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2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbook 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Extractive Resources Technology, A.A.S.

The extractive resources technology program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the petroleum and natural gas industries. The program gives the students a broad range of skills that are essential for technicians who want to work in the petroleum and natural gas service, production, transportation, and refining industries. Students can receive a two-year associate of applied science degree or a one-year certificate in the area of extractvie resources technology.

Recommended Curriculum

General Education (Minimum 17 credits)

General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation

(One course minimum)


2. Communication

(One course minimum)

3. Relationship with the World

(One course minimum)

4. General Education Electives

  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


* Approved electives may be any other extractive resources, geology, geography or related areas.

The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:

A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.