Oil Patch Preparation System

Available to the states of California, Oregon, Nevada, Idaho, and Washington

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Course Description (corporations may customize)

The Oil Patch Preparation System (OPPS™) is a training and job placement program, funded by the federal Workforce Investment Act, that can help those with no experience get their foot in the door or help the most seasoned hand find a better path for career advancement. Through a partnership with PEC, Allan Hancock College has exclusive rights to offer the OPPS™ program throughout the Far Western Region of the United States. 

Each graduate of OPPS™ will receive a graduation packet including certifications in 26 oil and gas industry mandated topics, a customized resume’ (or an update to an existing resume’ with their new qualifications), a listing on the Job Seeker Report located on the PEC website, as well as assistance in setting up job interviews with companies that are actively hiring.

The certifications students receive are:

  • PEC Core Compliance/SafeGulf/
    SafeLandUSA   
  • Confined Space-Entrant/Attendant
  • Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment
  • Confined Space-Rescuer
  • Fall Protection Safety
  • Hazcom
  • Hazwoper Operations (24 hr)
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Process Safety Management
  • Fire Protection
  • Back Safety
  • Electrical Safety
  • Hazmat (HM126)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Medical Records
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Forklift Safety
  • Emergency Response
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Rigging
  • Water Survival (Classroom & Pool)
  • Welding Safety
  • OSHA-10
  • TWIC Assistance

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