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Northwest Florida Career Pathways

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Welcome to the Northwest Florida Career Pathways Portal. The Portal is designed to help you find different careers in Northwest Florida - and then, explore pathways to help you reach those career goals. Educational institutions and Workforce Development Boards throughout Northwest Florida have worked together to build this Portal to showcase careers and educational opportunities throughout Northwest Florida.

Career Path Focus


Featured Careers

Northwest Florida jobs are grouped into six careers. This site will help you identify a career and an occupation that interests you, and point you toward an educational program to prepare you for it.

Learn more about a career in Research & Engineering Services)


Occupations Highlight

We have information on more than 400 occupations available in Northwest Florida, including salary and other information.

Learn more about Biomedical engineers)


Partner Spotlight

Learn more about our partner institution, Gulf Coast Community College


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Serving the community for over 50 years, Gulf Coast Community College was the first public two-year institution to open after the 1957 Florida Legislature established a statewide network of community colleges. GCCC is a comprehensive two-year community college and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Our general studies courses are transferable to nearly every accredited college in the country. We strive to continually meet the educational needs of our community by offering:

  • University Parallel Programs
    • 74 pre-baccalaureate programs
  • Workforce Education Programs
    • 9 Associate in Science Degree Programs
    • 21 Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs
    • 12 Technical Certificate Programs
    • 11 Vocational Credit Certificate Programs
    • Workforce Development Programs
  • Adult Basic Education Programs
    • GED Preparation Program
    • ESOL Program (English as a Second Language)
  • Continuing Education Programs
  • Educator Preparation Institute

High school students have the opportunity to take college level classes through dual enrollment and dual credit for free. GCCC has maintained the highest dual enrollment numbers in Florida for the past two consecutive years (as reported in 2009-03 edition of Zoom published by The Florida College System). GCCC also had the highest participation rates for Hispanic and black students. The College was also the only college where the dual enrolled participation rate for Hispanics surpassed that of white students (54.3 percent versus 51.6 percent).

The College serves the community with its award-winning library, outstanding men’s and women’s athletics programs, a culinary program that boasts a full kitchen classroom and a French restaurant, and a renowned fine arts program.

GCCC has an enrollment of more than 13,000 credit, noncredit, workforce, and continuing education students and employs 384 full-time faculty and staff and 313 part-time faculty and staff.