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Paris Junior College – Sulphur Springs News

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Pipe welding student Jordan Holland, left, works on a project at the PJC-Sulphur Springs Center welding shop during his summer workforce program class. PJC-Sulphur Springs welding instructor John Plemons is observing his work . To inquire about the welding program and other workforce education programs offered at PJC, call 903-885-1232.

Welding program at the Paris Junior College Sulphur Springs Jordan
Welding program at the Paris Junior College Sulphur Springs Jordan

Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.


To be the educational provider of choice for the region.


Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

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Author: Matt Janson

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