Undergraduate Certificate in Petroleum Technology

This program is delivered only through Kenai Peninsula College.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Certificate Programs.


Advising for this program is available from the petroleum technology faculty at Kenai Peninsula College. Please call (907) 262-0330 or (877) 262-0330 for more information.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

WRTG A111Writing Across Contexts3
or WRTG A110 Introduction to College Writing
MATH A105Intermediate Algebra (or any MATH course for which MATH A105 is a prerequisite)3
PRT A101Introduction to Process Technology3
PRT A130Process Technology I: Equipment4
PRT A140Industrial Process Instrumentation I3
PRT A144Industrial Process Instrumentation II3
PRT A160Oil and Gas Exploration and Production I3
PRT A230Process Technology II: Systems4
PRT A231Process Technology III: Operations4
or ET A101 Basic Electronics: DC Circuits
or ET A126 Digital Electronics
PRT A250Process Troubleshooting3
Total Credits33

A total of 33 credits is required for the certificate.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the UAA Petroleum Technology program will have the ability to:

  • Maintain a safe work area: To enforce safety regulations, follow safe operating procedures, maintain effective communications with personnel, and identify workplace hazards.
  • Monitor area operations: To monitor equipment for efficiency and integrity, identify process problems, and perform trend analyses.
  • Maintain process parameters: To perform process adjustments, start up process equipment, and shut down process equipment.
  • Maintain emergency response preparedness: To respond to emergencies, effectively participate in emergency response drills, and conduct periodic review of emergency response procedures.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance: To report recordable incidents, record discharge reports, record regulatory data, maintain current licensing, participate in internal/external audits, and comply with HAZCOM requirements.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities: To generate work requests, develop safe out procedures, schedule maintenance activities, prepare equipment for maintenance activity, and issue work permits.
  • Perform administrative activities: To produce required reports, record logbook entries, and perform personal evaluations.
  • Understand the need for continued professional development, participate in job related training, and utilize self-study resources.
  • Demonstrate English skills: To communicate effectively in entry-level technical occupations.