After earning an Associate of Applied Science in Petroleum Technology*

  • Graduates are prepared for employment in the upstream and midstream segments of the oil and gas industry.
  • The following professional certifications with the petroleum industry are available to those who successfully complete the AAS program:
    • Medic First Aid/CPR
    • SafelandUSA HSE
    • OSHA 30 hour – General Industry
    • IADC Well Cap – Supervisory or Fundamental Level in Well Control
    • Off-Road Diesel Forklift Operations Training Certificate

You will then complete your degree at Alderson Broaddus University and graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Management

  • Petroleum Management at Alderson Broaddus University is a degree completion program for graduates who have earned an AAS (associates of applied science) in Petroleum Technology.
  • Building on the Petroleum Technology curriculum, graduates will acquire expanded skills and knowledge for success in the management and regulatory practices of the oil and gas industry.
  • Graduates will gain a working knowledge in wetland and terrestrial ecology, hydrogeology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), risk analysis and regulatory requirements of OSHA, OPA, ESA, CERCLA, RCRA, CWA and CAA.
  • Students gain real world experience by participating in internship opportunities in the summer of their final year.
  • By adding a Bachelor of Science degree to their credentials, graduates will have gained knowledge of ecological processes, risk analysis, and the regulatory framework of the petroleum industry.
  • Careers available to graduates of the petroleum management program include:
    • HSE Specialist
    • Well Site Approval Manager
    • Drilling Operations Technician
    • Risk Based Inspector
    • Maintenance Foreman
    • Productions Operations Technician
    • Maintenance Operations Technician
    • Site Inspector
    • Pipeline Operator
    • Flowback Operator
    • Water Analysis Specialist
    • Quality Control Specialist
    • Compliance Coordinator
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, strong growth is anticipated in occupations specializing in oil and gas extraction over the next 10 years as follows:
    • Management occupations
      • Industrial Production Managers (10.4%)
      • Purchasing Managers (15.7%)
    • Business and Financial Operations occupations
      • Compliance Officers (14.6%)
    • Architecture and Engineering occupations
      • Environmental Engineering Technicians (37%)
    • Life, Physical, and Social Science occupations
      • Environmental Science and Protection Technicians (47.5%)
    • Legal occupations
      • Legal Support Workers (26.4%)
    • Sales and Related occupations
      • First-Line Supervisors (18.5%)
    • Construction and Extraction occupations
      • Helpers – Extraction Workers (15.2%)
      • Extraction Workers – All Others (28.8%)
    • Production occupations
      • Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers (12.2%)

*Alderson Broaddus University has an articulation agreement with Pierpont Community and Technical College.  This agreement establishes general guidelines with regard to the transfer of credits earned from Pierpont Community and Technical College and applies these credits toward the requirements for a baccalaureate degree from the University.

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Required Courses:

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____BUSI 1403Introduction to Accounting I
_____BUSI 1603Introduction to Management
_____BUSI 2353Human Resource Management
_____BUSI 2753Operation Management
_____BUSI 5003-6Business Internship
ORENVS 5003-6Environmental Science Internship
_____ENVS 2104Environmental Science I*
_____ENVS 3403Environmental Policy and Regulation*
_____ENVS 3503Applied Environmental Regulation
_____ENVS 3564Introduction to GIS
_____ENVS 4204Wetlands Ecology & Regulation
_____ENVS 4303Environmental Risk Analysis
_____GEOL 3503Hydrogeology
ORENVS 3353Watershed Hydrology
_____MATH 2613Statistics for Biologists*
_____PHIL 3403Environmental Ethics*

An earned Associate of Applied Science degree in Petroleum Technology is required.

Foreign language: Not required.

Liberal Studies program: As outlined on appropriate Liberal Studies check sheet.

* Indicates courses that also meet Liberal Studies requirements

Among requirements for graduation, the student must have a 2.00 average in the major and successfully complete a comprehensive program examination. An internship with an approved business, agency, or other organization involved in the petroleum industry is required.

Applied Environmental Science concentration

Students will choose  minimum of 20 credits from the following, with the restriction that CHEM 203, Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry; ENVS 333, Environmental Engineering; and ENVS 430, Environmental Risk Analysis must be included in the minimum 20 credit hours.

 Course #Credit HoursCourse Name
_____BIOL 3604Ecology
_____CHEM 3034Environmental and Toxicological Chemistry**
_____ENVS 3303Environmental Engineering**
_____ENVS 3354Watershed Hydrology
_____ENVS 4054Applied Remote Sensing
_____ENVS 4303Environmental Risk Analysis**
_____ENVS 4654Advanced GIS
_____ENVS 5501Seminar
_____GEOL 3504Hydrogeology
** Courses required for the Applied Environmental Science Concentration
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