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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

CNA- Certified Nurse Aide Non-Credit Certificate

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To prepare the nurse aide with the knowledge, skills and abilities essential

to provide basic care to residents in long term care facilities;
to communicate and interact effectively with residents and their families based on sensitivity to the psychosocial needs of residents;
to assist residents in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence;
to protect, support, and promote the rights of residents;
to provide safety and preventive measures in the care of residents;
to demonstrate skills in observing and reporting;
to function effectively as a member of the health care team

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Dental Assistant

Dental Assisting Non-Credit Certificate

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Dental assistants work alongside dentists and dental hygienists in a dental office and perform a variety of administrative and clinical tasks. The primary role of a dental assistant is assisting the dentist during procedures by providing tools and materials, and by performing dental office-related tasks.

The 100-hour class prepares students for entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions. The course will cover key areas and topics, exposing the student to both classroom and hands-on instruction. The classroom instruction reviews the necessary anatomy, terminology, legal and ethical issues as well as the policy and guidelines necessary to understanding the scope of practice and the practical aspects of Dental Assisting. Topics include instrument identification, equipment maintenance, tooth structure and oral cavity anatomy, dental anesthesia, sterilization, and charting. The student will learn the steps necessary to assisting the dentist while providing quality dental care within the community. Curriculum includes review of tooth charting, restorations, bridge implants, bitewing, panograph, and periapical x-ray and the mixing of dental cements.

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Cardiovascular Technician

EKG Technician Non-Credit Certificate

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EKG Technicians are part of the allied health family. Typically, they work in hospitals or clinics and provide direct patient care. They help in routine physical exams, as well as screening procedures before a patient undergoes surgery. EKG technicians use specialized machines to measure the efficiency of the heart.

The EKG Technician program is a comprehensive 50 hour course. The course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, and electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, the students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health information Technician, A.A.S.

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Courses in Medical Laboratory Technology, also known as Clinical Laboratory Science, prepare the student to work in the laboratory to analyze blood, body fluids and tissues using high-tech equipment. This two-year program prepares the student to perform laboratory procedures to aid the physician in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Medical Laboratory Technicians work in hospitals, clinics and research laboratories.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Certificate

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Courses in Medical Assisting prepare the student to work in many different settings such as physician's offices, clinics and group practices. Because Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, they can perform both administrative and clinical procedures making them valuable in health care. As managed care compels physicians to contain costs and manage human resources more efficiently, the demand for medical assistants is rising.

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Medical Assisting, A.A.S.

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Courses in Medical Assisting prepare the student to work in many different settings such as physician's offices, clinics and group practices. Because Medical Assistants are multi-skilled, they can perform both administrative and clinical procedures making them valuable in health care. As managed care compels physicians to contain costs and manage human resources more efficiently, the demand for medical assistants is rising.

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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy Assistant, A.A.S.

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Occupational Therapy uses meaningful and purposeful activities and occupations to promote health and independence. Under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist (OT), the occupational therapy assistant (OTA) works directly with individuals, families, groups and communities to facilitate health and well-being through engagement in meaningful activities and occupations. In addition to direct patient care, occupational therapy practitioners are involved in addressing the impact of social, political and environmental factors that contribute to occupational deprivation.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Non-Credit Certificate

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According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), employment of pharmacy technicians is expected to increase by 9% from 2014 to 2024. The BLS also suggest that pharmacy technicians with formal education or training, previous work experience, and national certification will be specifically sought after to meet these demands. Pharmacy Technician is a growing field which offers a competitive salary and opportunity for growth and promotion. Panola College Workforce and Continuing Education is proud to offer a Pharmacy Technician program which prepares our students to become certified through the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's exam. Our 64-hour class includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions, inventory control and more. This class will help prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's Exam.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Non-Credit Certificate

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This first session concentrates on developing skills in the performance of blood collection methods using proper techniques and standard precautions. This includes vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture. It also covers specimen collection on adults, children, and infants. Infection prevention, patient identification, specimen labeling, quality assurance, specimen handling, processing, accessioning, professionalism, ethics, and medical terminology are emphasized.

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Vocational Nursing Certificate

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The mission of the Panola College Vocational Nursing Program is to prepare competent, vocational nurses that are knowledgeable, safe and demonstrate a positive and caring attitude. Graduates should be able to care for individual clients across the lifespan within a standard legal/ethical framework.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Microcomputer Support Specialist Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Personal Computer Technical Support Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Software Developer

Computer Information Technology, A.A.S.

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Digital Media Design and Development Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Microcomputer Software Operator Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Graphic Designer

Digital Media Design and Development Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Are you ready for an exciting career in Criminal Justice? Did you know you can get your start at Panola College? Panola offers an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice. The Field of Study plan is intended to provide students with the first two years of Criminal Justice courses, preparing the students for transfer to an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree.
Careers in Criminal Justice include a wide variety of job opportunities. There are approximately 60 different Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and numerous State and local law enforcement agencies that vary from State to State.

Positions within Courts include bailiffs (from law enforcement), Court Clerks, Court Reporters, Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys. Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and most Judges are required to have a law degree, which often includes a certain amount of Criminal Justice classes.

Then there is Corrections. There are Federal and State Corrections as well as private industry positions in jails and prisons. In addition to correctional officer positions and the administrative careers they may lead to, there are numerous supplemental positions in Corrections as well. Positions within corrections often involve counselors, therapist, nurses, educators, theologians, and many others Have you ever considered Juvenile or Adult Probation? Those positions are available in both Federal and State Agencies. What about Parole? The reality is Criminal Justice is way much more than just “being a cop.”

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Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Are you ready for an exciting career in Criminal Justice? Did you know you can get your start at Panola College? Panola offers an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice. The Field of Study plan is intended to provide students with the first two years of Criminal Justice courses, preparing the students for transfer to an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree.
Careers in Criminal Justice include a wide variety of job opportunities. There are approximately 60 different Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and numerous State and local law enforcement agencies that vary from State to State.

Positions within Courts include bailiffs (from law enforcement), Court Clerks, Court Reporters, Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys. Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and most Judges are required to have a law degree, which often includes a certain amount of Criminal Justice classes.

Then there is Corrections. There are Federal and State Corrections as well as private industry positions in jails and prisons. In addition to correctional officer positions and the administrative careers they may lead to, there are numerous supplemental positions in Corrections as well. Positions within corrections often involve counselors, therapist, nurses, educators, theologians, and many others Have you ever considered Juvenile or Adult Probation? Those positions are available in both Federal and State Agencies. What about Parole? The reality is Criminal Justice is way much more than just “being a cop.”

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice, A.A.S.

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Are you ready for an exciting career in Criminal Justice? Did you know you can get your start at Panola College? Panola offers an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice. The Field of Study plan is intended to provide students with the first two years of Criminal Justice courses, preparing the students for transfer to an institution that grants a baccalaureate degree.
Careers in Criminal Justice include a wide variety of job opportunities. There are approximately 60 different Federal Law Enforcement Agencies and numerous State and local law enforcement agencies that vary from State to State.

Positions within Courts include bailiffs (from law enforcement), Court Clerks, Court Reporters, Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys. Prosecutors, Defense Attorneys, and most Judges are required to have a law degree, which often includes a certain amount of Criminal Justice classes.

Then there is Corrections. There are Federal and State Corrections as well as private industry positions in jails and prisons. In addition to correctional officer positions and the administrative careers they may lead to, there are numerous supplemental positions in Corrections as well. Positions within corrections often involve counselors, therapist, nurses, educators, theologians, and many others Have you ever considered Juvenile or Adult Probation? Those positions are available in both Federal and State Agencies. What about Parole? The reality is Criminal Justice is way much more than just “being a cop.”

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technologies Program prepares students to work in a variety of health care facilities as Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon successful completion of the course and NREMT testing, graduates work at numerous fire departments, private EMS services, and hospitals. Emergency Medical technician is an exciting field where each day offers new challenges. The program teaches you many life saving skills, required for the fast-advancing world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services).

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Paramedic Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technologies Program prepares students to work in a variety of health care facilities as Emergency Medical Technicians. Upon successful completion of the course and NREMT testing, graduates work at numerous fire departments, private EMS services, and hospitals. Emergency Medical technician is an exciting field where each day offers new challenges. The program teaches you many life saving skills, required for the fast-advancing world of EMS (Emergency Medical Services).

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Communications Industry

Graphic Designer

Digital Media Design and Development Certificate

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The Computer Science Division at Panola College is committed to providing state-of-the-art technological training in the computer, secretarial, and health information fields. With the help of advisory committees of highly-qualified business and industrial leaders, the Computer Science department is dedicated to offering the training needed by regional employers. The curriculum includes the latest versions of the most widely used productivity software. Also included is instruction on topics such as help desk support, hardware, multimedia, and web page design.

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Manufacturing Industry

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electrical & Instrumentation, A.A.S.

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The Electrical & Instrumentation program is designed to prepare students for a career in instrumentation and process control. Instrumentation technicians are employed in a large variety of industries to maintain equipment that controls temperature, pressure, and flow of material or speed and position of objects. Manufacturers such as Toyota, General Motors, Motorola, HEB, and Temple Inland use process control to manufacture automobiles, electonic devices, cardboard containers, and food products. Other industries use process control technicians to refine petroleum products and process chemicals and other materials. Just about everything you use or consume owes its existence to an instrumentation technician.

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Construction Industry

Electrician

Electrician- Residential/Commercial Certificate

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If you have been fascinated by electricity, then you might want to look at a career as an electrician. Electricians enjoy one of the higher paid specialty-industry fields with a solid future as America becomes more dependent on consistent and well-maintained supplies of electricity.

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Welder

Welding Basic Certificate

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The Welding Program will prepare students for careers in welding positions in general fabrication shops, construction, and pipe welding. The curriculum is developed using employer defined skills. Welding practices and principles that are established in the program will guide students in welding processes and provide hands-on experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills. Welding is a field that is in constant demand and is expected to increase on the national level over the next few years. Certified welders will have much better employment opportunities than non-certified welders.

Welders have many options for employment, some choose to go into business for themselves while others hire on with a company where they often receive health and medical benefits. Welders have the opportunity to work independently and if they are willing to travel can earn significantly more pay.

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Welding Intermediate Certificate

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The Welding Program will prepare students for careers in welding positions in general fabrication shops, construction, and pipe welding. The curriculum is developed using employer defined skills. Welding practices and principles that are established in the program will guide students in welding processes and provide hands-on experience in welding, layout, and fitting skills. Welding is a field that is in constant demand and is expected to increase on the national level over the next few years. Certified welders will have much better employment opportunities than non-certified welders.

Welders have many options for employment, some choose to go into business for themselves while others hire on with a company where they often receive health and medical benefits. Welders have the opportunity to work independently and if they are willing to travel can earn significantly more pay.

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Energy Industry

Petroleum Certificate Level I

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The Petroleum Technology Program is designed to help students prepare for careers in the oil and gas industry. Employers in the area have expressed a need for qualified employees in the petroleum field and have worked with Panola College to design a program to meet that need. The Panola College Petroleum Technology Program is a four semester program designed for the student to receive a certificate of completion at the end of both Semester I and Semester II. Upon completion of the two year program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Petroleum Certificate Level II

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The Petroleum Technology Program is designed to help students prepare for careers in the oil and gas industry. Employers in the area have expressed a need for qualified employees in the petroleum field and have worked with Panola College to design a program to meet that need. The Panola College Petroleum Technology Program is a four semester program designed for the student to receive a certificate of completion at the end of both Semester I and Semester II. Upon completion of the two year program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Petroleum Technology, A.A.S.

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The Petroleum Technology Program is designed to help students prepare for careers in the oil and gas industry. Employers in the area have expressed a need for qualified employees in the petroleum field and have worked with Panola College to design a program to meet that need. The Panola College Petroleum Technology Program is a four semester program designed for the student to receive a certificate of completion at the end of both Semester I and Semester II. Upon completion of the two year program, students will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree.

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Business Industry

Real Estate Appraiser

Real Estate Non-Credit Certificate

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Transportation Industry

Truck Driver

Truck Driving Non-Credit Certificate

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Contact Phone Number

903-693-2000

Address

1109 W Panola Street
Carthage, TX 75633-2397
United States