Petroleum Professional Development CenterPPDC

Oil & Gas Training

ppdc_logoThe Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) of Midland College provides quality continuing education for the Permian Basin energy industries. The center is one of seven mid-career training centers worldwide recognized by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).

The mission of the PPDC is to provide quality continuing education designed to keep oil and gas industry professionals current in their areas of expertise through dynamic interaction between the community, the college, and the industry. The PPDC will provide high quality, timely, and pertinent educational opportunities to meet the professional development needs of those working in the regional energy industry.

Many of our classes qualify for re-certification credits that Professional Engineers, Professional Geologists and Petroleum Landmen use to maintain their professional certification status.

The PPDC also holds various symposiums on timely issues important to the region's oil and gas industry.

Schedule & Classes


The Midland College Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) is located inside the Jack E. Brown Conference Center on the main Midland College campus. This newly renovated building features multiple classrooms and computer lab, both equipped with smart board technology, as well as, a spacious lounge area.

Jack E. Brown Conference Center
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 683-2832



The Jack E. Brown Conference center has two parking lots, one on each side of the building. Access to both parking lots is located off N. Foundation Blvd. Please see the JEB Parking Map linked below for an overview of available parking spaces and designated areas on the premises.

Parking Map (pdf)


Petroleum Professional Development Center 
(432) 683-2832