News from Chipola

Pictured from left, are: Laurel Foran and Chipola Vice President of Administrative & Business Affairs, Steve Young.


Laurel Foran is Chipola College’s Career Employee for July.  Foran serves as a Staff Assistant in Accounts Payable and has worked at the college since 1996.


Early registration for the Fall 2020 semester at Chipola College is now in progress. Fall classes begin Aug. 24.

Campus offices are open by appointment only, but all student services can be provided remotely via phone or email. Phone and in-person registration is available during regular business hours. Online registration is available for eligible students.

Contact one of the following advisers for appointments or phone registration: Karen Hall, Dual Enrollment, general advising, or 718-2424; Ken Kallies, VA, General Advising,  or 718-2437; Leigh Whittington, Disability, Nursing, General Advising, or 718-2290;
Ashley Harvey, Student Support Services; and Kristie Mosley, Student Support Services

The College Application is available online as well as the schedule of classes at: There are several steps in the application process: (1) complete the college Application or call 718-2311 for assistance; (2) request a high school or college transcript be sent to Admission and Records; and (3) take the College Placement Test (non-exempt students); call 718-2284 for assistance.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Fall classes will be offered in five different modes. Some classes will be offered on campus with social distancing, while others will meet online and live through meeting applications such as Zoom. Students and employees will be required to wear masks on campus. For any course with an online component, students will need reliable internet, a computer and a webcam. All courses may require proctored exams, either in-person or through the HonorLock application.

The five delivery modes for classes include:

Traditional Face-to-Face (001, 002, 003, 004, 005)—This is a traditional class where all contact hours are performed on campus in a physical classroom. Technology may be used for classroom interaction and students may be required to use computers and internet to complete assignments. Courses are designated with a section number of 001, 002.

Online (700)– This is an online course administered through Canvas, the institution’s learning management system. On-campus meetings are not required; however, exams will be proctored. Courses are designated as sections 700, 701.

Online Synchronous (800)—This is an online course administered through Canvas. On-campus meetings are not required; however, the course requires students to sign in to class via Zoom, Teams, etc. on specific days and times. Courses are designated as sections 800.

Modified Face-To-Face Synchronous – (M01, T02, W03, R04) Students meet face-to-face in a campus classroom with instructor on a designated day and time and through Zoom on the second day at a designated day and time. Courses are listed as sections M01 for Monday in class and Wednesday through Zoom. Days and times are listed so that students are able to register for the day and time they wish to come to campus.

Modified Face-To-Face Asynchronous—(M01, T02, W03, and R04) Students meet in a classroom with an instructor on a designated day and time and complete work online the other day of the class with no meeting required. Courses are designated with M01, T01, W01, and R01 designating the day and time students choose to come to campus.

Some workforce clock-hour programs will be offered in person. Automotive, Cosmetology, Welding, Firefighting, Corrections, and Law Enforcement will meet with distancing and group safety guidelines.

Chipola offers Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate in Arts Degrees, Associate in Science Degrees and Workforce

Development programs and certifications.

For information, visit or call 850-526-2761.


The Chipola College Foundation has released new information regarding Foundation Scholarships, Applications and Fall Book Vouchers in light of the Covid Pandemic.

Questions about scholarships or the application process may be emailed to: or Foundation staff will return calls if phone numbers are provided in the email.

Completed scholarship applications should be mailed to: Chipola College Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446, or placed in the secure drop box outside of the Foundation office front door.

The only Chipola Foundation scholarship application still being accepted for the Fall 2020 semester is the McLendon Educational Trust Scholarship. Late applications will be accepted and considered for funding if funds are available. The application is available on the Chipola Foundation webpage:

Students who have received scholarship contracts for Summer 2020 and/or Fall 2020 semesters may return the signed contracts and thank you letters to the Chipola Foundation via U.S. mail to: Chipola Foundation, 3094 Indian Circle, Marianna, FL 32446 or place them in the secure drop box outside of the Foundation office front door.

Chipola Foundation Scholarship Book Vouchers for Fall 2020 will be available the week before Fall classes begin on Aug 24. Students should visit the Chipola website ( for information regarding the process for Foundation book vouchers. Students with remaining scholarship funds after tuition charges are paid, who want to use the scholarship funds toward books, will find instructions on how to request a book voucher on the website.

For information, call 850-718-2445 or visit


The Chipola College Pool is open with limited access due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pool will be open to season pass-holders only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Non pass-holders may swim from 1 to 4 p.m. daily, for an admission of $3 for ages 12 and under, and $4 for ages 13 and up. All non-swimmers will be required to have a parent or legal guardian with them in the pool.

Swimmers will be subject to limited and controlled swim times, social-distancing and will be assigned to specific areas within the pool. The total number of people admitted to the pool also will be greatly reduced to protect the public and to align with current Health Department and CDC guidelines. No swim lessons, swim team or events are planned at this time.

Hours are subject to change due to new directives from the State of Florida or Jackson County Health Department.

Family and individual season passes are available for sale at the pool office.

For information, call 718-2473 or visit


The Chipola College Criminal Justice Training Center is offering both daytime and evening Law Enforcement Academies and Corrections to Law Enforcement Cross-over classes.

Daytime classes will begin July 27. Night classes will start Aug. 6.  Day classes meet weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Night classes meet from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Classes are forming now. Interested candidates should contact Steven Stewart, Law Enforcement Coordinator, at 850-718-2286.

The Chipola Corrections Academy is also accepting applications for upcoming classes. Interested candidates should contact Lou Daniels, Corrections Coordinator, at 850-718-2212.

Prior to admission, all candidates must earn a passing score on the Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT), have a standard high school diploma or its equivalent and undergo a medical physical examination, background check and drug screening.

More information is available at