Oil & Gas

Driven by learning outcomes, Oil & Gas Programs are designed to meet the educational and training needs for oil and gas sector professionals while introducing content that is suitable for upstream, midstream and downstream functions. While custom designed programs are available for client companies as per their specific operations and objectives, there are five standard certificate programs available: (1) Executive Project Management for Oil & Gas Professionals, (2) Oil & Gas Operations, (3) Mechanical & Compressor Maintenance, (4) Supply Chain Management, (5) Programmable Logic Controllers & Digital Circuits, (6) Electrical Operations & Maintenance, (7) Health, Safety & Environment.

Oil & Gas Programs are delivered over three terms of study (approximately 40 weeks) or four terms (approximately 52 weeks) where additional advanced technical training and team management skills are incorporated. The first term of a program is dedicated to English language and communication skills training while the reminder of the program focuses on the technical specialty of participants.

expandExecutive Project Management for Oil & Gas Professionals

This program is suitable for all field and administration employees and supervisors who are hoping to gain a strong understanding of project management. Content includes classes in Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communication Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, and Project Stakeholder Management. Participants with good statistical background are also introduced to Six Sigma problem solving using the DMAIC model.

expandOil & Gas Operations

This extensive program covers principal areas in practical drilling and production engineering in the oil and gas industry. Classes comprise a wide spectrum of topics including well control, drilling basics, casing, cementing, discovery wells, PVT, pressure transient analysis, EOR, accelerated recovery versus maximizing ultimate recovery, proper well construction, zone isolation, squeezing, artificial lift, casing and wellhead design, completions overview, shallow versus deep, troubleshooting poor performing offset wells, stimulation, fracturing and acidizing, fracture design choices, monitoring acid diversion with fiber optic, facilities design, oil and gas measurement and sales.

expandMechanical & Compressor Maintenance

The program includes classes on the following topics: Introducing Mechanical Maintenance: Maintenance Types & Strategies (Breakdown Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Predictive Maintenance, and Proactive Maintenance), Compressors: Methods & Types (Reciprocating [Single-Acting, Double-Acting, Single-Stage, and Two-Stage], Ejectors, and Dynamic [Centrifugal and Axial Compressors]), Pumps: Operation, Maintenance & Troubleshooting (Reciprocating, Centrifugal, Turbines, and Rotary), Valves: Types, Purposes & Flow Calculation [Gas and Oil], Gas Turbines: Description, Principles of Operation, Components, Industrial Types – Categories [Single-Dual-Twin Shaft] and Cycles. Depending on participants background and previous training, this program may expand to topics such as Vibration Analysis for Predictive Maintenance, Advance Techniques in Preventive Maintenance, Advanced Valve Selection, Maintenance & Repair, Advance Operation and Maintenance of Rotating Equipment, Lubrication, Welding Technology, and Corrosion.

expandOil & Gas Supply Chain Management

The ultimate objective of this program is to equip participants with sound skills for domestic and international logistics and supply chain management. This program provides skills and knowledge in enterprise resource planning, decision making in supply chain and transportation management, transportation systems management, quality management, logistics strategy, transportation issues and development, information mapping and data visualization, and international logistics. Logistics management involving oil and gas products within and across boarders are included as well as international business environment, international transportation, intermediaries, import/export regulations, payment and risks, and cultural differences of the global supply chain.

expandProgrammable Logic Controllers & Digital Circuits

This program focuses on programmable logic controllers and digital circuits used in oil & gas facilities. Content is designed to revise the basics and gradually advance in level to advanced PLC topics and functions. Modules in this program are designed to include, PLC fundamentals, analogue controllers, digital controllers, control performance, ladder logic diagrams, advanced PLC functions, open and closed loop systems, Proportional Integral Derivate (PID), Allen Bradley ControlLogix, and Siemens S7-300/400. More modules are added as they relate to participants’ backgrounds and instrumentation used in their company fields.

expandElectrical Operations & Maintenance

While this program is designed primarily for technical works, electrical engineers in oil and gas facilities can also benefit from a refresher and updates on the advances in the field. Modules in this program are designed to include cathodic protection, lighting and small power, electrical faultfinding and troubleshooting, hazardous areas classification and installation, earthing systems, protection systems and equipment, power generation systems and equipment, low voltage distribution systems and equipment, high voltage distribution systems and equipment, electrical transformers, power quality and management, uninterruptable power suppliers and battery banks, electrical pumps, motors and MCC.

expandHealth, Safety & Environment

The Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) in Oil & Gas Industry Program is designed to promote the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for safety in oil and gas facilities. Modules in this program are designed to include current technology and practices that increase trainees’ effectiveness and raise awareness of the various aspects of HSE functions in oil and gas facilities. These include such topics as HSE tools, standards, measurement, competency requirements, permit-to-work systems, startup and shut down of hydrocarbon involving operations, HSE management context, oil spill and explosion response, risk assessment, incident investigation, extraction and processing hazards, risk management techniques, safety case management, medical emergencies, HSE auditing, environment management, radiation, NORM (regulations and processes), and HSE technical report writing.

For program fees and dates, please contact the program administrator at ealfattal@csusb.edu.

Housing Options


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  • Meal plan available

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Homestay for 120 hours tesol certificate

  • Improve English, learn American culture
  • Become a member of the family
  • Families provide three meals per day, transportation to and from campus, a bedroom and utilities (except phone)

International students can participate in the Homestay Program where they live with American families to improve their English and learn American culture firsthand. Host families are proud to explain American ways of life, Students can learn new things, taste new foods and see new places.

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay Program, you will be able to share your tradition and lifestyles while broadening your own cultural experiences.


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Homestay Program

The IEP Homestay Program gives IEP students and members of the community an opportunity to learn more about other people and their cultures. By participating in the Homestay program, you will be able to share your traditions and lifestyle while broadening your own cultural experiences.

Homestay Benefits

  • American culture and language in a family environment.
  • Invaluable education to both students and host families.
  • Creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime.

Homestay Includes

Host families are expected to provide students with:

  • A safe environment
  • A private room
  • Meals
  • Transportation to and from the California State University, San Bernardino campus.

Host families are encouraged to include students in family activities in the evenings and on weekends. These activities enrich the students' stay and give them a true picture of American culture.

Homestay Fees

Fees Academic Year
Homestay Application Fee $120.00
Homestay Fees (per month) $900.00
Homestay Fee (per night) $30.00

Apply for Homestay

  1. Download Homestay application.
  2. Submit your application, photos and payment.
    • Mail: send your completed Homestay application form, photos and check by mail to:

      Homestay Coordinator
      International Extension Programs
      California State University, San Bernardino
      5500 University Parkway, Room SH-134
      San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397 USA

      Please make check payable to: "CSUSB"
    • E-mail: send your application to iep@csusb.edu, mail your check separately, e-mail or mail your photos.
    • Fax: send your application form by fax to (909) 537-5905 and mail your photos and check separately.

Visa Requirements

California State University, San Bernardino is authorized to issue I-20 forms (Certificates of Student Eligibility) for full-time intensive English study. Students may then enter the U.S. on an F-1 student visa obtained from the American Embassy or consulate.

F-1 visas are issued on the basis of full-time study. This means that you are expected to attend your scheduled classes every day that you are enrolled in ELP. After three quarters of full-time study, you are eligible for one quarter off.

If you are planning to study in the U.S., you must apply for an F-1 visa.

Download Application for I-20 (Student Visa) Form

Students applying for ELP's Intensive English Program should complete the financial statement located on the application form. Students accepted for study will receive the I-20 form so that they may obtain an F-1 student visa at the nearest U.S. consulate.

Health Insurance

International students must have health insurance coverage at all times while enrolled at CSUSB.

Mandatory Student Health Insurance:

It is the International Extensions Program policy that all students purchase health insurance through the CSUSB International Extension Programs as part of their registration fees. Students are automatically billed for the Health Insurance plan at the beginning of each Quarter.

The Health Insurance Plan is currently administered by USI Affinity Travel Insurance Services. For complete information about coverage please go to Global Underwriters