Welcome to the Shelby Regional Training Center (SRTC)

Located in Center, TX - SRTC offers Panola College students many opportunities to achieve academic success without having to travel to the main Carthage Campus. In addition to the specialized programs at the Center Campus, SRTC offers in-person academic courses to help students work towards their Associates Degree or earn college credit to transfer to a four year university. Panola College is proud to serve the citizens of Shelby County with quality higher education programs and courses.

Shelby Regional Training Center (SRTC)  offers several technical certificate and degree programs that focus on a career in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining equipment in an industrial environment. Students who successfully complete the programs will obtain a strong background in welding, hydraulics, refrigeration, and related subjects. SRTC Welder

Program courses include:

Program skills include:

  • Laboratory training using state-of-the-art instruments, materials, and techniques employed in the industry
  • Appropriate safety training
  • Problem-solving skills, including statistical analysis of data and effective teamwork
  • Effective oral and written communication skills


Needing to finish your core courses or need a pre-requisite for LVN, RN, or OTA programs? SRTC offers many academic courses in-person to help students meet these needs.  

To see all program courses, go to the online College Catalog or browse the College Schedule of Classes.

Shelby County is a great place to serve students.

Meet our Director

Cancee LesterCancee Lester is the director of two Panola College off-campus extensions, The Shelby Regional Training Center and the Shelby College Center in Center, Texas. 

Mrs. Lester is here to help the students of Shelby County achieve their academic goals. She is available to advise students as they progress through their college career to make sure they stay on course to graduate or earn their certificate. She can connect students to resources available to them and help save them a trip to the main campus.  

Mrs. Lester and her family live in Shelby County, a friendly down-to-earth community south of Panola County. Panola College is proud to serve the citizens of Shelby County with quality higher education programs and courses.

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