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NMJC Energy Tech Student is Offered Job Before Graduation

NMJC Energy Tech Student is Offered Job Before Graduation photo 12/18/2017 4:20:12 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

New Mexico Junior College Student, Cooper Mosley, was offered a job that he couldn’t refuse at Sunoco Logistics before finishing his Associate of Applied Science in Energy Technology Degree.  Because the Energy Technology Program is completely online, Mosley is able to finish his degree while working in Ohio.  He will be one of the first students to complete the degree with an emphasis in Petroleum Technology.

“I’m very proud of Cooper and his accomplishments” says Courtney Puryear, Director of Energy Programs at NMJC. “Companies with room for promotion are targeting entry level technicians who have a two-year degree.  Cooper is a great example of an NMJC graduate success story.”

Cooper’s AAS Degree was completely paid for with scholarships that are currently offered through the program.  “I was skeptical about joining the program at first, but it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made” says Mosely.  “The knowledge I gained from the classes I took helped me land a career that I’m proud of.  Without this degree, I wouldn’t have even got an interview.”

Puryear said she will continue to ask for feedback from industry partners and previous students about the rigor of the classes in order to see how well they are preparing them for the workforce.  She says that industry feedback is key to a successful program. 

Puryear works with local companies to start internships for the Energy Tech students.  “This lets students get hands-on-knowledge while companies evaluate potential employees.”   

She is also proud of the knowledge and experience the professors have. “All of the Energy Tech professors are not only passionate about education, they are all subject matter experts with hands on knowledge about the industry.  The program’s excellence starts with the professors.” 

Scholarships are available now for the Energy Technology program. For more information, contact Courtney Puryear – 575-492-4714.

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