Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

07/26/2012 -- CCAC announces new land administration program

For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—New for this fall, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is offering a Land Administration certificate program. Developed in cooperation with EQT Corporation, an energy company focused on the production, transmission, and distribution of natural gas resources – the program is designed for students who have previously completed an associate’s degree and who have a particular interest in pursuing a career in the region’s fast growing natural gas and oil industry. 

The primary role of land administration employees is to protect an energy company’s oil and gas 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 completion of the program, graduates may seek employment as a land administrator within a company’s land records, division orders, or contracts area, all three of which are standard groups in the industry.  Based on current employment data for the oil and gas industry in our region, the average annual salary for these types of positions is $60,000. 

CCAC’s Land Administration certificate program is being offered at both CCAC North and South Campuses. Individuals interested in either enrolling or obtaining more information should call 412.369.3620, email,or visit, search keywords “land administration.”  


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.