Palestine is centrally located and within two hours of major universities in Tyler, Dallas and Houston. However, locals do not have to leave home to get a world-class education. With a community college and major university having campuses in Palestine, students can take a wide variety of courses and even earn their degree while continuing to live at home. Many working professionals have taken advantage of this option, taking courses at Trinity Valley Community College to advance their education and career goals. Local businesses also benefit from working with Palestine’s educational institutions, using them to recruit interns and new employees, while also leveraging their resources to enhance the skills of existing employees.
Trinity Valley Community College is an incredible resource, giving students of all ages the opportunity to take courses they are interested in, select a degree path and continue their education at their own pace. In addition, the college provides high school students with the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit simultaneously. This dual credit program is designed to challenge students while giving them the opportunity to advance their educational career at their own pace. Simultaneously, their continuing education programs make it easy for working adults to take courses and advance their career goals. This has proven highly advantageous for adult residents and for the Palestine businesses who employ them. Their available fields of study range from business and accounting to legal assistant technology, engineering, nursing, pre-professional medical programs, teaching, early childhood education, welding and automotive technology. Visit their website to learn more about degree programs and what Trinity Valley Community College has to offer.
The University of Texas Tyler opened a $9.6 million, 50-acre campus in 2010, where full-time students and adults interested in continuing education can take courses in nursing, business, education, history and medicine. The University of Texas at Tyler makes its outstanding academic programs conveniently accessible to residents of the southwestern region of East Texas via the Palestine Campus. Students experience cost-saving convenience, greater flexibility in scheduling their classes, and reduced travel expenses, all while receiving a degree from UT Tyler. Courses are taught using traditional face-to-face delivery by on-site professors, in addition to online and hybrid teaching models.