The Geology Technology diploma program is a two year (4 semesters) program. After successful completion of the program, the student must spend three months equivalent to four-hundred twenty hours (420 hours) in practical field training in an appropriate oil and gas industrial firm. This three months practical training program may be considered as the fifth semester.
The program offers technical studies and training in geological, petroleum, mining, exploration, computer, and English. This includes Physical Geology, Geological Maps and Mapping, Geology and Surveying, Historical Geology, Structural Geology, Field Geology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Stratigraphy and Sedimentology, Hydrogeology, exploration techniques, Geochemistry, Environmental Geology, rock formation and geologic maps, Technical English communications and professional ethics.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates in Geology Technology program can work in:
- Oil and gas exploration
- Mineral exploration
- Soil, water and bedrock description and evaluation
- Groundwater and surface water pollution studies
- Exploration for water, aggregates, minerals and site assessments