Associate Degrees


For students who do not follow the traditional route of pursuing a degree directly after high school, jobs in the Gulf Coast oil and gas industry are attractive options. The pay is good and employee demand is high. However, many workers find it hard to advance without a degree.

The Nicholls Petroleum Engineering and Safety Technology Program prepares students to:

  • Research governmental regulations and recommended practices applicable to the oil and gas industry.
  • Describe the components and processes involved in the drilling and producing of oil and gas.
  • Perform technical calculations for maintaining well control and production measurement.
  • Employ the methods of safe and environmentally compliant extraction of oil and gas from geologic formations using current industry practices.
  • Achieve global employment supervisory positions in the drilling, production, service, and safety segments of the oil industry.


Associates of Safety Technology

The university awards the Associate of Science degree to the student who completes course work listed below in Petroleum Services or in the Safety Technology. The curriculum is designed to accommodate persons working seven on/seven off so that they may attend classes on their days off as full time students.The curriculum contains a blend of technical and supervisory courses to prepare a person for the more complex technical and middle management positions in the drilling and production operations as well as the highly technical service and supply segment.

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Associates of Petroleum Services

The Nicholls Associate degree program in Petroleum Services combines work experience and academic coursework to prepare students for management positions in the drilling, production, service and supply segments of the petroleum industry.

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Petroleum Services Courses

Safety Technology Courses