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Northwest Florida State College

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Technology (Recording Arts) College Credit Certificate

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Production College Credit Certificate

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Graphic Design Support College Credit Certificate

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Chef’s Apprentice, College Credit Certificate

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Core Courses
FOS 2201 - Food Service Sanitation Management 3 Credit Hours
FSS 1001 - Culinary Techniques 3 Credit Hours
FSS 1202L - Food Production I 3 Credit Hours
HFT 1000 - Introduction to Hospitality Management 3 Credit Hours

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Culinary Arts, College Credit Certificate

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Culinary Management, A.S.

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The Emerald Coast is one of the top tourist beach destinations in the U.S. and tourism is one of the leading industries in Northwest Florida. Northwest Florida State College’s Culinary Arts A.S. Degree Program is designed to support the tourism industry by preparing students for employment in the culinary and restaurant industry.

Students will gain employability skills and knowledge through classroom instruction and culinary lab experience in the following courses Sanitation and Safety; Maintenance and Operation of Equipment; Methods of Preparation and Cooking; Perform Different Types of Food Services; Nutrition; Baking; and Dining Room and Beverage Management. Students will also receive training in communications, leadership and human relations skills.

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Manufacturing Industry

Machinist

CNC Machinist/Fabricator College Credit Certificate

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Digital Manufacturing Specialist College Credit Certificate

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology Support Specialist College Credit Certificate

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Students who successfully complete this certificate may be eligible to receive credits towards one of the Engineering Technology (AS) degree (State CIP Code 1615000001) specializations: Engineering Technology - Digital Manufacturing Specialization (DM) Option (AS) or Engineering Technology - Mechanical Design & Fabrication Specialization Option (AS) , Engineering Technology - Electronics Specialization Option (AS) , Engineering Technology - Maintenance Technician Specialization Option (AS) .

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Engineering Technology – Digital Manufacturing Specialization, A.S.

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This Engineering Technology – Digital Manufacturing program prepares the graduate as a Digital Design and Modeling technician. Instruction in basic mechanic fundamentals, you will learn various CAD software such as AutoCAD, Inventor and Solid works, how to create 3D Parametric and solid models for design and analysis. You will also learn rapid prototyping using various 3D printers, to include FDM and SLA printers. To be successful in this field, you should be comfortable working in an office environments with computers, and enjoy the challenges of creating complex 3D models and designs, as well as associated documentation. The core of the program has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate. Students completing the program are eligible to take the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician exam.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology – Electronics Specialization, A.S.

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The Engineering Technology – Electronics program prepares you for a career as an Electronics Technician. You will receive instruction in electrical/electronic principles, digital fundamentals, solid state, and basic robotics repair. The skills learned in this program will help you meet the demands required to maintain and troubleshoot high-tech electronic equipment. To be successful in this industry, you should be interested in working with your hands and enjoy the challenges of programming and troubleshooting electrical and electronic equipment. The core of the program has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate. Students completing the program are eligible to take the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician exam.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Engineering Technology – Maintenance Technician Specialization, A.S.

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Industrial Maintenance Technicians rely on electronic and electrical principles, as well as basic mechanic fundamentals, to maintain and troubleshoot high-tech manufacturing equipment.

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Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design & Fabrication Specialization, A.S.

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The Engineering Technology – Mechanical Design & Fabrication program prepares you for a career as an Industrial Maintenance Technician. You will receive instruction in basic mechanic fundamentals, (CNC) computer numeric control heavy machinery, from setup to operation, and to produce parts and tools from metal or other materials. Known as subtractive manufacturing, students gain experience using precision machinery (mills and lathes) to cut, grind or drill into material to generate complex parts. Software taught includes solid works, Master CAM and Feature CAM. You will also learn the G-code and M-code languages.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Computer Programmer College Credit Certificate

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Computer Programming and Analysis, A.S.

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A Computer Programmer/Analyst uses recent modeling techniques to evaluate business problems that need an IT solution. They also design, implement, and test computer applications. Employees in this field usually work on a team to help provide technical solutions to customer problems and needs. A Computer Programming and Analysis degree has a wide range of career possibilities including Systems Analyst, Technical Support Analyst, Computer Programmer, Systems Programmer, Database Analyst, Web Programmer, Programmer Analyst, Applications Programmer, as well as many other positions.

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Computer Programming Specialist College Credit Certificate

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer Basic Career and Technical Certificate

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This course of study is designed to provide initial training for individuals wishing to enter the Florida Department of Corrections career field. It also serves as a prerequisite for the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE). Practical skills and field exercises including officer safety, intake and release of inmates, supervising special populations, defensive tactics, and first aid techniques.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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An early childhood education teacher provides educational programming to children in the years before formal schooling. Early childhood education teacher classroom settings include private and public childcare programs, Head Start, military childcare programs, private and public preschools, and pre- Kindergarten programs. Responsibilities include maintaining a safe and healthy environment, planning and implementing the daily program, completing developmental assessments on young children, and communicating with families.

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FLDOE Temporary to Professional Teaching Certificate & Renewal

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NWF State College can assist teachers on a temporary teaching certificate by providing the transferrable courses with required college credits needed to move to a full professional teaching certificate.

While NWF is not a designated Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) provider, courses for meeting certification requirements have been approved by the Florida Department of Education. For individuals wishing to move from a temporary to a professional teaching certificate, the steps for taking courses are outlined below.

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Florida Childcare Professional Credential (FCCPC) Certificate

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NWF State College is an approved provider of the Florida Childcare Professional Credential (FCCPC) program with two options: Preschool and Infant/Toddler.

In addition to required coursework, FCCPC candidates must have 480 documented clock hours working with preschool or infant/toddler age children, respective of speciality. Courses required for each option are as follows:

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National Child Development Associate Certificate

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Students wishing to obtain a national CDA should contact the Teacher Education Department for requirements.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.S.

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This is a 73 semester hour program that consist of the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic college credit certificates, along with 18 general education courses. The Emergency Medical Services degree offers a sequence of courses designed to provide the relevant technical knowledge in preparation for entry or career advancement in Emergency Services or in a related healthcare field.

This program is for candidates interested in supervision and advancing their career in the Emergency Services industry.

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Emergency Medical Technician College Credit Certificate

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Admission will be through a Limited Access application process. Graduates of this program will be eligible to apply for the examination to become a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician and a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic. Students interested in pursuing this program should contact the Emergency Medical Services Office at (850) 729-5378.

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Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Career and Technical Certificate

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This program is a two semester program that consists of Firefighter standards and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. EMT’s are trained to provide basic life support to the sick and injured. The EMT program at Northwest Florida State College prepares students to apply for the examination to become a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician and a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The program offers students the opportunity to enter the exciting world of Emergency Services through education in the college’s state-of-the-art health program facilities. The Northwest Florida State College program blends classroom instruction with hands-on skills training and real world clinical education to prepare students as entry level Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Paramedic College Credit Certificate

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Admission will be through a Limited Access application process. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Paramedic certification exam. The curriculum forms the core of the Emergency Medical Services A.S. degree (State CIP Code 1351090402). Students may “add on” general education credits and some college credit electives to the Paramedic certificate and earn the A.S. degree. Students interested in pursuing this program should contact the Emergency Medical Services Office (850) 729-5378.

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Firefighter

Fire Science Technology, A.S.

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The Fire Science Technology Associate in Science degree program offers students a sequence of courses designed to provide relevant technical knowledge needed to prepare students for entry or advancement in the fire service or in a related fire protection field. A technical certificate, Fire Officer Supervisor, is included as an option within this degree program. Students may pursue the A.S. degree and earn the technical certificate while completing the requirements for the degree.

This program is for candidates interested in supervision and advancing their career in the fire service industry.

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Firefighter I/II Career and Technical Certificate

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The Firefighter Basic certificate program prepares students to meet the State of Florida standards for Firefighter I/II. The course provides fundamental information on fire department operations. Students are trained in the performance of the duties of a firefighter during both emergency and non-emergency operations. This training includes hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, wildland, ropes, ladders, and extinguishing fires. Upon successful completion of the NWF State College Fire Academy, students who meet all graduation requirements are eligible to test for the state exam which consists of a written and practical test.

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Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Career and Technical Certificate

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This program is a two semester program that consists of Firefighter standards and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training. EMT’s are trained to provide basic life support to the sick and injured. The EMT program at Northwest Florida State College prepares students to apply for the examination to become a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician and a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The program offers students the opportunity to enter the exciting world of Emergency Services through education in the college’s state-of-the-art health program facilities. The Northwest Florida State College program blends classroom instruction with hands-on skills training and real world clinical education to prepare students as entry level Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Police Officer

Law Enforcement Officer Basic Career and Technical Certificate

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This course of study is designed to provide initial training for individuals wishing to enter the law enforcement career field. It also serves as a prerequisite for the Florida State Officer Certification Exam (SOCE).

Courses include Law, Vehicle Operations, Communications, First Aid, Firearms, Defensive Tactics, Patrol, Investigations, Traffic Stops, Crash Investigations, Tactical Applications, Dart-Firing Stun Gun and State Exam Review.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.S.

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Those in the paralegal (legal assistant) career field assists lawyers by researching legal precedents, investigating facts, or preparing legal documents. Paralegals conduct research to support legal proceedings, assist to formulate a defense, and help initiate legal action. Careers in the paralegal field include Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers, Legal Support Workers.

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Healthcare Industry

Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Medical Coder/Biller College Credit Certificate

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Laboratory Technician

Medical Laboratory Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Medical Laboratory Technology prepares you to become a skilled Medical Technician. If you have an investigative mind and an interest in science and healthcare, you will enjoy clinical laboratory science. As a Medical Technician you will work collaboratively with physicians and medical laboratory scientists to perform a wide variety of complex medical lab tests that help to detect, diagnose, and treat disease.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.S.

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The Associate in Science (A.S.) in Physical Therapist Assistant degree program prepares you for a career as an integral member of the rehabilitation team and allows you to work in a variety of healthcare settings. During this intensive program you will receive education in human movement and physical function in order to implement the physical therapist’s plan of care. This is a physically and mentally demanding program that will require a high level of dedication and commitment. The program emphases hands on time in our dedicated lab that contains professional, clinical grade equipment combined with clinical experiences throughout a variety of settings in our area.

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Radiology Technician

Radiography, A.S.

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Radiography students receive instruction on how to manipulate x-ray equipment, radiation protection and safety, patient care and other topics in order to produce images of the tissues, organs, bones, and vessels of the body. Students should be motivated to learn, physically and mentally capable of providing care to our communities of interest, as well as meet the physical demands of the profession. Students can expect to wear lead aprons during certain examinations, and walk up to 5 miles during clinical shifts. Critical thinking and situational awareness is paramount to student success.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Welding Technology Career and Technical Certificate

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The Welding Technology program focuses on the structural construction welding field. Training includes Oxy/Fuel cutting, Plasma cutting and welding with TIG (GTAW), Stick (SMAW), MIG (GMAW), and Flux Core on carbon steel plate and stainless-steel plate. This training prepares the student to meet the demands and develop the skills necessary to have a career as a structural welder.

Candidates interested in this program should be interested in working with their hands, not be afraid of heights, enjoy the challenges of working outside in an industrial setting and be willing to travel across the country for work. This program will prepare graduates for certification tests in specific welding codes, such as AWS D1.1 – Structural code. The welding technology program also positions a student to earn nationally recognized credentials from completion of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum used in the program. The student will also have the opportunity to earn industry recognized welding certifications from the American Welding Society.

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Welding Technology – Advanced Career and Technical Certificate

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The Welding Technology – Advanced focuses on pipe welding and the training includes welding with TIG (GTAW) and Stick (SMAW) on carbon steel pipe and stainless-steel pipe. This training prepares the student to meet the demands and develop the skills necessary to have a career as a pipe welder in the construction industry.

This program will prepare graduates for certification tests in specific welding codes, such as ASME B31.1 – Boiler and Pressure Vessel welding code. The advanced welding technology program also positions a student to earn nationally recognized credentials from completion of the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum used in the program. The student will also have the opportunity to earn industry recognized welding certifications from the American Welding Society

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Contact Phone Number

850-678-5111

Address

100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578-1295
United States