Energy Petroleum Technology

Petroleum Management Diploma -

CAMPUS: Multiple Locations
Courses listed below are for what is considered year 2 of the program.
Taking this program and its courses requires two steps.
  1. Apply for the program. Use the Apply Now button in the menu above. You'll apply using the applyalberta system.
  2. After you are accepted into year 2 of the program, you then register for individual courses. Registration is through our continuing education registration form.
There are no prerequisites for the individual courses, so you may take the courses over a single academic year or as your schedule permits over more than a year.
Registration deadlines, course dates and locations are all on the important dates page.
Note: Courses for year 1 aren't included as year 1 can take many forms. Please see the requirements page for details.
Required Courses CREDITS
PI 201 Management Practices 3
This course provides the most current business techniques to assist supervisors and managers in fulfilling business objectives. The focus is on current management issues and challenges faced in day to day work, particularly when working in an operational environment within oil and gas. You'll explore and define best practices in managing for success within the current work environment, including the guiding of effective work groups focused on production and the bottom line, while ensuring compliance within legislative requirements and respect for the dignity of the individual.
PI 202 Process Optimization - Field & Plant 3
This course covers development of knowledge and skills needed for you to optimized the performance, cost and results of your facility in the course of normal operations. Identifications of key areas to monitor and change will result in faster response time, improved values, reduced expenses and a more profitable operation.
PI 203 Petroleum Industry Safety 3
This course provides the front line supervisor of a petroleum facility with the background to understand the components of a company's safety management system and the importance of ensuring that each site has a Safe Management Program. Learn about regulatory requirements as well as what causes incidents and how intervention before an incident can be optimized.
PI 205 Employment Relations 3
Develop knowledge and skills needed to manage/lead people in a manner that is in compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements. Also covered is the development of skills to effectively recruit and select staff; orient and train them; compensate and retain them; provide effective performance development; manage problem issues.
PI 207 Leadership 3
This course provides an overview of contemporary thought on leadership, and the leader's role within the context of the oil and gas sector. You'll apply current leadership theory to the daily leadership challenges encountered in the workplace.
PI 208 Emergency Response Planning 3
This course covers the fundamentals of emergency response management as it pertains to the oil and gas industry. A management perspective on response philosophies, provincial and federal regulatory requirements and key response activities of emergency responders is provided.
PI 209 Plant Turnaround 3
Covers the design and implementation of shut-down plans so that maintenance work can be scheduled and completed effectively with as little down time and cost as possible. A turnaround is unique type of project with large impacts on revenue and costs if not managed properly. The examination of proven approaches and industry best practices is included in order to provide you with the knowledge to complete the required tasks successfully as well as to coach others.
PI 210 Regulatory Compliance II 3
A field or facility manager needs to know the legal and regulatory requirements related to petroleum production, processing and transportation requirements. Particular focus is on regulations, codes and guidelines as established by provincial regulatory bodies.
PI 215 Financial Accounting 3
This course provides field supervisors and managers with the fundamentals needed to understand the principles that guide a company in its financial dealings and how data is collected and analyzed to facilitate this process. Emphasis is placed on the application of financial accounting principles and procedures within the oil and gas operations.
PI 217 Environmental Stewardship 3
This course is designed to ensure that as a supervisor you have the necessary information to understand responsible industry development and legislative requirements for the environmental protection of air, land, water and wildlife. Topics include processes and procedures that companies must follow to ensure that legislative requirements are being met and costs are being minimized as a result of company activity and its impact on the environment.
What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree