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Oil and Gas Programs

Specialized training for the oil and gas industry

Ohio’s booming shale industry needs you.

Stark State College offers the training most in-demand by oil and gas companies, along with their suppliers and support systems. It's training that can prepare you for one of the region’s hottest industries.

Welding, water sampling and analysis, safety, surveying, industrial operations, maintenance and more – we can provide you with the skills for success in the businesses booming in our region thanks to our location in the rich Utica shale bed.  We have programs that fit your career goals in this industry of well-paying positions.

Stark State provides a wide range of credit and noncredit training. New programs are being developed daily and can be customized to meet employers’ needs.

For information, call 330-494-6170, Ext. 5194.

Associate Degrees

ShaleNET Programs
Industrial Process Operation Technology
Petroleum Industrial Mechanics Technology 
Petroleum Technology - Instrumentation Electronics Technician
Petroleum Technology - Pipeline Technician
Petroleum Technology - Production Technician

Related Programs
Applied Industrial Technology
Automation and Robotics Technology
Civil Engineering Technology
Design Engineering Technology
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical Maintenance Technology
Electronic Engineering Technology
Environmental Health and Safety Technology
Geographic Information Systems
Mechanical Engineering Technology

One-year Certificates

ShaleNET Certificates
Industrial Process Operation Technology
Instrumentation Electronics Technician
Petroleum Industrial Mechanics Technology
Pipeline Technician
Production Technician

Related Certificates
Automation and Robotics
Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
Predictive and Preventive Maintenance
Welding (MIG, TIG, 3G, 6G, more)

Accredited by

Safe Gulf   Safe Land USA


Approved training provider for


Short-term Offerings

Career Enhancement Certificates

Basic Environmental Technician
Civil/Surveying Drafting
Environmental Technician Supervisor
Lease Operator
Machine Design
Mechanical Power
Natural Gas and Oil Technology ShaleNET C1
Petroleum Basic Industrial Maintenance Core
Petroleum Basic Industrial Process Controls
Petroleum Basic Industrial Process Operation Core
Rigging – Oil and Gas
Safety – Heavy Industry
Welding Technology for Gas and Oil Production

Credit and Noncredit Courses

OSHA 30-hour General Industry
OSHA 10-hour Construction Safety
OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher

Credit Only Courses

CDL - class A
Physical Geology

Noncredit Only Courses

IADC Rig Pass/ SafeLAND and SafeGULF (one day)
ShaleNET Floor Hand Training
ShaleNET Welder’s Helper Training