Continuing Education

Oil and Gas Production Operator

Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification you will earn after completing your program.

  • Certificate Achievement - An approved non-credit program that has a formal summative assessment component, has mappped program or course outcomes, and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Certificate Completion - A non-credit program that has no formal summative assessment component and is subject to a regular quality curriculum review process.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

The Oil and Gas Production Operator program is designed to train professional and technically knowledgeable individuals for careers in production and operations. We will provide a thorough overview of the oil and gas industry and give you the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge relating to gas processing, instrumentation, measurement, production equipment and refining. Learn about essential oil and gas production topics including basic petroleum geology, maintenance and troubleshooting of production equipment, gas plant processing requirements, control systems and safety protocols.

Progressing sequentially through the four levels of course content, you will expand your knowledge relevant to the upstream oil and gas industry and gain confidence with industry terminology and processes.

Certification Upon successful completion of all 4 levels of the Oil and Gas Production Operator program, you will receive an Oil and Gas Production Operator Certificate of Completion.

Delivery Options Each course is delivered in a self-paced, online format. Students have up to four months to complete each course in the program. Courses are offered in July, September, November, January, March and May.

Course registrations are accepted until the day prior to the start of class.

Upon successful completion of all 4 levels of the Oil and Gas Production Operator program, you will receive an Oil and Gas Production Operator Certificate of Completion.

Each course is delivered in a self-paced, online format. Students have up to 4 months from the start date to complete the 4 levels. Courses are offered in July, September, November, January, March and May.

Course registrations are accepted until the day prior to the start of class. 

Career opportunities exist in production and operational positions within the wide-ranging oil and gas industry, including work in the following:

  • battery operations 
  • field operations 
  • gas plants 
  • oil refineries

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