Accounting continues to be recognized as one of the world’s leading professions.

Professional opportunities in the field of accounting include professional practice as a certified public accountant, corporate accountant, controller, and government sector fiscal officer.

Accounting is also excellent training for graduate business degrees (e.g. the MBA), law school, and the FBI. 

Midland College offers no certificates or degrees in accounting. ACCT 2301 and ACCT 2302 will transfer to other State-supported colleges and universities that offer Accounting and/or Business Administration degrees. Be sure to verify transferability with the receiving institution. Midland College also offers workforce courses, such as ACNT 1403 (Introduction to Accounting I) for professional training and development.

Accounting instructor working with students in the classroom   Accountant using a variety of tools at the desk   Accountants reviewing data in the office



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Specific to the Business Studies Department, the following scholarships may be available for students interested in majoring in Accounting. For details, contact Dale Westfall at or (432) 685-4658.

  • Petroleum Accountants Society
  • Clara King Accounting Scholarship
  • Lillie M. Stovall
  • Permian Basin Chapter TSCPA

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

FAFSA Requirement

The student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid to access the Financial Aid Portal and apply for scholarships.

If the student's FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student needs to complete the FAFSA application, and once processed, will have access to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

How to Apply

  1. Go to our Financial Aid Portal, by clicking this link: Financial Aid Portal
  2. Log in using your SSN and Password. If this is your first time, click the "First Time User" link under the Submit button in the "Log In" box.
  3. Click the menu button at the top left-hand corner.
  4. Select the Scholarship Application.

For additional scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Midland College has articulation agreements with a variety of schools and programs to assist our students with transferring to a university. Our curriculum maps, located in the catalog, provide a guided path for general transfer to our top five receiving institutions; however, your Pathways Advisor can assist you with a personalized plan for your specific transfer based on university and program. It is strongly recommended and encouraged that you contact your Pathways Advisor for assistance with course selection if you plan to transfer.

While not programs, Midland College offers a couple of special interest courses. QuickBooks and Petroleum Accounting. These courses are designed for entry level accounting positions in our local environment. Introduction to Accounting I (ACNT 1403) is also offered and is part of the Business Management Degree and Certificate programs.

ACCT 2301 and 2302 are designed to be transfer courses to universities. They apply to business degrees at 4-year institutions as the two beginning accounting courses.

Many accounting graduates work for public accounting firms that provide audit, tax, and consulting services to all types of organizations. Other accounting graduates pursue careers in various businesses and industries, at all levels of government, as forensic accountants (fraud investigation), and as accounting educators.

Professional designations include:

  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant)
  • CFA (Certified Financial Analyst)
  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)
  • COAF (Certified Professional Forecaster and Certified Advanced Professional Forecaster)
  • CMA (Certified Management Accountant)
  • CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner)
  • CIA (Certified Internal Auditor)

Careers include:

  • Controllers
  • Fraud Examiners
  • Corporate Accountants
  • Public Accountants
  • Financial Consultants
  • Business Owners

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Former MC Accounting Students

  • Dustin Law, Controller
    Don Evans Group

  • Chuy Cordova, CPA
    Elevation Resources, LLC

  • Jeremiah Betz, CPA
    Johnson Miller & Company

  • Mary Glenn, CPA
    Glenn Prather Accounting Firm

  • Jaime Gandara, Accountant
    Midland Community Development Corporation

  • Ray Diaz
    CFO, WelTeck Information Technology
    Controller, Southwest Convenience Stores

“I wish to say thank you for making learning the basics an enjoyable process, and helping me build my foundation of accounting knowledge.”

-Jeremiah Betz

"When I enrolled at Midland College, I had a vision of my direction. It was my time at Midland College that solidified my dream. It taught me how to be a disciplined student and helped me mature in the transition from High School to Higher Education. Thanks go to my instructors and mentors at Midland College."

-Ray Diaz


Dale Westfall

Professor, Accounting
Technology Center, West Building
Room 158
(432) 685-4658

Division Office

Social/Behavioral Sciences and Business

F. Marie Hall Academic Building
Room 176
(432) 685-6830
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