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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. 


Education, Career Preparation in Accounting Diverse Tools and Skills for Accounting Accounting Skills Needed in Variety of Businesses

Program Details

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 picnic@midland.edu or (432) 685-4658.

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

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at https://midland.academicworks.com
2. Confirm the link sent to your email and complete application
3. Check your MC student email for notifications of award
4. Accept award & write your electronic thank you letter to the donor

*Already receiving a scholarship? Don't forget to update your application each semester! You will receive an email when it is time to do so.

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

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Thank you for choosing Midland College! If you are here to collect a few credits, take courses to transfer, or here to start a new career, we welcome you.

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