Principles of corrosion as it applies to oil and gas industries. Addresses the deterioration of materials, devices, and pieces of oil field (or other) machinery/equipment. Emphasis on terminology associated with metallic and nonmetallic corrosion.

A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer.

Regulatory requirements and structures associated with the petroleum industry.

Practical aspects of artificial lift in production systems. Analyze the characteristics of a particular reservoir; select the type of artificial lift required; and design artificial lift systems.

A study of the theory and operation of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts, and chain drives.

Computer applications used in the petroleum industry. Includes the automation of open and closed loop systems.

Study of instruments, instrument systems, terminology, process variables, and control coops as used in a petroleum environment.

Study hydraulics applicable to drilling, completion, and production. Includes calculating and evaluating the characteristics of the flowing and static fluids in various tubular and annular systems.

Practical methods of flow measurements and flow integration. Emphasized primary flow element selection and calculations in accordance with American Gas Association (AGA) and American Petroleum Institute (API) standards.