Oil, Gas, & Alternative Energy Administration Diploma

Credential: Diploma

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Our online program provides you with essential knowledge and skills to succeed in the dynamic realm of oil and gas management. Our curriculum is meticulously designed to simplify the complexities of this vital industry and empower you to navigate through them confidently. You will learn everything from exploration and production processes to regulatory frameworks and strategic decision-making. Our all-encompassing approach ensures you master the art of oil and gas administration. Join us as we discover the secrets behind successful operations, effective resource management, and sustainable growth in the ever-evolving energy sector. We will also explore the direction of the industry as countries aim to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels.

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About This Program

This course is designed to smoothly transition students into post-secondary education and maximize their career path preparation for the workforce. Learn about various learning styles, effective goal-setting strategies, note-taking techniques, and testing methods to excel in your academic and professional endeavours. This program will equip you with essential skills to enhance your learning experience and succeed in your chosen career path.

What you will learn:

  • Be able to identify what makes a successful student
  • Have a positive attitude and create goal-setting techniques
  • Know the advantages of taking notes when reading
  • Create robust test preparation strategies

Outlook, Microsoft’s popular email platform, is widely used in offices worldwide. This class instructs students frequently utilized functions of Outlook, which are essential for administrators and staff. Participants will learn how to manage files, edit text, and format and print incoming mail attachments.

What will you learn:

  • Open new email accounts
  • Assign categories to group messages as well as tagging and label them
  • Using tracking options for messages
  • How to create and set up automatic replies

Knowing the most used word-processing platform is crucial in a professional environment. Whether you use a Windows or Macintosh computer, our course offers practical and interactive guidance on formatting and editing Word documents. This training will empower you with the skills to navigate the program efficiently and confidently.

What will you learn:

  • Make building blocks, hyperlinks and insert page numbers
  • The best way to use researcher and clipboard
  • Create and use field documents
  • Record, save, edit and run automated macro tasks

Become proficient in Microsoft Excel by working with skill-based simulations that allow you to create functional spreadsheets. Using simulated exercises, you will gain a grasp of the platform’s intricacies and master its fundamental features. Start by inputting and formatting data and then create formulas that can transform the data into valuable insights. Additionally, you can create visually compelling charts and graphs to present your findings effectively. Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook is vital to secure a job in an office setting.

What will you learn:

  • Use the quick analysis tool to calculate totals
  • Create, modify, and execute queries
  • Use auto fillers and slicers to filter and sort data
  • Add, change and forecast values using Trendlines

Students will gain essential skills to deliver convincing and respectable oral presentations using appropriate speech techniques. Learn valuable tactics for planning, executing, and following up on presentations while students will also create visually appealing aids that boost the impact of their presentations and deliver convincing and respectable oral presentations using appropriate speech techniques in this course.

What You Will Learn:

  • Know and understand the various forms of communication
  • Identify what issues can affect effective communication
  • Know why body language can be valuable for engaging an audience
  • Identify and implement proven strategies and techniques for delivering a compelling presentation

During this course, students will understand the oil and gas sector’s fundamental principles and critical components. You will delve into the industry’s origins, important terminology, significant historical facts, and current and future trends on both a local and global scale.

What You Will Learn:

  • The chemical composition of both crude oil and natural gas
  • Petroleum exploration and how it can be influenced by structural geology
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and why they are essential tools for geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum engineers
  • The factors determine the original pore space in a clastic sedimentary rock

This course explores the critical aspects of land utilization and the mapping techniques extensively used in the industry to identify specific properties. It covers fundamental land systems, mapping regulations, the language used to describe land systems, mineral and property rights, and other related subjects.

What You Will Learn:

  • Working knowledge of the Dominion Land Survey System and how to identify its sectors
  • Describe the roles of the Land Department in the oil and gas industry, its leading positions and responsibilities
  • The several types of partner agreements
  • How to interpret the information on public sales results

Students gain a complete understanding of industry-specific production accounting procedures, which includes proper preparation of financial reporting and essential concepts and terminology. This challenging section will be thoroughly explored, focusing on crucial methodologies.

What You Will Learn:

  • Why accounting is an essential part of the industry
  • The importance of adjusting accounts at the end of a period
  • The diverse types of banking activities and the controls they provide

In this module, students will learn the essential elements of oil and gas operations and the scientific principles that support modern material discovery. The curriculum includes discussions on the connection between material science and the earth’s resources, exploration techniques such as drilling, the environmental impact of exploration, the development of drilling practices, and the critical safety procedures involved in material extraction.

What You Will Learn:

  • Geology and how it relates to drilling operations
  • The general sequence of drilling a land exploration well
  • How drill bits are classified and the major design features of each type
  • Evaluation techniques and how they are used to understand subsurface conditions

In this course, you will be able to explore the intriguing History of Pipelining, examining the distinguishing factors that set each pipeline apart and how they operate. Additionally, you will examine the gathering and movement of fluids, detailing the design and building methods utilized for pipelines and the creation of stabilizing Hydraulic Heads.

What You Will Learn:

  • An introduction to the history of pipelining
  • The many ways there are to transport oil and gas
  • What must be considered to move crude oil and refined products in batches
  • The benefits of using pipelines for liquid transportation over long distances

Throughout this section, students will learn about bringing well fluids to the surface and readying them for transport to refining facilities. Assorted topics include the equipment utilized, the separation process, and well-completion techniques. Furthermore, students will receive an overview of petroleum refining, which entails the conversion of hydrocarbons into valuable products. The course will delve into the intricacies of the refining process, highlighting the complexity involved and the diverse range of products produced.

What You Will Learn:

  • Be able to define and explain the production process
  • What may happen with the field handling of natural gas
  • Know how hydrocracking works
  • Understand what can affect olefin plants’ operations, procedures, and outputs

This course is designed to equip students with the necessary skills to utilize PowerPoint in the workplace effectively. Students learn the skills and knowledge required to create and deliver professional, high-quality presentations that effectively communicate their ideas and messages to their intended audience. These skills are essential for success in various careers and industries, making this course a valuable investment in any student’s professional development.

What will you learn:

  • Adding slides to presentations
  • Applying and modifying animations
  • Working with the slide master
  • Optimizing media files
  • Encrypting a presentation with a password

Throughout this course, we will delve into diverse alternative sources of energy. Canada’s renewable energy sector is rapidly expanding, and we will examine its influence on energy sustainability. Canadian oil and gas companies have an extensive opportunity to incorporate renewable energy into their operations fully.

What You Will Learn:

  • Identify renewable energy types and their importance
  • Provide reasons why renewable energy is needed
  • Explain how fossil fuels, greenhouse gases, and carbon emissions contribute to global warming
  • Provide information on how geothermal energy is produced and its benefits and drawbacks

This course is designed to help students develop the necessary skills to take advantage of opportunities in the current job market. Students participate in practical exercises that enhance their communication skills to ensure success during the job application process. By the end, students will have gained expertise in strategically planning, crafting, and finalizing a compelling résumé and will know effective job search techniques while improving their presentation skills, enabling them to secure fulfilling employment opportunities.

What You Will Learn:

  • Creating a strong resume and LinkedIn profile.
  • The AIDA (Awareness, Interest, Desire, and Action) approach to cover letters.
  • The sequence of job interviews.
  • Preparation for a job interview.

Program Objectives:

This program is designed to teach students the essential skills and knowledge to become successful Oil and Gas Administrators. Participants will gain a broad understanding of the practices, terminology, and operations within the oil and gas industry. Additionally, the course emphasizes developing virtual office, computer, and communication skills vital for success in this field. By the end of the program, participants will be able to perform various duties specific to the oil and gas industry, including handling industry-specific documentation and reporting and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and standards.


All diploma courses have different grading systems. For most, it is a combination of homework, assignments, quizzes and exams.  Some course grading is 100% based on assignments or exams.

  • Homework and Assignments – 40%
  • Review Quizzes – 30%
    These will test your comprehension of course materials following each section of the course.
  • Knowledge Assessments – 30%
    An overall assessment of the course material, may consist of one or more exams.
Average Duration

36 weeks at 20 hours per week.


All courses are taught in English.

Canadian Application

Apply your new knowledge and skills to a career in Canada.

Textbook Included

World-class textbooks are available with no extra cost.

Transfer Credits

Module and MicroDiploma credits you have completed can be put towards a Diploma.

Program Textbooks

Below is a selection of textbooks students will use when taking this course. Our textbooks are painstakingly selected for their industry-standard content and authors who are considered leaders in their respective fields. 

Oil & Gas Pipelines in Nontechnical Language

Examines the processes, techniques, equipment, and facilities used to transport fluids such as refined products, crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids through cross-country pipelines. Topics include the importance of the pipeline infrastructure; planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining pipelines; regulatory requirements; and the challenges for the future.


Tom Miesner: Tom Miesner spent over 25 years at Conoco Pipeline, retiring as President in 2003. Over those years, Tom held many industry positions, including serving as Chairman of the Association of Oil Pipelines and the Chairman of the Board of Explorer Pipeline Company. After retiring from ConocoPhillips, Tom founded a boutique consulting business, serving clients in the oil and gas midstream industry. In 2008 Tom founded Pipeline Knowledge & Development to share his oil and gas pipeline knowledge with others. Since then, Tom has taught over 150 instructor-led classes to over 2,500 students. His most popular class is Oil and Gas Pipeline Fundamentals. Tom is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) member. Tom is also a Central Texas Angel Network member, where he invests in early-stage companies and mentors entrepreneurs.

Drilling Technology in Nontechnical Language

A completely rewritten and updated overview of onshore and offshore drilling operations and technology. Takes readers through the entire drilling process, from basic drilling geology to managing drilling operations. The updated edition covers key management issues such as safety, the environment, costs, and regulations. A new chapter offers advice to those considering working in the industry.


Steve Devereaux: Consultant Drilling Manager for British Gas Exploration & Production in Egypt and author of the official drilling manual for in-house use by Shell Bapetco. Previously an aeronautical engineer with British Aerospace, he has over 20 years of experience in the drilling business, beginning as a Trainee Driller with Shell and later holding all drilling positions up to Drilling Manager. He is a Chartered Engineer in the United Kingdom through the Institution of Mining Engineers.

Business Communication textbook cover.

Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach

Designed to prepare students for the workplace, the text follows a unique problem-solving approach that focuses on three core concepts: clear communication, visual rhetoric, and critical thinking. Students are introduced to tasks they're likely to face on the job, such as managing customer relations and crafting company policies, then presented with the principles and tools they'll need to execute and succeed. There is a strong emphasis on written communication and grammar. Extensive samples and examples are included for students to explore. Plus, rich Canadian content and real-world scenarios are weaved throughout.


Kathryn Rentz: A professor at the University of Cincinnati, Rentz has written several books and published several papers on business and the art of business communication.

Build Job-ready Skills To Succeed in Canada

Take advantage of an increasing job market in Canada.


Job Postings


Average salary

Job Opportunities

Administrative Assistant
Executive Assistant
Office Manager
Operations Coordinator
Project Coordinator
CAD $52,000
CAD $70,000
CAD $60,000
CAD $65,000
CAD $65,000


These statistics are from indeed.com and payscale.com
from February, 2023 and may not represent
current employment numbers.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Networking

  • Scheduling

  • Analytics

  • Communication

  • Writing

  • Negotiation

  • Management

  • Delegation

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Oil, Gas, & Alternative Energy Administration Diploma


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Exclusive Benefits of a Canada North College Diploma

Affordability: Compared to other Canadian online and in-person colleges, we offer the same high-quality education at lower prices.

Top Learning Materials: We use the best textbooks and learning platforms available, written and recognized by industry experts.

Industry-experienced Instructors: Our faculty members come from the course industry and are up to date on the latest trends and techniques.

World-Class Skills: Canadian post-secondary education is recognized the world over for its excellence in preparing students to enter the global job market.

Cost Effective: Because we are online, there is no need to obtain a student visa or incur the financial or emotional costs associated with relocating to Canada for your studies.

Career-Focused Knowledge: Graduate prepared to enter the job market that corresponds to your field of study and ready to meet employer needs.


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Everything depends on your experience, location, industry, and the job market itself. According to data from Indeed, as of March 2023, the average salary for an Oil & Gas Administrative Assistant is around $49,000 per year in the United States. For a Land Systems Assistant, the average salary is around $57,000 per year. For a Mapping Assistant, the average salary is around $51,000 per year. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in the Oil & Gas industry is projected to grow by 8% from 2020 to 2030, which is faster than the average for all occupations.

Join the selection of first-picks for this lucrative and highly competitive career path by enrolling in an Oil & Gas Administration diploma from NeoCanada.

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