Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College
The Health Sciences Division at Gulf Coast State College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to help you secure a top job in the health care field. By choosing a health career, you’re already on your way to success!
Job Outlook for Health Careers
According to economic projections released in December 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations and industries will have the highest growth between 2014 and 2024, employing more people than the government or business sectors. Health care and technical occupations will be the fastest growing job sectors in the coming decade, accounting for one in four new jobs created.
Degrees and Certificates Available
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Associate in Arts
- Associate in Science
- College Credit Certificate
- Advanced Technical Certificate
- Applied Technology Diploma
Many of Gulf Coast State College’s health science programs lead to national certification, which ensures your ability to get a good job in your field after graduation.
Health Science Division Programs
Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers 12 degree programs and 11 workforce certificate programs through their Health Sciences Division that will prepare you for Florida’s in-demand healthcare jobs.
- RN-to-BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing )
- Dental Hygiene
- Physical Therapist Assistant
- Registered Nursing
- Respiratory Therapy
- Surgical First Assistant
Not sure if one of these programs is right for you? Visit our programs page to learn about more than 150 programs and certificates available at Gulf Cost State College in Florida.
Build on Your Success
Don’t have the time or money to achieve your dream job right away? Don’t give up. Gulf Coast State College’s affordable health care programs are designed to help you succeed step-by-step.
For example: Start with the certificate program in practical nursing to get your first job, then work while you complete additional programs until you earn your BSN in nursing. You’ll make more and be eligible for promotion as you complete each program and save thousands on your education.
Take Advantage of Our Resources
George G. Tapper Health Sciences Building
Thanks to a $10.3 million renovation of the George G. Tapper Health Sciences Building on the Panama City, Florida campus, you now learn and practice your skills in one of 15 high-tech healthcare labs that simulate the hospital or clinical environment at your next job.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
The Gulf Coast State College Foundation offers scholarships, such as the Bay Medical Center Scholarship and the Bay Radiology Associates Scholarship, designated for health sciences students. Find out more about how to apply for scholarships at Gulf Coast State College. Learn more about financial aid opportunities available to Gulf Coast students.
Health Sciences Division Program Coordinators
Health Sciences faculty and staff want you to succeed. Reach out to the program coordinator in your area with questions or concerns.
- Associate Degree in Nursing
- Dental Programs
- Physical Therapy Assistant Program and Massage Therapy Program
- Medical Imaging Programs (Radiography, Radiologic Science, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Cardiovascular Sonography, Nuclear Medicine)
- Nutrition Program
- Pharmacy Technician Program
- Respiratory Therapy Program
850-769-1551, ext. 3837
- RN to BSN Program
- Surgical Services Programs (Central Sterile Supply, Endoscopic Technician, Surgical Technology, Surgical First Assistant, Perioperative Nursing, Registered Nurse First Assistant)