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2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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  
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 Education

 Adult Education (AE) 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 and at the WRTTC in Fort Stockton.  Midland College AE 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 AE 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 AE Department at (432) 685-6819 for procedures and documentation requirements. And, check out the Adult Education page on the Midland College website.

Integrated Reading and Writing

Lynda Webb Dean 206A HLGCC 685-6884
Darla Coffman, Faculty
183 TC 685-4667

Midland College Integrated Reading and Writing (IRWD) 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 and writing competence in compliance with the Texas Success Initiative;
  • work in comprehension, writing skills, 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.


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 150. 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) 685-6819 for more information. Please visit the GED website for more information.

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 ABE 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) 685-6819 for procedures and documentation requirements. Please visit the Transitions Class website for more information.  

Test Prep Classes

These classes are offered in two week increments during the summer months and are designed for students who need to brush up on their test taking skills, math or reading/writing skills. Interested students should call (432) 685-4718 or visit the Test Prep Classes website for more information.