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SLCC to offer new diploma program in oil, gas field

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — South Louisiana Community College will offer a new technical diploma program in oil and gas production technology, which is set to begin during the fall semester at the college’s New Iberia campus.

The new program was announced Tuesday in a news release.

The 45-credit-hour program includes core instruction in oil and gas regulations; safety; pneumatic and hydraulic systems; electricity; instrumentation; oil and gas exploration drilling and production operations; wellhead completions; and plug and abandonment.

Students who complete the program will earn three industry certifications in Safe Land/Safe Gulf, Production Operations and Production Safety Systems.

Gregg Gothreaux, president and CEO of the Lafayette Economic Development Authority, said establishment of the program at SLCC will enhance the skill set of the local workforce.

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