3016 Hwy 77 N | Panama City, FL 32405

(850) 767-5500

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Contact Info

Suzanne Vann
Haney Technical Center
850-767-5500 ext. 212-5347

Important Dates

Graduation Dates 2018

April 12-19
Graduates order Cap and Gown, DVD's, and Graduation Announcements in Student Services. (See Graduation Ordering Information Link for more information.)

May 14
Deadline for clearing deficiencies such as ID badges, lost Media Center books, damaged or lost tools, tuition payments, etc.

Deadline for completing all coursework, passing TABE (Career Techical Students) or GED requirements. (See exceptions listed on GED students and Career Technical Education Students Pages)

May 16-18
Pick up Cap and Gown and Reception Tickets in Student Services.  The last day to purchase additional Reception Tickets is May 22.

May 18
Graduates' textbooks are due to the Media Center. All library books are due.

May 23
9:00 AM:   Graduation Practice (Mandatory Attendance)
6:30 PM:  Graduation Ceremony at the Marina Civic Center (Arrive dressed in Cap and Gown no later than 5:45 PM)
Graduation Reception following the Ceremony at Haney Technical Center (Tickets Required for Reception)

GED Students

GED Students

Congratulations on reaching this important milestone.  We look forward to honoring your achievements in a dignified ceremony.  Below are the fees and deadlines for participating in the 2018 Haney Technical Center Graduation Ceremony. 

For GED students who attended TABE or GED classes at Haney,  the student fees which you paid with your tuition cover the cost of your cap and gown, and ten graduation announcements, however, you must place the order during these dates to participate.  If you receive passing GED scores after the ordering deadline of April 19, please contact Mrs. Vann immediately to find out if you will be able to participate.

For GED students who did not attend TABE or GED classes at Haney, the graduation fee is $75.00 and includes cap, gown, tassel, and ten graduation announcements.  Orders must be placed during these dates in order to participate.  If you receive passing GED scores after the ordering deadline of April 19, please contact Mrs. Vann immediately to find out if you will be able to participate.

April 12 - 19, 2018:   Register for Graduation in the Bookstore or Student Services

  • Order Graduation Cap, Gown, and Tassel.  The cap, gown and tassel will be yours to keep.  ALL graduates are expected to participate in the graduation ceremony. You may not participate in graduation without your cap and gown. 
  • Order Graduation Announcements.  You will receive ten graduation announcements when you order your cap and gown.  If you wish to purchase additional announcements, the cost is $5 per ten announcements.  If you do not need additional announcements, you do not need to take any action.

  •  Order a DVD of the Graduation Ceremony.  This is an optional purchase.  DVD’s cost $10  and must be pre-ordered.   Pay and complete the form in Student Services when you order your cap and gown.  Leave a current address so that the DVD can be mailed to you. 

All of the above items may be ordered in the Bookstore or Student Services in Building 1.

Student Services Hours

Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Bookstore Hours (Open During Student Breaks)

7:30-7:45 AM, 10:15-11:15 AM, 1:45-2:00 PM

May 14, 2018:  To participate in graduation, all deficiencies such as textbooks, name badges, library books, and any other fees must be cleared.

May 16-18, 2018:  Pick up caps and gowns from Student Services.

May 23, 2018:  Graduation Practice will take place at 9 a.m. at the Marina Civic Center.  Attendance at this practice is mandatory to participate in the ceremony.  Call Mrs. Vann prior to the ceremony if you will be unable to attend.

May 23, 2018: 

  •  Haney Graduation at the Marina Civic Center at 6:30 p.m. Graduates are to report no later than 5:45 p.m. wearing caps and gowns to the second floor of the Civic Center.  Guests may be seated between 6:00 p.m. and 6:20 pm.  Guests arriving after 6:20 p.m. must wait outside until the graduates have been seated.
  • It is recommended that men wear dark trousers or khakis, a neatly-pressed, light colored dress shirt with a dark tie, dark socks, and dress shoes under the gown.  Ladies should wear a dress, skirt, or dark dress slacks with a light-colored blouse and dress shoes under the gown. Shorts, jeans, athletic shoes, and flip flops are to be avoided.  Remember that you will be climbing and descending stairs, so wear shoes that you can walk in comfortably and safely.  
  • A photographer will be present to take pictures. You will be able to view the photographs and order online after the ceremony.  Visit www.JimOwen.com after June 15, 2018, to view and purchase these photos.  Click on "Order Your Special Event Photos."  Select "Haney Technical Center," and the password is Haney.

June 4, 2018-until:  Graduates may pick up diplomas during business hours from the Director's office on the third floor in the main building.

·         Class rings are not ordered through the school but may be ordered individually from a local jeweler such as the Lynn Haven Wal-Mart. 

·         Senior Portraits should be taken individually through a local photographer.

·         Please contact Mrs. Vann at 767-5500 (ext. 212-5347) or e-mail vannsp@bay.k12.fl.us if you have any questions concerning graduation.