Petroleum AcademyMISD Partnership

The oil and gas industry continues to grow and diversify, and so does the demand for a highly educated, well-trained workforce. A barrel of oil, which consists of 42 gallons, will generate 19.4 gallons of gasoline and the remainder will be used to make an array of products ranging from plastics, to fertilizers, detergents, and asphalt used in on our roads.

Over 6,000 different things made from petroleum are used daily. Americans also consume, on average, 250 cubic feet of natural gas per day. There will be a continued need to have individuals whom can perform a broad range of highly skilled jobs within the oil and gas sector.

MC/MISD Academic Academy - Prtroleum

 

 

Industry Outlook & Program Overview

The oil and gas industry continues to possess a robust need for skilled workers. According to the U.S. Department of Labor the need for petroleum technicians is projected to grow 16 percent from 2016 to 2026 nationwide and 17.3 percent in Texas. Moreover, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that there are 20 billion barrels of oil in the Wolfcamp Shale Formation in West Texas. Discoveries such as this has prompted some major oil companies to commit as much as $20 billion dollar budgets on capital expenditures for 2019.

The Energy Technology program prepares students for careers as lease operators and general field technicians within the oil and gas industry. Other career paths may require students to perform different functions as members of an oil and/or gas production team. Coursework will range from basic mechanical aptitude to more highly specialized technical classes.

The Petroleum Energy Program is an expansive program which allows students to develop foundational skills that may be used in several areas within the oil and gas industry. Students may begin accumulating dual-credit in the Petroleum Academy/Petroleum Energy Program as early as their Freshman and Sophomore years.

Entering their Junior and Senior year, students will have the option to continue in the Petroleum Energy Program Pathway /Petroleum Academy or transition into one of the following technical pathways: Diesel Technology, Welding Technology, Automotive Technology, or Collision Repair Technology.

Hands-on lab assignments are an integral part of all technical programs. Regular attendance and participation are essential in order for students to be successful. Students are expected to be fully engaged in class discussions, projects, and lectures.

Freshman/Sophomore

Petroleum Academy will complete 12 college credit hours of coursework towards a certificate and/or degree in Petroleum Energy Technology from Midland College.

Junior/Senior


Petroleum Energy Technology Pathway

Students will complete an additional 12 college credit hours of coursework and receive the Energy Technician Certificate in Petroleum Energy Technology from Midland College.

Diesel Technology Pathway

Students will complete 18 college credit hours of coursework and receive the Occupational Skills Award Certificate in Diesel Technology from Midland College.

Welding Technology Pathway

Students will complete an additional 11 college credit hours of coursework and receive the Entry Level Certificate in Welding Technology from Midland College.

Automotive Technology Pathway

Students will complete an additional 18 college credit hours of coursework and receive the Occupational Skills Award Certificate in Automotive Technology from Midland College.

Collision Repair Technology

Students will complete an additional 18 college credit hours of coursework towards a certificate and/or degree in Collision Repair Technology from Midland College.

Freshman/Sophomore


PTRT 1301

Introduction to Petroleum Industry: An introduction to the various aspects of petroleum industry including equipment, systems, instrumentation, operations, and the various scientific principles. Addresses a variety of petroleum technologies: exploration, drilling, production, transportation, marketing, and chemical processing industries. Students will identify the concepts of exploration, production, refining, marketing, and transportation; and describe the terms and phrases associated with the petroleum industry.

SafeLand Safety Certification


OSHT 1301

Introduction to Safety and Health Technology: An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

ENER 1330

Basic Mechanical Skills for Energy: Basic mechanical skills using hand and power tools in an industrial environment. Topics include tool use and maintenance, lubrication, measuring, threads and fasteners, bench works, basic mechanical drawings, and basic shop calculations (English and metric). Also addresses rigging procedures to include chain falls, jacks, cable, fulcrum, port-a-power, and come-alongs. Students will use basic hand, hand power, and stationary power tools; select appropriate Bill of Materials (BOM); interpret basic mechanical drawings and perform associated calculations; apply measuring tools; perform bench work including part layout, drilling, reaming, tapping, press fitting, location of hole centers; perform preventative maintenance on tools; describe basic lubrication practices; demonstrate basic rigging procedures; and employ good housekeeping, environmental awareness, safety procedures, sensory skills, and preventative maintenance.

PTRT 1307

Recovery and Production Methods: Petroleum recovery and production methods.

Junior/Senior Pathway Options

  • Petroleum Energy Technology
  • Diesel Technology
  • Welding Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Collision Repair Technology

Curriculum & Course sequence for Junior/Senior pathways - See section below

Midland ISD

 

Kim Evans

Director of CTE
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Room 148
3200 W. Cuthbert, Midland, TX 
(432) 240-1352
kim.evans@midlandisd.net

Katy Grimes

CTE & Assessment Secretary
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Front Office
3200 W. Cuthbert, Midland, TX 
(432) 240-1351
katy.grimes@midlandisd.net

Angela Verner

CTE Counselor
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Room 149
3200 W. Cuthbert, Midland, TX
(432) 240-1353
angela.verner@midlandisd.net

 

Midland College

Curt Pervier

Dean of Applied Technology
Technology Center, Room 143
3600 N. Garfield Midland, TX
(432) 685-4677
cper@midland.edu

Pete Avalos

Department Chair
MC Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Room 126
3200 W. Cuthbert Midland, TX
(432) 681-6344
pavalos@midland.edu

 

Junior/Senior Course Sequence by Pathway

 

ELMT 1305 - Basic Fluid Power

Basic fluid power course covering pneumatic and hydraulic systems, fluid power symbols, operating theory, components, and basic electrical and manual controls. Students will identify fluid power symbols; demonstrate knowledge of basic fluid power theory; demonstrate knowledge of component operation; generate basic fluid power circuits; and demonstrate fluid power circuits using electrical and manual controls.

INMT 1317 - Industrial Automation

Applications of industrial automation systems, including identification of system requirements, equipment integration, motors, controllers and sensors.  Covers set-up, maintenance and testing of the automated system.

INMT 2303 - Pumps, Compressors and Mechanical Drives

A study of the theory and operations of various types of pumps and compressors. Topics include mechanical power transmission systems including gears, v-belts, and chain drives.

CETT 1302 - Electricity Principles

Principles of electricity including proper use of test equipment, A/C and D/C circuits, and component theory and operation.

DEMR 1329 - Preventive Maintenance

An introductory course designed to provide the student with basic knowledge of proper servicing practices. Content includes record keeping and condition of major systems.

OSHT 1301 - Introduction to Safety and Health Technology

An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

DEMR 1310 - Diesel Engine Testing and Repair I

Introduction to testing and repairing diesel engines including related systems and specialized tools. Learn to identify, inspect, test and measure, and disassemble engine parts. Prerequisites: DEMR 1329 or instructor approval.

DEMR 1317 - Basic Brake Systems

Basic principles of brake systems of diesel powered equipment.  Emphasis on maintenance, repairs and troubleshooting.

MCHN 1320 - Precision Tools and Measurement

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

DEMR 1330 - Steering and Suspension I

A study of design, function, maintenance and repair of steering and suspension systems. Emphasis on troubleshooting and repair of failed components.

WLDG 1421 - Introduction to Welding Fundamentals

An introduction to the fundamentals of equipment used in oxy-acetylene welding (OFW-A) and shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), including welding and cutting safety, basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting, basic arc welding processes and basic metallurgy. The student will demonstrate safety procedures associated with equipment; and identify ferrous and nonferrous metals.

OSHT 1301 - Introduction to Safety and Health Technology

An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

WLDG 1457 - Intermediate Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)

A study of the production of various fillets and groove welds. Preparation of specimens for testing in various positions.

WLDG 1430 - Introduction to Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)

Principles of gas metal arc welding, setup and use of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) equipment, and safe use of tools/equipment.  Instruction in various joint designs.

MCHN 1320 - Precision Tools and Measurement

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

WLDG 1425 - Introduction to Oxy-Fuel Welding and Cutting

An introduction to oxy-fuel welding and cutting, safety, setup and maintenance of oxy-fuel welding and cutting equipment and supplies.

AUMT 1305 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities and basic automotive maintenance.  May be taught manufacturer-specific.

OSHT 1301 - Introduction to Safety and Health Technology

An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

AUMT 2317 - Automotive Engine Performance Analysis I

Theory, operation, diagnosis of drivability concerns, and repair of ignition and fuel delivery systems. Use of current engine performance diagnostic equipment.

AUMT 1310 - Automotive Brake Systems

Operation and repair of drum/disc type brake systems. Topics include brake theory, diagnosis, and repair of power, manual, anti-lock brake systems, and parking brakes.

MCHN 1320 - Precision Tools and Measurement

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

AUMT 1316 - Automotive Suspension and Steering

Diagnosis and repair of automotive suspension and steering systems including electronically controlled systems. Includes component repair, alignment procedures and tire and wheel service.

AUMT 1305 - Introduction to Automotive Technology

An introduction to the automotive industry including automotive history, safety practices, shop equipment and tools, vehicle subsystems, service publications, fasteners, professional responsibilities and basic automotive maintenance. May be taught manufacturer-specific.

OSHT 1301 - Introduction to Safety and Health Technology

An introduction to the basic concepts of safety and health.

ABDR 1431 - Basic Refinishing

An introduction to current refinishing products, shop safety, and equipment used in the automotive refinishing industry. Emphasis on surface preparation, masking techniques, and refinishing of replacement parts.

ABDR 1458 - Intermediate Refinishing

Training in mixing and spraying of automotive topcoats. Introduction to partial panel refinishing techniques.

MCHN 1320 - Precision Tools and Measurement

An introduction to the modern science of dimensional metrology. Emphasis on the identification, selection, and application of various types of precision instruments associated with the machining trade. Practice of basic layout and piece part measurements while using standard measuring tools.

ABDR 2449 - Advanced Refinishing

Application of multi-stage refinishing techniques. Advanced skill development solving refinishing problems. Application of multi-stage refinishing techniques with emphasis on formula mixing and special spraying techniques.

 

MISD Petroleum Academy Faculty

Scott Cranford
scott cranford
Associate Professor
MISD Petroleum Academy, Welding Technology
Advanced Technology Center, Room 216B
(432) 681-6320

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