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Study at Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College is a community college located in Panama City, Florida, United States. It is a co-educational institution and offers associates degrees to its students. Gulf Coast Community College was the first public two-year institution to open after the Florida Legislature established a statewide network of community colleges in 1957. It is one of 28 public community colleges in the state, all located within commuting distance of over 95% of Florida's population.

GCCC's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams in various sports like basketball, baseball, soccer and volleyball. They are nicknamed the Commodores. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Michael Papajohn, American actor; Tony Dawson, former NBA Basketball player; and Frank Menechino, former Major League Baseball infielder for the Oakland Athletics.

Profile of Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College is found in Panama City, FL. Panama City is a small city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Gulf Coast Community College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in security and law enforcement and liberal arts.

Gulf Coast Community College Selectivity

Gulf Coast Community College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


Gulf Coast Community College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 5, 758 in 2007 at the school.

Gulf Coast Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts537liberal arts and sciences
Security and Law Enforcement286corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting, security and loss prevention, forensic science, fire protection tech, criminal justice and administration
Nursing and Emergency Medicine134registered nursing, EMT paramedic, licensed practical nurse
Medical Support and Technology77radiation therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, surgical tech, respiratory care tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, mental health services tech
Engineering Technician32computer systems tech, drafting, electromechanical instrument tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, construction engineering tech
Therapy and Counselling14physical therapist assistant
Family and Social Work11child care provider
Cooking and Culinary Arts7restaurant and catering management
Law5legal assistant
office and Administration5executive secretary
Business and Management5business management, accounting technology, accounting and related services, management information systems
Photography and Commercial Art3cinematography
Computer Science and Engineering2computer applications programming
Hospitality0hospitality management
Media0radio and TV tech
Transportation0truck and bus driver
Education and Teaching0teacher Education
Construction Trades0electrician

Contact: Gulf Coast Community College

Gulf Coast Community College

5230 W Hwy 98

Panama City, FL 32401

General Phone: (850) 769-1551


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