Petroleum Academy

Preparing students for vibrant careers in the petroleum industry.

The Petroleum Academy prepares students for vibrant careers in the petroleum industry requiring highly skilled individuals for multiple technician positions. Students develop skills and knowledge in industrial safety, mechanical systems, fluid power, drilling practices, and production and safety regulations.

Career Pathways

Energy Technology
Automotive Technician
Diesel Technician
Welding Technician
College Engineering

Students have opportunities to pursue specialized technological certificates in energy, automotive, diesel, and welding. Through the Petroleum Academy, students may also begin their journey to careers in engineering with coursework in robotics, computer science, and engineering design culminating in a first college-level transfer course in engineering. Students regularly experience industry through hands-on state-of-the-art labs and a variety of industry site tours.

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Contact Us

Tammy Ridgway

Tammy Ridgway
Petroleum Academy Coordinator
432-240-1351
tammy.ridgway@midlandisd.net
3200 W. Cuthbert
Midland, TX 79701