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Business and Technology Division at Gulf Coast State College

Business and Technology are like the yin and yang of today’s society. Business must keep up with technology to stay competitive; but without business savvy, technological goods and services don’t even make it to market. Gulf Coast State College’s Business and Technology Division offers you the advantage of this interdependence and learning in a state-of-the-art technology center.

The Business and Technology Division at Gulf Coast State College offers unique, in-demand bachelor’s degree programs, associate degree programs, and certificate programs in various areas such as:

  • Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship
  • Construction, Engineering, Drafting & Design
  • Culinary Management
  • Cybersecurity, Software and Database Development
  • Digital Media

Job Outlook for Business, Culinary and Technical Careers

In December 2015, employment projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that choosing a degree or job training program in the Business and Technology Division at Gulf Coast State College is smart. Your business degree, IT or technology program, computer science degree or culinary arts program will pay off. Top growth is expected in the following occupations.

  • computer and mathematical jobs will surge 13.1%
  • construction and extraction jobs will jump 10.1%
  • business and financial jobs will increase 8.4%
  • management jobs will rise 5.5%

Your best choices for a fast growing career between now and 2024 include:

  • statisticians, growing at 33%
  • operations research analysts at 30.2%
  • personal finance advisors at 29.6%
  • software developers, applications at 18.8%
  • cooks at 14.3%
  • accountants and auditors at 10.7%, and
  • general operations managers at 7.1%

Overall, technical and health care careers are projected to grow the fastest by 2024, representing about 1 in 4 new jobs.

Degrees and Certificates Available in Business, Technology and Culinary Arts

Education from Gulf Coast’s Business and Technology Division will lead you to the opportunity to earn

  • Bachelors of Applied Science degrees
  • Associate of Arts degree
  • Associates of Science degrees
  • College Credit Certificates and Industry Certifications

Choose from A Variety of Business and Technology Division programs

The Business and Technology Division at Florida’s Gulf Coast State College offers three majors in the bachelor of applied science degree program, 11 program options leading to the associate of arts degree, 14 associate of science degree options and 27 certification programs.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Visit the college’s programs page to search more than 150 areas of study available at Gulf Cost State College.

Take Advantage of Our Resources

Advanced Technology Center

As a student in the Business and Technology Division, you’ll take courses in the $35 million, Gold LEED-certified Advanced Technology Center, one the most technologically advanced learning facilities in the country. Classroom and lab space in the three-story building provide education and training in renewable energies, alternative energies, sustainable building design, architecture and engineering, information science, computer integrated manufacturing, accounting, business, entrepreneurship, the culinary arts, distance learning and more.

Highlights of the Advanced Technology Center

  • The Millaway Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • A sound studio that houses WKGC radio.
  • Production facilities for GCTV, the campus television station.
  • A green roof, showcasing solar and wind energy technology.
  • The John Holley Dining Room, a fine dining experience created by culinary arts students.
  • Engineering and manufacturing labs, including a 3D printer.
  • Computer science and digital design labs. 

Business and Technology Division contact information

Our staff are ready to answer questions about your program requirements and next steps.

Business and Technology
Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology
Panama City Campus
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 102
850-872-3839 

Nancy Berdanier
Administrative Assistant
Panama City Campus
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 103
850-872-3875

Barbara Cline
Assistant Coordinator
Panama City Campus
Advanced Technology Center (ATC121)
850-872-3838

 Top Faculty

Learn more about your business and technology professors and instructors by searching the Faculty Directory for the Business and Technology Division.

Contact the Division of Business and Technology

Gulf Coast’s Division of Business and Technology is located in the Advanced Technology Center on the Panama City, Florida campus. Contact the division office for questions related to your educational goals. For questions regarding program requirements, please contact your advisor. Please direct lab- and class-specific questions to the instructor for your class.

Business and Technology Division
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) 103
5230 West Highway 98
Panama City, FL 32401-1058
850-872-3875
Fax: 850-767-8084 

Meet Luis

Meet Luis

Future IT Administrator

Manufacturing

“When you enjoy something you do, it’s not really work, and that’s why I’m in the IT program at Gulf Coast State College. All of my professors are passionate about what they do, and the program is affordable – I appreciate that.”

 
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