Oil and gas jobs are a mainstay of the Houston economy. Even though the industry has cooled somewhat recently, there is little doubt oil and gas will rebound and continue to foster a thriving workplace.

While Labor Department statistics show the number of jobs in the oilfield has remained fairly constant since the middle of 2016, individuals looking to enter the industry can find jobs if they are willing to look at the whole scope of jobs available.

Houston Community College offers a complete suite of online e-Learning courses aimed at preparing individuals for working in the oil & gas industry.  These courses can help you get a job, or help those with experience in other fields learn how to apply their skills in the oil patch.

All courses are “open enrollment,” meaning you can start anytime with instructor support available.

Here’s a “short list” of available online courses.
Find the entire list at www.hccs.edu.continuing-education/departments/online-ce/oil-and-gas.

IADC Rig Pass
An industry certification program designed to familiarize workers with oil rig operations and safety practices.

Basic Principles of Petroleum
A primer course on the oil & gas industry covering all facets from exploration to downstream delivery and marketing.

Introduction to Well Control (IADC WellSharp)
An industry certification program covering well control concepts and practices at an introductory level.

Oilwell Drilling
This course covers the process of drilling an oil/gas well on land or offshore.

Well Control Fundamentals
Advanced concepts in well control are discussed and explained in this course.

Health Safety Environment (HSE) Library
Courses covering a wide variety in topics concerning Health, Safety and Environment in the oilfield.

Introduction to Petroleum Industry (IADC Drilling Industry Training)
An industry certification program (DIT) that covers drilling and production operations in the oil and gas industry in depth.

Introduction to Petroleum Industry, Drilling (IADC DIT)
An industry certification program that covers drilling operations in the oil and gas industry in depth.

Introduction to Petroleum Industry, Production (IADC DIT)
An industry certification program that covers production operations in the oil and gas industry in depth.

Basic Oilfield Mathematics
This course covers mathematic formulas and equations commonly used in the oilfield.