May 23, 2024  
2013-2014 Updated Catalog through 2/12/14 
2013-2014 Updated Catalog through 2/12/14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Campus Services

Academic Success Center (ASC)

The ASC is located in the Activities Center on the Niceville Campus, the ASC provides free learning support services such as tutoring, ESOL, and writing assistance for all NWFSC students. Individual and group tutoring is available in a wide range of subjects on a walk-in-basis and by appointment. For more information, call the Academic Success Center at (850) 729-5389.

Math Laboratories are located in the Math Building L, Room L-131, on the Niceville Campus and in Building 7, Room 702 on the Fort Walton Beach Campus and Room 131 at the Crestview Center. The math labs are open to all students and provide free walk-in tutoring for all mathematics courses. For lab hours, students may call the Math Department at (850) 729-5377 or visit our website at


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”.

Full-time members serve a minimum of 1700 hours per service year. They receive a taxable living allowance while serving and a $5,500 education award voucher at the end of the service commitment. Other benefits for full-time members include healthcare insurance and student loan deferment and childcare (if qualified).

Half-time members serve 900 hours and receive a reduced living allowance and a $2,775 education award. Half-time members are eligible for student loan deferment but are not eligible for healthcare or childcare. For more information, please call (850) 729-6037 for information on the program.

Barnes & Noble College Stores

NWFSC has two College Stores which are operated by Barnes & Noble College. The College Store on the Niceville Campus is located in the Activities Center. 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 NWFSC College Store website for store hours.

Learning Resource Center

During the Fall and Spring Terms, the library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hours vary during the Summer Terms. The Niceville LRC will only be open for limited hours on some Fridays during the Summer Term. For questions or additional information, call (850) 729-5318 or visit the website:

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. The center is nationally accredited and is open to dependents of NWFSC students, staff, faculty and members of the community on a space available basis. The center is located in Building M on the Niceville Campus and is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm. Call (850) 729-5386. The college participates in the Florida Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) program. For more information call (850) 729-5386.


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

  • Niceville Campus - The Learning Resources Center
  • Fort Walton Beach Campus – Library

Raider Café

The Raider Café, located in the Student Services Center, Building SSC, 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.

Testing Services

The Testing Center is located in the Student Services Center on the Niceville Campus. A variety of state and national tests such as PERT (the college placement exam), CLEP, SAT, ACT, DSST, GED, HESI, TABE and FBAT are given on a regular basis. PERT may be taken any college locations.

The Testing Center also provides test proctoring services for students enrolled in Distance Learning programs at NWFSC. This service is available at no charge for NWFSC courses. For students enrolled in distance learning programs at other institutions, there is a $30 testing fee per test administration payable at the time of testing. Test proctoring is provided only on the Niceville Campus.

For current testing hours or more information, go to or contact the Testing Center at (850) 729-6016.

Women’s Resource Center

The Women’s Resource Center is located in the Student Services Center on the Niceville Campus, the center provides additional career planning assistance for students, primarily women age 35 and older, who are returning to school because of divorce, separation, or the death of a spouse. The program assists students with education and training that will enable them to reenter the workforce with marketable skills. The program provides skills assessment, a support system, career information, and other services.