Healthcare Certifications

Healthcare Certification Courses


This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing.  Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. This course is live-streamed via Zoom except for lab dates (Saturday, November 7, 21, and December 5). Labs will be on the GCSC Panama City Campus. Textbooks and certification included.

Mrs. Wood was an excellent teacher. She made sure all students had a thorough understanding of EKGs. She went above and beyond. I would definitely recommend this class to others!” – EKG Technician Graduate

Livestream: Tues. & Thur., May 27 - June 26  l  6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Online with Instructor)
And Sat., June 5,  June 19,  &  June 26  l  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Student Union East Room 231)
Fee:  $279.85


Common oral local anesthesia injection techniques and related background information are addressed in this course. This course also covers neurophysiology, armamentarium, basic injection techniques, complications, contraindications, and legal considerations of administering local anesthetics to dental patients. A dentist contributes to both course content and delivery. This course is designed explicitly for Dental Hygienists to obtain certification to administer local anesthesia in the State of Florida. Satisfies Florida Statute 466.017 (SB 1040). For additional information, including prerequisites and registration packet, email or call (850) 872-3819. (60 hours includes 15 hours online, 15 hours didactic, 15 hours lab and 15 hours clinical externship) Approved for DH. When scheduling course, ask about prerequisites. 

Required Prerequisites at this link:  Local Anesthesia Prerequisites 

Fri. & Sat., June 25, 26 & July 9, 10 l 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Health Sciences  Room 142
Fee:  $995

Fri. & Sat., Aug. 6,7 & Aug. 20, 21 l 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. 
Health Sciences  Room 142
Fee:  $995


Phlebotomy Technician Program I HYBRID

Next available class scheduled Fall 2021!

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, and physical stamina. (  The national certification exam is not included in the cost. Textbooks and supplies included.  Bring a notepad and pen to class. This class is now instructor-led online with classroom-based labs. 

Tues. & Thur., June 1 - Aug. 10  l 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM (Online with Instructor)
And Sat., June 19,  July 10,  &  July 31 l 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Student Union West Room 302)
Fee:  $386.85


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 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!

Healthcare IT

Hemodialysis Technician with Externship

Inpatient Auditing

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR

Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship

Medical Billing

Medical Office Manager


Patient Care Technician with Externship


Professional Medical Billing & Coding with Applied PCS


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