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    Northwest Florida State College
   
 
  Aug 21, 2017
 
2017-2018 Updated Catalog 
  
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Campus Services


Learning Resources Center  

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The ASC is located in the Activities Center, Building 410 on the Niceville Campus. The ASC provides free learning support services such as tutoring, ESOL, and writing assistance for all NWF State College students. Individual and group tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects on a walk-in-basis and by appointment. For more information, call the Academic Success Center at (850) 729-5389.

Math Labs are located in the Math Building 300, Room L-131, on the Niceville Campus; in Building 7, Room 702 on the Fort Walton Beach Campus and Room 131 at the Crestview Center. The math labs are open to all students and provide free walk-in tutoring for all mathematics courses. For lab hours, students may call the Math Department at (850) 729-5377 or visit our website at http://faculty.nwfsc.edu/web/math/mathlab.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a component of the National Service Network. Its goal is to engage Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service to help meet communities’ critical education, public safety, environmental, and other human needs and homeland security. AmeriCorps is often referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps”.

Full-time members serve a minimum of 1720 hours per service year. They receive a taxable living allowance of $12,630 per year while serving and a $5,815.00 education award voucher at the end of the service commitment. Other benefits for full-time members include healthcare insurance and student loan deferment and childcare (if qualified).

For more information, please call (850) 729-6037 for information on the program.

ATM Machines

ATM machines are located in the Activities Center, Building 410 on the Niceville Campus and in the Administration Building on the Fort Walton Beach Campus.

Barnes & Noble College Stores

NWF State College has two College Stores which are operated by Barnes & Noble College. The College Store on the Niceville Campus is located in the Activities Center, Building 410. The Fort Walton Beach Campus College Store is located in the Student Services Building. Both stores are full-service stores offering textbooks, supplies, college clothing, gift items, hardware, and software. The stores maintain extended hours during back-to-school and book buy back periods. Contact the College Store or visit the Barnes & Noble College Store website for store hours.

Career Center

The Career Center provides career planning assistance for students and the community. The Career Center offers interest and skills assessments, career information, help with resume preparation and a variety of workshops. The program assists students with making an education and training choice that will enable them to enter or reenter the workforce with marketable skills.

A new partnership with CareerSource Okaloosa-Walton has enabled us to now have a CareerSource advisor available to meet with students and community members at the Niceville Campus Career Center. Services include: job seeker services, career counseling, employment search workshops, and labor market information. Prove-It! Skills testing is also available and offers over 1,200 validated assessments for a variety of employment sectors. Phone 850.729.4994 to set up an appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Students who are undecided about their future career plans are encouraged to make an appointment with their Academic Advisor or to visit the Career Center located in the Activities Center, Building 410 on the Niceville Campus (Phone 850.729.5227) or Building 2 at the DeFuniak Springs Chautauqua Center (Phone 850.200.4113) to discuss career opportunities. Selected career-related services are also available at the Fort Walton Beach Campus and the Robert L. F. Sikes Education Center.

The Career Center offers numerous career assessment services, including:

  • Career counseling
  • Web-based career planning information
  • College-wide career focus workshops
  • Job fairs information
  • Occupational information linked to NWF State College degree and certificate programs
  • Computerized career exploration programs:
    • My Career Shines is a Career Planning tool hosted by the state of Florida and available on any computer. The NWF State College Career Center has computers available in their Career Counseling area for students to access this powerful program to set up an account and explore career, education and scholarship opportunities.
    • Strong II - The Strong Interest Inventory provides information on overall patterns of interests, preferences and personal styles that can be explored for the immediate and long-range educational and career planning.
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator - This is a personality instrument based on psychological types and temperaments. It provides information about your personality style and the way you interact with other people.

Disability Support Services

NWF State College is committed to the fulfillment of equal educational opportunities to all students.  In compliance with the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, the office of Disability Support Services (DSS) exists to determine appropriate accommodations for qualified students with documented disabilities, to assist students in self-advocacy, and to educate the NWF State College community about disabilities.

Students in need of assistance are encouraged to register with DSS which is located in the Student Services Center on the Niceville campus.  Appropriate documentation guidelines are located on the college website.  All information is kept confidential.  Students who register may be eligible for accommodations such as, but not limited to, note-taker, scribe, interpreter, extended time for testing, course substitution, use of an audio recording device and tests recorded on tape.

Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) numbers are available through the Florida Telecommunication Relay Service: 

Voice: 711 or 1-800-955-8770
TDD: 711 or 1-800-955-8771

Students who feel that the College did not respond appropriately to their disability requirements are asked to show NWF State College the particulars of the complaint.  Students should first discuss the problem with the Counselor of Students with Disabilities in an attempt to informally resolve the issue.  If unable to resolve the issue informally, a student may file a formal student grievance through the office of Disability Support Services. It will be forwarded to the Dean of Students and follow the College’s procedures for filing a grievance.

Learning Resources Center

During the Fall and Spring Terms, the library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hours vary during the Summer Terms. Please visit the LRC website for hours and additional information or call (850) 729-5318.

Mary Lou O’Connor Child Development and Education Center

The College’s Mary Lou O’Connor Child Development and Education Center provides comprehensive, quality care for children ages 2.5 to 5. The center is nationally accredited and is open to dependents of NWF State College students, staff, faculty and members of the community on a space available basis. The center is located in Building 530 on the Niceville Campus and is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. The college participates in the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. For more information call (850) 729-5386.

Photocopies

The RaiderCard may be used to make copies at the locations listed below.

  • Niceville Campus - The Learning Resources Center
  • Fort Walton Beach Campus – Library

Raider Café

The Raider Café, located in the Activities Center, Building 410, on the Niceville Campus, is open Monday through Friday from 7:15 am to 2:00 pm during the Fall and Spring Terms and Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm during the Summer Term. Vending machines are available at the Fort Walton Beach Campus in the Student Services Building, Building 6 and Building 3. Vending machines are also available in the student lounge areas at the Chautauqua and Sikes Centers.

Veteran’s Success Center

The Veterans Success Center, located in the Student Services Center, Building 400 on the Niceville campus, can assist veterans and families with educational goals and transition into the workplace.