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Uintah Basin
Technical College


New Program Designed by Leading Oilfield Companies

Petroleum Technology (900 Hours)

Petroleum Technology Certificate Program

This is a 900-hour certificate program designed to meet the specific needs of the oil and gas industry in the Uintah Basin Region.  Objectives and competencies have been identified by the Petroleum Technology Advisory Committee.  The program incorporates national accreditation and/or certification training which will allow students to carry certificates to other regions of the country as needed by their employment.  Where appropriate, courses will be similar/standardized with other nationally recognized training programs in order to achieve maximum transferability and recognition for the program.

Entrance Requirements:  
Testing will be conducted by the UBTech Career Center personnel.  Students will need to pass the following competencies:  Math, English and Reading at 8th grade level; basic computer skills; and a valid driver’s license.   Basic Skills Remediation training is available for students needing to refresh or advance their skill levels.

“Our Advisory Council wants to go on record as strongly supporting the Petroleum Technology Certificate being proposed by the Uintah Basin Technical College (UBTech). We commend the UBTech for a great job of convening and collaborating with the energy company managers to jointly develop a curriculum. The companies should be recognized as well for their commitment of time, student support, and equipment for the program.” – Advisory Council on Workforce Services Uintah Basin

Students will participate in Field Vists, Co-op Work Experience, Outdoor Lab, Well Control Simulators and more.

This program begins yearly, every Fall in late August.

Quick Facts
Tuition & Fees
Financial Aid
Career Overview
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  • The Petroleum Technology Program is a structured program (it is NOT open-entry/open-exit)
  • The Petroleum Technology Program requires an application. Contact Tammy Smith, Program Assistant, at 435-725-7135 or email at
  • The Petroleum Technology Program is offered at the UBTech Vernal campus
  • Evening hours
  • Available to Adults

Student Entrance Requirements

8th Grade Math

8th Grade Reading

Pass Basic Computer Skills Test

Have a valid Driver’s License

Submit Resume

Fill out program application

Submit certificates & transcripts from prior training



Program Cost Estimate

Tuition: $1800*

Fees: $1800*

Books : $478*

Safety Supplies: $40*

Tuition and fees are based on program completion in the hours specified for the program length.

*Tuition, fees, Books & Supplies are subject to change.

There are Financial Aid opportunities for the Petroleum Technology program.

Federal Financial Aid: YES
VA Qualified: YES

It is beneficial for companies to promote employees within the company. It provides for a higher-quality and trained workforce. This program is designed to allow employees within the industry to advance and/or upgrade their technical skills so they will be more qualified for higher paying positions.

Developed in partnership with oil and gas companies to ensure students receive the critical and technical skills training needed for success.

 Gainful Employment



 For more information contact: Tammy Smith – Program Assistant, at 435-725-7135 or

Training Sponsors:

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Newfield Exploration Company

Bill Barrett Company

Petroglyph Energy Inc.

Rocky Mountain Consulting

Ute Tribe

Department of Workforce Services

Utah State University

Crescent Point Energy

WTG Services


Placement Rate Methodology:
Following is a list of allowable exclusions for determining placement rate.
Allowable Exclusions  A.   Students who transferred to another program within the institution;  B.   Students who received a 100% refund of tuition after withdrawal from the program or those who stopped attending class after the first day; C.   Students documented to be unavailable to earn a credential in their programs OR to gain employment in the field/related field due to situations such as pregnancy, other serious health-related issues (physical/mental/behavioral), caring for ill family members, incarceration, death, etc. D.    Secondary students (Some institutions may be required to report completion rate data for secondary students on a separate form.)

Courses Include

  • Petroleum Technology I
  • Petroleum Technology II
  • Oil and Gas Safety
  • Microcomputers for the Energy Industry
  • Technical Math
  • Wellhead and Surface Equipment
  • Fundamentals of Oil and Gas Measurement
  • Dehydration and Separation Operations
  • Instrumentation and Controls
  • Engine and Compressor Operations
  • Leadership for the Petroleum Industry
  • Business Correspondence
  • Cooperative Work Experience
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