As a Lease Operator, you will be a key player in the rapidly growing oil and gas industry, responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, and operating wells. For technical-oriented students, the School of Energy Lease Operator program at San Juan College can provide the basic knowledge and skills of oil and gas production processes and equipment operations required for employment in this industry. Here you can earn a Certificate or an AAS Degree while getting hands-on training on the machinery and surface equipment used in the field. Our yard has a complete well site including a pumping unit, separator, compressor skid, dehydration unit, and meter run. The program also involves professional on-the-job training (OJT) with local industry to ensure that you will grasp the theory and practice of production operations, including artificial lift.