Petroleum Technology Well Control and Drilling Certificates I-V


This Certificate Program is designed to provide training and education in petroleum technology specific to well control and drilling. The certificate options are designed to provide training and knowledge in oilfield blow-out prevention, offshore drilling operations, well control, drilling, and coiled tubing. Each certificate option is built upon one another. Therefore, students may earn one or all five of the certificate options offered. Some of the classes in the Program are offered in partnership with our WESTEC (Westside Energy Services and Education Center)  location. Please note: This links to an external website.

Potential Earnings

If you continue your studies and earn an Associate Degree in Energy Technology, that degree offers you the salary potential of $48,193 two years after graduation from Taft College, with expected increases by five years, based on five-year studies of graduates by California Community Colleges. These do not reflect salaries with a four-year degree.1

1 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Salary Surfer. 2021. Accessed 19 April 2023.

Program Requirements

Petroleum Technology Well Control and Drilling Certificates I-V overview and course requirements links. Please note: This link and all links for courses, below, go to the Taft College Catalog, an external website. Plan to return to the Taft College website. The five Certificates are detailed below.

Certificate Offerings

Explore certificates I-V and the required courses for each.