Energy Operations

Job Outlook

  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment

  • Determine survey elevations for gas and oil pipeline construction

  • Earn safety credentials necessary for employment in the gas and oil industry


What can I do when I graduate?

Construction Coordinator/Technician
Drilling Technician
Equipment Operator
Lease Operator
Production Technician
Survey Aide
Floor Hand

What would I do in this class?

Analyze biological, chemical, and physical properties of soil, water and air
Focus on the use of renewable energy resources and technologies
Learn and practice exploration, leasing, surveying, drilling, and geophysical logging
Operate heavy machinery
Conduct energy Site Assessments
Learn and apply safety regulations during system installations
Learn sales and marketing in the Oil and Gas Industry
Complete Safeland Training Certification
Complete OSHA 10 Training Certification

What can I do with further training?
Pipeline Technician
Field engineer
Industrial Maintenance Technologist
Diesel Mechanic
Petroleum Technologist

Program Quick Facts

To be successful in this field, Energy Operations students must be able to

  • Meet safety requirements to operate tools and machinery

  • Obtain a valid driver's license

  • Lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Be physically fit for required lifting, pushing, overhead work, etc.

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Dependable and works well with others

  • Successfully pass a pre-employment and random drug test


College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Brandon Irwin

Stark State College

  • CPR First Aid

  • NCCER Core

  • NCCER Level 1 - Heavy Equipment Operations

  • OSHA 10

  • SafeLand 

Level 1 -(Juniors) $32.00
Level 2 -(Seniors) $25.00

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