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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Electronics Programs Open at Chipola


Chipola College has openings in four programs leading to careers in the electronics industry.
The Computer Systems Technology and Electronics Technology are clock-hour programs that can be completed in a year and a half. Job opportunities are available with cable and power companies, as well as computer system repair and security.
The Associate in Science (AS) program in Electronic Engineering Technology is a two-year academic program with job opportunities in the cable, power, computer and security industries. The AS program also offers the option of transferring to UWF or FAMU to earn a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering Technology.
Chipola also offers an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) program in Telecommunications Engineering. This two year program offers prospects in the rapidly expanding technologies in cable, video and phone systems.
Electronics instructor James Bailey says, "There are good job opportunities in our area for skilled electronic technicians. We offer industry certification which will enhance career advancement."
All of Chipola’s Workforce Development programs prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Many programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.
Other Certificate programs include: Automotive Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Corrections, Cosmetology, Law Enforcement, Firefighter II, Masonry Apprentice Training and Surveying and Mapping Technology.
Associate in Science (AS) degrees include: Network Support, Computer Programming, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology, Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science Technology, Network Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.
Three College Credit Certificate programs are available in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.
For information about Chipola’s Workforce programs, call 718-2270, or visit

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