Many universities and colleges offer continuing
education and adult-learning courses in oil and gas. If you're
simply interested in learning more about the oil and gas industry,
or want to test the waters, a short course might be up your alley!
Many employers include introductory oil and gas courses as part of
their employee development and orientation programs. Short courses
in oil and gas can also help you secure business
support positions in the petroleum industry
Continuing education programs may lead to a certificate and
usually are offered at flexible hours, online or distance learning
to accommodate people that are working full-time. Taking courses,
seminars or workshops in topics such as management or leadership
skills, career planning, cultural diversity, human resources,
marketing, finance or computer programs can help you grow into a
Some oil and gas employers may offer reimbursement for training,
or offer promotions if it's related to your job.