Production Field Operator

The PFO Program is for students interested in getting into Alberta's Oil and Gas Industry.

This program is only available for students to begin in Grade 10.


Qualified students will have the opportunity to enroll in SAIT's Oil and Gas Production Field Operations certificate program while attending high school. Students receive CTS credits toward a high school diploma as well as a post-secondary certificate that meets industry standards.

Industry provides a limited number of summer internships to link classroom learning to the work place. Grade 10 students who do not receive summer internships can continue with the PFO classroom modules in Grades 11 and 12 enabling them to achieve the Production Field Operator Certificate from SAIT. Students may also re-apply for an internship in Grade 11 or 12 if unsuccessful in Grade 10. In addition, Grade 10 students who have successfully completed the theory coursework may participate in the EnCana Energy Camp and the pre-internship Safety Training programs.

PFO Program Criteria

  • Full time Gr10 student
  • 90-95% attendance
  • Regularly on time for classes
  • Applied or Pure Math 10, English 10-1 or 10-2, Science 10
  • Passing ALL courses 60%
  • Excellent School Citizen

CHHS students have had tremendous success in the PFO program in the last 9 years with many of our PFO students successfully enrolled in summer internships with Local Oil and Gas Companies.









For more information about the PFO program in South Eastern Alberta and CHHS's involvement in it, Please Contact the Off-Campus Education Coordinator, Kelly Roach at (403) 527-6641 ext 8295 or email

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