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 Algebra3
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:

  • Identify various process technology industries.
  • Identify federal and state agencies and regulations that impact process industries.

  • Calculate various process equipment theory results.
  • Explain various process instrumentation theories.
  • Identify various process instrumentation and the uses of the instrumentation in control loops.
  • Sketch accurate piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID’s).
  • Develop and compose process procedures.
  • Explain Outside Operator and Board Operator responsibilities and duties.

  • Monitor a process, troubleshoot problems, and respond appropriately.
  • Explain quality concepts, tools, and methods used in the process industries.