Oct 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook (Official, Published May 21, 2019) 
    
2019-2020 Midland College Catalog and Student Handbook (Official, Published May 21, 2019)

Adult Education and Literacy


Adult Education English as a Second Language (ESL)
GED® ESL History & Government
GED® (High School Equivalency) Testing Transitions Class
  Test Prep Classes

 

Lynda Webb    
  Associate Dean      206A HLGC Annex    432-685-6884
Yafei Blevins    
  Adult Education and Literacy Secretary    206 HLGC Annex    432-685-6817
Valerie Hall     
  GED Coordinator    205 HLGC Annex    432-685-5508
Luisa Nail    
  ESL Coordinator    Cogdell Learning Center    432-686-4905

Adult Education

Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) offers a variety of programs to help adults increase their academic and workforce skills.  Students are provided with the opportunity to improve their skills in reading, math, science, social studies, language arts, and English. AEL classes are held at various locations including the main campus, Codgell Learning Center and at the WRTTC in Fort Stockton.  Midland College AEL is also involved in community partnerships with MISD, MISD Even Start, Casa de Amigos and Midland Need to Read programs. Additional class sites and community partnerships are established as determined by needs and funding. There are no fees for any AEL program. An enrollment and orientation class is required before students enter the instructional classes. Individuals must be at least 17 years of age to enroll. Call the AEL Department at (432) 685-4700 for procedures and documentation requirements.

For more information, please visit the Midland College Adult Education website.

GED®

These classes are designed for persons who have not completed high school. Men and women study individual materials that are on their own level and progress at their own speed. Students preparing to take the GED® test are given instruction in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science through instructor-led, computer- assisted, and independent study. Some students need minimal preparation, while others may attend classes for a year or longer. Students are encouraged to take a section of the GED® test whenever they and the instructor feel the results will be positive. In order to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, a student must pass all 4 tests with a combined score of 600 or higher, and with no one test scoring below 145. Successful completion of the GED® test may be necessary for job qualification, or it also may qualify the student for college or technical school admission. Call (432) 685-4700 for more information.

Please visit the GED®/TXCHSE Testing website for more information.

GED® (High School Equivalency) Testing

Midland College offers the GED® test for those who have not completed a formal high school education. The successful completion of the GED® test secures a certificate of high school equivalency and enables students to enter college and pursue a college degree.

The GED® test is administered in Room 182 of the Technical Center Annex. In order to receive a Texas Certificate of High School Equivalency, a student must pass all tests. Advance registration is required. Please contact the GED® Examiner at (432) 685-4718 for detailed information on fees and scheduling a test. 

Information can also be found on the Adult and Developmental Education on the Midland College website.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

ESL (English as a Second Language), refers to the study of English by non-native speakers. Classes provide students with the opportunity to improve their speaking, reading, writing and listening English language skills. These skills are taught in conjunction with life skills to help the student function fully in the community. Multiple levels of instruction are available. Call (432) 684-5323 for more ESL information.

Please visit the ESL website for more information.

ESL History & Government

This is an ESL class for Resident Legal Aliens who want immigration and naturalization information to prepare for United States citizenship. The focus of this class is American history and government. Resident aliens are prepared for United States citizenship with individualized academic instruction. Class size is limited and students wishing to participate must call the AEL office, at (432) 684-5323, for class information.

Transitions Class

This class is designed for persons who want to enter into a post-secondary technical training program, a certificate program or planning to take the TSI Assessment to enter Midland College. This class includes instruction in Math, reading and writing, goal-setting, college awareness and work readiness skills, and test taking skills. Students interested in these classes will go through an extensive orientation before they are enrolled into the program. Call the AEL Department at (432) 685-4700 for procedures and documentation requirements.

For more information, please visit the Midland College TSI website at the Testing Center page.