Special Events

    Midland College PPDC receives funding from

    The Southwest Section of the 
    American Association of Petroleum Geologists

    Donations designated for training unemployed energy professionals 

    The Southwest Section of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (SWS-AAPG) has awarded scholarship funding for training for unemployed professionals. Any unemployed member of SWS-AAPG is eligible for reduced tuition for MC Petroleum Proffessional Development Center (PPDC) classes. In addition, SWS-AAPG has also set aside a separate travel fund to further assist those members not living in Midland.  Please contact PPDC Director Curtis Helms for more information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (432) 683-2832. Read the full Press Release. 

     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 and Petroleum Landmen use to maintain their professional certification status.

    The PPDC also holds various symposiums on timely issues important to the region's oil and gas industry.

     The PPDC Facility Features:

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

     If you wish to pay with American Express please call us at 432-683-2832 prior to registering.


    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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