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Jay  Parsons
Oil and Gas
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Oil and Gas


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Instructor :  Mr. Jay Parsons



CIP CODE 46.0504



Students will learn everything from leasing the land, to drilling rigs, to fracking, to flowback, to sales, and more.  Using text books written by oil men, the course is designed like no other program in the state.  The focus is making you ready to be a roughneck.  Students will receive national accredited safety training and have the opportunity to talk and work with members of the industry. 

The instructor, Jay Parsons, has worked in the oil field alongside with many different companies and brings his personal experiences to the classroom.



Here is a list of just some of the jobs that are in high demand and can be obtained upon completion of the oil and gas program :


  • Compressor Operator
  • Driller
  • Truck Driver
  • Welder
  • Derrickhand
  • Floor Hand/Roughneck/Rig Hand
  • Electrician
  • Mechanic
  • Electronics Technician
  • Cement/Frac Crew
  • Sales Representative




It takes more than 420 workers from 150 different job types to drill one well , according to a study by Penn State’s Penn College of Technology. Some of those jobs require years of education and experience. For instance, the study says 4 percent of Marcellus Shale jobs are for lawyers, 3 percent are for engineers and 3 percent are for geologists.

However, almost half of the 150 jobs types needed to drill a well — such as heavy equipment operator,truck driver and general laborer — don’t require two- or four-year degrees.


Job opportunities are on the rise as companies tap into oil and their deep natural gas reserves. Some of these jobs can pay $60,000 to $70,000 a year — without the burden of $50,000 or more in student loans.


As natural gas continues to expand, so do the needs for a local workforce with these skills that are going to be in demand by some estimates for the next 30-50 years.