Mar 06, 2021  
2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2012-2013 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Additional Disciplines


Dean 154 MHAB 685-6810
Division Secretary 155 MHAB 685-6830
  Dale Westfall 158 TC 685-4658
Lab Instructor    
  Glenda Upchurch 168 TC 686-4208

For program information please call (432) 685-4657.

Accounting courses help prepare students for careers in the field of accounting and business. The curriculum is designed to develop several skills, attitudes, and competencies necessary for careers as entry-level accounting assistants in business, industry, and government.

Specific areas of training include accounting theory, practice, and other related business administration activities. While Midland College does not currently award degrees or certificates in accounting, several courses are offered as part of other programs such as Business Administration, Business Systems, Information Technology, and Organizational Management. Students interested in accounting should contact the Business Studies Division office to obtain additional information.

ACCT 2401 - Principles of Accounting I 
ACCT 2402 - Principles of Accounting II 
ACNT 1329 - Accounting Payroll and Business Tax Accounting 
ACNT 1331 - Federal Income Tax: Individual 
ACNT 1392 - Special Topics in Accounting Technician 
ACNT 1403 - Introduction to Accounting I 
ACNT 1411 - Introduction to Computerized Accounting 
ACNT 1413 - Computerized Accounting Applications 
ACNT 2370 - Petroleum Accounting 
ACNT 2382 - Cooperative Education-Accounting Technician 
ACNT 2383 - Cooperative Education-Accounting Technician 

Adult and Developmental Education

Lynda Webb, Dean

206A HLGC Annex 685-6884
Karen Harris, Division Secretary
206 HLGC Annex 685-4799
Alma Brannan MHAB 115 685-6413
  Math Lab Coordinator/faculty  
Patricia Zeigler MHAB 161 685-6817
     ABE Secretary    
Blanca Licon Cogdell Learning Center 684-4100
  ESL Coordinator  
Julie Burke MHAB 163 685-6818
  GED Coordinator    
Sara Peterson TC Annex 182 685-4718
  Coordinator Reading Lab  
Margie Carrillo 117 MHAB 685-6801
Gena Nicholson 119 MHAB 685-6803
Connie Sanchez 121 MHAB 685-6804
Karen Vest 116 MHAB 685-6800

Adult and Developmental Education courses are designed to strengthen students’ basic skills in reading, writing, and math in order to achieve academic success in transitioning into college level coursework, as well as passing the GED® test and preparing for the THEA

Developmental classes provide multi-level, computer-based instruction to strengthen basic skills in a variety of areas. Instruction is customized to meet the individual needs of each student. For more information, please call 685-6819.

Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic Education (ABE) 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. ABE classes are held at various locations including the main campus, Codgell Learning Center, Workforce Solutions Permian Basin, and at the WRTTC in Fort Stockton There are no fees for any ABE 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 ABE Department at (432) 685-6819 for procedures and documentation requirements.


Dean 154 MHAB 685-6810
Division Secretary 153 MHAB 685-6830
  Doug Avery 152 TC 685-5520
  Omar Belazi 154 TC 685-4656
  Janet Groth WRTTC (432) 336-7882, ext. 113

For program information please call (432) 685-4657.

Economics courses provide students with an understanding of macroeconomic and microeconomic theory. Curriculum is designed to prepare students with knowledge of the U.S. economy and economic operations of individual firms and industries. Courses are intended to be taken by those students pursuing Midland College Associate degrees, the Bachelor of Applied Technology degree, and those wishing to transfer to other colleges and universities.

Courses offered:

ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics 
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics 


Margaret Wade, Dean 125 AHSF  685-4615
Brenda Smith, Division Secretary 124 AHSF  685-6413
     Roger Martin 240 SSC 685-5541

For program information please call (432) 685-4615.

Midland College is a participant in the Texas Voluntary Transfer Compact for Engineering. The purpose of this compact is to facilitate the transfer process for students pursuing bachelor’s degrees in civil, electrical, industrial or mechanical engineering. Students should consult the engineering school of their choice to determine requirements for the baccalaureate degree in engineering.

Courses offered:
ENGR 1201  Introduction to Engineering 
ENGR 2301  Statics 
ENGR 2302  Dynamics 


Dean 154 MHAB 685-6810
Division Secretary
153 MHAB 685-6830
  Michael Makowsky 174 MHAB 685-6828

Geography courses are suggested for students studying in the social sciences and especially planning to become social studies teachers. They are also an option in the Social Science area of the Core Curriculum.

GEOG 1301 - Physical Geography 
GEOG 1303 - World Regional Geography 


William G. Feeler, Dean
137 AFA 685-4626
Lula Lee, Division Secretary
141 AFA 685-4624
  Laura McKenzie WRTTC 336-7882 ext. 111

Midland College Humanities courses are designed to provide students with a culturally rich experience in the study of a wide range of subjects that enhance the intellect and aesthetic experience of humans: the history of human study and exploration, philosophy, religion, history, literature, music, and the arts and sciences. HUMA 1301  and HUMA 1302 are core options in the area of Humanities. The Humanities courses are a key element of the Honors Cap Program as well.


William G. Feeler, Dean 137 AFA 685-4626
Lula Lee, Division Secretary
141 AFA 685-4624

Philosophy courses are surveys of humanity’s attempt to answer the questions of where do we come from, how we should live, and where we are going. They also help develop rational thought and critical thinking. PHIL 1301 , PHIL 2303 , and PHIL 2306  are also options in the Humanities area of the Core Curriculum.

Photography (see Communication or Arts)

William G. Feeler, Dean 137 AFA 685-4626
Lula Lee, Division Secretary
141 AFA 685-4624
  Kent Moss 195 AFA 685-4654

Photography courses at Midland College offer experiences for students from introductory through advanced levels. Photography credit may be applied to majors in art, communication, or chosen as electives. Many of our photographers are simply enthusiasts who pursue the medium for personal pleasure. All four black and white courses include darkroom time. Each student will have the ability to produce photographs from subjects they shoot and the opportunity to submit images for publication in our newspaper, magazines, and student shows. Photography courses are offered through either the Communication Department or the Art Department.


Lynda Webb Dean HLGC 206A 685-6884
Sara Peterson, Lab Coordinator
182 TC 685-4718

Midland College Reading courses are designed to provide learning opportunities of several kinds:

  • developmental instruction for those who need to do compensatory work in order to reach reading competence in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative;
  • work in comprehension, vocabulary, and reading rate for students wishing to enhance their college reading, writing, and studying abilities; and work to enhance comprehension, vocabulary, and reading rates in a specified area of study or major. 

 Student Success MPower

MIndy Flowers, Director HLGC 205A  685-6885

 Midland College offers several courses to help improve student study habits and ensure student success.

Courses offered include:
PREP 0170 Basic College Study Skills 
EDUC 1200 /PSYC 1200  Effective Learning 

Midland College requires that students who fail two more more TSI requirements will be enrolled into a PREP 0170 course during their first semester.  PREP 0170 is designed to assist college students with the necessary skills needed for academic success and for success in life.  PREP 0170 will allow students to explore who they are, where they come from and present options for where they are headed.  PREP 0170 will concentrate on areas of success such as motivation, self-esteem, time management, critical thinking, active learning, study skills, decision making, relationship building and personal care.

Midland College’s quality enhancement plan (QEP) is the development and delivery of an enhanced, carefully designed student success seminar.  It is the intention of Midland College that this course becomes required of all first-time college students.  EDUC 1200/PSYC 1200 Academic Course Guide Manual course description:  A study of the:  research and theory in the psychology of learning, cognition, and motivation; factors that impact learning, and application of learning strategies.  Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student acadejmic strategies.  Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners.  Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply the learning skills discussed across their own academic programs and become effective and efficient learners.  Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models they have learned.