Health Sciences Division

Health Sciences at Gulf Coast State College

The Health Sciences Division at Gulf Coast State College offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to help you secure a top job in the health care field. By choosing a health career, you’re already on your way to success!

Job Outlook for Health Careers

According to economic projections released in December 2015 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health care occupations and industries will have the highest growth between 2014 and 2024, employing more people than the government or business sectors. Health care and technical occupations will be the fastest growing job sectors in the coming decade, accounting for one in four new jobs created.

Degrees and Certificates Available

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • College Credit Certificate
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Applied Technology Diploma

Many of Gulf Coast State College’s health science programs lead to national certification, which ensures your ability to get a good job in your field after graduation.

Health Science Division Programs

Gulf Coast State College in Florida offers 12 degree programs and 11 workforce certificate programs through their Health Sciences Division that will prepare you for Florida’s in-demand healthcare jobs. 

Not sure if one of these programs is right for you? Visit our programs page to learn about more than 150 programs and certificates available at Gulf Cost State College in Florida.

Build on Your Success

Don’t have the time or money to achieve your dream job right away? Don’t give up. Gulf Coast State College’s affordable health care programs are designed to help you succeed step-by-step.

For example: Start with the certificate program in practical nursing to get your first job, then work while you complete additional programs until you earn your BSN in nursing. You’ll make more and be eligible for promotion as you complete each program and save thousands on your education.

Take Advantage of Our Resources

George G. Tapper Health Sciences Building

Thanks to a $10.3 million renovation of the George G. Tapper Health Sciences Building on the Panama City, Florida campus, you now learn and practice your skills in one of 15 high-tech healthcare labs that simulate the hospital or clinical environment at your next job.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Gulf Coast State College Foundation offers scholarships, such as the Bay Medical Center Scholarship and the Bay Radiology Associates Scholarship, designated for health sciences students. Find out more about how to apply for scholarships at Gulf Coast State College. Learn more about financial aid opportunities available to Gulf Coast students.

Health Sciences Division Program Coordinators

Health Sciences faculty and staff want you to succeed. Reach out to the program coordinator in your area with questions or concerns.

Learn More About Healthcare Continuing Education Programs


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