Business Specialist, C.C.C.


Do You have a passion for business?

Then the Business Specialist Certificate will give you a beginning to pursue your passion. Business is a wide field that incorporates many types of positions. You'll be using the operational skills you learn to assist in the operation of businesses - from independent businesses to major corporations.

Whether you're a first-time job seeker or an experienced employee, the training you'll receive will help you advance in your career in the business field.

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Contact the Advisor

Christy Cole
Associate Professor, Business and Technology
850-769-1551, ext. 2842

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Who is eligible for the business SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the business SPECIALIST CERTIFICATE?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Degree Requirements

Courses Credit Hours
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
#MNA1100, Human Relations in Management 3
*ACG2001, Principles of Financial Accounting I 3
MAN2021, Principles of Management 3

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology

Barbara Cline
Assistant Coordinator, Business and Technology