June 2, 2016

Chipola B.S. Degrees 06-02-16

CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

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 lipfordk@chipola.edu  

Call 850-718-2305 or visit www. chipola.edu

 

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June 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA’S ADDAMS FAMILY EARNS SUPERIOR RATING

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Theatre production of The Addams Family Musical received a Superior rating from the Florida College System Activities Association.  The show marked Chipola Director Charles Sirmon's 50th production at the college.

The respondent who evaluated the show presented individual Actor Awards to: Josiah Brooks, Shayli Tharp, Chandler King and Chris Manasco.

The respondent said, “Chipola’s production excelled in bringing this musical to life. This production not only entertained the audience with the dark yet quirky comedy, but the actors succeeded in portraying the well-known Addams while giving  their own unique touches to these beloved characters.”

The respondent praised costuming choices, saying, “The overall design of each character’s wardrobe perfectly reflected their personality and style. Perhaps my favorite costume element was that of the ghosts of the ancestors who lived on the Addams property.”

Technical aspects of the show were applauded by the respondent who said, “I was also impressed Addams’ home and the torture chamber. The set did a fantastic job of knowing when to give us a spectacle.”  

On musical aspects of the production, the respondent said, “The actors displayed strong performance skills as well as telling a story in numbers like “Pulled” showcased the strong vocal talents of Odra Chapman.”

About choreography, the respondent stated, “In “Full Disclosure” the management of the movement happening around the dinner table was visually appealing and perfectly timed. “Tango de Amor” was another well done number of the choreographer’s understanding of the interaction of the characters.

The respondent praised individual characters, saying, “Chris Manasco was thoroughly impressive as Fester. He played this character with derangement and innocence which is not an easy task. Manasco did a superb job by giving us subtle clues of how much he cared for others throughout the show.

“Other outstanding performances were those of Josiah Brook as Gomez and Shayli Tharp as Mortcia. These two actors did wonderful job not only on their own but displaying their odd kind of love when they were apart, which made their reunion more rewarding. It was refreshing to see the chemistry between Chapman and Jared Standiford as Lucas. The two worked incredibly well off of each other, especially during their arguments.

“Other standouts included Chandler King who played Pugsley. Elynora Sapp and Saylor Novonglosky who portrayed Grandma and Lurch stole the scenes when they were onstage. Sarah Liffick and Keith Watford were hilarious as Mal and Alice.”

“The entire ensemble also captured my attention. Each actor seemed to have an understanding of the character they created and how they moved and behaved. I was truly impressed by this entire cast and Director.”

 

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June 2, 2016

CHIPOLA FOUNDATION OFFERS MONEY FOR COLLEGE

 

MARIANNA—The Chipola College Foundation will award more than $500,000 in scholarships for qualified students who attend the college during the 2016-17 school year.

Scholarships are available for a variety of majors. The Fall Application Deadline is Tuesday, June 7. Visit www.chipola.edu/foundation for a listing of scholarships.

To be eligible for a particular scholarship, students must satisfy all of the requirements outlined in the scholarship description. Scholarships awarded through the Chipola Foundation are supported by private donations with scholarship criteria set by the donors.

To apply, complete the scholarship application(s) and submit the required attachments listed on the application by 4 p.m. on June 7. Applicants who require assistance with the application process are encouraged to apply early and contact the Chipola Foundation office staff for help prior to the deadline week.  

Completed scholarship packages for scholarships offered through the Chipola Foundation may be delivered or mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, Florida 32446. Applications for scholarships awarded through other organizations are mailed to the addresses indicated in each scholarship description.  Applicants who are awarded scholarships will be notified by mail. 

For questions, contact the Foundation at (850) 718-2445 or e-mail oliverg@chipola.edu.

 

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June 2, 2016

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CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

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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June 2, 2016

Chipola Firefighting 06-02-16

FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

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 oxendinep@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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June 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS THIRD AT SKILLS USA—Micki Price of Bristol, a third semester Cosmetology student at Chipola College, recently placed third in the Skills USA Regional competition in Pensacola. Price also competed in the Hair Division at the Skills USA state competition in Lakeland.

 

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June 2, 2016

SUMMER CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS SET AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNAChipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer. 

Swimming lessons for all ages are scheduled at the college pool. A Parent/Infant Class (ages 3 and under) will meet June 6-9, at 10 a.m. Registration deadline is June 1. Cost is $45.

An Adult Class (ages 15 and up) will meet June 6-9, at 7:00 p.m., with a registration deadline of June 1. Cost is $45.

Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions: Session 1: June 13-23, with a registration deadline of June 6; Session 2: July 11-21, with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sessions 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 each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer three camps for area youth. An Advanced Pitching Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 6-7.  Cost is $100. An Advanced Hitting Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 8-9. Cost is $100. A Skills Camp for ages 7-18 will meet June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  Camp instruction will come from Chipola coaching staff and players. Youngsters will learn the finer points of various skills of the game through expert coaching drills. A Grand Slam Special rate for all three camps is $250. All baseball camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

Chipola Lady Indians Basketball Coach Greg Franklin will host a Mini Indians Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades K-8, June 6-10. The camp will meet from 1:00-4:30 p.m. each day.  Cost is $50.  Contact coach Kyle Herring at 850-718-2423. Visit www.chipolaathletics.com to register.

 

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June 2, 2016

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CHIPOLA SOFTBALL PLAYERS ARE ALL-AMERICANS

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The honors keep on coming for Chipola College Softball team that finished second in the NJCAA National Championship on May 21.

On June 1, two Lady Indians were named to the 2016 NJCAA Division I Softball All-American team. Sophomore pitcher Ilona Andringa was named to the NJCAA All-American Second team. Sophomore outfielder Gabriela Santos was selected for the NJCAA All-American Third team.

Andringa (34-4) finished the season with a 1.24 ERA. She pitched 202 strikeouts in 204 innings and held opponents to a .198 batting average.
                Gabriela (Bibi) Santos hit .431 on the year with 61 RBI, 4 homeruns, 20 doubles and 14 stolen bases. She led the team with 195 plate appearances and a .656 slugging percentage. Santos committed only one error on the year to finish with a .982 fielding percentage.

The NJCAA Softball Marucci Elite Hitters will be announced June 2, followed by the release of the Spalding® NJCAA Softball Pitchers of the Year on Monday, June 6, and the Spalding® NJCAA Softball Players of the Year on Tuesday, June 7. 

The Chipola Lady Indians (50-15) were the 2015 defending NJCAA National Champions, and nearly won a second straight national title, but fell to Butler 4-2 in the title game of the national tournament on May 21.

Four Lady Indians were named to the National All-Tournament team: pitcher Ilona Andringa, third baseman Ashley Morris, catcher Madison Ragan and outfielder Gabriela Santos.  

Chipola captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.  

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named state coach of the year for the fifth time in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win this season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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June 9, 2016

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CHIPOLA SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION DATES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold registration for the Summer Session II, Thursday, June 23, with classes beginning June 27.

Returning students may register for Fall 2016 classes June 13, and again 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.  This is 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 about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. 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 Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); 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.

For information, call 850-718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu

 

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June 9, 2016

Chipola EMT And Paramedic Classes 06-09-16

APPLY NOW FOR CHIPOLA 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 www.chipola.edu. For information, contact Tina Maloy, Health Sciences Program Manager at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

 

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June 9, 2016

Corrections 06-09-16

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

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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June 9, 2016

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HABLA ESPANOL—Chipola College students in their third semester of Spanish take weekly field trips to a local Mexican restaurant where Spanish is spoken.  Students are taught how to place their orders, ask questions of their server, and contribute to conversation at the table, all in Spanish.  Here, the students are pictured at Mario's Mexican Grill in Cottondale.  From left, are: Anastasia Mote of Greensboro, Summer Read of Bristol, Ashley Cahill of Milton, Dr. Mark Ebel, Drew Bennett and Sage Hutto of Marianna.  Two of the students intend to major in Spanish at FSU, while the other three are transferring the College of Arts and Sciences at FSU, which requires the third semester of Spanish.  For information about Chipola’s Spanish courses, contact Dr. Ebel, at ebelm@chipola.edu or 718-2282. 

 

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June 9, 2016

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WJHG-TV VISITS CHIPOLA—WJHG-TV News Director Donna Bell recently visited the campus of Chipola College to welcome new Marianna Bureau Reporter Byron Khalil. Pictured from left, are: Eric Dove, Chipola TV Coordinator; Reporter Byron Khalil; Dr. Bryan Craven, Chipola Director of Public Relations; and Donna Bell.

 

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June 9, 2016

CHIPOLA BASEBALL CAMP AND SWIM LESSONS

 

MARIANNAChipola College will offer programs for children of all ages this summer. 

Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up will meet during two sessions. The session that runs June 13-23 has reached capacity. The next session, July 11-21, has a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sessions 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 each two-week session is $55. Pre-registration is required, with a $5 late registration fee. For information, call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer a Skills Camp for ages 7-18, June 13-14.  Cost is $100. Camp instruction will come from Chipola coaching staff and players. Youngsters will learn the finer points of various skills of the game through expert coaching drills. Baseball camp meets from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

 

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL CAMP JUNE 13—Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer a Skills Camp for ages 7-18, June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  Here, Coach Johnson works with Thad Brown of Chipley. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

 

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CHIPOLA BASEBALL CAMP JUNE 13—Chipola Baseball Coach Jeff Johnson will offer a Skills Camp for ages 7-18, June 13-14.  Cost is $100.  Here, Coach Johnson works with Kaleb Conyers of Bristol. For more information, John DiLaura, Assistant Baseball Coach, at (850) 718-2332. 

 

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CHIPOLA SWIM LESSONS—Chipola lifeguard Madison Kincaid (left) works with Ava-Marie Fletcher and her father Craig Fletcher during a Parent/Infant Swim Lesson. The next Group Swim Lessons for ages four and up runs July 11-21 with a registration deadline of July 5. Classes are available at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. call 718-2473 or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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June 16, 2016

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CHIPOLA SUMMER AND FALL REGISTRATION DATES

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College will hold registration for the Summer Session II, Thursday, June 23, with classes beginning June 27.

Returning 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.  This is 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 about the FAFSA, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center 1-800-433-3243 or visit www.fafsa.ed.gov

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. 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 Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); 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. Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree 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 earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Academic advising guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu

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 www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

 

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June 16, 2016

CHIPOLA OFFERING CHILDREN’S SWIM LESSONS

 

MARIANNAChipola 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 www.chipola.edu.

 

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June 16, 2016

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CHIPOLA ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR B.S. DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

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 lipfordk@chipola.edu 

Call 850-718-2305 or visit www. chipola.edu

 

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June 16, 2016

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FIREFIGHTER COURSES SET AT CHIPOLA COLLEGE

 

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 oxendinep@chipola.edu or visit www.chipola.edu.

 

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June 16, 2016

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Chipola Auto tech Instructor Signs On to Host Second TV Show

 

MARIANNA—Chipola College Automotive instructor John Gardner has signed on to host his second television show, Motorhead Garage, airing in July on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, and also on MAVTV and REV’n. 

Motorhead Garage is an established series that has been airing since 2010. Gardner and co-his host Brian Lohnes will take over the reins of the program beginning Sunday, July 3, at 8:30 a.m.  “It was time to revitalize the look of the program, without sacrificing the quality and knowledge of the show. John and Brian fit the need perfectly,” said Tom Gee, Executive Producer. Gardner will be most familiar as the host of the popular educational series Tech Garage on Velocity. Brian Lohnes is best known as one of the staff announcers of the NHRA drag racing series.

The show will feature location shoots with manufacturers in California and Texas, as well as shows produced in-studio in Johnson City Tennessee. Gardner says, “I am excited about joining Motorhead Garage. The show will bring positive attention to the college and to our community.”

Gardner’s supervisor at Chipola, Darwin Gilmore, Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, says, “John is an excellent teacher and a great ambassador for the college. Through his connections with automotive manufacturers, our students have access to the latest parts and supplies. These partnerships also have the potential to drive economic development to our area.

Gardner is no stranger to the camera. Since 2013, he and fellow automotive instructor Chase Vlieg, have been the national faces for Advance Auto Parts’ team member video training series used by thousands of employees. Gardner says, “I want to thank the college and our Advisory committee for supporting me in this project.  I am very lucky to have so many friends who have helped me. Chase Vlieg has been my right hand man throughout this whole process.”

Exposure from the Advance deal led Gardner to a starring role in the automotive how-to show, “Tech Garage,” on Discovery’s Velocity Channel. All episodes of the program were filmed in the Chipola Automotive shop. Season 2 of Tech Garage has been running since January, 2016.  

In addition to his television work, Gardner also has gained state and national attention for his classroom teaching. He was named Florida College System Professor of the Year by the Association of Florida Colleges in November, 2015. Thousands of teachers from all 28 colleges in the System were eligible to enter the competition.

Gardner began teaching at Chipola in 2000 with only seven students. Some 16 years later, his classes are full and his automotive lessons reach millions of people each week.  Gardner says his “edutainment” teaching philosophy is the key. Edutainment includes content that is primarily educational but also has entertainment value. Gardner says edutainment helps engage learners, keeps interest high, and delivers technical and complex information through multimedia techniques used in television. He incorporates learning modules, videos, and hands-on practice in all lesson plans to appeal to various learning styles.

The Chipola Automotive Technology program utilizes an industry-based curriculum in partnership with local shops, and an advisory committee to provide students with the competitive edge in the high-tech training environment. The program has excellent job placement rates and is accredited by The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF).  Chipola has Master NATEF Certification in all areas, and Chipola students have an 85% pass rate on first attempts on (ASE) exams.

Gardner can now be seen on television year-round as co-host of Tech Garage which airs in quarters 1 and 2, and now as co-host of Motorhead Garage airing in quarters 3 and 4.

For information, visit www.chipola.edu, www.masterstv.com, www.velocity.com/tv-shows/motorhead-garage

 

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June 16, 2016

Chipola Coaching Staff Of The Year South 06-16-16

CHIPOLa softball coaches named top staff in region

 

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Chipola College was one of three highly successful softball programs awarded 2016 NFCA NJCAA Division I Regional Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) is the professional growth organization for fastpitch softball coaches from all competitive levels of play.

Chipola College earned South Region accolades and Tyler Junior College garnered recognition in the Midwest Region. Butler Community College was voted by its NFCA peers as the top team in the West Region and went to win National Coaching Staff of the Year after capturing the NJCAA Division I National Championship.

Chipola head coach Belinda Hendrix guided the Lady Indians to a third straight NJCAA Division I championship game in 2016. A 49-15 record, three win streaks or seven or more games and a national runner-up finish after earned the No. 3 tournament seed were more than enough to earn South Region recognition.

The Chipola Lady Indians came as close as a team could come to winning a second straight NJCAA National Championship. But Butler proved too much for Chipola, holding off the Lady Indians 4-2 in the title game of the national tournament on May 21. Chipola won the national championship in 2015 and in 2007.  

The Lady Indians captured a second straight FCSAA State Championship with a 6-2 win over Florida SouthWestern in the title game of the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Softball Tournament on May 1.  

Lady Indians Coach Belinda Hendrix was named FCSAA state coach of the year for the fifth time in 12 years at Chipola. She also picked up her 500th win this season. Hendrix and her Associate Head Coach and husband Jimmy Hendrix lead the team along with Assistant Coach Kelly Brookins. 

 

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June 23, 2016

CHIPOLA SUMMER II BEGINS JUNE 27

 

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov

Applications for Admission are available in the Admissions Office located in the Student Service Building or online at www.chipola.edu. 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 www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

 

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June 23, 2016

Chipola Law Enforcement 06-23-16

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

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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June 23, 2016

Chipola ACE To Host Teacher Cert Review 06-23-16

CHIPOLA ACE OFFERING TEACHER CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW

 

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.

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June 23, 2016

 Vicki Mathis Chipola Emp Of Month 06-23-16

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MATHIS IS TOP CHIPOLA EMPLOYEE—Vicki Mathis is Chipola College’s Career Employee of the month 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.

 

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June 23, 2016

 Chipola Auto Instructors Teach At Georgia 06-23-16

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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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June 23, 2016

 Denzeal Boyd Of Graceville With Dr. Jeff Bodart 06-23-16

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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.

 

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June 30, 2016

Chipola

PREPARE NOW FOR FALL CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

MARIANNA—Chipola will hold registration for Fall 2016 classes for returning students July 5-8 and 11-14. Online registration is available for students who qualify.

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov

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 www.chipola.edu. 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.  

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree 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 www.chipola.edu

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 www.chipola.edu. For information, call 718-2211.

 

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June 30, 2016

CHIPOLA ACE OFFERING TEACHER CERTIFICATION EXAM REVIEW

 

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.

 

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June 30, 2016

 

CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CLASSES AT CHIPOLA

 

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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June 30, 2016

APPLY NOW FOR CHIPOLA 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 www.chipola.edu. For information, contact Tina Maloy, Health Sciences Program Manager at 850-718-2403, or email maloyt@chipola.edu

 

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June 30, 2016

 

CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS FIRST COMMERCE MY WAY SCHOLARSHIP

 

MARIANNA –Chipola College graduate Chelsea Kuhajda of Marianna was one of the first two $1,000 scholarship recipients of the First

Commerce Credit Union MyWay Scholarship. Kelly Kolman of Tallahassee also was selected. 

Five independent judges from area colleges—FSU, FAMU, TCC, Chipola, and Thomas University—selected the winners.

Kuhajda recently completed her sophomore year at Chipola and will be attending Troy University this fall to study business.

Kuhajda met with First Commerce Associate Amy Proctor two years ago to discuss how best to build her credit as a young college student. She qualified for a VISA card and for the past 21 months, has consistently made one small purchase every month and paid it in full.

Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Jackson County Executive, says, “Young people like Chelsea are getting a great start in

understanding the importance of making smart financial choices.”

The next scholarship cycle, which is exclusively for MyWay members, has a deadline of Sept. 30.

For information, visit www.firstcommercecu.org

 

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CHIPOLA STUDENT WINS FIRST COMMERCE MY WAY SCHOLARSHIP—Chipola College graduate Chelsea Kuhajda of Marianna was one of the first two $1,000 scholarship recipients of the First Commerce Credit Union MyWay Scholarship. She is pictured here with Chuck Hudson, First Commerce Jackson County Executive.

 

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