Mar 20, 2023  
2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2013-2014 Catalog

Welcome to NWFSC’s first e-catalog!

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we are pleased to present our first e-catalog.  View the catalog by using the navigation menu on the left. 
The e-catalog offers a “My Catalog” option which allows you to save programs, courses and pages of special interest to you for quick and easy reference.  You will need to create a logon to use the “My Catalog” feature but not to view the catalog. 
The easy print option allows you to print only the pages that matter to you.  NWFSC is going green!

To view the catalog, use the navigation menu to the left.

To bookmark favorite pages, click “My Catalog”

Instructions for creating your “My Catalog” logon and building  your own catalog!



Welcome from the President 

Welcome to Northwest Florida State College! At NWFSC, our mission is our students – helping each person who comes through our doors to achieve their individual goals for education and career success.

In fact, our official mission statement begins with “Northwest Florida State College Improves Lives”. Those aren’t empty words - in the college’s 50 years of serving the region, we’ve positively impacted the lives of more than 350,160 individuals, and more than 35,440 have earned degrees or certificates from NWFSC.

The college is committed to providing you with Opportunity - meeting your educational needs at your level of ability and to helping you achieve Success - preparing you for the future. We offer a variety of learning environments - from our seven convenient campus and center locations to our eCampus online opportunities - that are specifically designed to help you earn your college degree, upgrade your career skills or prepare for successful transfer to the university level.

NWFSC offers educational opportunities from the GED high school equivalent diploma to innovative Bachelor’s degrees - all at tuition rates that are among the lowest in Florida and in the country. NWFSC is simply your best choice for higher education. I encourage you to tour our facilities, talk with an academic advisor and learn more about how NWFSC can make a positive impact on your life and future.

Improve your life … go Northwest!

Ty Handy, NWFSC President

Notice to Students

The provisions of this publication are not to be construed as a contract between the student and Northwest Florida State College. The college reserves the right to change any provision or requirement when such action becomes necessary. Official announcements are available through the Office of Academic Affairs, posted in the Student Services Center, and when possible, listed in the Schedule of Classes. Students are responsible for meeting, in full, the appropriate requirements for graduation or program completion and are advised to work closely with counselors/advisors in planning of a program of study. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with all rules and regulations of the college.

Northwest Florida State College is dedicated to the concepts of equity and equal opportunity. It is the specific intention of the college not to discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnicity, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, genetic information, or gender, in its employment practices or in the admission and treatment of students in its programs or activities. The Northwest Florida State College Equity Coordinator may be contacted at 850-729-5365 or in Human Resources in the Administration Building on the Niceville Campus (100 College Blvd., Niceville, FL). The Equity Coordinator is designated to coordinate compliance with the Florida Educational Equity Act and information about the availability of the colleges’ grievance procedures. The Equity Coordinator is also coordinator of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.


Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College.

Approved By

Florida State Department of Education


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Florida College System Activities Association
Association of Florida Colleges

Board of Trustees

C. Wayne Ansley
D. Bradley Drake
Michael M. Flynt, Sr.
Rachel R. Gillis
Brian S. Pennington
Marijo Strauss
Hayward Dykes, Attorney for the Board

Dr. Ty J. Handy
President and Corporate Secretary