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When Lakeland College opened as the Vermilion School of Agriculture in 1913 there were only 34 students enrolled. Today Lakeland has campuses in Vermilion and Lloydminster and serve more than 7,500 full-time and part-time students --- but Lakeland is as tight-knit as ever.
Lakeland's comfortable setting allows students to focus on learning. Programs are designed to ease their transition into the work force and/or further study at a four-year institution. The options for study are as diverse as the college. The Vermilion campus is the site of programs in agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, fire and emergency services, human services, interior design technology, and pre-employment and apprenticeship technical trades training. Programs in business, arts, health and wellness, energy and petroleum technology and university transfer are available at the Lloydminster campus. In Edmonton, students can take sign language interpretation.
Through practicum placements, hands-on projects, labs and industry links, Lakeland College students have a world of opportunity to live the learning. Learn more at lakelandcollege.ca.
Satellite Campuses or Offices
Program Type Occupational
Credential Type Diploma
Length 2 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning
Acceptance in the Petroleum Management program requires that applicants demonstrate prior leadership experience and a commitment to the work required before and after the classroom portion of the courses, as well as a recommendation from your supervisor.
Completion of one of the following:
• Petroleum industry training certificate - issued by Lakeland College after completion of the Competency Management and Development System (CMDS) administered in partnership with Keyera Corp.
• 4th Class power engineering certification from anywhere in Canada
• Petroleum engineering technology diploma
• Journeyperson ticket
• University degree in energy or environmental sciences
• Other petroleum related programs will be considered
• Completion of one of these Lakeland College programs:
o Heavy oil power engineering diploma
o Heavy oil operations technician certificate
o Production field operator (PFO)
o Gas process operator (GPO)
Entry into the program requires a minimum of six months of industry experience. Applicants seeking entry into Year 2 of the program with their PFO and GPO certificates will require a minimum of one-year industry experience.
Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.
Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available
Updated May 17, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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