Panola College is proud to offer Adult Education and Literacy classes free of charge to community members across our service area. AEL classes are provided at our main Carthage campus along with our Off Campus Centers in Marshall and Center. 

For more information, please call 903-935-5039 or email

High School Equivalency (HSE - GED)

Classes are intended to assist students prepare for the GED exam.  The goal is for the student to be prepared to take, and pass, the GED exam as quickly as possible.

  • Reasoning through Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science
High School Equivalency Schedule
Site Location Class Schedule Registration
Carthage W.C. Smith Building M/T 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday @ 2:00 pm
Marshall Marshall College Center T/R 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday @ 9:00 am
Marshall Marshall College Center T/R 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday @ 5:00 pm
Center Shelby College Center M/W 8:00 am - 11:00 am Wednesday @ 2:00 pm
Center Shelby College Center Night Class Coming Soon
Jefferson Community Services of Northeast Texas F 10:00 am - 1:00 pm As Needed

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Classes are designed for non-native English speakers who are seeking to improve their ability to communicate in English.

  • Oral
  • Written
ESL Schedule
Site Location Class Schedule Registration
Carthage Gullette Technology Building M/T 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Monday @ 5:00 pm
Marshall Marshall College Center M/W 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Monday @ 9:00 am
Marshall Marshall College Center M/W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Monday @ 6:00 pm
Center Shelby College Center T/W/R 8:00 am - 10:00 am Monday at 8:00 am
Center Shelby College Center T 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm As Needed
Career Pathways

Intensive AEL Services

Intensive AEL Services are career pathways service models that includes one or more of the following: 

  • Workplace AEL activities (see schedule below)
  • Services for internationally trained English Language learner professionals
  • Transition to re-entry and post-release services
Workplace Literacy Schedule
Site Location Class Schedule Registration
Carthage Tyson T/W 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm T/W 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Center Tyson T/W 5:15 pm - 6:45 pm As Needed
I58 I58 Farm T/R 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm As Needed
Marshall Happy Nails Salon M/W 8:00 am - 10:00 am Monday @ 8:00 am
Longview Lavish Nails M/T/W 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Workplace Literacy classes are AEL classes offered on-site to meet employer needs.  They are designed with the employer in mind.  We can offer GED, ESL, Citizenship, IET, Digital Literacy, or Financial Literacy classes.

Integrated Education Training (IET)

Integrated Education Training (IET) is an overall scope of services designed for a specific occupation or occupational cluster for the purpose of educational and career advancement. IET pairs basic skills training side by side IET services include the three components delivered through integrated services—ensuring that participants gain the skills needed to succeed in the workforce training program by either: 

  • attaining a recognized postsecondary credential
  • entering or advancing in employment
  • advancing in postsecondary education and training. 

The three required IET components are: 

  • AEL activities contextualized for workforce training
  • Workforce preparation activities 
  • Workforce training for a specific in-demand or targeted occupation or occupational cluster, as determined by the Local Workforce Development Board (Board). 

Panola College AEL Grant funds are available for ELIGIBLE students to pay for partial or entire tuition, fees and support materials needed for the following Continuing Education in-demand trainings:

Career Navigator

Our Career Navigator facilitates enrollments, provides career advising and ensures the program includes a Career Pathway approach to middle skill jobs for education and training. Our Career Navigator is available to contact you now!

Complete the form below! 

For more information, please email or call 903-935-5039