FACT SHEETS

STUDENT UPDATES & INFORMATION
Student Profile & Details (as of Fall 2012):
        • 87 students in the program
        • 55% (48) of students are 25 years of age and older
        • 28% (24) of students are female
        • 58% (50)of students reside in Bakersfield
        • 31% (27) of students live in Taft
        • 67% of students are interested in receiving an associate degree
        • 10% are in the program to advance career and/or looking for a career change. 
 
PROGRESS TOWARDS ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (as of Fall 2012)
        • 1 has completed or meet all requirements for program degree. 
        • 8 students have completed between 33 – 50 units or 50% of the program
        • 13 students have completed between 17-33 units  or 25% of the program
        • 64 out of 87 students have completed less than 25% of the program
Most of the students in the program as of Fall 2012 are new with 67% (58) considered to be college freshmen.
 
Active Students (Fall 2008 – Fall 2012) = 87  
AS Energy Technology
The number of active students under the program has been increasing by 9% (8 students per academic period)
UPCOMING BUSINESS & COMMUNITY OUTREACH:
        • Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee, Presentation, Feb 20th
        • Westside Collaborative (Taft), Feb 20th
        • High School Senior Open House, April 29th (tentative)
 
SUPPORT/ASSISTANCE NEEDED FROM ENERGY TECH ADVISORY COMMITTEE & INDUSTRY PARTNERS:
        • Securing additional internship opportunities
        • Internship opportunities at different times during the year (and not just the summer)
        • Assistance in securing opportunities to provide information (and/or presentations) on the program to current            employees or contractors of oil companies
 
EMPLOYMENT & CAREER ADVANCEMENT:
The information below represents a few of the examples of the opportunities that students in the program have received. It does not represent all of the information or opportunities we have received about our students. 
        • A student went from office assistant to Engineering Assistant at Chevron
        • A student went from being a Technical Assistant (non-exempt) to a Data Analyst (exempt position) at Chevron
        • Another student working as an operator in the oil & gas field.
        • A current student & employee with Berry Petroleum advanced from an office assistant position to a Technical            (Engineering) Assistant position within the same company.
        • Two students with no working experience in the oil & gas sector to now being employed in support companies in            the energy industry. 
 
INTERNSHIPS: (for summer 2003)
        • Two students applied and interviewed for intern positions with Chevron. One has been offered a paid internship            with the possibility of a second internship opportunity. 
        • Verbal commitment for internships from Aera Energy LLC and Plains Production Company
        • Other internship opportunities being explored with Berry Petroleum, US Bureau of Land Management, and Baker            Hughes, etc.