PETROLEUM ACADEMY FAQs

  • Who will provide the dual credit courses for this four year academy?

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    Midland College

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  • What is an academic dual credit course?

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    Academic dual credit courses are general education courses that apply toward an associate degree or bachelor’s degree in the core areas of English and Social Studies. All academic courses offered in the Academy are listed in the Texas Academic Course Guide Manual and are accepted at public colleges and universities in Texas. Academic dual credit courses will transfer to any college or university that accepts dual credit coursework and will apply to most core curriculum or general education requirements.

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  • What is a career tech or workforce dual credit course?

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    Career tech dual credit courses are workforce education courses that provide an opportunity for you to obtain skills and knowledge needed for career exploration, licensure and specific job qualifications. Workforce courses in the Academy apply toward professional certification and may apply toward associate degrees. Workforce courses may transfer to 4-year baccalaureate degrees.

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  • What opportunities will I have to earn energy based certifications?

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    The Academy expands the existing high school curriculum by offering unique business or information technology(IT) electives. Workforce dual credit courses will be applied toward earning certificates in business and IT. When you graduate from high school, you can immediately begin working in several different business fields. If you want to continue your education at a university, there are many advantages as well. You will be able to utilize the technical certificates to begin working while you are still in college, giving you a source of income and on the job experience.

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  • Will I be able to choose how many dual credit courses that I want to take?

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    There are required workforce dual credit courses in 9th through 12th grade. After the 11th grade, you may choose from several programs for your senior year. You may also choose additional academic dual credit courses in English and Social Studies.

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  • Will the college credit hours that I earn be on my official college transcript?

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    Yes, all college credit hours will be on your college transcript and will become a permanent part of your academic record at the collegiate level.

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