Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC)
The Midland College Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC) has provided services to the community for 32 years. The BEDC is located at the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center at 201 W. Florida. The BEDC provides free credit, homebuyer, and small business counseling. The BEDC also facilitates events to promote good credit, home ownership, and small business development. The BEDC is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency. For more information, call 432-684-4309 or visit Business & Economic Development Center.
The Cogdell Learning Center was established in 1992 to provide quality learning and life enhancing opportunities to Midland residents. The Center is located at 201 W. Florida. The Center serves as a gateway to Midland College and other community resources for individuals who wish to pursue personal, career and academic goals. The Cogdell Learning Center offers outreach and referral services to Midland College, career assessment and research, financial aid application and college planning assistance, advising, registration, and a public computer lab. For more information, call 432-684-4518 or visit Cogdell Learning Center.
Community Programs Continuing Education
The Community Programs Continuing Education department has a long history of providing learning opportunities in the community. Courses occur throughout the year, vary in duration, and occur on-and off-campus. Courses provided fall under three categories:
Personal Enrichment courses include dance, music, drawing, painting, language, health/fitness, and other special interest courses. In addition, a multitude of online course offerings are available. If interested in online courses, click here to review over 250 course offerings.
College Classics is a program that provides a low-cost, non-credit opportunity for citizens 50 and over to broaden their knowledge in areas of interest in an informal educational setting. Classes are offered on the Midland College campus and will be taught by Midland College faculty and members of the community who volunteer their time and want to share their expertise in a variety of areas.
Kids’ College is a summer enrichment program for students who will be completing the first through sixth grades. The curriculum has been developed to offer courses for introduction and enhancement, rather than for in-depth study. Every year, over 1,000 children participate in Kids’ College.
Find information about any of these course offerings here.
Health Sciences Continuing Education
Health Sciences Continuing Education offers courses for entry-level health careers, such as Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, Pharmacy Technician, Massage Therapy, and Optical Assistant. In addition to course offerings, Health Sciences Continuing Education department is approved as a provider of continuing education for many health professions and supports various community health-related conferences.
The West Texas Area Health Education Center (AHEC) introduces students to career opportunities in healthcare, as well as provides information on a variety of health-related topics. The program strives to motivate individuals in rural and underserved areas to choose a career in the healthcare field.
For further information, regarding courses or seminars offered in the Health Sciences Continuing Education department, visit Health Sciences CE.
The Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) located at 221 N. Main Street, in downtown Midland, is a unique educational facility designed specifically for the regional Permian Basin oil and gas industry. We offer the latest industry education to our professionals. Many of our classes qualify for re-certification credits that Professional Engineers, Professional Geologists, Certified Public Accountants, and Certified Petroleum Landmen use to maintain their professional certification status.
The PPDC is recognized as one of seven mid-career training centers worldwide by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, (AAPG). Dynamic interaction between the community, the college, and industry enables the PPDC to stay attuned with the training needs of the energy industry. For more information please call (432) 683-2832 or visit Petroleum Professional Development Center.
This program provides individuals with the proper training in order to obtain a CDL License to operate a commercial motor vehicle safely within the rules and regulations set out by the Department of Transportation. We offer a four-week program that is 160 hours and consists of instruction in the classroom. Training is provided in pre-trip, post-trip and backing. The last 120 hours involve actual hands-on driving by the student. Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Class A License with the ability of obtaining endorsements in Hazmat, Double and Triple Trailers, and Tankers.
Customized courses, to fit the needs of individual companies, are provided in various transportation areas, such as contract training ranging from 90 to 120 hours or one-day 10 hour safety classes with specific training in hours of service, hazardous materials and transportation security awareness.
Job placement assistance is available to qualified students who seek a career in the Transportation Industry. The program is located at Christensen Stadium, 4300 N. Lamesa Road, Midland, TX 79705, (432) 681-6317, (800), 474-7164. For additional information, visit Transportation Training
Workforce Continuing Education offers certification and mandatory licensure updates and seminars for the professional. Classes have also been developed for students to enhance their occupational skills or retrain for other career opportunities.
Concurrent courses are those CREDIT courses that may be taken as NON-CREDIT. Most credit courses, subject to approval and space availability, fit into this category.
Midland College works with individuals, and groups to plan continuing education courses, seminars and forums. Further, customized training opportunities are available for entities within the private and/or public sector. Diverse training opportunities include, but are not limited to: technical training, software training, supervisory and management training, and vocational training. The adaptable nature of this training program provides local business and industry a great tool to meet their staff development needs. Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Courses - Initial job skills, skills upgrading, instructional classes for career certifications and retraining are the main focus of these courses. For more information, visit Workforce Continuing Education.
The Risk Management Institute at Midland College, thanks to a generous donation by Texas Mutual Insurance Company, was created to offer seminars on worker’s health and safety for employers, employees, and the general public. The seminars include a wide variety of risk management and safety topics. For more information, visit Risk Management Institute.
The Breath and Alcohol Intoxilyzer Program offers a 28 hour certification course for members of law enforcement. For more information, visit Midland College ceXpressWF.
The Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC), located at 1309 West I-10 in Fort Stockton, was built in 1996 to advance higher education in the region and to enhance workforce development. The WRTTC was approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as the first branch campus of Midland College in 1998.
The WRTTC campus serves the community with a variety of special interest courses, community programs, certificate, and degree opportunities. Opportunities include but are not limited to GED, job skills, Kids’ College, vocational training, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, and transfer partnerships with four year universities. Course offerings are taught by on-site instructors, interactive videoconferencing (IVC), and other instructional technologies. Many WRTTC courses are IVC with instructors located at the main Midland College campus. For more information, visit Williams Regional Technical Training Center. For more information about university transfer programs, visit the MC University Connections web page.
Policies and Registration Information
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and fees must be paid in full by 12:00 p.m. (noon) two business days prior to the first class day. *Some departments may require payment earlier, students need to verify, at time of registration, when their payment will be due. Students will only be contacted if a course is cancelled or if any changes are made to the course information originally published in the Continuing Education course schedule. Tuition and fees are based on the number of course hours, instruction costs, and equipment and building use.
*Fees: Out-of-state fees may apply and will be noted in course information. An out-of-state resident is defined as a United States citizen, 18 years-of-age or older, who has not been a resident of Texas during the 12 months prior to registration.
Please note: Students with a prior balance (a hold that prevents registration), will have this balance on their account. Students must contact the cashier’s office at (432) 685-4531 and resolve the issue BEFORE being permitted to register for Continuing Education courses.
Cash, checks, money orders, traveler’s checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted for course payment. Course payments may be made online or in person at the following locations: Note: Payment for courses at the WRTTC must be by check or money order unless made online. The student is responsible for mailing the payment to the main campus. Payment is not finalized (this involves mailing and processing time) until the Cashier Office in Midland posts payment to the student’s account.
Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert
Midland, TX 79701
(432) 681-6326 or 681-6330
Midland College Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705
Courses that lack sufficient enrollment will be cancelled by 12:00 p.m. (noon) two business days prior to the first class day. If a course is cancelled, the Continuing Education department makes every effort to notify all registered students promptly. Students will only be contacted if a course is cancelled or if any changes are made to the course information originally published in the Continuing Education schedule.
Each Continuing Education class has a minimum student enrollment requirement that has to be met in order for the class to make. Paid students that are enrolled in a cancelled course will automatically be issued a refund from our accounting department. No cash refunds will be issued.
Students will receive a 100% refund (less a $10 processing fee) if they drop prior to the first class day. They will receive an 80% refund (less $10) if they drop before the second class day. With the exception of extenuating circumstances, students will not receive a refund for a one-day class if they drop on the day of the class. No refunds will be given after the second class day. It is the student’s responsibility to cancel their registration. Allow 30 days for refund processing. No cash refunds will be issued.
Social Security Numbers
A social security number is required to identify students’ permanent records. The Midland College registration system automatically encrypts a student’s social security number into a student identification (ID) number. The student ID is used for all internal printed material and provides additional protection of a student’s privacy. Students are urged to become familiar with their student ID number and to use it when communicating with College offices. Students are requested to provide their social security number to the College for maintenance of their student records; it also allows the College to meet federal and state-reporting requirements (Personal Enrichment is excluded from state-reporting requirements).
Grading, Certificates and Transcripts
The final grade in most Continuing Education Department courses is an “S” (satisfactory completion) or a “U” (unsatisfactory completion). Personal enrichment courses may be excluded from the grading process.
After eligible courses are graded, official transcripts will be available two weeks after class completion. All transcript requests must be submitted in writing, or in person, to the Continuing Education Department. Transcripts will be available 24 hours after request.
In most cases, a certificate of completion will be provided for graded continuing education courses. There is a $15 fee for each additional or replacement certificate requested.
Continuing Education classes qualify eligible participants to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The CEU is a nationally recognized standard of measurement earned for participation in qualified programs. One unit is awarded for every ten hours of instruction. Upon successful completion of qualified course the participant will receive a Midland College certificate with awarded hours and CEUs.
Unless otherwise noted, books and supplies are not included in the tuition costs. Some courses require the purchase of special books or equipment. Supply lists are provided at the time of registration or on the first class day. Midland College bookstore hours are Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For more information call (432) 685-4545.
Students enrolled in Continuing Education courses on the Midland College main campus, will receive their parking permit on the first day of class from the instructor, or students can pick up parking permits in the Continuing Education office, Scharbauer Student Center, Room 214.
Students taking Continuing Education courses at the Advanced Technology Center, the Petroleum Professional Development Center or the Williams Regional Technical Training Center do not need a parking permit.