May 29, 2024  
2018-2019 Midland College Catalog & Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Midland College Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Support and Academic Services

Student Support Services Academic Support Services
    Disability Services     Test Preparation Services
    Veteran Services     Tutoring and Lab Services

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Student Support Services

Career Services

The Career Center provides services for students, including job placement, career interest tests, work-study information, transfer resources, and select grant support services. Additional services include career related workshops on resume writing, interview skills, job search skills, and an annual job fair. Computers are available for students to research career, transfer and job inquiries.  More information available at the Career Center.

Counseling and Mental Health Services

Personal/Social adjustment counseling is provided on a confidential basis regarding issues of life adjustments which many college students experience.

Disability Services

Midland College does not discriminate on the basis of disabilities in admission or access to its educational programs. The College complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Services for students with disabilities are provided by the Counselor/Disability Specialist located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Medical documentation must be on file to qualify for services. Services may include assistance with the registration process, technical assistance with modification of course requirements, and referral to other appropriate campus and community resources. Career and personal counseling are available upon request.

Students with disabilities are expected to notify the Counselor/Disability Specialist in advance regarding their need for services to allow arrangements to be in place at the beginning of each semester. Students who require sign language interpreters or materials from Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic are asked to contact the Counselor/Disability Specialist as early as possible because these accommodations may require additional time to implement. Assistance may include but is not limited to note takers, scribes, tape recorders, alternative testing options, preferential seating or other appropriate accommodations.

Service animals and assistance/emotional support animals are not pets. They are an animal that works, provides assistance, or performs tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, or provides emotional support that alleviates one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person’s disability. Midland College is committed to compliance with state and federal laws regarding individuals with disabilities.  

Visit the Disability Services website for more information.

Veteran Services

Students eligible for federal VA education, Texas Hazlewood and State VA benefits should contact the Veteran Coordinator in the Veterans Resource Center located in Room 131 of the Scharbauer Student Center.

The Green Zone is a project on campus that identifies a safe zone for our veteran students who may need to vacate their classroom or other campus areas to get to a safe surrounding when they are feeling anxious or in need of assistance.  Green Zone stickers are located in the offices of participating faculty and staff. 

More information can be obtained on the Midland College website.

Academic Support Services

Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The LRC is a repository of print and audiovisual materials that support the Midland College curricula. Special subject collections include Health Sciences and Law. Materials are available for checkout with a current Midland College ID card. Library holdings are described in an electronic catalog, enabling author, title, subject, and keyword searches. Labs in the LRC provide word processing and related software.

Multidisciplinary electronic resources include databases published by EBSCO, Learning Express, Gale, Bowker, CredoRef, Stat!Ref and others, available to students both on- and off-campus. The LRC participates in TexShare, a statewide program for enhanced access to learning resources. The LRC’s website provides extensive information and support with links to the library catalog of holdings, extensive online databases, digital e-book collections, and links to hundreds of recommended websites for many academic subjects.

Testing Services

The Testing Center, located in the Scharbauer Student Center, offers an array of testing services for students, including the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA), the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), CLEP, math placement tests, make-up tests, proctored exams for distance learning and Virtual College of Texas (VCT) courses, and a number of professional certification tests.

Visit the Testing Center website for more information.

Test Preparation Services

Midland College offers test preparation programs for the TOEFL and TSIA.  These courses and workshops are designed to help you do your best.  Visit the Adult and Developmental website for more information.

Tutoring and Lab Services

Midland College offers free tutoring and academic assistance to students who may be struggling with their course work.  Visit the lab and tutoring website for more information.