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Rapid Credentialing

Rapid Credentialing

Continuing Education at Gulf Coast State College provides several courses focusing on short-term, in-demand workforce/career and technical education credentialing and certificate programs. As part of the Department of Education’s Rapid Credentialing Economic Recovery & Prosperity Initiative, these courses are being offered at a drastically reduced rate. Learn new skills to advance your career or begin a new career in less than 6 months!

Manufacturing Certification courses

HAAS Mill Operator Prep Course REGISTER!

This Prep course is designed to provide basic knowledge to get started as a CNC Machine Operator. It will provide a basic introduction into CNC machine operation, blueprint reading, and measuring tools. This course consists of an online portion and hands-on experience using Haas VF2 mill as well as CNC routers. At the completion of this course, the student will be prepared to take the hands-on test from the Haas Factory Outlet personnel. A voucher for the HAAS certification is included ($150 Value). 

Thurs., Nov. 5 & 12 and Dec. 3 & 10, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Sat., Nov. 14 & 15 and Dec. 5, 8:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 151
Fee: $299

Healthcare certification courses

EKG TECHNICIAN - HYBRID REGISTER!

This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography, and stress testing.  Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands-on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement, and other clinical practices. This course is live-streamed via Zoom except for lab dates (Saturday, November 7, 21, and December 5). Labs will be on the GCSC Panama City Campus. Textbooks and certification included.

Livestream: Tues. & Thurs., Nov. 5 - Dec. 10, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Lab: Sat., Nov. 6, 21, & Dec. 5, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Student Union West Building Room 302                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
 Fee: $279.85

Phlebotomy Technician - hybrid REGISTER!

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 (bls.gov). Important qualities: compassion, detail-oriented, dexterity, hand-eye coordination, and physical stamina. (bls.gov). Textbooks and supplies included.  This course is live-streamed via Zoom except for lab dates (Saturday, March 27, April 17, and May 1). Labs will be on the GCSC Panama City Campus. Textbooks and certification included.

Livestream: Tues., & Thurs., Mar. 2 - May 18, 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Lab: Sat., Mar. 27, Apr. 17, May 1, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Student Union West Building Room 302                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Fee: $386.85

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