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

Continuing Education and Outreach


Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC)

The Midland College Business and Economic Development Center (BEDC) is located at the Midland College Cogdell Learning Center at 201 W. Florida. The BEDC promotes economic development in the community by providing comprehensive management, financial, and technical assistance and training to small businesses, entrepreneurial ventures, and non-profit organizations in the form of seminars and free, confidential counseling. In addition, the BEDC is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency.  The BEDC also provides free one-on-one housing and credit counseling to the public.  The BEDC teaches the HUD-recommended Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education course.  For more information, visit or contact the BEDC at (432) 684-4309.

Workforce Continuing Education

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 please call (432) 681-6326.

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, visit 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.

For information about any of these course offerings, call (432) 685-4518.

Health Sciences Continuing Education

A multi-faceted program offering educational courses with clinical experiences for entry-level health careers, such as Certified Nurse’s Assistant and Phlebotomy. In addition to course offerings, this program is approved as a provider by the Texas Department of State Health Services in the areas of: Massage Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapists, Emergency Management (EMS), Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Texas State Board of Professional Counselors, also, the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification, and the Texas Department of Aging and Disability for Nurse’s Aide and Medication Administration for the Nurse Aide to provide educational activities to those licensed or certified in the State of Texas or nationally. West Texas 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 young people 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, please call (432) 681-6354 or (432) 681-6305.

Transportation Training

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 pretrip, post-trip and backing. The last 80 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, Doubles and Triples 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 the Advanced Technology Center, 3200 W. Cuthbert, (432) 681-6317.

Petroleum Professional Development Center

The Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) located at 221 N. Main Street, in downtown Midland, is a unique educational facility designed specifically for the local oil and gas industry. The PPDC offers Continuing Education Unit courses designed to help oil and gas industry professionals stay current in their technical fields. Dynamic interaction between the community, the college, and industry enables the PPDC to provide high quality instruction in meeting the training needs of the community it serves. For more information please call (432) 683-2832 or visit

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.

Payment Options

Please note: if you have a prior balance, a hold, which prevents registration, will be placed on your account. You 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 by phone, online  or in person at the following locations:

Advanced Technology Center
3200 W. Cuthbert
(432) 681-6326 or 681-6330

Main Campus
3600 N. Garfield
(432) 685-4518

Refund/Cancellation Policy

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 by 12:00 p.m. (noon) two business days 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.

Parking Permits

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 or the Petroleum Professional Development Center do not need a parking permit.