Healthcare Certifications

Healthcare Certification Courses

Phlebotomy Technician Program I classroom-based

Prepare for a career as a Phlebotomist in this 90-hour course.  You will prepare for a national certification exam and learn how to collect blood specimens from patients and blood donors for laboratory analysis.  Also, participants will study infection control techniques and how to interact with others. The 25% growth rate for the employment of Phlebotomists is greater than other healthcare supported occupations ( 

Important qualities: compassion, detail-oriented, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical stamina, professional appearance, and exceptional interpersonal skills.  Textbooks and supplies are included, but you must bring a notepad and pen to class. If you are participating in this program for future employment in the healthcare industry, you must be able to pass a background check and drug screen. The national certification exam is not included in the cost of the program, but GCSC is a testing site. 

PREREQUISITES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PHLEBOTOMY TECHNICIAN PROGRAM: Proof of FL approved Infection Control and HIPAA training, Basic Life Support (CPR/AHA or ARC) card/certificate, and a professional resume.  Fax documents to 850-747-3258 or mail to S. Lock, Continuing Education, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 West U.S. Hwy. 98, Panama City, FL 32401

Tues. & Thur., Mar. 1 - May 17, 2022  l  6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Class will not meet during Spring Break) & Sat., Mar. 26, Apr. 23, May 7 I 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Student Union West Room 302
Fee:  $1699

Gulf Coast State College Continuing Education offers career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce. Through an academic partnership, we are able to offer the following online healthcare training that incorporates interactive learning tools such as hands-on practice, videos, games, forums, and chat rooms into its curriculum. Click on the title of the following courses for job description, career outlook, course objectives, outline,  fees, payment options, videos and more!

Contact Tracing and Infection Control

EKG Technician with Clinical Externship

Healthcare IT

Hemodialysis Technician with Clinical Externship

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR

Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship

Medical Billing

Medical Coding and Billing

Medical Office Manager

Medical Scribe by AHDPG

Medical Transcription Editor

Patient Care Technician with Clinical Externship

Pharmacy Technician with Clinical Externship

Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Receptionist

Sherrie Lock, Program Coordinator
Phone: (850) 872-3819