Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Land Administration

This certificate program is designed for students who have completed an associate's degree.


Land Administration program factsheet (PDF)

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Certificate (491)

This certificate is designed for students who have previously completed an associate's degree and who have special interest in pursuing a career in the fast growing natural gas and oil industry. Land Administration employees protect an oil and gas company's assets which include oil and gas leases, pipeline rights-of-way and natural gas and/or oil wells. The various tasks involved in safeguarding these assets include analyzing and enforcing the terms of oil and gas leases, right-of-way agreements and contracts, reviewing title opinions, calculating royalty and ownership interests and monitoring free and discounted gas consumers.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Identify and describe the classifications, basic components, defenses, damages, interests and termination elements of legal contracts, development contracts and partnership agreements.
  2. Explain the basic concepts of the types of real property conveyances and ownership and interpret title opinions to create chain of titles for gas and oil owners.
  3. Describe the limits of authority for corporations, trusts, partnerships and agencies in real property transactions and distribution of royalty payments.
  4. Calculate various types of interest and royalty rates based on title interpretation, plats, and lease provisions.
  5. Employ accurate terminology of the field and utilize professionalism in all forms of communication.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a land administrator in either one of the three major groups within the industry: land records, division orders or contracts.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Certificate Requirements:

Minimum of an Associate's degree required
Minimum Credits to Graduate: 28–29

First Semester   

Course #

Course Name

Credits

BUS-130

Business Communications

3

CIT-155

Excel Spreadsheets

3

LND-101

Introduction to Land Administration

4

LND-102

Real Property Law for Oil & Gas Industry

3

 

 Total Credits  

13

Second Semester

 

LND-103

Oil & Gas Leases 

3

LND-104

Contract Law for Oil & Gas Industry 

3

PAL-121

Estate & Trusts 1 

3

 

Mathematics Elective
(Refer to the mathematics course descriptions in the
CCAC academic catalog for mathematics courses
appropriate to specific program areas.)

3–4

 

 Total Credits  

 12–13

Third Semester  

 

LND-403

Land Administration Co-Op   

3

Total Credits  

 3

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