Healthcare Certifications

Healthcare Certification Courses


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., Oct. 2, 3, 16, & 17, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Health Sciences Building, Room 142                                                                                                                                                                               
Fee: $995 

Phlebotomy Technician Program I CLASSROOM-bASED

This class is full.  All future phlebotomy classes will be hybrid.  The schedule and registration for the Spring session will be available soon!

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. ( Textbooks and supplies included.  

Tues. & Thur., Sept. 29 - Dec. 10, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
And Sat., Oct. 10, 24, & Nov. 7, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Student Union West Room 302
Fee:  $1599


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!

EKG Technicion 

Healthcare IT

Hemodialysis Technician with Externship

Inpatient Auditing

Medical Administrative Assistant with EHR

Medical Assistant with Clinical Externship

Medical Billing

Medical Office Manager

Medical Transcription Editor

Patient Care Technician with Externship

Pharmacy Technician (ASHP/ACPE)

Professional Medical Billing & Coding with Applied PCS

Veterinary Assistant 2019

Veterinary Receptionist


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