Apr 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. 

ATMs

ATMs are located in the Activities Center in Building 410 on the Niceville Campus and in Building 1 on the Fort Walton Beach Campus.

Barnes & Noble College Stores

NWFSC 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 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.

Zoghby Learning Commons

The Zoghby Learning Commons is located in the Susan Myers Learning Resources Center, Building 500 on the Niceville campus. It is a centralized hub of collaborative and engaging support services for both students and faculty. Primarily home to library and tutoring services, support labs, and the Testing Center, the Zoghby Learning Commons comprises other academic support services, as well as independent and group study areas, computers, whiteboards, and printing services. Call (850) 729-5318 to reach the information desk at the Zoghby Learning Commons or email LCsupport@nwfsc.edu.

Mentoring

Part-time achievement mentors provide general assistance in career exploration, time management, note-taking strategies, and personal academic success coaching. Mentors work with students in need of additional support and guidance and may be assigned to work with specific student populations.

College Success

In addition to providing coaching on study skills, time and stress management, paper/writing guidance and more through the Learning Commons, Northwest Florida State College also offers a College Success course that is designed to equip students with a comprehensive toolkit essential for succeeding throughout their academic journey and beyond. College Success covers an exploration into individual learning styles, activities and information to further hone study skills and proven approaches and methodologies to learn how to effectively manage time to reduce stress and promote balance with academic and personal pursuits and responsibilities. Career exploration and preparation is also a focal point of the course, guiding students through self-assessment, career pathway identification, and professional development strategies. College program exploration will enable students to make informed decisions regarding their academic pursuits, aligning their passions, values, and aspirations with informed educational pathways. Furthermore, communication skills will be refined, empowering students to articulate their ideas cogently and collaborate effectively in academic and professional settings. Practical finance tips and tools will be shared, equipping students with the financial literacy necessary to navigate the complexities of college expenses and budgeting effectively. The College Success course aims to educate, coach, and empower students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary for realizing academic goals and achieving long-term professional success.

Library

Library services are located on the second floor of the Zoghby 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 library@nwfsc.edu for library support.

Tutoring 

Free online and in-person tutoring is provided through the Zoghby Learning Commons for all current NWFSC students. Tutoring support covers most general education courses as well as some specialized courses and career programs. Students can also get help with study strategies and test preparation. Scheduled appointments are recommended to guarantee one-on-one time with a tutor. Asynchronous submit a paper appointments are also available.  For scheduling information and hours, visit Zoghby Learning Commons or email LCsupport@nwfsc.edu.

Math and Writing Labs 

Math and Writing Labs are located on the first floor of the ZLC. NWFSC students are encouraged to use the drop-in labs to complete coursework and study. The labs are always staffed with a tutor and/or instructor to assist students during open hours.

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 7:30 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 baldocks@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 48

Raider Café

The Raider Café, located on the first floor of Building 400 on the Niceville Campus, is open Monday through Thursday from 10:30 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 and Military Success Center

The Veterans and Military Success Center, located in Building 410 on the Niceville campus, 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 technology. The staff at the Veterans and Military Success Center assist student veterans and eligible family members pursuing their educational, professional, and vocational objectives. The Center offers a tranquil, professional, and respectful location to create a cooperative community for military-affiliated students and provides resources for leadership, support, advisement, and campus engagement as part of Northwest Florida State College’s Office of Financial Aid. (The Veterans and Military Success Center is not directly affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)).