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Natural Gas Plant Operations  

For decades to come, natural gas will be produced and consumed in the United States, creating an ongoing demand for natural gas plant operators. This online course provides the fundamental technical background you need to get started in this field.

What you will learn

  • Master basic math, physics, and chemistry knowledge necessary for a gas plant operator
  • Understand safety as it relates to gas plant production
  • Describe basic elements of electricity
  • Read technical process drawings
  • Describe basic operational elements of lubrication and centrifugal pumps
  • Understand how natural gas is found in nature and how gas wells are developed
  • Describe how natural gas compression and refrigeration systems work
  • Determine various methods used to purify natural gas

How you will benefit

  • Develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to begin a career in natural gas plant operations
  • Learn what to expect when working at a natural gas plant
  • Refine your skills in mathematics and science that will be used on the job
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by taking an online course to prove your interest

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • Windows XP or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Natural gas plant operators monitor and control the systems and equipment that take gas from its natural state and convert it into a useable product. Your job is to ensure that the gas produced is free of impurities. The purified gas is then separated into products such as ethane, propane, butane, and methane. You'll also be responsible for the flow of this processed gas into the pipelines that carry it to the various industries and homes that use it for fuel. In addition, you'll make gas flow changes to the supply system to keep pace with customer demands.

Natural gas plant operators earn above-average wages and enjoy good job security and potential to advance into supervisory or management positions. This is a user-friendly course, designed for people who have no prior exposure to the technical aspects of hydrocarbons, energy, or industrial processes. No prior science or math education is necessary; the course includes all of the necessary basic science and technology elements.


  1. Basic Safety
  2. Basic Hazard Communication
  3. Basic Lockout-Tagout
  4. Math 1000: Basic Math 1
  5. Math 2000: Basic Math 2
  6. Math2500: Basic Math 3
  7. Applied Physics 1
  8. Applied Physics 2
  9. Applied Physics 3
  10. Heat Exchangers
  11. Lubrication and Bearings
  12. Electrical Safety
  13. Electricity for Operators and Technicians
  14. Industrial Valves
  15. Compressed Air
  16. How to Read Process Drawings
  17. Basic Process Instrumentation and Control
  18. Pump Fundamentals
  19. Centrifugal Pumps - Operation
  20. Refining 1000: Introduction to Petroleum Refining
  21. Refining 2000: Distillation Technology
  22. Natural Gas 1000: Introduction to Natural Gas
  23. Natural Gas 2000: Introduction to Drilling
  24. Natural Gas 3000: Gas Plant Operations 1
  25. Natural Gas 3500: Gas Plant Operations 2


This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.

 

Natural Gas Plant Operations
Item: 202003CTP20290  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,595.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.