Energy Technology

Program Type: Face-to-Face
Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Career and Technical
Institute: Advanced Manufacturing & Logistics
College: PAC

What is the energy technology program?

The Energy Technology program offers students the option to enroll in the fast track certification program and/or earn an Associate of Applied Science. The program is designed to accommodate the need for multi-skilled workers with foundations in electronics, hydraulics, and mechanics. Graduates of the program will acquire the necessary skills to begin a career in the Oil and Gas industry, in particular the Eagle Ford Shale Region.

The advisory committee includes members closely tied to the Eagle Ford Shale, including Halliburton, Black Brush Energy, Marathon, Weatherford, NuStar Energy and Quatro Strategic Solutions.

Energy Technology Program Highlights

Palo Alto College also offers specialized job-training to support the oil and gas industry.

  • Automated Manufacturing
  • Environmental Occupational Health and Safety
  • Programmable Logic Control (PLC)
  • Multi-skilled Industrial Troubleshooting Technician
  • Oil and Gas Technician
  • Process Control - CCE Certificate
  • Electrical Technician Helper
  • Pipe Welding and Layout Certifications
  • Safety Awareness Certificates (PEC Approved Training Site)
  • Shipping Hazardous Materials Certificate 

Energy Technology Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Petroleum Pump Systems Operators
  • Refinery Operators
  • Gaugers
  • Geological Technician
  • Petroleum Technician
  • Surveying
  • Transportation 


Contact Information

Dr. Sitakanta Mohanty
Department Chair

Sabine Hall 113


Dr. Ronald Brown
Lead Instructor

Sabine Hall 111