Curtis Ward

Three job offers by graduation

The first male in his family to graduate from high school, Curtis Ward, of Texas City, enrolled in COM’s Process Technology Program. Then he landed an internship at Marathon Petroleum Galveston Bay Refinery.

“I had three job offers before graduation,” said Ward, who earned a two-year degree in process technology.

Ward is one of the many COM students who find that their best opportunities don’t happen in a classroom but in boundless opportunities through internships at hospitals, clinics or petrochemical plants. 

Ward is now a process operator at Marathon Petroleum Galveston Bay Refinery and working on a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering.

“I like critical thinking and trouble-shooting,” said Ward. “If I'm learning a job or unit, I don't have to spend too much time learning how it works. COM professors prepared me.”