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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog



College and Program Accreditation

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 (SACSCOC) to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Degree-granting institutions may also offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College may be to SACSCOC by using the contact information below.

Contact SACSCOC:

1866 Southern Lane

Decatur, GA 30033-4097

(404) 679-4500

Program Accreditations

Elementary Education (B.S.)

NWFSC is approved by the Florida Department of Education to offer the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement, which leads to state certification in teacher education.

Contact FLDOE: 

Emergency Medical Technician (CCC)

The EMT program is certified by the Florida Department of Health.

Contact FLDOH:

(850) 245-4910

Firefighter I/II (CCP)

The Firefighter I/II program is certified by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

Contact Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training:

(352) 369-2800

Law Enforcement (CCP)

The following NWFSC instructional programs are certified by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).

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

Contact CJSTC:

(850) 410-7000

Medical Laboratory Technology (A.S.)

The Medical Laboratory Technology program at NWFSC is currently seeking accreditation through the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NAACLS).

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. 

Contact NAACLS:

Nursing (A.S.N.)

The A.S. Nursing program at NWFSC is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Contact ACEN:

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

Nursing (B.S.N.)

The baccalaureate Nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Contact CCNE:

(202) 887-6791

Paramedic (CCC)

The NWFSC Paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). The Paramedic program is certified by the Florida Department of Health.

Contact CAAHEP: Contact CoAEMSP: Contact FLDOH:
1361 Park Street 8301 Lakeview Parkway, Suite 111-312 (850) 245-4910
Clearwater, FL 33756 Rowlett, TX 75088
(727) 210-2350 (214) 703-8445  

Physical Therapist Assistant (A.S.)

The Physical Therapist program at NWFSC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (850) 863-6511 or email

Contact CAPTE:

3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22305-3085


Radiography (A.S.)

The Radiography program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT).

Contact JRCERT:

20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite 2850

Chicago, IL 60606-3182

(312) 704-5300

Welding Technology (CCP)

The Welding Technology program is accredited by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). As the accrediting body for the industry, NCCER establishes the benchmark for quality training and assessments.  

Contact NCCER:

13614 Progress Boulevard

Alachua, FL 32615

(888) 622-3720


Board of Trustees

Lori Kelley Chair
Thomas “Rudy” Wright Vice-Chair
Cory Fosdyck Board Member
Rhea Goff Board Member
Megan Harrison Board Member
Don Litke Board Member
Tanner Peacock Board Member
Jon Ward Board Member
Dr. Devin Stephenson President

College Campuses and Centers

Chautauqua Center South Walton Center Fort Walton Beach Campus Niceville Campus Robert L. F. Sikes Education Center Aviation Center of Excellence Hurlbert Field Education Center

Campus Maps

See the Campus Maps page on our website for more information.

College Locations

Niceville Campus (850) 678-5111
  100 College Blvd. East, Niceville, FL 32578 

Fort Walton Beach Campus  (850) 863-6500
  1170 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547 

Chautauqua Center, DeFuniak Springs  (850) 200-4100 or (850) 892-8100
  908 U.S. Highway 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433 

Robert L. F. Sikes Education Center, Crestview (850) 200-4141 or (850) 689-7911
  805 E. James Lee Blvd., (U.S. Hwy. 90), Crestview, FL 32539 

Hurlburt Field Education Center  (850) 200-4190 or (850) 884-6296
  Education Services Building 90220, 221 Lukasik Avenue, Hurlburt Field, FL 32544 

South Walton Center  (850) 200-4160 or  (850) 267-2888
  109 Greenway Trail (off Hwy. 331 South), Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Aviation Center of Excellence (Bob Sikes Airport)                                                                                                                                            (850) 200-4184
  3152 Airport Road, Crestview, FL 32539

Contact NWFSC

Raider Central

Admissions, Records, Registration, Academic Advising, Financial Aid

(850) 502-2895


Business Office

Student Accounts and Billing

(850) 729-5385


IT Help Desk

(850) 729-5396


Academic Departmental Offices

Advanced Technology and Applied Science

(850) 729-5369


(850) 200-4184


(850) 729-6150

Collegiate High School

(850) 729-4949

Cybersecurity & Information Technology

(850) 200-4184

English/Communications, and Social Sciences

(850) 729-5390

Hospitality & Tourism Management & Culinary Programs

(850) 729-5369

Humanities, Fine & Performing Arts

(850) 729-6123

Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Physical Education & Wellness

(850) 729-5376

Medical Laboratory Technology

(850) 863-6521

Nursing (A.S.)

(850) 729-6400

Nursing (R.N. to B.S.N.)

(850) 729-6400

Physical Therapist Assistant

(850) 863-6511

Public Safety

(850) 729-5378


(850) 729-5520

Teacher Education

Elementary Education

Early Childhood Education

Child Development Education Center

Collegiate High School

(850) 729-6440

Welding Technology

(850) 729-5369


To reach a department not listed above, please use the Employee Directory located here.



Northwest Florida State College does not discriminate based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, religion, genetic information, sex, gender, or any other legally protected classification in its employment practices or its educational programs or activities. If you have questions regarding the College’s nondiscrimination policy or a complaint regarding harassment or discrimination, please contact:

Roberta Mackey
Executive Director of Human Resources
100 College Blvd. East, Niceville, FL 32578
Building 310
Phone: (850) 729-5337



Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681, et seq.) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. part 106) prohibit and are designed to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment Discrimination on the basis of sex includes, but is not limited to, sex-based harassment that is sufficiently serious to deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the program at issue. Examples of sex-based harassment include sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based harassment. Northwest Florida State College complies with all aspects of Title IX and other federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination.  

If you have questions regarding compliance with Title IX or if you have a complaint regarding sexual harassment or sexual violence, please contact the College’s Title IX Coordinator:

Jessica Holley-Guiles
HR Specialist, Title IX Coordinator
100 College Blvd. East, Niceville, FL 32578
Building 310
Phone: (850) 729-5365