Monday, September 26, 2016

MC offers 8-week and winter interim sessions

• Most courses are online via MC’s Canvas classroom management system

From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The fall semester at Midland College (MC) officially started on August 29; however, it’s not too late to enroll in courses and get credit by the end of the calendar year. For those who didn’t have an opportunity to apply and register for classes, or for those who may want to take an additional course or two, MC offers an 8-week accelerated session beginning October 24 and ending December 15.

Courses offered during this session include Art Appreciation, Business Principles, Communications, Economics, English (composition and literature courses), Information Technology, Music Appreciation and Spanish (all levels). Most of the courses are online, and class instruction is web-based via MC’s Canvas classroom management system.

“We realize that late summer and early fall are busy times for many people, and they may not have had an opportunity to apply to MC and register for courses,” explained Liz Zenteno, dean of Enrollment Management. “We are hoping that this 8-week session will give them the opportunity to start their college studies or continue toward their degree and career training goals.”

New students should stop by the MC Welcome Center located on the east side of the Scharbauer Student Center. Staff at the Center will assist with completing the ApplyTexas application and will provide information about financial aid, advising and other items needed to begin their studies. Those students who are already enrolled at MC and want to add an additional course can call (432) 685-4501 to schedule an appointment to visit with an advisor.”

In addition, MC offers a two-week winter interim session December 19-January 2. This session mainly consists of online courses. College officials reported that this session is popular among students classified as “transient”—those who are enrolled at another college or university and want to earn college credit while they are on break between semesters. For a complete list of courses available during the 8-week session and the winter interim session, visit

Zenteno also said that it’s not too late to begin thinking about spring semester courses. MC’s spring semester begins January 17, and students can start registering for spring classes on October 17. Advisors are now accepting appointments for spring semester advising. All students should meet with an advisor before registering to discuss their career pathway and make sure they are enrolled in appropriate courses.

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