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Petroleum Programs

The Eagle Ford Shale Activity in South Texas is Creating a Need for Oil Industry Jobs!


Palo Alto College is offering CE Certificate Programs for Multi-skilled Energy Technicians, where the student will learn to safely maintain and operate equipment used in the industry.

Certificate Programs

Safe Employee Training

Includes Frac 101, Truck Inspection, DOT and Oil Industry Safety

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 

Includes 10 hr, 30 hr, and refresher courses.


Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) courses

Includes 40 hr and refresher courses.



 Includes Basic (8 hr) and Core (24 hr) courses.


Multi-Skilled Energy Technology Certificate Programs

Multi-skilled Energy Technician

  • Petroleum Fundamentals
  • Math For Electricians
  • Technical Drawings
  • AC Circuits
  • DC Circuits
  • Hydraulics/ Pneumatics

Multi-Skilled Energy Troubleshooting Technician 

  •  AC/DC motor controls 
  • Digital Applications 
  • Electronic Trouble shooting   

Multi-Skilled Energy PLC Technician

  • Intro to Programmble Logic Controllers 
  • PLC with Intergration to EMS 
  • Advanced PLCs  

Customized Training Also Available!!! 

Welding Certificate Programs

Recent discoveries of Oil and Natural Gas in South Texas are increasing demand for welders in the area. 

Learn the skills in demand through Palo Alto College!    

Introduction to Welding (WLDG 1021)


Demonstrate safety procedures associated with oxy-fuel and arc process; perform basic welds using oxy-fuel and arc welding equipment; and identify ferrous and nonferrous metals. 

Advanced Arc Welding (WLDG 2043)

Describe effects of preheating and post-weld heating; explain precautions used when welding various metals and alloys; distinguish between qualification and certification procedures; and discuss problems of welding discontinuities. Perform open groove welds with low carbon steel and low alloy electrodes in all positions. 

Advanced TIG Welding (WLDG 2051)

Learn and perform the process for Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) arc welding. 

Advanced MIG Welding (WLDG 1021)

Learn and perform the process for Metal Inert Gas (MIG) arc welding. 


Course/Section/CRN          Dates                         Day           Time                               Payment Deadline
WLDG 1021/30404 4/14 - 6/23 MW 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 4/7/2014
WLDG 2043/30405 4/15 - 6/19 TR 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 4/8/2014
WLDG 1021/30412 4/16 - 6/23 MW 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. 4/9/2014




Contact Information

Director of Workforce:
David Rutkoski