Career Opportunities

With a career in Energy, you can start earning $30k - $50k a year in 24 months or less!

Employment Opportunities

Program Information

For Energy course load, admissions requirements, degree programs, certificates, and financial information, see the Panola College Catalog.

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 Panola College was approved to offer the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Petroleum Technology beginning in the Fall Semester 2007. This has allowed Panola College to be in the forefront of training students in the Oil and Gas Industry. As technology continues to shape and influence the growth of the Energy sector, companies are constantly in need of educated workers who can step in on Day One.

Graduates from School of Energy have a clear understanding of today's skill set in the industry and are able to be competitive in today's workforce. The School of Energy prepares students for careers in high-value industries with a robust job demand. Degrees and Certificates in the School of Energy feature a rigorous, Common Core-aligned academic curriculum developed in collaboration with various industry-leading employers. Through each partnership, students gain real-world experience through internships in areas connected to their classroom studies.

Within two years, students graduate with a Panola College associate degree in Petroleum Technology, Electrical & Instrumentation, or Natural Gas Compression and a set of employer-identified industry-valued credentials indicating skills mastery. College and career ready, students who complete the program are equipped either to enter their chosen field with a higher education degree or to continue toward a bachelor's degree.

The educational transformation taking part at Panola College in the School of Energy is inspirational, it's this type of dedication and innovation that will help groom tomorrow's successful innovators, employees, and leaders. There's a real need in the US to graduate more students who are effectively skilled and prepared to succeed in a globally competitive workforce. The fact that these students will gain skills unmatched by their competitors by the time they graduate is remarkable. 

Instruction is offered in order to meet schedule requirements for a wide variety of students. Classes are offered during normal class schedule, at night, and on-line when practical.


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Women in Energy

Women in Energy is an informative event about the oil and gas industry. High school female students join in a fun and eventful day! While learning the process of the oil and gas industry, the attendees will hear successful women in the field speak about their position and education path. Students also tour the Panola College Energy lab and receive quick hands on training. Company participants not only share their knowledge with the high school students, but also participate in a networking lunch with Panola College Energy students. Young ladies who attend the event, end with an interactive game that tests what they learned throughout the day!

For more information about Women in Energy, click here.

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