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Belmont College Offers Free Summer Intensive Training in Gas and Oil Industry

(St. Clairsville, OH – March 9, 2018) – Students interested in a career in the oil and gas industry can receive free training during a special 10-week summer intensive program at Belmont College. The course runs June 4 – August 9 and meets from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Free tuition is made possible by ShaleNET Share scholarships funded by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Chevron.


This opportunity is limited to 24 students. Each day – through blended course delivery, team teaching, and experiential learning – students will capture knowledge, skills, and abilities related to five technical classes. These classes comprise 14 credit hours towards an associate’s degree in measurement and mechatronics collaboratively offered by Stark State, Eastern Gateway Community College, Belmont College and Hocking College. Students can complete their studies at any of the partner colleges.


Competencies learned include corrosion prevention, pipeline operations, gas measurement, process controls, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), wellhead production operations and gas utility installation. Field trips and industry professional guest lecturers will supplement hands-on, project-based learning.


For more information, contact Ed Mowrer, Energy Institute Manager, at 740-699-3860 or by email at


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