Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Midland College Williams Regional Technical Training Center partners with Fort Stockton ISD to save families almost $1 million
• Over 2,000 post-secondary academic and technical hours awarded to Pecos County high school seniors
From Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events
Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC), is within easy walking distance from Fort Stockton High School. The close proximity and helpfulness of the WRTTC staff provides an excellent opportunity for high school students to take advantage of dual credit Midland College (MC) courses.
According to the Fort Stockton Independent School District, members of this year’s high school graduating class received 2,021 college hours, resulting in a college tuition savings of $962,997 for Pecos County families. This is a 45 percent increase in college dual credit hours from the previous school year.
Academic/Transfer dual credit hours totaled 1,454. Fort Stockton ISD staff compared average cost per college hour at the Midland College WRTTC to average cost per hour at Texas A&M University and found the savings to be $946,554. Technical college credit hours totaled 567, and cost of taking those hours at the WRTTC was compared to the same classes at Texas State Technical College in Waco. Staff calculated the savings to be $16,443.
In addition to those students taking college dual credit hours, a number of students were also enrolled in MC’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program. All graduating seniors taking the CNA course, received the 100-hour certification awarded by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services.
For more information, contact Matt Tarpley, Director of MC’s Ft. Stockton branch campus, at (432) 336-2525, firstname.lastname@example.org.