List of Programs of Study

Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

The Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degrees are designed to prepare students for employment in a technical or semi-professional capacity. Both the A.S. and A.A.S. Degrees are two-year programs containing a general education component of at least 18 general education courses in five subject area categories and at least 42 college credits in a specific technical or professional skill area. Although neither program is generally intended for transfer, many students elect to pursue upper division studies after completing the AS or A.A.S. Degree. To that end, the general education requirements for the A.S. Degree are restricted to transferable credits which also satisfy Gordon Rule standards and minimum grade requirements for the Florida Sate University System. General education courses for the A.A.S. Degree are broader and more flexible.

A.S. & A.A.S. Degrees Offered at Northwest Florida State College

Northwest Florida State College offers nineteen separate A.S. and A.A.S. programs, several of which contain specialization options.

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Associate of Science Degrees

Certificate Programs

Northwest Florida State College offers a number of short-term certificate programs designed to prepare students for immediate job entry in selected professional, technical and occupational skills areas. College credit certificates may be applied toward the Associate of Science degree. Vocational credit certificates are distinct from college credits and most contain an internship option through which students may gain on-the-job experience as they study. Students should work with an advisor to plan their program of study. See the college catalog for certificate requirements.

Applied Technology Diploma

Vocational Certificates

Customizing an A.S. or A.A.S. Degree Program to Meet a Specific Career Goal

In order to provide a student with the strongest technical background feasible, some technical courses within a given degree program may be adjusted to meet the student's targeted career goal. In these special cases, course substitutions may be approved upon request of the appropriate department head to the Vice President for Instruction.

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