Oct 30, 2020  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog 
  
2020-2021 Updated Catalog

Campus Services


   

Accommodation Resource Center

The Accommodation Resource Center (ARC) of Northwest Florida State College is committed to providing equal access and opportunities for our students with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The ARC helps navigate accessibility for students with disabilities by removing educational barriers and partnering with the campus community for inclusion and support.

Students in need of accommodations must be registered for courses and are encouraged to submit a request online by visiting www.nwfsc.edu/accommodations. Students who register may be eligible for accommodations such as, but not limited to note-taker, scribe, interpreter, extended time for testing, course substitution, and use of an audio recording device. Registered students with the ARC must renew their accommodations at the beginning of each semester by filling out and submitting an ARC renewal form located in Raidernet. Confidentiality is honored and maintained. Students may contact the arc at arc@nwfsc.edu or by calling 850-729-6079.

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

Northwest Florida State College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in any of our programs, services, or activities based on Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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”.

12 Full-time members are recruited to serve a minimum of 1700 hours per service year. They receive a taxable living allowance of $14,279 for the 2020-2021 program year while serving. Members also receive $6,195 education award voucher at the end of the service commitment upon completion of contract obligations. 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 and the Raider Cafe` in Building 400 on the Niceville Campus and in Building 1 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 Exploration

Students who are undecided about their future career plans are encouraged to make an appointment with a Student Success Navigator, Building 400 on the Niceville Campus (Phone 850.729.5227) to discuss career opportunities.

  • 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.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is located in the Susan Myers Learning Resources Center. It is a centralized hub of collaborative and engaging support services for students and faculty. Primarily home to tutoring and library services, the Learning Commons comprises other academic support services as well as independent and group study areas, computers, whiteboards, and printing services.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) is located on the first floor of the Learning Commons on the Niceville campus. The ASC is available to all current Northwest Florida State College students, and offers free learning support services which include individual and group tutoring sessions and study skills workshops. Tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects on a walk-in-basis and by appointments. Remote tutoring options are also provided through internet video conferencing and Submit-a-Paper. Tutoring information and scheduling are located on the landing page in Blackboard. For questions or scheduling information, call the Academic Success Center at (850) 729-5389 or visit https://nwfsc.edu/free-tutoring/nwfsc.

Math Labs are located in the Learning Commons located in Building 500 on the Niceville Campus; in Building 7, Room 702 on the Fort Walton Beach Campus. The Math Labs are open to all students and provide free walk-in tutoring for all mathematics courses. For lab hours and more information, students may call the Learning Commons at at (850) 729-5389 or visit https://nwfsc.edu/raider-central/learning-commons/.

Library

Library services are located on the second floor of the Learning Commons. Also known as the Susan Myers Learning Resource Center (LRC), the library contains over 250,000 digital, print, and audio-visual resources on all curricular subject areas. Library services are open on all regular class days but may vary when classes are not in session or during the summer. Visit the LRC website or call (850) 729-5318 for hours and additional information.

Reference Services

Reference librarians are available during scheduled business hours and are ready to help students with research requests and finding resources. Call (850)729-5318 or email reference@nwfsc.edu.

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 years. The center is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children 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 as well as the Florida school readiness program. For more information call (850) 729-5343 or email baldockd@nwfsc.edu.

Photocopies

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

  • Niceville Campus - The Susan Myers Learning Resources Center
  • Fort Walton Beach Campus – Library Building 8

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.

Veterans Success Center

The Veterans Success Center, located on the ground level (west section) of building 500 on the Niceville campus. The staff at the Veterans Success Center can assist student veterans and eligible family members pursuing their educational, professional, vocational objectives, and to transition into the workplace. The Veterans Success Center is a central location for student veterans and eligible family members to initiate their VA Educational Benefits, receive VA specific academic advising support from a Student Success Navigator, and utilize state-of-the art infrastructure and technology in designated areas to foster success. The Veterans Success Center offers a tranquil, professional, and respectful location to create a cooperative community for student veterans and provides resources for leadership, support, advisement, and campus engagement as part of Northwest Florida State College Office of Financial Aid, not the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).