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Healthcare Certifications
Sherrie Lock, Program Coordinator

Healthcare Certifications

Gulf Coast State College Continuing Education offers career-focused education designed to help students quickly enter the workforce.

 Phlebotomy Technician Program I Classroom-Based I 90-Hrs. 

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, you will study infection control techniques and how to interact with others. Certified phlebotomists are currently in demand.

Important qualities: compassion, detail-oriented, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, physical stamina, professional appearance, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Textbooks and supplies are included. 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 now included in the cost of the program and GCSC is a testing site.

Prerequisites to participate in the Phlebotomy Technician Program: Proof of FL-approved HIPAA and Infection Control training, Basic Life Support (CPR for healthcare providers), 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., September 24 – December 5, 2024 I 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM  
AND Sat., October 12, November 2, & November 16 I 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM 
Student Union East Room 244
Fee: $1825


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