At Midland College (MC), student success is vital. To help students succeed, Midland
College strives to adapt to student needs. To provide more flexibility we are offering
additional 8-week courses in fall 2020. Students may begin registering for all fall semester courses on April 6.
Students today are faced with juggling coursework, job responsibilities and personal
commitments. The flexibility of the 8-week model reduces the number of courses that a full-time student takes at one time and allows
current part-time students the opportunity to increase their course load to full-time
status over the same period of time. Eight-week classes meet more hours per week and fewer weeks in the semester.
In a traditional 16-week semester, full-time students usually take four or five courses
each semester. The 8-week course offerings allow full-time students to take only
two courses each session. This gives students the opportunity to concentrate and focus intensively on fewer courses.
“With 8-week sessions, students have more options and can accelerate toward completion,”
said Midland College President Dr. Steve Thomas "This will be important than ever
in late summer and early fall as Permian Basin residents overcome the effects of the
COVID-19 pandemic and an economic downturn due to the oil and gas industry. Our ultimate goal is for students to successfully and quickly complete a credential
that enables them to begin a rewarding career or transfer to a university."
Thomas explained that some courses will still be taught in the traditional 16-week
format, such as lab sciences, health sciences and applied technology courses that
require extensive hands-on instruction and skills training. Students may take a combination
of 8-week and 16-week courses.
Students are encouraged to register online beginning April 6. Refer to www.midland.edu/enroll
for more information.
Midland College encourages current students to make an appointment with their pathways
advisor to discuss course schedules that best fits their lifestyles and meets their
academic/career goals. Pathways advisors will be setting remote appointments (phone
or webcam). Contact the Midland College Advising Office.