Well Construction Technology

Advisor: C. Dunn

The Well Construction Technology Program provides classroom and laboratory instruction in the use of rotary drilling and related equipment used in drilling for water, petroleum, and environmental/geo-technical operations. Classroom study covers the rotary rig, power equipment, mechanical maintenance, drilling fluids, hydraulics, and other areas associated with well drilling operations. Laboratory instruction includes hands-on operation of drilling rigs, maintenance of rigs, operation of related equipment, and drilling and completion of various types of wells. Included are basic welding, machine shop operations, hydraulics, and basic industrial electricity.

Graduates of the Well Construction Technology Program are awarded an Associate of Science degree upon successful completion of the two-year program. Successful graduates are eligible to apply for examination for certification from the National Ground Water Association certification (NGWA). After one year of experience, Well Drilling Operations Technicians are eligible to apply for a Mississippi Water Well Contractor’s License. Employment opportunities for technicians may exist in firms specializing in drilling for water, petroleum, environmental, and geo-technical operations.

We would like to thank LearnToDrill.com for their Drilling Animations and Online Well Control training.