PJC-Sulphur Springs Center offers business, computer courses in Feb.

From Staff Reports

Jan. 18, 2008 - Business and computer courses lead the selection of continuing education classes being offered at the Paris Junior College-Sulphur Springs Center during the month of February, but beginning woodworkers, budding welders and health care professionals can also benefit from the schedule, according to Linda Bennett, director of the center.


“How to Start Your Own Business” is a free seminar that shows participants what it takes to start and operate a small business. The seminar will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 8.

Using Northeast Texas Workforce Centers and Temporary Employment Agencies to Recruit and Hire Good Employees will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8. This free session offers information for employers and job seekers in Lamar, Red River, Bowie, Cass, Franklin, Hopkins, Morris and Titus counties. Also included will be valuable information regarding labor law and labor market statistics.

A Patent, Trademark and Copyright Laws class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8. Participants will learn how to register copyrights, select and register a trademark, and how to evaluate creative products for patent protection.

The Invention Commercialization seminar will meet from 1-3 p.m. on Feb. 8. Topics will include determining market size and demand for a product, the best method of making and distributing a product, the difference between patents and trade secret protection, licensing, the role of prototype makers, and how to locate manufacturers.

Exceptional Customer Service is a free video presentation to show how to approach customer service through the eyes of your customers, deal with challenging situations, create winning attitudes and build customer service stars and teams within a business. The program will be offered from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 29.


A Basic Microsoft Word 2007 class will meet from 1-4 p.m., Tues/Thurs, Feb. 5-15. This work processing program brings ease to creating a variety of professional looking documents.

A Basic Microsoft Excel 2007 class meets from 1-4 p.m., Tues/Thurs, Feb. 19-28. Students will learn to create a worksheet; work with formulas and functions; format a worksheet; work with charts, and analyze data using formulas.

A Quick Start Series, Office 2007 seminar will help you learn to use an upgraded Microsoft Office program. The seminar will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 8. The seminar will cover Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint upgrades. It will not teach you how to use the basics of each program, but it will help you transition to Office 2007 applications with less stress.


A Beginning Woodworking class is scheduled from 6-9 p.m., each Thursday, Feb. 24 through April 24. Students will learn the basics of lumber selection and basic carpentry while completing a wood project during class time. This project will provide exposure to tool selection and use, project layout, design and various methods of wood finishing.


A Medication Aide class will be held from 4:30-8:30 p.m., Mon/Tues/Thurs, January 28 through April 22. This class has just been announced. It offers instruction in preparation and administration of designated medications by non-licensed nursing personnel employed in licensed health care agencies including the responsibilities associated with such administration.

Truck Driver Training

This 200-hour course provides skills and knowledge necessary to take the Commercial Drivers License (CDL) exams. Students who successfully complete the course will be Department of Transportation (DOT) certified upon completion. New classes begin every two weeks. Call 903-885-9800 for admissions requirements, enrollment information, class dates and additional information.

Workforce Development: Arc Welding

A Beginning Arc Welding class will be held from 6-9 p.m., each Tuesday, Feb. 12 through April 22. This class covers the theory and introduction to the shielded metal arc welding (SMAW) process. Skill in the welding process and the selection of materials and equipment will be stressed. Students must furnish their own helmet, glasses and gloves.

To register for continuing education classes, call 903-885-1232, or stop by the Sulphur Springs Center located at 1202 West Houston.

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