Education Encore

Education Encore

Spring Encore Program
January 19 - February 23 , 2018
Registration Opens -  December 8, 2017

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.

View spring 2018 encore catalog by clicking the center of the image below


spring - Panama City Campus Education Encore Class dates - Fridays, January 19 - February 23

Gourmet Cooking Made Easy
Introduction to great meals and menus prepared without fuss. Learn to make a complicated recipe simple, easy and fun. Hannelore will share with you time saving hints and helpful gadgets.
Instructor: Hannelore Holland
Note: Gourmet Cooking Made Easy supply fee is only $5!
CRN: 91075 & CRN: 91070 for $5 Supply Fee | Location: SUE 231

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Printable Encore Registration Form

  •  Online Spring Registration  -  Opens December 8 at 8:00 a.m

  • These Encore classes are now FULL:
    Acrylic Painting Texture & Mediums #91061
    Art History: Mankind's Photo Album # 91057
    Beginning Watercolor #91005
    Drawing with Charcoal  #91063
    Fearless Metalsmithing #91004 | #91175
    Genetic Genealogy #91058
    Intermediate Bridge #91018
    Meditation #91014
    Oil & Acrylic Painting #91068
    The Broadway Musical #91079
    Therapeutic Stretching & Myofascial Release #91016
    Vital Strength # 91013

  • Class Supply List 

    (printable form) 

To register online print off the Registration Instructions (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: Business Affairs Office
Gulf Coast State College
5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401
For registration confirmation of receipt please call 850-872-3879. 

  • 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 2018 brochure.

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

A full refund is available for participants requesting by 4:00 PM five work days before the first day of class.  GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment. All participants must register and pay course fees prior to the first day of class.

Details on a Pre-Paid Lunch Card option are available - follow this link.

Panama City Campus DAILY AGENDA

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Orientation & Welcome

√  Visit the Encore Welcome Station on the second floor of Student Union East (SUE) to obtain your name tag.

√  Find participant folder containing a current class schedule, class locations and handouts on the seats of the chairs in the Conference Center.

Coffee cup image   Opening day coffee is courtesy of Gulf Coast State College Foundation

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. For your convenience, pre-paid lunches will be delivered to the Conference Center, with the exception of the first day of Education Encore, Friday, January 19.  See page 4 of the Encore Spring 2018 brochure for lunch option details.
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 brochure.

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 requesting by 4:00 PM five work days before the first day of class.  GCSC reserves the right to cancel courses and/or the program due to insufficient enrollment.