Fletcher Technical Community College

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Intergrated Production Technologies

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Integrated production technologies


Program Overview

The Integrated Production Technologies (IPT) program provides specialized academic and technical skills training to prepare students for careers as technicians in the oil and natural gas production industry. With technology advances in deepwater oil and natural gas production, many operators are currently requiring that new employees possess a certificate or degree in a related curriculum.

Technicians are specialist in instrumentation, automation, computer, electrical, mechanical, safety, and process systems.  Technicians need academic and technical skills in computer applications, instrumentation, mathematics, physical science, electronics, fluid mechanics, process diagrams and process systems along with communication, teamwork, and employability skills.

Salary & Career Outlook

Graduates of the IPT program can expect to work at state-of-the-art production facilities, offices, and control rooms equipped with advanced technologies.

The industry advisory board projects the starting salaries of IPT graduates to average $60,000 with an opportunity to increase earnings with overtime.  With 50% of the industry labor force eligible for retirement within 10 years, continued development of new technologies, and new deepwater discoveries, the industry need for qualified employees should continue to increase.