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Academic or Career & Technical: What's the Difference?

Academic Fields of Study curricula are designed to satisfy the lower division requirements for a bachelor's degree in a specific area at four-year colleges in the state of Texas.  (i.e. Accounting, Fine Arts, Kinesiology, Social Science, etc.)  

Career & Technical Programs are designed to prepare students for occupational employment focusing on technical skills for specific career areas.  Transfer options may exist at some four-year colleges through the Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree. (i.e. Cosmetology, Vocational Nursing, Associate Degree Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Computer Information Systems, Petroleum, Welding, etc.)

About the Panola College Guidance Program

The primary function of the program is to help students adjust to the college environment as well as to provide academic, career, and technical advising. Student Success Center advisors and faculty advisors also provide referral information and assist students with courses of study, transfer school options, and career planning.

Academic and Career/Technical advising appointments can be made by calling:

Carthage (Main) Campus - (903) 693-2048
Center Campus - (936) 591-9075
Marshall Campus - (903) 935-5039


Transfers & Additional Information