Sep 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Updated Catalog 
  
2021-2022 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 apply for services may be eligible for accommodations such as, but not limited to, assistive technology, software and equipment, sign language interpreters, live captioning, or exam time-extensions. 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 1710 hours per service year. They receive a taxable living allowance of $16,000 for the 2021-2022 program year while serving. Members also receive $6,195 Segal education award (comparable to the full yearly Pell Grant 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 a College Store which is operated by Barnes & Noble College. The College Store is on the Niceville Campus and is located in Building 410. The store is full-service, offering textbooks, supplies, college clothing, gift items, hardware, and software, as well as a Starbucks Coffee Shop. The store maintains 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 or the Career Navigation office to discuss and explore career opportunities. The college offers free career assessment and exploration tools online at https://www.nwfsc.edu/career-resource-center, including Career Coach and a digital jobs and internships board.

Student Success Navigation and Career Navigation may both be reached by calling (850) 502-2895 or visiting Raider Central in Building 400 on the Niceville Campus.

  • 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, building 500. It is a centralized hub of collaborative and engaging support services for both students and faculty. Primarily home to library and tutoring services, the Learning Commons comprises other academic support services, as well as independent and group study areas, computers, whiteboards, and printing services.

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.

Tutoring 

Free tutoring is available on the first floor of the Learning Commons. All current Northwest Florida State College students are eligible for free tutoring provided in individual and group formats. Support is available for most general education courses as well as study strategies and test prep. Students can walk-in during open hours to meet with an available tutor or schedule an appointment in advance to guarantee one-on-one time with a tutor. Remote tutoring options are also offered through ZOOM and submit-a-paper appointments. Students can submit any written work ahead of time for a tutor to review, and feedback will be provided within 48 hours. Students can go here to schedule a tutoring appointment or select the Learning Commons tab on the Blackboard landing page for additional scheduling links, hours, and information.

Math and Writing Labs 

New Math and Writing Labs are located on the first floor of the Learning Commons. Active NWFSC students are encouraged to use the labs to complete coursework and spend time studying as a group or individually. Labs are always staffed with a tutor and/or instructor to help students when needed. For additional lab information and hours, including our Math Lab located at our Fort Walton Beach campus (Building 7, Room 702), visit the Learning Commons webpage, call (850) 729-5389 or email LCsupport@nwfsc.edu.

Testing

Testing and assessment services provide comprehensive testing for both students and the community at several Northwest Florida State College testing locations. Tests administered include the Post-Secondary Educational Readiness Test (PERT), college admission tests, proctored exams, Pearson VUE testing, College Level Examination Program (CLEP) testing, Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and much more. For an inclusive list of tests offered, locations, and scheduling information visit the Testing webpage.

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. Registration is open to dependents of NWFSC students, staff, faculty and members of the community (based on space availability). 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 on the first floor of Building 400 on the Niceville Campus, is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm during the Fall and Spring Terms. Vending machines are available at all of our centers and across the Niceville campus.

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).