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Friday, June 13, 2008

Chipola Now Offers More than 40 Programs


Chipola College now offers more than 40 individual programs ranging from four-year Bachelor’s degrees to certificate programs which can be completed in a few hours.
Registration for academic programs is available at the beginning of Fall, Spring and Summer terms. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll at any time the college is in session.
The college now offers seven Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Nursing, Science Education (5-9 or 6-12) and Special Education. The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) offers Teacher Certification for those with a B.S. in a non-teaching field.
The majority of Chipola students are enrolled in the Associate in Arts Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola and then transfer to another college or university at the junior level. Credits earned are transferable and are applicable toward a bachelor’s degree. Curriculum guides that outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at
Chipola also offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training directed toward specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Electronics, Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Electronics Engineering Technology, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN), Recreation Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology.
Two Associate in Applied Science programs in Electronic Engineering Technology and Telecommunications Engineering Technology are also available.
Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.
The college offers a number of Workforce Development Certificate programs, including: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Electronic Technology, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Masonry Apprentice Training, Surveying and Mapping Technology and Telecommunications.
Two Dental programs are available through agreements with other colleges: Dental Assisting at Gulf Coast CC and Dental Hygiene with Tallahassee CC. Students may earn the first year of these programs at Chipola.
A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with and, the college offers open enrollment, online courses in courses like health care, internet graphics/web design, business, law and travel.
For information about college programs, call 526-2761, or visit

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