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Paris Junior College Offering Laptop Loans for Students; Online Registration to Continue Over Winter Break

Paris Junior College is registering students for both the Winter Mini-Term and the 2021 Spring Semester, and continues a program allowing enrolled students to borrow laptops to help with their studies. 

While students moved to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving holiday, they are welcome on campus for the remainder of this week to take care of registration and other needs, as well as study in the library. A virtual commencement ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 18, 2020 for students graduating this semester. 

     “PJC offers something for everyone with the Winter Mini-Term and Spring Semester,” said Dr. Pam Anglin, PJC President. “The three-week online courses offered during the Winter Break are perfect for current PJC students and university students who are home for the break and want to get ahead. We offer many programs in health occupations, which are more critical than ever. We also have high demand programs such as cybersecurity and computer networking, mechatronics, electrician, and criminal justice. We also have the JobReady program online which students may start when they register. This is a great time to add skills for a better career.”

     Through JobReady, PJC provides a collection of top-rated corporate learning courses – available via the web and mobile apps – with digital credentials. The new courses cover a wide range of technical skills including AI Development, CNC Lathe production technician project management and Six Sigma programs, many Amazon and Google certifications, and more. This program is available at https://jobready.journeyed.com/parisjc

     The college will close for Winter Break after Dec. 18 and reopen Jan. 4, 2021 but will be available via email to help students. Those needing to apply to PJC should email [email protected], those interested in learning more about programs offered or toregister for classes should email [email protected] during that time. Space is still available in the residence halls and questions may be sent to [email protected]. Returning students may register through the MyPJC portal.

     PJC’s Winter Mini-Term offers three-week online courses. Designed to assist students finish college quickly, the majority of the courses will transfer to a four-year university. Classes start Monday, Dec. 21, 2020 and end on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Offering 8- and 16-week length courses, the Spring 2021 semester begins on Jan. 11, 2021.      

After the college opens on Jan. 4, there will be a series of one-and-done registration days at each location: PJC-Greenville Center on Tuesday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; PJC-Sulphur Springs Center on Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Paris campus on Thursday, Jan. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. All locations will be open on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to noon, and students may still register during the first few days of the semester.


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.

Vision

To be the educational provider of choice for the region.

Mission

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.

Author: Matt Janson

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