Workforce Continuing Education

Workforce Continuing Education

Midland College Workforce Continuing Education is dedicated to training and developing our local workforce to meet the needs of our unique and ever-changing regional economy.

Our mission is to foster economic growth by providing quality lifelong education and professional development opportunities that keep our workforce on the cutting edge of industry.
 
 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8 am to 5 pm

Office Location

Cogdell Learning Center
Room 124
201 W. Florida Avenue
Midland, TX 79701
 
 

Contact

Debra Campbell
(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

 

 

Course Offerings

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Demand is Increasing...
In the Permian Basin for Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors

Salary Range:  $44,640 - $69,160/year
Average beginning in the Permian Basin: $45,940/year
Entry level: $19.24/hour

Certified Personal Trainer - Hybrid

FITT1037.WF01222Q
30 hours/3.0 CEUs

Registration begins November 28, 2022 through January 31, 2023. 

SPRING 2023 Course Details

  • Class Dates (Hybrid/Blended course only)
    February 7 - March 7, 2023
    • Tuesdays, 5:30 - 8:30 pm: Virtual Lectures
    • Saturdays, 11 am - 2 pm: In-Person Practical Skill Labs
  • Program Costs
    • Course fee: $850 (out-of-state participants add $5); Test Voucher included
    • Textbook: $114.95 including shipping, E-book $74, Fitness Professional's Handbook, 7th Edition - Sold Separately
  • National Certification Testing - March 21 & 25, 2023

  • Minimum of 5-7 students required for class

This challenging course is for candidates wanting online instruction with in-depth, hands-on practical labs to master the career skills and knowledge needed to become a personal trainer.

Our experienced teachers share all the dos and don’ts of working with clients. The course consists of 15 hours of lecture on key topics like biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage and health assessments.

The best part of the course is the 15 hours of hands-on practical training labs. You will role-play with assessing clients, programming, performing proper exercises, presentation skills and more. Register today and get started in one of the hottest growing professions in North America.

You can work right after passing the CPT exams! You must be at least 18 years of age and have proof of CPR/AED to obtain your Level 1 Certified Personal Trainer. Midland College offers FREE CPR/AED certification courses. As a special bonus, you can take advantage of our 30-hour employer internship to get our advanced Level 2 Certified Personal Trainer credential at no additional cost!

Interested?

More Information 

Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

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In partnership with Ed2go, Midland College offers flexible, online self-paced programs designed to provide the skills necessary for career preparation or advancement in many high-demand occupations.  Get industry certified in IT, business, computer applications, and more!  Upon completing with a passing score, students will receive a certificate of completion from Midland College, and when applicable, a voucher to sit for the corresponding certification exam.

What to Expect:

  • Career Training programs are traditionally 3 to 12 months in length and 100% online.
  • Online Career Training programs are supported by a team of advisors who are available via phone and email, as well as course instructors and facilitators.
  • These online courses follow an asynchronous learning model.  There is no set login or class time; however, you will be given a limited time to complete the required coursework.

Featured Courses

Explore all Advanced Career Training courses

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High demand in the Permian Basin for Electricians!

Salary Range: $36,650 - $104,000/year
Average beginning in the Permian Basin: $50,768/year
Entry level: $17.62/hour to $18/hour

Skillpoint Alliance Electrical Apprenticeship Course

What is Skillpoint Alliance?

Skillpoint Alliance serves individuals residing in the Permian Basin and is dedicated to helping people escape poverty by providing hands-on training courses in the skilled trades and advance manufacturing industry, free of charge to participants. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Permian Strategic Partnership, Skillpoint Alliance Permian Basin will offer a free, four-week pre-apprenticeship electrical course that provides hands-on training and certifications. In addition to paying for students' tuition through grants, Skillpoint staff will provide additional support services such as transportation assistance, tutoring and job search assistance.

Skillpoint’s mentorship program connects students with local employers through class presentations and field trips. Many mentor employers hire students as full-time employees upon graduation.

Training Course

4-week course
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 3 pm

Upcoming Training Dates

  • February 21 - March 17, 2023
  • May 15 - June 9, 2023
  • August 7 - September 1, 2023
  • November 27 - December 20, 2023

Course includes

  • Free licensing
  • Safety training (OSHA-10)
  • Hands-on skills
  • Conduit bending
  • Supportive staff who help students find jobs

Cost

Free of charge to qualifying participants (apply below)

Location

Advanced Technology Center (ATC)
3200 W. Cuthbert Ave.
Midland, TX 79701

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Interested?

Visit our website and complete the Skillpoint application today to get started.

Electrician Training Application

Questions?

Contact Yasmin Galvan

(432) 599-0785
ygalvan@skillpointalliance.org

Skillpoint Alliance Flyer (pdf)

Whether you are ready to pursue certification or looking to advance your foundational HR knowledge, we have the programs to meet your needs.

Fully online courses designed to accommodate busy professionals seeking to educate themselves about HR on their own schedules, at times convenient for them. Courses consist of expert instruction from an HR Attorney and SHRM-SCP® certified instructor-utilizing videos, webinars and SHRM Learning System® materials.

All you need for these courses is a computer, internet access and the desire to learn.

Spring 2023 Registration opens
November 28th, 2022

 

Essentials of HR Management - Online

HRPO1000.WF05223Q 
17 hours 1.7 CEUs

Course Details

  • Cost: $875 (includes access to digital course materials)
    Out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee
  • Dates: March 1 - April 12, 2023
  • Online 6 weeks course
  • Deadline to register is February 22, 2023
  • Minimum of 4 students required for class

Backed by the Society for Human Resource Management’s track record of providing quality HR training, the SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course covers the topics you need to meet key HR challenges that are relevant to you and your company. In less than 20 hours of training time, you can cover the issues you need to reduce the risk of potentially costly lawsuits.

The SHRM Essentials of Human Resources course can help companies increase HR knowledge that is critical to overall business success. This program:

  • Reduces the company’s risk of potential high-cost litigation.
  • Promotes a consistent understanding of the HR function to non-Human Resources.
  • Offers professional development for divisional or departmental supervisors to ensure HR compliance.
  • Develops a common dictionary of HR terms for the entire organization.
  • Enhances the importance of the HR function within the company.

Introductory Videos

SHRM Essentials
 
Course Content & Online Structure
 

 


Included Materials

Participant’s Reference Book - covers six key human resource topics

  1. Human Resources: Gain a clear understanding of the HR function.
  2. Talent Acquisition: Develop important skills for attracting and selecting employees.
  3. Total Rewards: Learn the key elements of a total compensation system.
  4. Learning and Development: Obtain an understanding of orientation, development, and training.
  5. Performance Management: Discover the purpose and process for performance evaluation.
  6. Employment Law: Enhance your ability to apply key HR legislation.

Participant’s Activities Book - covers content and classroom learning, contains course content slides with notes section, and application activities.

This course gives a solid overview of the key aspects of HR and provide tools that can immediately put to use in your organization. The course covers real-life HR issues and current topics that are vital for any HR professional, supervisor or manager to know.

From previous students...

“This program is crucial for anyone in the HR profession who would like to expand their current knowledge base and network with other HR professionals. The instructor was very well qualified to teach this course and I gained so much more from attending this seminar than expected.”
Rhonda Vidal, Human Resource Manager

“This is must training for all new folks to the human resource function. Not only do you learn the fundamentals of HR but you also get to learn from your peers the challenges they face. Very good chance you’ll have a different perspective and understanding of the human resource function within your organization.”
Peter Frank, Director of Finance

“The wealth of information covering compensation, benefits, employee development, and performance management was wonderful. Since my specialty area has always been in recruitment and placement, I had a hard time getting my supervisors to approve training outside that area. The SHRM Essentials program was a great way to gain education in other HR disciplines.”
LaShawn Douglas-Green, HR Specialist

More information about "Essentials of HR Management"

SHRM CP/SCP Exam Prep (Online)

Covers HR Competencies and Employment Law

HRPO2030.WF6223Q
35 hours, 3.5 CEUs

Course Details

  • Cost: $1,349 (includes access to digital course materials)
    Out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee
  • Dates: March 1 - May 24, 2023
  • Online 12-week course
  • Deadline to register is February 22, 2023

Topics covered

HR Competencies, Employment Law, Recruiting, Benefits & Compensation, Learning & Development

  • Define yourself as an HR leader with SHRM certification. Earn and prove your knowledge, competency and value to colleagues and to employers looking for a competitive edge in today’s global economy.
  • Designed for examination preparation for the SHRM certification exams, a professional distinction of SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP®) or SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP®) is global recognition of HR expertise and leadership.
  • This course is best suited for mid-level to senior level experienced HR practitioners seeking the highest level of knowledge and skills in HR through certification by the national organization.

More information about "Exam Prep"

Interested?

Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

Law Enforcement ONLY

This State Approved Breath Test Operator School is open to law enforcement employees across the state of Texas. In addition to receiving state certification as a breath test operator, students who successfully complete this course of instruction may be eligible to apply for TCOLE credit.

This 20-hour course instructs in the correct procedures for operation of an Intoxilyzer instrument, and includes a study of associated DWI laws.

This course is open only to members of Law Enforcement. Participants must include agency of employment when registering for class.

Minimum of 12 students required.

Spring 2023

CJLE1094.WF01222Q
20 Hours, 2.0 CEUs
Cost: $250 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)
Dates: February 28-March 1, Tuesday-Wednesday, from 8 am - 5 pm, and March 2, Thursday, from 8 am - 12 pm

CJLE1094.WF02223Q
20 Hours, 2.0 CEUs
Cost: $250 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)
Dates: May 23-24, Tuesday-Wednesday, from 8 am - 5 pm, and May 25, Thursday, from 8 am - 12 pm.  

Class Location

Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Room 120
3200 W. Cuthbert Avenue, Midland, Texas

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Request Registration Forms at ceworkforce@midland.edu

Interested?

Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

What is the Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy?

The Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy (PBLEA) is a division of the Permian Basin Regional Planning Commission (PBRPC). The PBRPC serves a 17-county region in West Texas, and has been licensed to operate a regional law enforcement academy for over 42 years. The goal of the PBLEA is to provide quality training to law enforcement personnel and jailers.

These training efforts not only provide Basic Peace Officer Courses and Basic County Corrections Courses to our regional law enforcement officers and jailers, but also help maintain licensing requirements and improve the expertise of current law enforcement professionals within our region.

111th Basic Peace Office Course Academy Training

January 30, 2023 – June 23, 2023
Monday - Friday, 8am – 5pm

795 hours – TCOLE #1000720

Details & Registration

Basic County Correction Course

January 2-27, 2023
Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

Andrews County Sheriff’s Office, Andrews, Texas
145 hours – TCOLE #1120

Details & Registration

full list of 2023 TCOLE courses

PBLEA Training Calendar

Training Cost

  • Basic Peace Officer Academy – Agency-Employed Individuals: $500.00
  • Basic Peace Officer Academy – Independent Individuals: $2,500.00
  • Basic County Corrections Academy – Agency-Employed Individuals: $275.00
  • Basic County Corrections Academy – Independent Individuals: $325.00
  • State Testing Fees: $45.00
  • Agency Graduates: $25.00

Interested?

Visit the PBLEA Website

Contact

Janelle Edwards
Training Coordinator
(432) 685-4712
jedwards@pblea.org

Location

Main Campus, Technology Center Annex Building, Room 198A
3600 N. Garfield
Midland, TX 79705

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Want to break in to the lucrative field of real estate?

Our real estate training program, approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), prepares you for the Texas state licensing exam and gives you a firm foundation with which to begin your exciting career in real estate.  The program is approximately 12 weeks long and consists of six courses, concluding with an optional Texas Real Estate Exam Prep course.

Please Note: Prospective license holders must meet TREC’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness and integrity.  Certain elements of your background may disqualify you from obtaining a real estate license.

For more information about TREC and licensure requirements, visit www.trec.state.tx.us or call (512) 936-3000.

Registration Dates

For Spring 2023 courses: January 3 - 13

Registration Packet

To obtain a registration packet for Real Estate courses, please contact the Contract Training Coordinator, Debra Campbell (see contact information at bottom of page). Completed registration packets must be submitted in person to Contract Training Coordinator.

Maximum seats: 32

Payment

Full payment of $498, for courses Principals I & II, is due at the time of registration to reserve seat. Payment methods include: debit/credit card, cash, money order and checks.

Scholarship opportunities are available through Midland College for those students who are eligible. Students must apply for scholarship as least two weeks prior to start date. Please contact the Contract Training Coordinator for application and/or more information. 

Book Orders

Book orders can be placed at midlandcollegebookstore.com, select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”.

Spring 2023

Principles I #121

RELE1002.WF01222Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Tuesday-Friday, January 17-20 & Monday-Thursday, January 23-26, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be placed at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”

Principles II #122

RELE1039.WF02222Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Mondays - Thursdays, January 30 - February 9, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be placed at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”

Law of Agency #1151

RELE2002.WF03222Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Mondays - Thursdays, February 13 - 23, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Law of Agency book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be place at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate” 

Law of Contracts #1251

RELE1012.WF01223Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Mondays - Thursdays, February 27 - March 9, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be place at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”

Promulgated Contracts #351

RELE1000.WF02223Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Mondays - Thursdays, March 20 - 30, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be place at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”

Real Estate Finance #451

RELE1012.WF03223Q, 30 Hours, 3.0 CEUs
Mondays - Thursdays, April 3 - 13, 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $249 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)

Book available at Midland College Bookstore
Book order can be place at midlandcollegebookstore.com
Select “Cont Ed” and then “Real Estate”

TEXAS REAL ESTATE EXAM PREP (optional)

Spring 2023

RELE1058.WF04223Q, 15 Hours, 1.5 CEUs

Date: TBD
Cost: $149 (out-of-state participants add $5 to course fee)
Course material included.
Instructor Sarah Ivey

Prerequisites

  • Student needs to have completed all six real estate classes
  • Minimum enrollment of 10 students is required for class

Interested?

Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

Estate Planning, Fall 2022

A Professional Continuing Education Seminar designed for Attorneys and CPA’s. The seminar is offered by Midland College Foundation & Midland Memorial Foundation. MCLE’s and CPE’s will be awarded for the hours attended.

PUBLIC - ESTATE PLANNING CEU 

ACNT2000.WF0122Q
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
Carrasco Room, Scharbauer Student Center
8 am - 5 pm
$15.00

Estate Planning Seminar for the public. CEU credits will be awarded to those who are in attendance all day. Registration/payment information below.

Register for Estate Planning (Public)

Accountants - Estate Planning CPE

ACNT2000.WF02221Q
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
8 am - 5 pm
$15.00

This is an Estate Planning seminar for accountants. CPE credits will be awarded for the amount of time you attend during the day. Registration/payment information below.

* MOBEC members, please contact Debra Campbell at (432) 681-6335 or dcampbell@midland.edu to register.

Register for Estate Planning (Accountants)

Attorneys - Estate Planning MCLE 

LGLA2000.WF011221Q
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022
8 am - 5 pm
$15.00

Estate Planning Seminar for attorneys. MCLE credits will be awarded for those who attend the entire day. Registration/payment information below.

* MOBEC members, please contact Debra Campbell at (432) 681-6335 or dcampbell@midland.edu to register.

Register for Estate Planning (Attorneys)

Certified Financial Planner - (CFP)

BUSG1093.WF01221Q
October 20, 2022
8 am - 5 pm
Cost: $15.00

A Professional Continuing Education Seminar designed for Attorneys, CPA’s and Certified Financial Planners. The seminar is offered by Midland College Foundation & Midland Memorial Foundation. MCLE’s, CPE’s. and CE credits will be awarded for the hours attended.

This is an Estate Planning seminar for certified financial planners. CE credits will be awarded for the amount of time you attend during the day. Registration/payment information below.

* MOBEC members, please contact Debra Campbell at (432) 681-6335 or dcampbell@midland.edu to register

Register for Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

Interested?

Contact Debra Campbell

(432) 681-6335
ceworkforce@midland.edu

Register Now

Two WAYS TO REGISTER

 
1 - In Person

Come to 201 W, Florida Avenue, Midland, Texas, and pick up your application for enrollment. Or request a copy by email at dcampbell@midland.edu.

2 - By phone

(432) 681-6335

PAYMENT OPTIONS

  • Credit/Debit Card payments (Visa, MasterCard and Discover).
  • Cash, Checks, Money Orders, Traveler’s Checks, are accepted.
  • Scholarships available for those who are eligible. Visit with your Registration Contact for details.
  • Must apply for scholarship at least two weeks prior to class start date.