LP Research Resources September 29, 2016

Gulf Coast Community College Paramedic Program

The Gulf Coast Community College has an EMT paramedic training program that offers students the necessary courses for certification at the EMT-Basic level on through to EMT paramedic.

Gulf Coast Community College is located in Panama City, Florida at 5230 West Highway 98. The Campus is located right on the ocean, with Carl Gray Park meeting up with the side of the campus. Gulf Coast Community College is the last set of buildings on the right before you cross the Hathaway Bridge to go to Panama City Beach.

Program Information

Gulf Coast Community College offers EMT training certification and EMS refresher courses.

The paramedic program offered through Gulf Coast Community College is a three semester program. The program is only offered once a year and it begins in the fall semester and ends during the following summer session. The deadline for applications to the paramedic program is June 1st of every summer.

Program Prerequisites

The first step to entering the  paramedic program is to apply for general admission to the college. There is a small application fee required. All official high school and college transcripts must be submitted at the time of application. A paramedic training application must be completed and submitted to the Health Sciences Division of the college. Prospective paramedic students must then take the entry level examinations and minimum scores must be met in order to be accepted.

A signed mental health statement that is found in the application packet, a copy of your Florida EMS license, and a copy of your valid Florida driver’s license must be submitted as well.  After conditional acceptance into the program is met, students will be required to pay for and submit a criminal background and fingerprint check.  Students must have current CPR certification and remain certified throughout the length of their training. A completed physical examination and immunization record must be submitted to the college as well.

Upon completion of the program, all graduates will have demonstrated the necessary knowledge, technical skill, and professional attitude and behavior to implement safe, effective and appropriate EMS services in their roles as a Paramedic.

Contact Information

For more information you may contact Craig Wise at 850-913-3311. The primary advisor for the program is Scott Williams and he may be reached at 850-769-1551 ext. 6103