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April continuing education classes at Paris Junior College

Pyro_PJC_SliderParis Junior College is offering a wide variety of continuing education classes during the month of April. Unless otherwise stated, all courses are in the Bobby R. Walters Workforce Training Center. Call the PJC Continuing Education Department at 903-782-0447 or go to for further information.

Safely managing those working at height is the focus of a new class offered by Paris Junior College’s Continuing Education Department in April. Occupational Safety & Health: Fall Protection Competent Person is for managers or immediate supervisors of persons working at height, and those responsible for the supervision, implementation and monitoring of a managed fall protection program.

The class includes Competent Person and Competent Inspector, and students learn to identify hazardous conditions, develop programs and make equipment selections to properly deal with fall hazards. The class incorporates extensive classroom and hands-on-training and both written and practical examinations based on the requirements of U.S. OSHA Regulations, ANSI Z359.2 standard and CSA. (OSHT1015-Safety and Accident Prevention). It is offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 10.


The OSHA 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry and specifically for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors. The program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.  Note: The 30 Hour General Industry Outreach course is NOT equivalent to the OSHA 510 or 511 courses and will not meet the course prerequisites to take the OSHA 500 or 501 courses. (OSHT1003-Workplace Safety)  April 1-4, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Microsoft Office introduces the integration of word processing, database and spreadsheets. This class is offered Mondays through Thursdays, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., April 28-May 1.

The Microsoft Access Essentials database class will meet from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday, April 14-23. This program is used to manage data that is organized into lists such as customer information, products, inventory, sales, vendors and more.

A Microsoft Excel Essentials class will be offered on the electronic spreadsheet application. The course will meet 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 1-10.

Microsoft Word Essentials will meet 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 15-24. The class gives an overview of the word processing program.

Welcome to the World of Computers will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, April 8-17. This class is designed for the person that has very limited, if any, computer training.

Windows Essentials teaches how to create, copy and delete files using the Windows operating system, entering and editing data and customizing Windows to fit the user’s needs. The class meets from 1 to 3 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday, April 22-May 1.


Spanish for Fun is offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from April 22 to May 8.


The Driver’s Education class, approved by the Texas Department of Public Safety, meets from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, April 7-May 1.

Oversize Load Pilot Car Training will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, April 5-12. Training covers requirements for pilot car drivers, routing, safety, equipment and techniques for guiding oversize loads.

Professional Truck Driving II is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, April 21-May 2. Basic and advanced skills drill and safe operating practices for shifting and backing are included in this class.


The Kids Hurt Too Seminar will be offered from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, April 1. This seminar is designed to help parents understand the needs of their children throughout the process of divorce.

The Initial Basic Life Support class on lifesaving skills for respiratory and cardiac emergencies will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. The American Heart Association certifies the class.

Basic Life Support Recertification for CPR certified cardholders will be offered from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, April 18. The American Heart Association certifies the class.

The Heartsaver First Aid CPR & AED (automated external defibrillator) class targets day care workers, church nursery staff and parents wanting to adopt. The course teaches basic first aid and CPR/AED procedures, including first aid skills recommended by the Occupational Safety and Health Agency, to those with a duty to respond to a first aid or cardiac emergency. It will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.

Medication Aide Update will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18 (ITV class). The course content fulfills Texas Department of Health specifications on annual renewal requirements for certified medication aides. Medication aides should take this course one month before their certification card expires.

A Nurse Aide class will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, April 1-May 7. The class offers preparation for entry level nursing assistants.


Racquetball Basics teaches the basics of racquetball, including rules and proper gear. The course meets 5 to 7 p.m., Monday and Thursday April 7-May 29.

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