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Continuing Education expands the reach of Gulf Coast State College’s academic programs by providing courses to enhance careers, enrich lives and contribute to improving our workforce. Whether you want to develop a new skill, learn a new hobby or advance your career, GCSC Continuing Education is committed to learners at all stages of life. We provide Customized Training, Workforce Development, Professional Development, Business Education, Healthcare Training, Online Education, and Personal Enrichment courses. Gulf Coast State College started as a community college and will always be committed to serving Bay County and beyond.

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education encore

Registration for Fall opens August 8!

Fall 2022 Encore begins September 23.

CPR

CPR for healthcare, business, and community

Healthcare Certifications and Continuing Education

Certification courses

CEU courses

personal enrichment

Students of all ages enjoy unique learning experiences year-round through Continuing Education classes. Enjoy programs in the arts, culinary, graphic design, photography, languages, writing, and so much more that will enrich the daily lives of a lifelong learner. Community education offers personal enrichment programs for you to develop new skills, explore new interests, and improve your life.

Art

Culinary classes

Graphic Design - Adobe courses

Learn a Language

Personal Development


Contact:
Lara Herter
lherter@gulfcoast.edu

(850) 873-3583

online education

Are you seeking employment or a complete change in your career? According to www.BLS.gov, you are not alone! Record numbers of people quit jobs in the U.S. last year and this year job-seekers have the advantage with the increase in employment trends. Whether you have your mind set on working for a large organization, or you have an entrepreneurial spirit, it’s time to polish your resume and add short-term training for career advancement or a completely new career path. Explore our online programs and featured training. If you are currently in research mode, click on the main subject area to view other programs. Click on the REGISTER link for course-specific information and registration. Let us know when you are ready to begin!

 

ADVANCED CAREER TRAINING

Featured Fall 2022

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: START-UP AND BUSINESS OWNER MANAGEMENT (VOUCHER INCLUDED) I 200 Hrs. I REGISTER

Delve into the world of entrepreneurship, from generating an idea to writing a business plan. In this course, you will refine your startup idea as you prepare for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification. You will learn all business areas of an entrepreneurship venture, such as legal structure and requirements, funding sources, intellectual property law, operations, marketing, advertising, and finances. By course completion, you will create a comprehensive business plan to get your startup idea off the ground and into the market.

How you will benefit

      • The Entrepreneurship and Small Business certification ensures tomorrow's business leaders are prepared with the toolkit they need to get ahead in today's competitive landscape.
      • The completed business plan is a dynamic planning tool which can be updated at any given time to allow the entrepreneur up-to-date information for decision-making.
      • Every entrepreneur must have knowledge of the foundational business principles in order to progress forward toward success. All principles are interrelated, and this knowledge allows for better business decisions.

Fee: $2795

MASTERING PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITH  PMP® PREP I 150 Hrs. I REGISTER

The Mastering Project Management with PMP Prep course will provide you with a deeper understanding of project management concepts and applications in the workplace. As you obtain a detailed exploration of these essential topics and concepts—all on your own time—you will further gain an intermediate to advanced level of comprehension.

You will learn about project selection, strategy development, complex schedule modeling, forecasting, risk identification and assessment, statusing, recovery, and more. You will also explore project proposals, planning components, and project evaluation and discover how important a project manager is to an organization.

The material covered in this course is guaranteed to meet or exceed the educational prerequisites needed to prepare and take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.

How you will benefit

      • Prepare for the Project Management Institute PMP certification exam
      • Enhance your ability to secure a promotion, score a new job, and generally climb the career ladder
      • Develop greater understanding of the project manager's role in a variety of fields
      • Boost critical thinking and decision-making skills that will aid you across industries

Fee: $1295

CERTIFIED DIGITAL MARKETING PROFESSIONAL (VOUCHER INCLUDED) I 220 Hrs. I REGISTER

Delve into the world of entrepreneurship, from generating an idea to writing a business plan. In this course, you will refine your startup idea as you prepare for the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certification. You will learn all business areas of an entrepreneurship venture, such as legal structure and requirements, funding sources, intellectual property law, operations, marketing, advertising, and finances. By course completion, you will create a comprehensive business plan to get your startup idea off the ground and into the market.

How you will benefit

      • Students who earn the OMCP certification stand out to employers and clients as having verified digital marketing skills, education, and experience
      • Are in demand as specialists, leaders, and accredited instructors
      • Earn between 16-26% more than non-certified digital marketers
      • Operate more effectively as a marketing professional, sharing common language and generally accepted practices across multiple disciplines and in at least two specialty disciplines

Fee: $1995

 

HEALTHCARE CERTIFICATION

Featured Fall 2022

MEDICAL CODING AND BILLING FOR OUTPATIENT SERVICES ONLINE I 618 Hrs. I REGISTER

Do you have an eye for detail? Are you assertive and analytically minded? Would you like to work in healthcare, but spend your time working from home? Then you’d love a medical billing and coding career. Medical billing and coding jobs consist of managing patients’ electronic health records. It’s critical work considering that every patient is someone’s mother, husband, child, or other precious family member. As part of your daily responsibilities, you’ll assign standardized codes to the procedures performed by the healthcare facility you work for. Sounds relatively straightforward, but this is the first step in helping patients get their medical bills covered, so they have one less thing to worry about. 

Fee: $4199

MEDICAL ASSISTANT ONLINE WITH CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP I 483 Hrs. + 100 CLINICAL Hrs. I REGISTER

To be successful as a medical assistant, you need to be organized, adaptable, and empathic. If you’ve got the right training, and you’re also nurturing by nature, then this might be the path you should follow. This online medical assistant program is developed by industry professionals with decades of real-world experience. An over-achieving curriculum ensures that you’re the best of the best. It thoroughly trains you on both routine patient care and clinical office procedures. But it’s way more than just training. Thanks to our vast network of partners, you’ll get 100 hours worth of experience working in a clinical setting—empowering you with the knowledge to earn the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and Certified EKG Technician (CET) credentials. 

Fee: $4299

MEDICAL SCRIBE I ONLINE I 80 Hrs. I  REGISTER

Medical scribes have become more and more common in medical offices. But they do a lot more than check-off boxes on EHRs—they record critical information and allow physicians more time to focus on their patients. Medical scribes aren’t on the frontlines of healthcare, which is good for those who prefer a little more predictability in their daily routines. They generally work behind the scenes —sometimes from the comfort of their own home—listening to dictations and converting them into written documents. 

Fee: $3599

 

HEALTHCARE CEUs

Featured Fall 2022

EMT REFRESHER I ONLINE I 32 Hrs. I  REGISTER

The EMT Refresher online course fulfills the mandatory 30-hour refresher component and meets the requirements for EMTs set forth by the State of Florida. Students enrolled in this class will receive updated training on all necessary emergency medical care skills including adult and pediatric education with a minimum of two hours in pediatric emergencies. Every two years, EMTs must provide the certifying authority with proof of a 30-hour approved refresher course with 2-hour pediatrics. This course is offered in an open entry, open exit format providing a flexible schedule for all EMTs. 

Approved 32 Hrs. I EMT
Enroll anytime and complete this online course within 12 weeks.
Fee: $89

INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (IPE) I 1 Hr. I REGISTER

Explore how teamwork improves patient care, the significance of interprofessional collaboration, and the four required competencies. All of this while analyzing case scenarios during this training! 

Approved 1 Hr. I DH, DN, NHA, NU, PT, RC
Enroll anytime and complete this online course within 1 hour.
Fee: $8.50

IV THERAPY I 30 Hrs. I REGISTER

This course meets standards established by the FL Board of Nursing for LPNs to administer IV Therapy. Participate in a 6-hour lab (see schedule below) after successful completion of the 24-hour online training. Topics include infusion therapy using peripheral veins and central venous access, infusion of fluids and medications, blood product transfusions, antineoplastic and biologic therapies, parenteral nutrition, and infusion therapy in pediatric and older adults. Prerequisite: PN or RN graduate. Textbook required (ISBN-13: 978-1496355010) Approved 30 Hours  | NU (LPN post-graduate level course, RN general).

Online date range: August 29 - September 29
Lab date: Friday, October 1 l 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M. 
Lab location: Student Union East (SUE) 244
Fee: $275 

             

INSURANCE PRELICENSURE & CONTINUING EDUCATION

Featured Fall 2022

2-20 PROPERTY AND CASUALTY, GENERAL LINES AGENT PRE-LICENSING COURSE (INS007FL200) I 200 Hrs. I REGISTER

This Florida General Lines prelicensing course covers the areas of Property, Casualty, Liability, Surety, Auto, Homeowners, Marine, Health, Worker's Comp, Crime, Florida Rules and Regulations, and more.   This course is designed to prepare you to become a licensed insurance property and casualty agent without the loss of production income and time. Work at your own pace with your instructor available by email, posts in the forum, Moodle messaging, or by telephone. This course complies with the State requirements for the General Lines Agents State examination.

Fee: $395

6-20 ALL LINES ACCREDITED CLAIMS ADJUSTER DESIGNATION ONLINE COURSE (INS013FL40) I 40 Hrs. I REGISTER

This 40-hour course fulfills the educational requirement for the 6-20 Company/Independent All-Lines adjuster license and is also the first step toward a 3-20 Public Adjuster license. It is a Florida Approved designation course, which functions like a pre-licensing course (you must take it before getting your license). Waives State exam for the 6-20!

Fee: $315

4-40 RCSR - REGISTERED CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE DESIGNATION ONLINE COURSE (INS005FL40) I 40 Hrs. I REGISTER

The 40-hour "completely online" Registered Customer Service Representative pre-licensing course is designed to meet the requirements set forth by the Florida Department of Financial Services for the Registered Customer Service Representative. Successful completion of this course leads to a 4-40 RCSR license.

Fee: $280.00

 

SIX-WEEK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Featured Fall 2022

INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE I 24 Hrs. I REGISTER

Personal development is key to success in and out of the workplace. You can develop career-enhancing skills in a single course that covers twelve popular one-day seminar topics, including goal setting, time management, and personal organization. You will learn how to improve your creative abilities, gain confidence with financial matters, and how to minimize conflict in your life. By the time you finish this course, you will have developed a fulfilling career plan and will hold the skills to improve your interpersonal relationships.

Fee: $119

RESUME WRITING WORKSHOP I 24 Hrs. I REGISTER

Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews. Learn different resume formats and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Make the most of your work experience and discover how to use references to your advantage. This course includes the use of online resumes and is invaluable for anyone who wants to create their own resume or learn how to write resumes and cover letters for profit.

Fee: $119

A TO Z GRANT WRITING I 48 Hrs. I REGISTER

In this course you walk through the process of finding and writing a grant application. Using a Theory of Change process, you will learn to engage stakeholders in framing a grant application and prepare a grant application draft of your choice step-by-step. In doing so, you will discover what grant funders look for in an application by reviewing pieces of your peers' grant proposals to provide and receive feedback. Additional features include six teachable moments videos, and six choose your own adventure branching scenarios.

Fee: $199

DESIGNING EFFECTIVE WEBSITES I 24 Hrs. I REGISTER

These days, creating a website is so easy almost anyone can do it. But with all the competition on the web, creating a site that's effective is more challenging than ever. Regardless of your current skills or level of knowledge, in this course you'll master the basics of web design and learn how to build sites that are better and more effective.

Fee: $119

 

 


Contact:
Sherrie Lock
slock@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 872-3819

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Business & Industry - Personal Enrichment  - APSI - Encore
Lara Herter
lherter@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 873-3583

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Sherrie Lock
slock@gulfcoast.edu
(850) 872-3819

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