Ellison Miles Geotechnology Institute (EMGI) was established in 1997 as the North Texas Geoscience Technology Training Center. The name was changed after a $3.5 million donation (the largest gift ever made to the Dallas County Community College) by Ellison Miles in 1999 to construct a permanent facility that will house geotechnology continuing education programs.

EMGI's purpose is to:

This is high-quality, low-cost training. Scholarships are available for classes thanks to a grant from AAPG. A 24-hour class, which is normally $330, costs $75.

EMGI's present curriculum includes more than 30 classes, several of which treat sophisticated subjects in geology/geophysics and...

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