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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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Spring 2022 Encore begins January 21.
Healthcare Certifications and Continuing Education
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.
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 of interest for a comprehensive list of courses. Let us know when you are ready to begin!
Featured Spring 2022
HOTEL MANAGEMENT WITH EXECUTIVE HOUSEKEEPER I 160 Hrs. I REGISTER
The hospitality industry provides a variety of jobs and opportunities to advance worldwide. Learning the skills needed to manage any venue, hotel, motel, resort, or accommodation house and supervise housekeeping staff will position you for success within this growing field.
This course bundle will train you for managerial positions in the hospitality industry. The principles learned can be transferred to multiple accommodation types such as hotels, motels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, or any other business that provides accommodation or lodging. You will learn the different management structures of hospitality, from the front office to housekeeping, and how to organize and oversee staff.
Hotel managers and executive housekeepers must be adept at recognizing quality staff during recruitment and implement training procedures to develop their potential. You will learn the management skills necessary to serve as a supervisor to other staff members and learn how to properly train and organize a team of housekeepers.
CERTIFIED WEDDING PLANNER I 340 Hrs. I REGISTER
Wedding planners combine creativity and organization to help happy couples celebrate the most important day of their lives. Train for a career surrounded by celebratory events!
In this course, you will master the fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering stunning weddings and parties. This course allows you to earn your certification as a professional wedding planner and will give you an opportunity to put your new skills to work in an optional internship. Lastly, it includes the opportunity to receive notifications on internships in your area to get hands-on experience.
Featured Spring 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.
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.
Featured Spring 2022
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: April 18 - May 18
Lab date: Friday, May 20 l 8:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Lab location: Student Union East (SUE) 244
LOCAL ANESTHESIA REFRESHER I 8 Hrs. I REGISTER
The content of this seminar was designed for the Dentist or Dental Hygienist who has experience administering local anesthesia and is seeking to review the anatomy, landmarks, pharmacology and biochemistry of local anesthetic administration. Also, this seminar is ideal for the dental professional with the certification but has not practiced the skill for some time. After this training, participants will be able to (1) demonstrate the various local anesthetic injection techniques, equipment needed, and the areas anesthetized. (2) Discuss the chemical and physical properties of the local and topical anesthetics and the circumstances when each is appropriate to use. (3) Identify the anatomy and landmarks of the skull. (4) Prevent and respond to medical emergencies in the dental office. You will have the opportunity to interact with your expert instructor and access PDF documents throughout the seminar. This course is not intended for initial certification to administer local anesthesia. Approved 8 Hours I DH, DN
Virtual Seminar Scheduled: Friday, April 29 I 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Facilitator: Ray Morse, DMD, offers 29 years of experience in the field of dentistry.
Featured Spring 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.
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!
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.
Featured Spring 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.
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.
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.
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.
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