Engineering is the application of mathematic and scientific knowledge to practical problems. Engineers use their knowledge of math and science skills to improve existing processes or find solutions to new problems in a practical and cost effective manner.

Because engineers rely on rational thinking and logical decision-making abilities, many students at the community college level enroll in courses in mathematics and the sciences.

Students pursing a degree in engineering choose to focus their studies on one (or sometimes more) disciplines in engineering including: mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, civil engineering, chemical engineering or electrical engineering. Others may choose to major in newer, more specialized fields like environmental engineering, computer engineering or biomedical engineering.


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South Plains Math Fellows

In 2014, the National Science Foundation named Texas Tech University with partnering institutions Midland College, Odessa College, and Mesalands Community College as recipients of an S-STEM award, the South Plains Mathematics Fellows (SPMF) program. The SPMF program provides for academically talented students from underrepresented, low-income families to receive scholarships for undergraduate study leading to a degree in mathematics. In addition to the standard coursework, SPMF scholars will have a support system designed specifically to enhance their academic experiences and ensure retention and success.

Texas Tech South Plains Mathematics Fellows

To apply for any MC Scholarship through AcademicWorks:

1. APPLY at
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.

For Engineering

Midland College is a participant of the Texas Voluntary Transfer Compact for Engineering. In conjunction with this compact, Midland College works closely to facilitate the transfer process for students who are interested in any field of engineering by offering the mathematics, physics, and introductory engineering courses that transfer to all major universities in Texas, including:

First Friday Science Seminars

On the first Friday of each month during the school year, Midland College hosts a lecture featuring current topics of interest in the science field. Students and the general public are invited to bring their lunch and enjoy these free presentations.

Engineering Club

The purpose of the Midland College Engineering Club is to provide social opportunities to pre-engineering students while promoting academic support and excellence, and to provide networking opportunities to pre-engineering student with members of the community and universities.

For more information contact Brian Flowers, Engineering Club advisor, or (432) 685-4586.

Engineering is the application of mathematic and scientific knowledge to practical problems. This can lead to a variety of career options, including:

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


Student Success



“The first time I was in an airplane was because of a class I was taking at Midland College,” said 24-year-old Anthony Portillo. “The college sponsored a trip to the East Coast as part of their travel/study program. We went to Washington, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Growing up, my family didn’t have the financial resources to take a lot of trips.”

Today, Portillo, now a mechanical engineer, travels quite often.

Portillo continued to study and excel at MC, and with the help of MC advisors, he mapped out a degree plan that allowed him to transfer to Texas Tech’s School of Engineering. In May 2017, Portillo graduated from Texas Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is now working for Milford Pipeline in Midland and enjoying the life that a successful career brings.

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The weekend of September 7, 2017 marked a milestone for Midland College (MC) student Nicholas Mastroianna, as he accepted an award for his design of an underwater sensor pod to test water quality.

Out of approximately 40 other engineering design entries — most by students of four-year universities — Mastroianna won third place in the Engineering, Physics and Math category at the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation research conference at the University of Texas at El Paso.




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