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The Petroleum Service Technician Program offers students core courses related to Process Operations. It is designed to develop basic knowledge regarding oil & gas operations, and prepare students to develop careers as Production Technicians in the oil & gas industry. The curriculum was developed in partnership with the oil and gas industry.  In addition to developing knowledge of gas operations, the industry expects students to develop their communication and team-building skills through this program.

Career Details


Students in Petroleum Service Technician are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Do basic maintenance and equipment repair in the petroleum industry.
  • Service and install petroleum equipment in a professional and timely fashion.
  • Complete paperwork as required.
  • Able to take on and solve multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to communicate with co-workers and work as a team.

Career Options

Graduates of this career pathway often go on to work in entry level positions.  


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete a high school diploma or equivalent concurrently with/in Trade.
  • Obtain a driver's license and/or have a clean driving record.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a program in the Renewable Resources and Energy training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Petroleum Service Technician Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career


Months to complete career training program


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

Attention to detail
Communication skills
Stress tolerance