Odessa College gets ExxonMobil support for the BAAS degree

Inserted: Thursday 8 October 2020 11:06

Odessa College gets ExxonMobil support for the BAAS degree

Odessa College will welcome its first semester of ExxonMobil Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) Leadership and Management graduate students in Spring 2021. The college is one of very few community colleges in the state of Texas to offer the course BAAS degree.

“We chose Odessa College for its excellent education experience, particularly in the STEM and energy-related sectors,” said Enrique Garcia, Permian’s head of manufacturing at XTO Energy, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. “Many of the professionals we hire are from the Permian basin, so this is another important step in strengthening our local talent right here in the communities where we operate.”

ExxonMobil’s support to the Odessa College Foundation will provide faculty salaries, facility renovations and upgrades, and curriculum development for the BAAS Leadership and Management degree. Scholarships will also be available to allow more students from the region to take advantage of this degree program.

“Odessa College is honored to receive this important support from ExxonMobil,” President Gregory Williams said in a press release. “Our program is the only one in the region that allows a student to obtain their BAAS degree from start to finish without already having the degree. We are always looking for ways to grow future leaders in our community and this donation brings an energy component to the program that is critical to the success of our future Permian Basin workforce. “

The BAAS Leadership and Management program at Odessa College focuses on providing a solid understanding of business operations, ethics, accounting, finance, cultural expertise and business planning, the release states. Successful completion of this program will enable students to advance into leadership roles within their chosen career field. BAAS degrees are fully accredited degrees offered by accredited educational institutions and meet the same qualifications as more traditional undergraduate degrees.

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