Shale Gas Training

Oil & Gas Industry Operation and Maintenance Technician 

16 Credit Certificate Program - One Semester

Offered on Main Campus in Steubenville

Program Information 

For more information: 740-264-5591, ext. 212

Job Outlook
The drilling of a single well requires 400 people working in nearly 150 occupations. 47% of a well's workforce consists of jobs that do not require a 4-year degree: general labor (20%), heavy equipment operators (17%), and commercial driver's license on- and off-road truckers (10%). Source:

Eastern Gateway offers training programs directly related to skills required for jobs in the natural gas drilling industry. Many of these programs are currently offered as customized training options for companies. Programs open for enrollment are denoted with (*). Additional programs and classes will be scheduled based on demand.

Drilling Operations   Health & Safety
Floor Hand   *PEC Basic Orientation
Production Technician   PEC Core Compliance
Reporting Technician   SafeLandUSA
Roustabout   SafeGulf
Environmental Science   Water Transport/Management
Environmental Monitoring Technician    CDL 
    OTCO Water/Wastewater
Engineering & Surveying    
Mapping & GIS    

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ShaleNET is a United States Department of Labor Job Training Grant that has developed a recruitment, training, placement, and retention program to provide the gas industry with a ready and well-trained local workforce for occupations that are in high demand. It was created in collaboration with multiple colleges and state employment agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.