Personal Enrichment

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.
 
 

 

Two Ways to Register

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 NOTE:Credit/debit cards are not accepted over the phone

Payment Options

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

New Students

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.

Course Offerings

Click Category links below for details

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All instructor-facilitated online courses run for six weeks (with a 10-day grace period at the end). Courses are project-oriented and include lessons, quizzes, hands-on assignments, discussion areas, supplementary links, and more. You can complete any of these courses entirely from your home or office and at any time of the day or night. Course such as these:

  • Lose Weight and Keep it Off
  • Helping Elderly Parents
  • Mastering Digital Photography: Photographing People
  • SAT/ACT Pre-Courses
  • LSAT Preparation
  • GMAT Preparation
  • Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
  • Discover Sign Language and so much more!

Get started today!

  1. Visit our Online Instruction Center:  https://www.ed2go.com/midlandcollege/.
  2. Click the Courses link, choose the department and course title you are interested in and select the Enroll Now button. Follow the instructions to enroll and pay for your course. Here you will choose a username and password that will grant you access to the Classroom.
  3. When your course starts, return to our Online Instruction Center and click the Classroom link. To begin your studies, simply log in with the username and password you selected during enrollment. 

MORE COURSES AVAILABLE AT OUR ONLINE INSTRUCTION CENTER

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BOOT CAMP 101

Variety of cardiovascular conditioning and strength training movements using a variety of body weighted exercises and equipment.

RECR9315.CP01212Q
Mondays & Wednesdays, March 14 – May 11,  12 – 1 pm
$60

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EMPOWER

This 45-minute course is designed to get your heart rate up with Pilates-based cardio bursts. Empower will focus on high repetitions and isometric movements to continue building high muscular endurance. These dynamic Pilates moves and cardio bursts will get your heart pumping and challenge you as you continue through the entirety of the class. This class is great for those wanting to spice up or add to their usual workout routine. Equipment will be maximized in this class to elevate yourself to the next level while staying low impact. This class is safe and appropriate for all levels. 

RECR9321.CP00212Q
Mondays/Tuesdays/Thursdays, February 14 – March 31, 5:30 – 6:15 pm
$45

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FUSION FOUNDATION

This course is designed to give the beginner a firm foundation in mat Pilates as well as challenge the practicing Pilates student. In this class, a 30-minute full body Pilates sequence, you will learn where the core muscles are as well as how to properly engage them, correct breathing, and neutral spine. We will focus on controlled movements with body weight and resistance but other forms of equipment will also be available. Fusion is just that, we will be fusing other components (yoga and barre), into this class while still keeping the foundational work Pilates. In this progressive movement class, we will stretch, sculpt and lengthen your muscles. This class is safe and appropriate for all levels.

RECR9233.CP00212Q
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, February 14 – Apr 1, 11 – 11:30 am
$35

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PILATES/YOGA/STRETCHING

Participation in a series of exercises designed to incorporate a mind/body relationship to strengthen the body’s core along with the entire body.

RECR9310.CP01212Q
Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 15 – May 12, 12 – 1 pm
$60 

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This class is specialized in providing instruction and handgun safety for students to qualify and receive their License to Carry. License to Carry Classes plus range time.

Classes will be from 9 am to 3:30 pm and includes class time, written test, and shooting proficiency test.

Learn more: www.Advantageltcsafety.com

GUNN9251.CP01213Q
Saturday, May 28, 9 am – 3:30 pm
$110

Location

Classroom portion will be conducted at 208 S. Marienfeld, Street, Suite 104, Midland, Texas. 

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GUNN9251.CP02214Q
Sunday, June 12, 9 am – 3:30 pm
$110

Location

Classroom portion will be conducted at Midland Shooter’s Association, 4108 E. County Road 160, Midland, Texas 79706.

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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!

Register Now

Celtic Fiddle ‘Play by Ear’ Courses

Beginners

Imagine if you could play Celtic Fiddle with increased confidence. In this 6-week course, we cover techniques to help you develop the skills of playing Celtic fiddle tunes by ear. The course includes instructional videos, tunes to apply the techniques, three 'live' Q&A sessions, reviews and replays. Students can attend in their own time, and Q&A sessions are recorded. An introductory course for those new to the violin and have been playing, or for those who want to learn how to ‘play by ear’ instead of from sheet music. Classes are run online in small groups where students take turns at using their own violin. The technique lessons include variable speed tune recordings to get you match fit to join in a live Celtic music session with other Celtic musicians. This course is delivered via an online streaming platform and Zoom (or similar).

Don’t worry if you don’t think you have the skills; you can switch over to our free Absolute Beginners course to learn the basics (runs at the start of each term) and you can rejoin the Beginners class when you are ready.

MUSC9469.CP01214Q
August 24 – September 28, 6 – 7:30 pm CDT
$150

MUSC9469.CP03214Q
August 27 – October 1, 8 – 9:30 am CDT
$150

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Absolute Beginners

This class is offered free to any student who registers for the Beginners course.

MUSC9469.CP04214Q
August 28 – October 2, 8 – 9:30 am CDT
FREE

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Intermediate

This 6-week self-paced intermediate course with three Q&A sessions builds on the Beginners course and the focus, in this course, turns to shaping a player’s sound and building their playing confidence. In addition, the course starts to look at a wider range of rhythms of tunes and examines various ways to play these tunes with decorations. This course suits both students who have completed the Beginners course as well as established players.

MUSC9469.CP02214Q
August 25 – September 29, 6 – 7:30 pm CDT
$297

MUSC9469.CP05214Q
August 28 – October 2, 10 – 11:30 am CDT
$297

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LEARN TO PLAY THE PIANO or VOICE LESSONS

Would you like to learn the basic skills of learning and playing the piano, or would you like to take voice lessons and learn to sing or sing better? Take individualized courses by Janice N. Archer. The instructor provides music or you can bring your own. Enjoy music from different genres such as spiritual, mariachi or rock and roll.

Janice N. Archer sets all dates and times. Cost is $22 for half-hour sessions. Short or long-term lessons available; any age is accepted and classes are taught in English or Spanish.

Call instructor at (432) 631-3966, or the Continuing Education office at (432) 685-4518 for further information.

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. John Stacy, Instructor. Class is located at the Allison Fine Arts building, room 126.

Next class offering in Fall 2022

ONLINE MUSIC CLASSES FOR BUSY PEOPLE


Instant Guitar

Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away.

Since this class is being held online with ZOOM, you will be able to sit at home with your guitar and take this class without any pressure. Since the class includes an online book and online follow-up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional weekly online question and answer session is also included. Class limited to 15 students. For ages 13+.

Topics include:

  • How chords work in a song
  • How to form the three main types of chords
  • How to tune your guitar
  • Basic strumming patterns
  • How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid)
  • How to play along with simple tunes

MUSC9462.CP02214Q
Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 – 9 pm
$59

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MUSC9462.CP00221Q
Tuesday, September 7, 6:30 – 9 pm
$59

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Instant Piano

In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical
enjoyment. Learn to play piano the way professionals do-using chords. Since this class is
being held online with ZOOM you will be able to sit at your piano or keyboard at home and take this course with no pressure at all. Since this course includes an online book and online follow up video lessons, you will be able to continue your practice and study on your own. An optional weekly online question and answer session is also included. The course is partly lecture/demonstration and partly hand’s-on instruction.

MUSC9461.CP02214Q
Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$59

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MUSC9461.CP00221Q
Monday, September 26, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
$59

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CHORDS ARE KEY FOR PIANO

Cost $59
Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any simple song in this one session.

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR PLAYING PIANO BY EAR

Cost $59
Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the Chords are Key for Piano class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence. Prior experience with chords recommended.

PIANO DISCOUNT SUPER COURSE

Cost $108
Take BOTH piano classes - Chords are Key for Piano AND Chords are Key for Piano by Ear - for a discounted price, only $108. This is $10 LESS than if you took both classes separately.

CHORDS ARE KEY FOR GUITAR

Cost $59
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. You will need an acoustic or electric guitar to take the class. For ages 13+.

Opera 101

The opera class in the spring will study the following operas: Les Huguenots by Meyerbeer, Puritani by Bellini, The Magic Flute by Mozart, Simon Boccanegra by Verdi, and The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. We will view excellent productions of these works 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. 

Next class offering in Fall 2022

In this course you’ll learn how to: manage investment risks, use new tax laws to your advantage, make informed decisions about your company retirement plan, and adjust your estate plan to function properly under the new laws.

However, money is only one aspect of retirement planning. This course blends financial education with life planning to help you build wealth, align your money with your values, and achieve your retirement lifestyle goals.

Next class offering in Fall 2022

Voices for All - Voice Acting Education ... Redefined

An Introduction to Voiceovers

Do you have a passion for voiceovers? Want to earn income using your talents from the comfort of your home? Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the growing remote voiceover industry!

Discover the current trends in the industry and how easy and affordable it can be to learn, set up and work from home. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor, a professional voice actor from Voices For All, will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery.

You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later in a follow up call. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class.

18 and over. Upon registration you will be contacted by VFA to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience.

Learn more at www.voicesforall.com

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.

 

Need assistance?

Contact the Community Programs Office
(432) 685-4518