Natural Gas Compression Technology - Associate of Applied Science

The Natural Gas Compression Associate of Applied Science Degree is a program that provides the technical basics and knowledge of gas compression procedures, skills, maintenance, and the use of equipment to prepare for entry-level employment, it covers the safety procedures in the workplace, troubleshooting, repairing and operating the natural gas engines and relative materials.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 61-62 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
This degree requires courses from Area I, II, IV, and V; students do not need to take any additional General Education courses to meet the requirement13-14
Area I: Communications
Composition I4
Area II: Mathematics
Any Area II Mathematics course for 3-4 credits 1
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
An Area IV course for 3 credits from the list in the footnote 2
Area V: Humanities
United States History I3
General Education Elective
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Core Requirements
HIST 1120GUnited States History II3
INMT 237Hydraulics I2
INMT 165Equipment Processes4
INMT 205Programmable Logic Controllers and Applications4
NGEC 133Natural Gas Engine Repair Technology5
NGEC 175Natural Gas Compression Technology I4
NGEC 245Natural Gas Engine Management and Control Technology5
NGEC 185Natural Gas Compression Technology II4
NGEC 246Fuel and Emissions Technology5
OEET 110Basic Electricity and Electronics4
OETS 100Industrial/Construction Safety2
OETS 118Mathematics for Technicians3
Total Credits61-62

A Suggested Plan of Study

Additional classes may be needed based on placement test results and course prerequisites.  Visit with an advisor for help with creating a customized plan.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
OETS 100 Industrial/Construction Safety 2
OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians 3
INMT 237 Hydraulics I 2
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Course 1 3
 Credits14
Spring
OEET 110 Basic Electricity and Electronics 4
INMT 165 Equipment Processes 4
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
NGEC 133 Natural Gas Engine Repair Technology 5
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
INMT 205 Programmable Logic Controllers and Applications 4
NGEC 175 Natural Gas Compression Technology I 4
NGEC 245 Natural Gas Engine Management and Control Technology 5
HIST 1110G United States History I 3
HIST 1120G United States History II 3
 Credits19
Spring
NGEC 185 Natural Gas Compression Technology II 4
NGEC 246 Fuel and Emissions Technology 5
Area II: Mathematics Course 1 3-4
 Credits12-13
 Total Credits61-62