Personal Enrichment

The Community Programs Continuing Education department has a long tradition of providing learning opportunities in the community. 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.
 

 

In-Person Course Offerings

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Basic Drawing Techniques

Learn basic elements of design, working with graphite and charcoal.

Instructor: Mary Lambeth
Location: This course will be offered offsite at Lambeth Studios; 2505 Storey Avenue, Midland, TX 79705

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Beginning Clay

Learn how to hand build in ceramics. This course will be offered off site

Instructor: Mary Lambeth
Location: This course will be offered offsite at Lambeth Studios; 2505 Storey Avenue, Midland, TX 79705

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Watercolor Basics

Learn the basics of watercolor, will work from still life and pictures. 

Instructor: Mary Lambeth
Location: This course will be offered offsite at Lambeth Studios; 2505 Storey Avenue, Midland, TX 79705

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Creative Writing (Fiction)

Students will focus on writing original fiction. Class meets on campus, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:00 am to 9:20 am.

Instructor: Stacy Egan
Location: Marie Hall Academic Building, Room 107

Instructor Bio: Stacy Austin Egan was born and raised in Austin, TX. Her short book of fiction, You Could Stop It Here, was published by PANK books in 2018 and was a 2019 Eric Hoffer Book Awards honorable mention. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in American Short Fiction, The Hunger, December magazine and others. She is a recipient of a 2021 Tin House residency. In 2022, she was a Sewanee Writers' Conference Tennessee Williams Scholar and was named a finalist for a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant. She has completed a YA novel and is at work on a novel for adults. Stacy holds an M.F.A in fiction from McNeese State University and a B.A. in writing from New York University.

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Healing Yoga

Gentle, unintimidating yoga. Move at your own pace. Bring peace of mind and help your body. Sessions are 45 minutes long.

Instructor: Anne Lucero
Location: This course will be offered offsite at the Yoga Sanctuary; 4202 Dawn Circle, Midland, TX, 79707

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HiiT Tabata

This fun, one-hour class is performed in a Tabata format which consists of a warm up, several rounds of 20-30 seconds of work followed by 10-15 seconds of rest, and a cool down.

Instructor: Melinda McReynolds
Location: Midland College PE/Gym, Multipurpose Room

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License to Carry

This class is specializes instruction and handgun safety for students to qualify and receive a License to Carry. This course is a basic course designed for the person who already owns a handgun and how to operate it. The course is a combination of classroom and range time and course times vary.

Course Topics

  1. Laws relating to weapons
  2. Use of force
  3. Safe Storage
  4. Non-violent dispute resolution
  5. Handgun use and safety

Spanish LTC, same as above.

Basics of Pistol Shooting

  • 3/2/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am

License to Carry Class Dates & Start Times

  • 2/24/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am
  • 3/03/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am
  • 3/23/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am
  • 3/24/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am

License to Carry Spanish

  • 2/20/2024 and 02/22/24 in Midland at 5:30 pm each night
  • 3/30/2024 in Midland at 9:00 am

For more information, please call (432) 685-4518.

For more information on these courses, please visit: https://www.advantageltcsafety.com/

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Course for Motorcycle Riders ... Learn to Ride!

Motorcycle Training Center and Midland College presents the Course for Motorcycle Riders. The owners, managers and rider coaches at the Motorcycle Training Center Inc. are dedicated to providing the highest quality motorcycle operator safety courses in the State of Texas.

We provide the classes required to obtain your Texas Motorcycle License!

Class Dates

  • March 2024

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MIDLAND COMMUNITY BAND

This is not your high school band. There are no auditions, and it does not matter if it has been years since you last played. The group is geared toward those who played in high school or college. There are some school instruments available. This group performs two concerts per semester and occasionally performs in the community. Colby Swails, Instructor. Class is located at the Allison Fine Arts building, Room 126. 

Instructor: Colby Swails
Location: Allison Fine Arts Building Room 126

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Opera 101

We will view excellent productions of operas from some of the world's great opera houses.  The purpose of this course is to enhance the student's opera experience through education about the composer, history at the time of the composition, the opera libretto (story), drama, and music - vocal and instrumental.  Opera is a story told through the unique union of signing, action and music - which together evoke varying emotions.

Instructor: Jim Camp
Location: F. Marie Hall Academic Building

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Creative Photography

The 6 week course will look at the creative process, and is designed to challenge aspiring photographers of any level to expand their personal photographic image making and style.

Instructor: Mary Kathryn Wimberly, MFA, Artist, Photographer, and Instructor
Location: Allison Fine Arts (AFA) Building, Room 195.

Retirement Planning Today®

An educational course for adults age 50-65.
This two-day course is designed to teach you how to build wealth and align your money with your values to accomplish your goals in life.

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Online Course Offerings

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Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Learn how to make the most of your scrapbooking talents and artistic ideas when you combine digital and traditional scrapbooking techniques.

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Write Your Life Story

Learn how to create and distribute an inspirational and professional autobiography for family, friends, and others.

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Healthy Living Suite

Learn how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime.

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Beginning Conversational French

This course will teach you the proper pronunciation of French words that you can use in your travels and cultural tips about France and other French-speaking countries.

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Discover Sign Language

Discover the fun of learning sign language and using your hands to communicate.

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Instant Italian

This dynamic course will teach you how to express yourself comfortably in Italian. You’ll read, hear, and practice dialogues of everyday words which will teach you to communicate in a wide variety of settings.

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Speed Spanish

Learn six easy recipes to glue Spanish words together into sentences, and you’ll be engaging in conversational Spanish in no time.

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ONLINE MUSIC CLASSES FOR BUSY PEOPLE


Instant Piano

April 29th at 6:30pm

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Instant Guitar
April 30th at 6:30pm

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Discover Digital Photography

An informative introduction to the fascinating world of digital photography.

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Resume Writing Workshop

Discover the secret to transforming your tired, boring resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews.

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An Introduction to Voiceovers

Voice Acting Education: Explore the voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All, in a one-on-one, personalized, video chat setting.

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Ready to Sign-up?

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1 - Online

Register online by clicking the "View Course Dates & Registration" button listed with your course and logging in to the CE portal. Please read the MC Continuing Education Portal Instructions first.

MC Continuing Education Portal Instructions (pdf)


2 - By phone

(432) 685-4518

Credit/debit cards are NOT accepted over the phone

  • Credit/Debit Card payments must be made online (Visa, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Traveler’s Checks, are accepted

Providing your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER is Important

A social security number is required to identify student's permanent records. The Midland College registration system automatically encrypts a student’s social security number into a student identification number. The student ID is used for all internal printed material and provides additional protection of a students’ privacy. 

Students are urged to become familiar with the student ID number and to use it when communication 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.

Additional Information & Policies

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by 12:00 pm (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 CE schedule. Tuition and fees are based on the number of course hours, instruction costs, and equipment and building use.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY

Courses that lack sufficient enrollment will be cancelled by 12:00 pm one-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 CE 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 100% refund (less a $10 processing fee) if they drop 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 a refund.

PARKING PERMITS

Students enrolled in CE courses at MC Main Campus will receive a parking permit the first day of class.

 

Community Programs Office

(432) 685-4518

Cogdell Learning Center

201 W. Florida
Midland, TX 79701

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