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January 19 - February 23, 2024


October 27th


Lara Herter, Program Coordinator, Business & Community Education

No tests! No grades! no stress! just fun!

Education Encore is offered by Continuing Education at Gulf Coast State College and provides non-credit enrichment education classes on a variety of topics for active and senior adults. The learning environment is fun and stress-free while offering diversity, insight, and wisdom. 

Gulf/Franklin Education Encore

Panama City Campus

Register Online or In-Person


View step-by-step instructions of how to register for Education Encore on page 13 of the brochure. Participants may also come to Enrollment Services in the Administration Building at the Panama City Campus to register in-person.

Pre-Paid Lunch Ticket

Enjoy 6 lunches delivered to the Conference Room in the Student Union East building each Friday. The cost for all 6 lunches is $80.

NOTE:  Lunches cannot be transferred to another week. The $80 fee is for 1 lunch per week for 6 weeks. No refunds will be given if a participant misses a week.

Register for Lunch Ticket




A full refund is available for participants who send an email request to by 12:00 pm five workdays prior to the first day of class. After this date, refunds will not be granted.  GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment.

Education Encore Course Proposal

Education Encore is always looking for new courses to offer our students. If you have a course idea, please click the following link to submit a course proposal. Please send your resume to Lara Herter at


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.