First aid and emergency services are available to students by qualified
college personnel during the weekdays and evenings. On weekends, the security
force should be contacted at 729-5335 or ext. 6335 on the Niceville campus and
at 863-6535 at the Fort Walton Beach campus.
AIDS information and Counseling will be provided by a counselor in
Student Services, Building "C-1." The college recognizes that information is
the key to prevention of this disease. Pamphlets and books are available at
OWCC centers. Every student is encouraged to make use of this information to
protect themselves and others. Contact with the AIDS counselor is confidential.
Students with AIDS and HlV-positive test results are strongly encouraged to
contact a counselor during the first week of classes at 729-5372.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse information is available to all students from a
counselor located in Student Services on the Niceville and Fort Walton Beach
campuses. Call a counselor at 729-5372. The physical and emotional risks
associated with substance abuse can be very severe. This counselor maintains
information on local treatment programs and their locations. The college will
refer for prosecution any violation of local, state, or federal laws.
Students are warned that the use, manufacture, distribution, sale, or
possession of alcoholic beverages or illicit drugs on campus or at any
college-sponsored event or activity is prohibited by college policy, except as
provided in Florida Statute 561.01(17). Violation of this policy will subject a
student to disciplinary action.
The OWCC Child Development and Education Center provides comprehensive, quality
care for children ages 2 to 5. The center is nationally accredited and is open
to dependents of OWCC students, staff, faculty and members of the community on
a space available basis. The center is located on the Niceville campus and is
open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 729-5341.
New student orientation is offered to all new students during each semester's
registration. During orientation, students receive valuable information about
college policies, procedures, and academic programs. Students will also receive
help in selecting courses.
Freshman Seminar is a course designed to orient entering students to OWCC. The
student will be aided in choosing a major based upon reasonable career choices.
One goal of the course is to help students become familiar with the
requirements of the CLAST (College-Level Academic Skills Test).
Services to Students
with Special Needs
OWCC is committed to providing equal opportunities for education to all
students. A counselor is available through the office of Disabled Student
Services in the Student Services Office on the Niceville campus to assist
students with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and with impairments
or special needs. In accordance with the Florida State Board of Education Rule
6H-1.041, students with disabilities may present support documentation and
request reasonable substitution for admission and/or graduation requirements.
Students who identify themselves and provide documentation of their disability
may be eligible for support services such as note-takers, scribes, untimed
testing, readers, or interpreters.
Students with disabilities should contact the Office of Disabled Student
Services on the Niceville campus or other college locations prior to the
beginning of each semester for assistance in registering and for information
concerning services that may be available, including maps indicating campus
All students are encouraged to make known any disability that may affect their
presence at OWCC. All information is kept confidential. Disabilities can be
identified by completing the proper form in the Office of Student Services,
Office of Enrollment Services, the Fort Walton Beach Campus, or the Eglin,
Hurlburt, Crestview or DeFuniak Springs Centers.
Students with special needs should contact the designated counselor located in
the Student Services Center. Information is available by calling 729-5372.
Telephone Devise for the Deaf (TDD)#'s are:
Florida Telecommunication Relay Service
Persons who feel that the college did not accommodate or respond to their
particular disability requirements are encouraged to show the college the
particulars of that complaint. Students should discuss the problem with the
Disabled Student Services Coordinator located in the Student Ser-vices Center
(Bldg. "C-1") on the Niceville campus or the center or campus administrator at
other locations. Copies of the "Accessibility Grievance Procedure" are posted
on bulletin boards at all centers and campuses.