Education Encore

Education Encore

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.

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Fall - Panama City Campus Education Encore Class dates - Fridays, Sept. 22 - Oct. 27           
Cost $92.00

Apply online beginning August 15 

Printable Encore Registration Form

  •  Online Registration  - Opens August 29 at 8:00 a.m.

To register online print off the instructions Registration Instructions (printable form) or follow along in the Encore Fall brochure on pages 21-22.  Choose Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox browsers to register online. Lighthouse is not compatible with Mind Edge.


  • In Person Registration - Opens August 29 at 8:00 a.m.

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 850-872-3836.
For registration confirmation of receipt please call 850-872-3879.

Registration Forms
Forms are available in the Corporate College Office, Student Union East (SUE), 2nd floor and on the last page of the Encore Fall 2017 brochure.

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

A full refund will be granted if requested by 4:00 p.m. three work days prior to 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   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. See page 5 of the Encore Fall 2017 brochure for lunch option details.
1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Period 3 & 4
Time for more learning, exploring and networking!


We regret to announce that we will be canceling the Fall 2017 Education Encore at our Gulf/Franklin Campus.


For Fall 2017, we invite you to take a look at our Panama City Campus course offerings. Join other Gulf/Franklin attendees that are already signed up for the Panama City Campus Education Encore which begins Friday, September 22nd.


In the coming months, Corporate College will be back to the  Gulf/Franklin Campus with exciting new programs.


If you have ideas for future classes, please reach out to Lara Herter, Community & Education Program Developer at 850.873.3583 or





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. 

Field Trips
The Encore Advisory Council  - Special Events Committee organizes fun-filled day trips to historical, cultural, environmental or entertainment sites in the area. Any planned field trip destinations and registration will be posted at orientation.


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 and eight Wednesdays at the Gulf Franklin campus. The day of the week depends on which campus you choose to attend.

How do I register online?
Panama City campus students can register online. Follow instructions on pages 21-22 of the Education Encore Fall brochure.

What is the cost?

The fee for participants at the Panama City Campus is $92 for the six-week program, which includes four classes each Friday.

The fee at the Gulf/Franklin Campus is $88 for the eight-week program to include three classes each Wednesday.

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. To see a map of the Panama City Campus see page 6 and for the Gulf/Franklin Campus see page 16.

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 in the Coffee Area, 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 making a request by 4:00 p.m. three work days before the first day of class.

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