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Student Navigation Center Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have an academic advising question? 
advising@gulfcoast.edu

Associate Director of the Navigation Center
Scott Wilkes
Email:   swilkes@gulfcoast.edu
Phone:  850.769.1551 ext. 6014
Location:  Student Union East Room 208

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Academic Advising

Welcome to the Student Navigation Center! The Navigation Center is located on the second floor of Student Union East (SUE) on the Panama City Campus.  Each student has an assigned Pathway Navigator based on the student's academic pathway.  Check below to find out more about each pathway, the Pathway Navigator assigned to that pathway and to sign up for your Pathway Orientation.   If you are undecided about which pathway is best for you,   use Career Coach to discover majors and in-demand careers  based on your interests.

Pathway Navigators

Business, Industry, Technology, & Manufacturing

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Accounting, Alternative Energy, Architecture, Building Construction, Business Administration/Management, Composite Fabrication and Testing, Computer Science, Computer Science & Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, Culinary Management/Chef, Digital Media/Multimedia Production, Economics, Electronics/Pneumatics/Hydraulics/Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Logistics and Transportation, Network Systems Technology, Organizational Management, Software and Database Development, Technology Management, Unmanned Vehicle Systems Operations.

Pathway Navigator

Jordan Hale

Email: jhale2@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.872.3838

Location: Charles Hilton Center  Room 104

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Will Archer

Email: warcher@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 4023

Location: SUE  Room 204

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Health Sciences

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Dental/Hygiene, Dental Assisting, Health Administration, Health Information, Health Science, Nursing, Nutrition/Food/Exercise Science, Physical Therapist Assistant,  Radiography, Respiratory Care, Sonography, Surgical Assistant.

Pathway Navigators

Mimi McGee

Email: mmcgee1@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 3835

Location: SUE Room 207

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Alyssa Evans

Email: aevans4@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 3311

Location: HS Room 234

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Humanities, Arts, Design, & Communication

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Advertising/Public Relations,  Art, English, Entertainment/Theatre Technology,  Foreign Languages, Journalism, Music, Radio/Television Broadcasting, Speech, Theatre.

Pathway Navigator

Cindy Penny

Email: cpenny@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 3268

Location: SUE Room 205

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Public Safety

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Criminology/Criminal Justice, Corrections, Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic, Fire Science Technology, Law Enforcement.

Pathway Navigator

Beth Wall

Email: bwall@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 5612

Location: North Bay Campus -PSEOC Building 110

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

Social, Behavioral Sciences, & Education

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Anthropology/Archaeology,  Early Childhood Education,   Elementary Education, History,  Legal Studies, Middle School Education, Philosophy,  Physical Education,   Political Science,  Psychology, Religion,  Secondary Education, Special Education, Social Work, Sociology,  Women's Studies.

Pathway Navigator

Allison Parks

Email: aparks2@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 3472

Location: SUE Room 206

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

This pathway includes degrees in the following areas: Biology/Marine Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Laboratory Sciences,  Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Computer, Electrical, Civil, etc.), Entomology, Environmental Science, Forestry, Geology, Mathematics, Medical Related (Dentistry, Physician, Chiropractic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy), Oceanography, Physics.

Pathway Navigator

Caroline Mugge

Email: cmugge@gulfcoast.edu

Phone: 850.769.1551 ext. 5863

Location: SUE Room 208

Check Out My Pathway Navigator Page

How to Schedule a Pathway Orientation and/or advising Session

Academic Advising

We can’t wait to tell you about all the opportunities available at Gulf Coast State College! Did you know that academic advising is one of the keys to your success at GCSC? Our Pathway Navigators will give you the personal attention you deserve and help you explore your interests and career options. Step into a brighter future at Gulf Coast where you will learn the skills and gain the knowledge required for a successful and fulfilling career.

As a new student at Gulf Coast State College, you will meet with a Pathway Navigator to develop your academic plan.  For in-person appointments, face masks are strongly recommended inside all college facilities to ensure the health and safety of the entire college community.  Your Pathway Navigator will help you plan your first semester as you transition to college life.

During your first semester, you will be assigned to a faculty advisor according to your selected major or area of study. Your faculty advisor will work with you to complete your degree plan so that you know all the necessary requirements to graduate.

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.