Education Encore

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

Education Encore is offered by Corporate College 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. 

Fall 2019 At-A-Glance

View fall 2019 encore catalog by clicking the center of the image below


fall - Education Encore Class dates - Fridays, september 20 - october 25

Apply Online

 Printable Encore Registration Form

  • Fall Education Encore Registration Opens   -  February 22 at 8:00 A.M. In-Person and Online
  • Coming soon! Fall 2019 Supply List for Art Classes - 2 pg printable form

Registration Instructions

To register online print off the (printable form) or follow along in the Encore Spring brochure on pages 13-14.  Choose Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox browsers to register online. Lighthouse is not compatible with Mind Edge.


Come to the Corporate College Registration Desk in the Student Union East (SUE) building, Second floor to register in-person. Student I.D. numbers can be created in-person at the time of registration.

  • Mail-in

Mail your completed registration form with check or credit card information to:
ATTN: Corporate College
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
For registration confirmation of receipt please call 850-872-3823

  • Fax

Fax your completed registration with credit card information to 850.747.3258.
For registration confirmation of receipt please call 850-872-3823.

Registration Forms
Forms are available in the Corporate College Office, Student Union East (SUE), 2nd floor and on the last page of the Encore Spring 2019 catalog.

All participants must register and pay course fees prior to the first day of class. Late registrations are welcome based on class type and availability.

Printable forms are available on this Web page using the Printable Encore Registration Form link above.

A full refund is available for participants who send an email request to by 12:00 pm five work days before the first day of class.  Refunds are issued by check to the person assigned to the Student ID/SNN on the registration. GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment.

Panama City Campus DAILY AGENDA

8:00 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.

 Orientation & Welcome

8:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Coffee cup image

√  Visit the Encore Welcome Station on the second floor of Student Union East (SUE) to obtain your name tag. Then join us in the Conference Center for coffee courtesy of Gulf Coast State College Foundation. You will find participant folder containing a current class schedule, class locations, and hand-outs placed on the seats of the chairs in the Conference Center.


8:15 A.M.  8:35 A.M.

 Orientation & Announcements

8:30 A.M. - 8:45 A.M.

 Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Period 1 & 2
Learn new things and explore a fun, new hobby.
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. Lunch & Learn
Have lunch in the Student Union East (SUE) Conference Center for a topical  presentation, Q&A session, and important announcements.
1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Period 3 & 4
Time for more learning, exploring and networking!

Points of Interest

The Wellness Center
The Wellness Center includes a pool, a hydro-therapy pool and a fully-equipped weight and fitness room. Please check availability for the facilities. Use of the facilities is for students enrolled in classes during the current term of use. (Please note that you will need to present your student I.D.)

Browse through the large selection of supplies, textbooks and campus must-haves. The bookstore also offers official Gulf Coast State College apparel and Commodores merchandise.

The College library provides research materials including more than 80,000 books, 900 journal subscriptions, and Internet access.

Athletic Events
Enjoy watching the Commodores take on the competition in baseball, basketball, softball, and volleyball. No matter what your favorite sport, the games are sure to be tons of fun.

Amelia G. Tapper Center For The Arts
See some of Gulf Coast State College's most talented students performing on the Amelia Center Main Stage. The Visual & Performing Arts Division sponsors several theatre and concert events each semester. As an Encore participant, you may attend many of these events free of charge or at a discounted rate. 


Who can participate?
Education Encore is for adults. You are not required to have Florida residency.

When is it offered?
Education Encore is offered during the fall and spring semesters. Classes in each semester meet once a week for six consecutive Fridays at the Panama City campus .

How do I register online?
Follow instructions on pages 13-14 of the Education Encore Spring catalog.

What is the cost?
The fee for participants is $92 for the six-week program, which includes four classes each Friday.

The fee is the same whether you attend one class or more. We do not charge on a per-class basis to ensure the viability of the total program.

Where are the classes held?
Each course description includes the abbreviated classroom location. If needed, participants will receive class location changes in the packets distributed at orientation.

Where will I get a class schedule and other information about upcoming Education Encore?
A packet including all current information about Education Encore will be placed in each chair in the conference center the morning of orientation. Anyone missing orientation can pick up a packet at the Advisory table, 2nd floor, Student Union East (SUE) Conference Center.

What about special needs?
Gulf Coast State College is committed to equal access/equal opportunity in its programs, activities and employment. For additional information visit or call the Accessibility Resources office at 850-747-3243.

Contact us!

If you would like more information, give us a call at 850-872-3823 or toll-free at 1-800-311-3685 ext. 3823. You can also visit our Web page at

A full refund is available for participants who send an email request to by 12:00 pm five work days before the first day of class.  Refunds are issued by check to the person assigned to the Student ID/SNN on the registration. GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment.

Lara Herter, Program Developer, Community & Education
T  850.873.3583
M  850.217.9952