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    Northwest Florida State College
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Services


Learning Resource Center  

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The ASC is located in the Activities Center on the Niceville Campus. The ASC provides free learning support services such as tutoring, ESOL, and writing assistance for all NWFSC 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 L, Room L-131, on the Niceville Campus and 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 1700 hours per service year. They receive a taxable living allowance while serving and a $5,500 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).

Half-time members serve 900 hours and receive a reduced living allowance and a $2,775 education award. Half-time members are eligible for student loan deferment but are not eligible for healthcare or childcare. For more information, please call (850) 729-6037 for information on the program.

ATM Machines

ATM machines are located in the Student Services Center on the Niceville Campus and on the Fort Walton Beach Campus.

Barnes & Noble College Stores

NWFSC has two College Stores which are operated by Barnes & Noble College. The College Store on the Niceville Campus is located in the Activities Center. 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 NWFSC College Store website for store hours.

Career Center

The Career Center, located in the Student Services Center on the Niceville Campus, 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.

Student Career Assessments

The following are offered through the Career Center:

  • CHOICES is a Career Planning tool hosted by the state of Florida and available on any computer. The NWFSC 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.

Learning Resource 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 NWFSC students, staff, faculty and members of the community on a space available basis. The center is located in Building M 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 Student Services Center, Building SSC, 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 on the Niceville campus,  can assist veterans and families with educational goals and transition into the workplace.