil Technician program is designed to introduce the students to the many skills required to obtain employment in the growing gas and oil extraction industry. Natural gas drilling supports 300,000 jobs, in Pennsylvania. This is a program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to setup, maintain, repair, and operate well drilling equipment; locate, drill, construct, and develop gas, water and oil wells; and test and monitor wells to ensure adequate flow. Instruction also includes application to home, business and industrial uses. This program is designed to fill the increasing gap between industry and skilled laborers in the gas and oil industry and provide students the opportunity for family sustaining wages with room for advancement. VTC has an articulation agreement with PennDot to train students that would like to obtain a CDL driver license.

     Skills Taught:

    • Heavy equipment operation
    • Equipment maintenance
    • Welding - Equipment repair
    • Welding - Pipeline
    • Well cementing
    • Well maintenance
    • Compressor maintenance

    Related Careers:

    • Heavy Equipment Operator 
    • Heavy Equipment Maintenance
    • Chemical Technician
    • Environmental Technician
    • Compressor Operator
    • Draftsman/Cartographer
    • Driller
    • Electrician
    • Field Engineer
    • Floor Hand/Roughneck
    • Rig Hand
    • Geo Tech
    • Geochemist
    • Geologist
    • GIS Specialist
    • Lease Agent/Land Agent
    • Lease Hand
    • Petroleum Engineer
    • Production Foreman