Students planning to enroll in Chipola College during the Fall semester are encouraged to make application by the Fall application deadline of Aug. 2.
Students planning to use financial aid to pay tuition for Fall 2012, must have financial aid files complete by Aug. 1. Registration for returning students is Aug. 15. New and returning student registration is Aug. 16 and 17. Classes begin Aug. 20.
Federal and local financial aid is available. Students should apply for federal financial aid on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Call 850-718-2293 for assistance. Students also are encouraged to apply for scholarships through the Chipola Foundation. Call 850-718-2445 for assistance and deadline information.
There are several steps to completing the application process: (1) complete the college Admission Application; call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request your high school to send a final transcript to the Chipola Admission and Records Office; and (3) take the College Placement Test; call 718-2284 for assistance.
New students who have completed testing, submitted all required documents and been cleared for admission, will be mailed a postcard of acceptance to the college. New students also will receive a letter with an advising appointment date and time. Students should report to Room 156 in the Student Services Building and sign in to see an academic advisor. The schedule of classes is available online at www.chipola.edu
Chipola offers the Bachelor of Science Degree, the Associate in Arts Degree, the Associate in Science Degree and Workforce Development programs. Bachelor's Degrees in Education include majors in Middle and High School Math or Science, English Education, Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education. A Business Administration degree is available with concentrations in Management or Accounting. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree also is offered. 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 Affairs 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, Cross-Over Law Enforcement to Corrections, Firefighter II, Law Enforcement Officer, Correctional Officer, Cosmetology, Cross-Over Corrections to Law Enforcement and Patient Care Assistant.
Associate in Science (AS) programs include: Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Computer Information Technology, Fire Science Technology, Criminal Justice Technology (Crime Scene Track), Networking Services Technology, Culinary Management, Nursing (RN and LPN) and Recreation Technology.
College Credit Certificate programs include: Child Care Center Management, Information Technology Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.
For information, call 718-2211 or visit www.chipola.edu.
Information provided by Chipola College