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Gainful Employment

Regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution’s "Gainful Employment" (GE) programs. "Gainful Employment" refers to non-degree educational programs at public institutions that are eligible for federal student aid because they prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Please contact the financial aid office for more information.

Please note - On July 1st, 2019 GCSC decided to implement an early rescission of GE disclosure and notification requirements, as provided by ED in their June 28, 2019 Electronic Announcement titled "Gainful Employment Electronic Announcement #122 – Early Implementation of the Rescission of the Gainful Employment Rule"

The following "Gainful Employment" educational programs are approved for federal financial aid at Gulf Coast State College:

  • Accounting Applications Certificate

    Program Name: Accounting Applications Certificate

    Program Code: ACTC-CT

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 43-3031.00

    CIP Code: 52.0302

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 04/02/1997

    Credit Hours: 27

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 32 Weeks

    Academic Year:  24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$3,723 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. (Few than 10 students.)

    The following State(s) do(es) not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida

    Accreditor(s): N/A

    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Central Sterile Processing Technician (Program no longer offered)

    Program Code: CSPT-CCC (Program no longer offered)

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 31-9093.00

    CIP Code: 51.0909

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 09/23/2010

    Credit Hours: 30

    Program Length: 32 Weeks

    Academic Year: 24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Accreditor(s): N/A

    Disclosures:

    Marketing Example:

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  • Criminal Justice Crime Scene Technician (Program no longer offered)

    Program Code: CST-CCC (Program no longer offered)

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 19-4092.00

    CIP Code: 43.0106

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 11/13/2006

    Credit Hours: 28

    Program Length: 35 Weeks

    Academic Year: 24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Accreditor(s): N/A

    Disclosures:

    Marketing Example: https://www.gulfcoast.edu/tuition-aid/financial-aid/gainful-employment/documents/1415/cst/brochure.pdf

  • Dental Assisting Certificate*

    Program Name: Dental Assisting Certificate

    Program Code: DEAS-VC

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 31-9091.00 & 31-9099.00

    CIP Code: 51.0601

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED:  04/02/1997

    Clock Hours: 1,230

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 38 Weeks

    Academic Year:  900 Clock Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$6,439 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. (Few than 10 students.)

    Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: Florida

    Accreditor(s): Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) http://www.ada.org/en/coda

    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Law Enforcement Officer*

    Program Name: Law Enforcement Officer

    Program Code: LEOF-VC

    O NET-SOC Code(s):  33-3051

    CIP Code: 43.0107

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED:  06/08/2016

    Clock Hours: 770

    Program Length:  

    • The day program is designed to be completed in 40 Weeks
    • The night program is designed to be completed in 52 Weeks


    Academic Year:  900 Clock Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$2,558 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $2,556.50 of debt.

    Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: Florida

    Accreditor(s): N/A but the State of Florida's Framework may be helpful

    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

    • 2015-2016 - GCSC did not disburse any 2015-2016 federal financial aid for students in this program.
    • 2016-2017 - 40 Weeks | 52 Weeks
  • Nuclear Medicine Technician (Program no longer offered)

    Program Code: NMT-CCC (Program no longer offered)

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 29-2033.00

    CIP Code: 51.0905

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 09/23/2010

    Credit Hours: 48

    Clock Hours: 1,800

    Program Length: 44 Weeks

    Academic Year:  24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Accreditor(s): Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board (NMTCB) http://www.nmtcb.org

    Disclosures:

  • Paramedic

    Program Name: Paramedic

    Program Code: PARM-CT

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 29-2041.00

    CIP Code: 51.0904

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 04/02/1997

    Credit Hours: 42

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 40 Weeks

    Academic Year: 24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$5,701 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. (Few than 10 students.)

    Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: Florida

    Accreditor(s): Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) http://www.caahep.org/

    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Pharmacy Technician (Program no longer offered)

    Program Code: PHR1-ATD (Program no longer offered)

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 29-2052.00

    CIP Code: 51.0805

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 05/27/2010

    Clock Hours: 1,500

    Credit Hours: 40

    Program Length: 32 Weeks

    Academic Year: 24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Licensure:  N/A

    Accreditor(s): N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Practical Nurse*

    Program Name: Practical Nurse

    Program Code: PHRS-VC

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 29-2061.00

    CIP Code: 51.3901

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 04/25/2001

    Clock Hours: 1,350

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 48 Weeks

    Academic Year:  900 Clock Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$4,544 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $2,600 of debt.

    Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in the following States: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, & Wyoming

    Accreditor(s): N/A

    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Surgical First Assistant

    Program Name: Surgical First Assistant

    Program Code: SFA-CCC

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 31-9099.00 & 29-2055.00

    CIP Code: 51.0909

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED: 09/23/2010

    Credit Hours: 59

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 64 Weeks

    Academic Year: 24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$9,595 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. (Few than 10 students.)

    The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida

    Accreditor(s): 


    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

  • Surgical Technologist

    Program Name: Surgical Technologist

    Program Code: SURC-CCC

    O NET-SOC Code(s): 29-2055.00

    CIP Code: 51.0909

    Federal Financial Aid Initially Approved For This Program at GCSC by ED:  10/26/2004

    Credit Hours: 49

    Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in 68 Weeks

    Academic Year:  24 Credit Hours & 30 Weeks

    Price: This program will cost ~$37,071 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed. 

    Borrowing: Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $N/A of debt. (Few than 10 students.)

    The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: Florida

    Accreditor(s): 


    For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please click here: https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?134343-Gulf-Coast-State-College

    Warning Language: N/A

    Past Disclosures:

*Federal financial aid is calculated and awarded using clock hours

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