Garden City Community College is adding
a new program that teaches students to drill and extract oil from
The western Kansas school recently received approval from the
Kansas Board of Regents for the new program. The curriculum will
involve a series of classroom, lab and field courses covering
safety, moving, set-up and operation of equipment used in mineral
Students must complete 22 credit hours to earn a certificate in
oil exploration and 36 for one in production. Those credits also
can be used to help complete an associate in applied science
degree, which requires 67 credit hours.
Students can begin taking some of the core courses in the
soon-to-begin fall semester. The program is expected to be in full
operation by the spring semester.