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Petroleum Technology Program in Full Swing

With the launch of its new Petroleum Technology program, the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton is creating the gateway to a host of career opportunities in the area’s booming natural gas industry. The college reports that 36 students are currently enrolled in the Petroleum Technology program, which has stop-out points at the levels of certificate of proficiency, technical certificate, and Associate of Applied Science degree. The degree program was developed after UACCM was approached by representatives of the oil and gas industry regarding the development of credit and non-credit training to prepare students for employment in the growing natural gas exploration and drilling industry. To assist with development, Southwestern Energy Company pledged a three-year financial commitment totaling $200,000.  The Associate of Applied Science degree in petroleum technology consists of 63 credit hours, including 18 hours of general education courses and 45 hours of technic