Oil and Gas Electronics

PTI now offers an Electronics Engineering Technology degree with an oil and gas electronics concentration that is designed to prepare students for careers in this region's energy industry.

As oil and gas companies solidify their footprint in Western Pennsylvania, there is a need for electronics professionals at compressor stations, at energy facilities, and on pipeline projects who have the electronics, instrumentation and automation skills to monitor the extraction, storage and transmittal of this natural resource.

Key Benefits

  • With this focused, oil and gas electronics degree, PTI graduates are prepared to meet the demand for midstream industrial and commercial automation technicians created by the growth surrounding the exploration and development of Marcellus Shale and, in the future, Utica Shale.
  • Students will learn the fundamentals of level, temperature, pressure, and flow control and comprehensive technical skills universally critical to natural gas and oil companies based in the tri-state region.
  • Theoretical coursework presented by experienced automation professionals who understand the natural gas and oil industry sets the stage for extensive 'hands-on' experience with state-of-the-industry equipment.
  • Students interested in this program will enjoy the technical and hands on aspects of the natural gas and oil industry, a fast-paced, ever-changing career field, and working outdoors. Courses include instruction in installing, servicing, and maintaining automation systems.
  • You will learn how to set up, calibrate, and troubleshoot instrumentation and controllers. The program includes the option of a capstone project or an internship in the field.


More about this program

Key Skills
Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information
  • Key Skills

    • In the PTI Oil and Gas Electronics program you will learn key skills including:
    • Application of basic mathematical calculations
    • Application of electronics and instrumentation
    • Control loop tuning and troubleshooting
    • Electronic equipment installation, maintenance and repair
    • Installation and maintenance of various power systems
    • Installation, calibration, and troubleshooting of temperature, pressure, level, and flow controls
    • Problem solving and teamwork Safe work practices and procedures
    • Troubleshooting electronic and communication systems
    • Working knowledge of upstream, midstream, and downstream natural gas systems
  • Certifications

    • PTI Oil and Gas Electronics students are prepared to take certification exams in a number of key areas.
    • Students can prepare to sit for the CST (Control Systems Technician) Associate Exam, a certificate of achievement awarded by ISA, the International Society of Automation.
    • Students also can sit for the NCCER Core Curriculum certification. NCCER is an educational foundation created to develop standardized construction and maintenance assessments with portable industry-recognized credentials.
  • Courses

    • Advanced Controllers
    • Control System Electronics
    • Digital Electronics
    • Electricity
    • Electronics 1
    • Electronics 2
    • Industrial Communications
    • Industrial Safety
    • Math for Electronics
    • Overview of the Oil and Gas Industry
    • Process Control 1 and 2
    • Structured Wiring


    • Algebra
    • Career Development
    • Critical Thinking
    • Effective Speech
    • English Composition 1 and 2
    • History of Technology*
    • Leadership Principles*
    • Physical Science
    • Steps to Career Success 1 and 2


    • OGI Controls Technology Capstone **
    • Internship**

    *Course can be replaced by another approved general education course.
    **(based on student desire and availability)

  • Tuition, Loan Debt & Graduate Information

    For graduation rates and other important consumer information regarding this program, please click on the link below:

    United States Department of Education Gainful Employment Data

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