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Academic CredentialCertificate
Total Credit Hours12
Academic PathwayBusiness, Industry, Technology, Manufacturing
Advisor Kim Allan
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551, ext 4022

Pathway NavigatorWill Archer
850.769.1551 ext. 4023

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Business Specialist, Certificate

Do You Have a Passion for Business?

Business is a wide field that incorporates many types of positions.  The Business Specialist Certificate will give you a beginning to pursue your passion.  The purpose of this program is to prepare students for an entry level position in a business setting.  Students will gain technical knowledge and skills to prepare for further education and careers in the Business Administration career cluster.

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Business Specialist Course Requirements


Microcomputer Applications
Management Courses
Financial Accounting Course

A complete list of courses with descriptions can be found in the Catalog

What can you do with a Business Specialist Certificate?

In this field, people find careers as:

Executive Secretaries
Sales Managers
Compliance Managers
Cost Estimators
Management Analyst

Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:

University of Florida
Florida State University - Panama City
University of Central Florida

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Are you ready to Get Started?

Apply to GCSC

Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.


Register for Classes

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.


Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.