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The Appalachian Petroleum Technology Training Center

The Appalachian Petroleum Technology Training Center will offer necessary training programs to enable West Virginians to secure high-paying jobs in the oil and gas sector. The Center will specifically focus on delivering a Certificate of Applied Science (C.A.S.) in Petroleum Technology, an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Petroleum Technology, and specific workforce skill sets that will be geared toward developing a skilled workforce for the oil and gas sector.

The Center will provide opportunities for in-class and hands-on training through proposed indoor and outdoor drilling simulation laboratories. Through these simulation laboratories, students will receive valuable hands-on training in the operation and maintenance of a drill site. 

 

Colleges Offering the Programs 

  • Pierpont Community & Technical College (Pierpont CTC)
  • West Virginia Northern Community College (WVNCC) 

 

Key Features of the Programs 

  • Outdoor drilling training simulation laboratory in Fairmont
  • Indoor training simulators at Pierpont CTC and WVNCC
  • Coursework can be completed at Pierpont CTC or WVNCC

 

Enrollment Information

 

Applications are currently being accepted at Pierpont CTC and WVNCC for the Fall 2013 semester.

Contact information:

  • Pierpont Community and Technical College Center for Workforce Education 304-367-4920
  • West Virginia Northern Community College Center for Economic and Workforce Development 304-214-8975