Perkins Resources

The Career Center provides resource services, funded by the Carl D. Perkins Federal Grant, to Career Technical Education (CTE) students. 

The grant provides assistance to students who have demonstrated financial need and are in career and technical education programs. The purpose of the program is to help qualified students overcome obstacles in fully completing their education.

Eligible Programs include:

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology; Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling; Automotive Technology; Aviation Maintenance Technology; Business Management; Business Systems; Child Care and Development; Computer Graphics Technology; Computer Science; Cosmetology; Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement; Diesel Technology; Emergency Medical Services; Energy Technology; Fire Science Technology; Health Information Management; Health Services Management; Information Technology; Nursing (Registered); Nursing (Vocational); Organizational Management; Paralegal; Respiratory Care; Sonography; Welding

Assistance Provided

Assistance for Commuter Students - Option 1

Please bring the following with you to the Career Center:

  • Completed Transportation Application:

Transportation Assistance Application (pdf) 

  • Class Schedule demonstrating a Career-Technical-Education (CTE) Major, full-time enrollment (at least 12 hours), current home address, 75% of the courses are on the main campus

  • Proof of GPA, at least 2.0
  • Financial Aid Award Letter - Pell Grant or government assistance cards (WIC, TANF, DARS, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Other)


Contact West Texas Opportunities @ (800) 245-9028 For:

  • List of surrounding cities with WTO commuter bus route service
  • List of pickup and drop off times and locations
  • Bus ticket information

Day Care Assistance

West Texas Opportunities (WTO)

West Texas Opportunities/Child Care Management Services has funds available to assist low-income families with child care assistance. Contact WTO/CMS to apply for funds, (432) 550-7203 or (800) 542-5056.

NOTE:  ALL students applying for the Daycare Assistance must apply for West Texas Opportunities (WTO) Child Care Management Services. 

Applying for Perkins Grant Funds @ MC

Bring the following with you to the Career Center:

  • Financial Aid Award Letter (Pell Grant) or Government Assistance cards (WIC, TANF, DARS, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Foster Youth, Veteran Education Benefits)

  • Current Class Schedule, demonstrating a Career-Technical-Education (CTE) major

  • Full-time Enrollment with 75% of the courses on a Midland College campus, unless the courses for your CTE major are online only

  • Proof of GPA, at least 2.0

  • Signed letter from day care, on the approved provider list, itemizing the total daycare cost for each month of the semester in which you are enrolled

Approved Day Care Providers

Textbook Check-Out for Eligible Students


  • Financial Aid Award Letter, such as Pell Grant, Veteran Education Benefits, Tuition waiver
  • Current Class Schedule showing a major in an Associate of Applied Technology or a certificate

Book Vouchers

Contact the MC Financial Aid Office for more information about Book Vouchers for qualified students.

Book Vouchers

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