New students planning to enroll in Spring semester classes at Chipola College are encouraged to make application as soon as possible. Chipola’s open-door policy guarantees acceptance to any student with a standard high school diploma or its equivalent. Prospective students should complete a college application which is available in the Office of Admissions and Records, or online at www.chipola.edu. Students also must provide an official high school and college transcript.
Registration for the Spring semester is Jan. 5 and 6. New student testing and returning student registration is Jan. 5. New and Returning student registration is Jan. 6. Spring Terms A and B both begin Jan. 7 with late registration through Jan. 14. Term A runs Jan. 7 through Dec. 16. Term B classes are Aug. 24 through Oct. 15. Term C runs Oct. 16 through Dec 16.
In addition to new terms, the college will continue to offer most courses on a four day schedule with Fridays off. Friday-only classes also are scheduled which meet only one day per week. The college also has added a dozen new online courses.
Chipola offers day and evening courses, as well as independent study and online courses. Chipola has expanded its offerings to include more than 40 individual programs, including BS, AA, AS, AAS, Workforce Certificates and Continuing Education programs.
The college offers eight Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs, including: Business Management, Elementary Education, Mathematics Education (5-9 or 6-12), Science Education (5-9 or 6-12), Exceptional Student Education and RN to BSN in Nursing. 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 (AA) Degree program designed for students who plan to complete their first two years of college work at Chipola 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. Curriculum guides which outline requirements for specific majors are available from Student Services and are located on the college website at www.chipola.edu.
Workforce Development Certificate programs, include: Automotive Service Technology, Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Computer Systems Technology, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Corrections, Firefighting and Law Enforcement. Some workforce and certificate programs feature open enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.
Chipola offers more than a dozen Associate in Science (AS) degrees which provide professional training associated with specific careers. These include: Business Administration, Computer Engineering Technology, Computer Information Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Corrections/Law Enforcement and Crime Scene Investigation), Culinary Management, Early Childhood Education, Fire Science Technology, Networking Services Technology, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology. One Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree program in Criminal Justice Technology is available.
College Certificate Programs:
Three College Credit Certificate programs are offered in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.
Continuing Education Programs:
A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with www.ed2go.com and www.gatlineducation.com, Chipola offers online courses in courses such as health care, internet graphics/web design, business and law.
For information about enrolling at Chipola, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311.