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B.S. Degree Applications


MARIANNA—Chipola College is now accepting applications for each of the college’s 10 bachelor’s degrees programs in Education, Business and Nursing.

Application deadline for Summer Session II is June 2. Registration for Summer II is June 23 and classes begin June 27. Application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. The deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees is July 27.

Scholarships are available for all 10 B.S. degrees. Financial aid also is available through the Chipola Foundation and through state and federal programs.

Chipola’s tuition is $115 per semester hour for upper division courses compared to $215 per hour at nearby universities. Chipola also offers in-state tuition for Alabama and Georgia residents. Chipola offers seven different bachelor’s degrees in the teaching field: Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English Education, Middle School Mathematics, Secondary Mathematics, Middle School Science and Secondary Science (Biology). All education degrees have high placement rates with excellent re-hire rates for the second year. Chipola education graduates are teaching in nearly all of the 34 public schools in the college’s service area which includes: Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, Liberty and Washington counties.

Chipola offers the B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Accounting or Management. Both programs have excellent placement rates. Most of the courses are offered in the evening and online. There are seven prerequisite courses for both programs: (ACG 2021) Introduction to Financial Accounting, (ACG 2071) Introduction to Managerial Accounting, (CGS 1100) Microcomputer Applications, (ECO 2013) Macroeconomics, (ECO 2023) Microeconomics, (MAC 2233) Calculus for Non-science Majors, (STA 2023) Introduction to Statistics or (STA 2122) or (QMB 2100) Business Statistics.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program offers all upper division classes completely on-line. Applicants must have completed an AS degree in Nursing from a regionally-accredited institution or have completed the AA degree with all prerequisites from a Florida public institution or 60 semester hours and satisfactory completion of Chipola's general education requirements including Gordon Rule and all prerequisites. Applicants must be licensed RN’s in (Florida, Alabama, or Georgia) with an overall 2.5 minimum GPA with a minimum grade of "C" in all common pre-requisites.

For information on the Chipola Nursing program, contact Dr. Karen Lipford, Dean of Health Sciences, at 850-718-2278 or email

Call 850-718-2305 or visit www.

Cross Country


MARIANNA—The Chipola Women's Cross Country team has scholarships available for the Fall 2016 semester. Interested runners should contact Coach Rance Massengill immediately.

Returning members of the team are currently working out on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the college pool.

Lydia Weideman, Jayde Smelcer, Conner Melvin and Amber Raisebeck, return from last year’s team. They will be joined by newcomer Nichole Morris of Lake City.

Cross Country is a Fall sport which begins August 1 and ends in November. The season opens Aug. 26 in Tallahassee.

For information, call 850-718-2420, or email

Apply to EMT and Paramedic Programs


MARIANNA—Applications for the EMT and Paramedic Programs at Chipola College are currently being accepted with an application deadline of Aug. 3.

The EMT program consists of 300 hours per the Department of Education Framework and will run for 16 weeks. The program meets from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Wednesday.

The Paramedic Program runs for three semesters. Day classes are designed to accommodate working students by providing a flexible A & B schedule. Day classes are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Application information is available online at For information, contact Tina Maloy, Health Sciences Program Manager at 850-718-2403, or email

Fall Registration Dates


MARIANNA—Registration for Fall classes at Chipola College is open now through Aug. 11 for students who qualify.

To register, students must have submitted all required documents to the Admission and Records Office and have been cleared for registration. Required documents include: college application, high school transcripts, and residency statement with documentation.

The most important deadline may be July 27, the deadline to apply for Federal Financial Aid to cover Fall tuition and fees. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and submit required documents to the Chipola Financial Aid Office by July 27. Those who miss the deadline will be required to pay tuition and fees up front, but may be reimbursed once financial aid is awarded. For information, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit

New student application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application available online or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.

Regular registration for the Fall semester is Aug. 17-19.

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor’s Degrees include: Education majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education; a Business Administration degree with concentrations in Management or Accounting; and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Additionally, the college offers the Educator Preparation Institute, a Teacher Certification program for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.

The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work and then transfer to a four-year program at Chipola or another college or university. Credits are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available at

Several Associate in Science (AS) and Workforce programs are offered which provide training for high wage jobs. Workforce programs include: Automotive Service Technology, Firefighter I & II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Corrections to Correction, Cosmetology, Nursing Assistant and Welding.

Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Civil Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN) and Recreation Technology.

College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT); Paramedic; Advanced Manufacturing: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Motors Certification and Engineering Tech Support Specialist Certificate.

Computer Information Technology certificates include: Geographic Information Systems, Help Desk Support Technician and IT Support Specialist. Network Systems Technology Certificates include: Digital Forensics, Network/Cyber Security, Network Support Technician and Server Administration.

The schedule of classes is available online at For information, call 718-2211.

Financial Aid Processing Deadline


MARIANNA—Students planning to enroll in Chipola College this Fall are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete their financial aid file by July 27.

“The first thing students and families need to do in order to apply for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA,” says Dr. Jayne Roberts, Vice President of Student Affairs. “The FAFSA form will determine eligibility for financial aid, such as Pell Grants and work-study programs. It is very important that students and families pay attention to deadline dates when applying for financial aid and scholarships,” reminds Roberts. “Some financial aid options have limited funding; therefore, the ‘early bird gets the worm’ philosophy will apply.”

To meet the July 27 processing deadline, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible to ensure it can be processed by the deadline. Tax information for both the college-bound student and parents is needed when completing the FAFSA.

The FAFSA can be completed electronically at The Chipola College school code is 001472.

All students seeking Financial Aid must have completed the FASFA and submitted the required paperwork to the Chipola College Financial Aid Office in order to use financial aid to pay tuition for the Fall 2016 semester. Students who are not eligible for financial aid or who have not completed their financial aid file with the Chipola College Financial Aid Office by July 27, must make other arrangements to pay for tuition and books.

To avoid delays, students are encouraged to: (1) apply at; (2) complete the application thoroughly and promptly; (3) keep a copy of all documents used to complete the application (4) submit additional requested information to the Chipola Financial Aid Office promptly.

For information about Financial Aid at Chipola College, visit For information about completing the FAFSA call – 1-800-433-3243.

Firefighting Courses


MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer Firefighting I and Firefighting II day classes beginning in August. Orientation is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m.

Firefighter I runs Aug. 22 through Oct. 5, and meets Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Firefighter II will run Oct. 10 through Nov. 9.

Pre-requisite for both courses is First Responder (EMT or higher certification). A daytime First Responder class will meet Aug. 15-18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cost is $130.

Cost is approximately $1,600 each for Firefighter I or Firefighter II classes. Firefighter I price includes: 225 hour class, book, Drug and Background Test and (5) T-shirts. Firefighter II price includes: 225 hour class, Forestry S-130/180/L-190, use of SCBA and bunker gear. Some financial aid is available for both classes. Ten $200 scholarships are available to the first 10 qualified applicants.

For information, contact Phil Oxendine at (850) 718-2483, 573-0188 e-mail or visit

NAACP Scholarships Presented

NAACP SCHOLARSHIPS PRESENTED—The Winestock Foundation, Inc. and the Jackson County NAACP recently presented three scholarships to Chipola College students. Pictured from left, are: Christian Wynn of Marianna, Automotive student; Asher Williams of Marianna, Automotive student; Ariana Martin of Marianna, Occupational Therapy major; and Ronstance Pittman, NAACP Vice-President.