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Students still have an opportunity to earn college credit during the spring 2012 semester
MIDLAND, TEXAS — In an effort to provide college courses to those students who were not able to enroll during the regular spring semester registration period, Midland College (MC) will offer a 12 week session beginning February 13.
“We had approximately 400 new students who did not get the bacterial meningitis vaccine in time to register for spring semester classes,” states MC Dean of Enrollment Management Dr. Michael Chavez. “We hate to see those students wait until summer or fall to begin their higher education pursuits. We are hoping that they will take advantage of the 12-week session.”
Offerings during the 12-week session include English, math, government, history, sociology, education, art appreciation and music ensemble classes. In addition, several developmental math, English and reading courses also will be offered. A complete list of courses is available on the MC website, www.midland.edu
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MC Vice President of Instruction Dr. Rex Peebles reports, “Most of the classes to be offered are geared for beginning college students and will be taught in a traditional classroom setting. The session ends May 11, just like the regular 16-week semester. The difference is that class time in the 12-week courses will be a little longer each week in order to fit in the same amount of instructional time. A few of the offerings are online courses.”
Chavez states that students who plan to take the 12-week session and are new to MC must receive the bacterial meningitis vaccine by February 3 (10 days before the start of the 12-week session). The new state mandate requiring all students entering Texas public colleges and universities to receive a bacterial meningitis vaccine became effective in January 2012.
To assist students who may need the vaccine, the MC Admissions Office has arranged for Walgreens to administer the vaccine in the Scharbauer Student Center Club Room on Friday, February 3, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The cost of the vaccine is $133.99, and only cash and checks will be accepted. Vaccines are also available at all Walgreens’ locations in Midland. Students should check with their health insurance provider regarding reimbursement policies for the vaccine.
Registration for the short session begins Monday, February 6, at 8:00 a.m. Chavez stresses that students who have not completed a Midland College application should do so prior to registering for classes. The MC application is available online at www.applytexas.org
Registration and student advising for the new 12-week session will take place at the Scharbauer Student Center located on the MC main campus. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with extended hours until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Registration is also available online at www.midland.edu
For more information contact the MC Admissions Office at (432) 685-5523.