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    Petroleum Professional Development Center

    The Petroleum Professional Development Center 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 center is located at the corner of Main Street and Illinois Avenue (downtown, Midland, Texas)

    The PPDC mission 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, Certified Public Accountants, and Petroleum Landmen use to maintain their professional certification status.

    The PPDC also works closely with local professionals societies by co-sponsoring workshops such as "Getting Started in the Oil Business" and holding various symposiums on timely issues important to the region's oil and gas industry.

    The PPDC also hosts User's Group Meetings for Seismic-Micro Technology, PETRA and Geo-Graphix.

    The PPDC Facility Features:

    • Four classrooms including a 60-person capacity auditorium
    • State-of-the-art computing and instructional equipment
    • Interactive distance-learning capability
    • Classes, workshops, lunch-and-learn educational events

    Room Rentals Available - Please call the PPDC for more information (432-683-2832).


    Midland College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates
    and associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
    or call 404-679-4501 for questions about the status of Midland College.

    Midland College is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator

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