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Chipola College Carrer Employee

MATHIS—Vicki Mathis is Chipola College’s Career Employee for June. Mathis serves as a Grants Operations Coordinator and has worked at the college since 1994. Pictured from left, are: Chipola president Dr. Jason Hurst, Vicki Mathis and Dr. Matthew Hughes, Dean of Assessment, Compliance and Grants.


Chipola Softball Coaches

CHIPOLA AUTO INSTRUCTORS TEACH OTHER TEACHERS—Chipola College Automotive Technology instructors John Gardner (left) and Chase Vlieg were invited to teach at the recent Georgia Trade and Industry Camp. The camp offers a yearly update for automotive teachers. The Chipola team presented, two four-hour sessions of “Teaching Electrical Diagnosis in the Classroom,” to more than 50 automotive instructors. The meeting was held at Golden Isles Career Academy in Brunswick Georgia and hosted by CTAERN (Career, Technical, Agricultural Education) Valdosta State College. ####

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MARIANNA—The Chipola College ACE Lab is offering review sessions for the General Knowledge Florida Teacher Certification Examination.

The review is Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, from 2 to 4 p.m., both days. The Wednesday session will cover reading/language/essay, and the Thursday session will cover math.

For information, 850-718-2312.


Chipola Host STEM Event

CHIPOLA HOSTS STEM CHALLENGE—Chipola College was the host site of a Summer STEM Challenge sponsored by the Panhandle Area Educational Consortium in partnership with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Here, Chipola science professor Dr. Jeff Bodart works with Graceville High School junior Denzeal Boyd. Area high school students got a chance to learn about drones during three-day event. Participants used iPads, computers, and phones to create a map to operate drones. Organizers say the camp helped teach problem solving skills.


Corrections Class


The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center will offer several academy classes beginning in July.

A Basic Recruit Corrections Academy will begin July 5. Classes will meet Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Academy and a Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over class begins July 11. Classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Completion of any these programs will prepare candidates to take the State Board Examination to become certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, upon becoming employed with a law enforcement agency.

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) offered at the Public Service Building every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Cost of the test is $45.

Applicants must have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and must undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening. Financial assistance is available based upon need and eligibility.

For information regarding the application process contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.


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MARIANNA—Chipola College Summer Session II classes begin Monday, June 27, with late registration continuing through noon. Summer Session II term runs through Aug. 8.

Returning Chipola students may register for Fall 2016 classes July 5-8 and 11-14. The early registration fee payment deadline for Fall classes is Aug. 11. Online registration is available for students who qualify.

New student application deadline for the Fall Semester is Aug. 3. New students who have been cleared for admission for the Fall Term by June 30 may register for Fall classes July 6-12. New students who register during July will be required to attend orientation classes July 18, 19, 20, 21 and 25. Day and evening orientation classes will be offered.

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. Call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit

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; (2) request a final high school transcript be sent to Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students) or call 718-2284 for assistance.

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Courses are offered during the day, evening and via the internet.

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




MARIANNA—Chipola College will offer group Swim Lessons for ages four and up beginning July 11.

The session runs July 11-21 with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Lessons include eight 45-minute classes which meet Monday through Thursday for two weeks. Lessons are based on a combination of nationally-recognized methods. Cost of the two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee.

For information, call 718-2473 or visit