The DOW-WBR STEM Academy

  • The DOW WBR STEM Academy

    WBR Schools are proud to offer high school graduation pathways as part of the DOW-WBR STEM Academy. These high-wage, high demand career pathways offer students preparation for careers in the Engineering, Robotics, Petrochemical, and Maritime industries.

     

     The STEM Academy

    Oil & Gas Production/T2 Safety Systems Pathway: The Oil & Gas Production Pathway prepares students for careers in the petroleum industry by teaching the basic processes for oil drilling and providing the minimum training requirements while drilling and producing oil and gas in Outer Continental shelf (O.C.S.) waters. Students pursuing a Jump Start TOPS Tech diploma will exit with the T2 Certification in the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of safety devices and safety systems in offshore areas. Students pursuing a TOPS University high school diploma exit with dual enrollment college credit or Advanced Placement college credit when completing eligible courses with qualifying scores.

    Process Technology (PTECH) Pathway: The PTEC pathway prepares students for a program of study that will help them become refinery, chemical, and other-industry-related operators. The PTEC courses teach students the common operating processes for industrial plants and the manufacturing industry. In addition to core classes, this pathway includes electives in Process Technology and Plant Safety, and requires dual enrollment for completion. Students pursuing a Jump Start TOPS Tech diploma will exit with community college course credit towards a technical diploma in Process Technology. Students pursuing a TOPS University high school diploma exit with dual enrollment college credit or Advanced Placement college credit when completing eligible courses with qualifying scores. Enrolling in May 2017.

    Engineering & Robotics Pathway: This pathway prepares students for careers in the field of engineering. In addition to core classes, this pathway includes electives in Project Lead the Way’s Engineering Curriculum. The foundational course in this pathway is Intro to Engineering Design, with units in 3-D design and printing, robotics, and application of math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. Graduates of this pathway can earn a TOPS University high school diploma, with opportunities for dual enrollment and Advanced Placement participation and college credit based on student eligibility.

    Maritime Pathway: The Maritime Pathway prepares students for careers in the marine industry. Students pursuing a Jump Start TOPS Tech diploma will exit with the T2 Certification in the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of safety devices and safety systems in offshore areas, or Emergency Medical Responder certification. Students pursuing a TOPS University high school diploma exit with dual enrollment college credit or Advanced Placement college credit when completing eligible courses with qualifying scores.