Drilling into a Great Career
Welcome to the exciting and rewarding career in the energy industry! If you’re deciding upon a career in this field, look no further than to the Lackawanna College School of Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) as your first step—or more likely, a giant leap! Depending upon where your experiences and education lead, there is no limit to what your future earnings can be in the field of natural gas. Right now, the median annual wage for a Natural Gas Technician nationwide is approximately $60,000. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 1, 2022). The petroleum & natural gas industry is booming and employment opportunities is projected to grow through 2030. Earn your degree close to home right here in NEPA and be hired right here in Northeast Pennsylvania or anywhere across the country. As a graduate of the School of PNG, you’ll help build greater energy independence in Pennsylvania and beyond.
What Our Graduates Do
By earning your degree or certificate through the School of PNG, you can find work in engineering services, oil and gas extraction, petroleum manufacturing or in the management of companies that specialize in these services. Careers associated with the oil and gas industries include: Pipeline technician Compression and engine mechanic Accounting, Management Measurement technician and HR positions Well Tender Right now, our PNG students are gaining valuable experience with high-paying student internships with local energy companies such as Coterra, Williams, Southwestern, Chesapeake, Repsol and Archaea Energy. Fast Facts Salary Outlook
annual starting income in Pennsylvania, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2020 Internships Student To Faculty Ratio
hourly rate for student internships. Earn while you learn! Financial Aid
Annual tuition as of Fall 2022
of students receive some form of financial aid. Industry supported scholarships may also be awarded to eligible students.
About the School of PNG
For nearly two decades, the School of PNG has offered training and education to students interested in working in the growing gas industry in Northeast Pennsylvania. The School was first located in Susquehanna County but relocated to Lackawanna’s new Tunkhannock Center in the Fall 2021 semester. The Center is also home to traditional college degree programs. Our associate degree and certificate programs answer the need for a trained workforce. Careers include the drilling and completion of wells along with petroleum and natural gas distribution. Affordable. Local. Career-Focused.
Tuition at Lackawanna is less than $17,000 per year, and graduates may earn more than $61,000 in entry-level positions! Lackawanna College’s Tunkhannock Center is located near the heart of Marcellus Shale drilling operations in Northeast Pennsylvania. Location is everything. As a PNG student, you’ll have access to internships and careers with major oil and gas organizations. Students often receive job offers before graduation and start working in the field right after graduation.
Start Your PNG Degree Today
The School of PNG offers associate degrees in: Petroleum & Natural Gas Business Administration Petroleum & Natural Gas Technology Already have a bachelor’s degree? One of our certificate programs may be the perfect way to enter the job market. Available certificate programs include: Petroleum & Natural Gas Compression / Engine Mechanic Petroleum & Natural Gas Technician
Program Expands to Towanda Center
In Fall 2022, our School of PNG will begin offering some core Courses at our Towanda Center, as students will work to complete their studies in this exciting and rapidly expanding field.
Dual Enrollment Programs Available
If you’re attending high school in Wyoming County and the surrounding areas, you can start taking college classes before you graduate! Get a head-start on your credits and career by asking about Dual Enrollment programs at Lackawanna. Credits are offered at a fraction of the traditional per-credit rate, so you’ll save time and money. Expand Your Options
Working in the energy industry can be a physically demanding career, so you’re encouraged to come back to any of Lackawanna’s seven convenient locations for advanced degrees. Several bachelor’s degrees are available online through the Tunkhannock Center, including: Accounting Business Criminal Justice Human Services
Graduates from the School of PNG can earn a second associate degree in fields like: Accounting Business Administration Human Services Professional Studies
About Lackawanna College
Lackawanna College is Northeast Pennsylvania’s open enrollment college of choice. With seven physical locations in the region and online courses and degrees, Lackawanna makes it easy to study close to home! Students can enroll at the main campus in Scranton, at satellite centers in Covington Township, Hawley, Hazleton, Sunbury, Towanda, Tunkhannock or online! Enroll Lackawanna offers affordable degrees today that lead to life-changing careers. Our hands-on education prepares students becom to for the workforce – from the natural Falcon e a gas and healthcare industries to other and s p r e ad you fast-paced careers in area restaurants, r corporations and human service agencies. win
School of Petroleum and Natural Gas 420 Tioga West Plaza, Suite 104 Tunkhannock, PA 18657 (570) 866-1900