Paris Junior College offering loans of laptops to students; Online registration to continue during the winter holidays


Paris Junior College registers students for both the winter mini-term and the 2021 spring semester, and continues a program where enrolled students can borrow laptops to help them with their studies.

As students have switched to virtual learning after the Thanksgiving vacation, they are welcome to be on campus for the rest of the week to take care of registration and other needs, as well as study at the library. A virtual graduation ceremony will take place on Friday, December 18, 2020 for students graduating from this semester.

“PJC offers something for everyone with the Winter Mini Term and Spring Semester,” said Dr. Pam Anglin, President of PJC. “The three-week online courses offered during the winter break are perfect for current PJC students and college students who are home for the holidays and want to move on. We have many programs in the health professions that are more critical than ever. We also have high demand programs such as cybersecurity and computer networks, mechatronics, electrician and criminal justice. We also have the JobReady online program that students can start when they register. Now is the perfect time to add skills for a better career. “

Through JobReady, PJC offers a collection of top-notch corporate learning courses – available through the web and mobile apps – with digital credentials. The new courses cover a wide range of technical skills including AI development, project management of CNC lathe production technicians and Six Sigma programs, numerous Amazon and Google certifications, and more. This program is available on

The college will close for winter break after December 18 and reopen on January 4, 2021, but will be available by email to help students. Those who need to apply to PJC should send an email [email protected], those interested in finding out more about the programs offered or registering for the courses should send an email [email protected] during this time. Places are still available in the residences and questions can be addressed to [email protected]. Returning students can register through the MyPJC portal.

The PJC Winter Mini-Term offers three-week online courses. Designed to help students finish college quickly, the majority of the courses will transfer to a four-year university. Classes start on Monday, December 21, 2020 and end on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Offering 8- and 16-week courses, the spring semester 2021 begins on January 11, 2021.

After the college opens on January 4, there will be a series of unique registration days at each location: PJC-Greenville Center on Tuesday January 5 from 9 am to 6 pm; PJC-Sulfur Springs Center Wednesday, Jan.6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Paris campus on Thursday January 7 from 8:30 am to 6 pm. All sites will be open on Saturday January 9 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and students will still be able to register for the first days of the semester.

University College of Paris – 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 of Arts, Associate of Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in Technical / Labor Fields. The college has expanded its curriculum over the years to encourage applicants for the associate degree and university transfer. Since establishing its first professional program – Jewelry and Watchmaking in 1942 – the college has been aggressive in adding technical / manpower programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The shaded 54-acre campus includes 20 large buildings and halls of residence and provides students with a unique and enjoyable learning environment.

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


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Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college that meets the education and training needs of the region while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.


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