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Programs of Study


Bachelor's Degrees- at Northwest Florida State College

Associate of Arts Degree

For those who wish to pursue a bachelor's degree, the Northwest Florida State College Associate of Arts program provides the same courses as the freshman and sophomore years at a state university. The Northwest Florida State College Associate of Arts degree is fully transferable and it guarantees admission as a junior to one of Florida's ten public universities and equal access to limited enrollment programs. Additional special agreements with select universities help prepare students for admission to certain limited access programs such as engineering and architecture. See the Student Bill of Rights for complete information on transfer guarantees.

Northwest Florida State College A.A. graduates who transfer to Florida's university system for their junior and senior years consistently earn grade point averages that are the same or higher than those who began their education at a university. In fact, Northwest Florida State College grads earn among the highest grade point averages in the state. See the listing of more than 200 State University Baccalaureate programs [pdf] and then contact a Northwest Florida State College advisor/counselor to determine an appropriate course of study.

Associate of Science Degrees

For those interested in career training, the Associate of Science degree programs prepare students for direct entry into today's top demand career fields. National studies show that eight out of every ten jobs now require training beyond high school, but not necessarily a four-year degree.

The Associate of Science degree may be used for transfer credit to four-year institutions. See the college e-Catalog for complete degree requirements.


Northwest Florida State College also offers a number of short-term Certificate programs designed to prepare students for immediate job entry in selected professional, technical and occupational skills areas.

Adult General Education

Additionally, Adult General Education provides English-as-a-Second-Language, Adult Basic Education, vocational preparatory/job readiness skills, General Education Development (GED) preparation and GED testing for the high school equivalent diploma. Adult General Education courses are free of charge to qualified adults age 16 or older.

Continuing Education

Northwest Florida State College provides a variety of non-credit programs including: professional development and specialized training for business and industry through the college's Costa Leadership Institute, personal enrichment programs such as PRIME Time and Kids on Campus through the Continuing Education department and more.

Dual Enrollment

NWFSC participates in Florida's Dual Enrollment program which allows qualified high school students to enroll in college classes free of charge and receive dual high school and college credit. See Dual Enrollment for information.