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Mansfield University’s Natural Gas Production and Services AAS is a new program offered by the Geography & Geology Department. The program will prepare students for a variety of career paths in the natural gas industry and its associated well service providers, including but not limited to well site mud logging, pipeline inspections, well pad assessment, GIS applications, safety management, and environmental compliance inspection. This new program is designed to provide students with a basic working knowledge of shale gas geology, geologic and geographic data collection methods, determination of well sites, job safety, basic data assessment and report preparation skills, and hands-on experience.

Students will also be able to choose one or more of the following concentration areas:

  1. Permitting and Inspection,
  2. Mudlogging/ Geologic Specialist,
  3. Environmental Specialist,
  4. GIS Specialist,
  5. Safety Management Specialist.

Each of these tracks has been identified by industry and government representatives as an area of need.

The Natural Gas Production and Services AAS program has been approved by the State System of Higher Education for the Fall 2012 semester. Students interested in being part of the inaugural classes can apply now to enroll in General Education and Core Courses that are offered during this fall’s semester.

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