Panola College, established in 1947, is a community college located in Carthage, Texas. The college is approved by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees and certificates of completion. It offers instructional programs in environmental technology, fine arts, geographic information systems, health information technology, math, industrial technology, science, occupational therapy, physical education and social sciences. Its distance learning department offers a variety of Internet and instructional television courses. The college s financial aid staff provides federal and state grants and work study programs. Its library has a large collection of periodicals and newspapers and offers inter-library loans. Panola College is spread in an area of more than 100 acres.