MC Spanish program draws four-year university students

My San Antonio - Enrollment numbers for the Midland College Spanish program have topped 2,000 students per semester, trustees learned Tuesday at the January board meeting. Through online classes, many of the students earn credits while attending another institution.

Duberlinda Mauricio, associate professor and lab coordinator, has taught at MC for more than 10 years and said the popularity of online courses has increased over that time.

"Most of our students are taking online from different campuses," she told the Reporter-Telegram before presenting at the board meeting. "For example, in Texas we have many students from UT Austin, from Texas A&M. We also have students from other states, like California."

Also at Tuesday's meeting, board members voted to approve Texas Tech University and the University of Texas of the Permian Basin asthe "primary receiving institutions" for engineering and support the program, according to agenda documents.

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