Workforce programs open at Chipola

By: PRESS RELEASE: Chipola College
By: PRESS RELEASE: Chipola College

MARIANNA—Chipola College offers a number of Workforce Development programs to prepare students for good-paying jobs in the area. Students are encouraged to complete the registration process immediately and to call the program instructor for a seat in the program.

Cosmetology and Automotive Technology programs usually fill to capacity with waiting lists. Many other programs feature open-enrollment which allows students to enroll whenever the college is in session.

Bud Riviere, Dean of Workforce Development programs, says, “All programs offer valuable industry certification throughout the program and upon completion which will enhance employment and career advancement. Placement rates for all workforce programs are excellent.”

All programs are equipped with the latest technology and equipment which assures students of realistic training according to industry standards.

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.

Three College Credit Certificate programs are offered in Child Care Center Management, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic.

A variety of continuing education programs are available on campus in areas ranging from Child Care to Real Estate. Through partnerships with and, Chipola offers online courses in courses such as health care, internet graphics/web design, business and law.

For information, call the Admission and Records office at 850-718-2311, or visit

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