Nov 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog

Accreditations



College Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College. 

Program Accreditations

Dental Assisting (CCP)

The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements”. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL  60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda. The next site visit is in 2025.

Elementary Education (BS)

Northwest Florida State College is approved by the Florida Board of Education to offer the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, which leads to state certification in teacher education. The Florida Department of Education web address is: http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/preparation/initial-teacher-preparation-programs/ 

Law Enforcement (CCP)

The following NWF State College instructional programs are certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission can be contacted at (850) 410-7000.  The website for the Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission is:   https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/CJSTC/CJSTC-Home.aspx.

  • Law Enforcement Officer Basic (CCP)
  • Correctional Officer Basic (CCP)

Medical Laboratory Technology (AS)

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at Northwest Florida State College is currently seeking accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Graduation from a medical laboratory technology program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science is necessary for eligibility to sit for all national certification exams and for Florida licensure. Submission of an accreditation application does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation status. In order to be considered for accreditation, the first cohort of students must fully complete the two year program. This cohort will be allowed to sit for certification exams when the college achieves NAACLS serious candidate status prior to their graduation. 

Physical Therapist Assistant (AS)

The Physical Therapist Program is currently pursuing accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

Graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone (703) 706-3245; accreditation@apta.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the national licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Northwest Florida State College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist assistant education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on June 1, 2020. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional/technical phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional/technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation. (http://www.capteonline.org/Programs/)

Nursing (ASN)

The AS Nursing program at Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326,(404) 975-5000 (http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm).

Nursing (BSN)

The baccalaureate Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Paramedic (CCC)

The NWF State College Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (http://www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL 33756, Telephone (727) 210-2350. www.caahep.org

To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088, Telephone (214) 703-8445 Fax (214) 703-8992. www.coaemsp.org

The Paramedic program is certified by the Florida Department of Health. The Florida Department of Health can be contacted at (850) 245-4910 or through their website at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/index.html.

EMT (CCC)

The EMT program is certified by the Florida Department of Health. The Florida Department of Health can be contacted at (850) 245-4910 or through their website at: http://www.floridahealth.gov/licensing-and-regulation/emt-paramedics/index.html.

Firefighter I/II

The Firefighter I/II program is certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training. The Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training can be contacted at (352) 369-2800 or through their website at: https://www.myfloridacfo.com/division/sfm/bfst/.

Radiography (AS)

The Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850 Chicago, IL 60606-3182, Email: mail@jrcert.org, Phone: (312) 704-5300, Fax: (312) 704-5304.   www.jrcert.org

Welding Technology (CCP)

The Welding Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. As the accrediting body for the industry, NCCER establishes the benchmark for quality training and assessments.   The National Center for Construction Education and Research can be contacted at (888) 622-3720 or at 13614 Progress Boulevard, Alachua, FL 32615.  NCCER’s web address is: https://www.nccer.org/.