2010-2011 College Catalog - North Florida Community College

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2010-2011 College Catalog - North Florida Community College

NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE20112010StudentsAlumniCommunitySmall College. Big Possibilities.College Catalog


WELCOME3WelcomeDear Student:How can we help you?An institution of higher learning is a place where manyquestions are asked, but at North Florida CommunityCollege the most important question is: How can we helpyou? At NFCC, you will find exceptionally talented facultyand highly trained staff who are all motivated to help youget from where you are to wherever you want to be.John GrosskopfRegardless of what your dreams are, we are your community college and we can helpyou begin making those dreams a reality. We can help you brush up on just a few skillsneeded at your current job, or we can help you prepare for an entirely new career. Ifyour dreams include a university education, NFCC can help you with that as well byproviding fully transferable A.A. or A.S. degrees.NFCC will also help you feel comfortable as you follow your dreams. We are proud of ourlow student-teacher ratios. You will never be just a number here. You will learn in small,personal classes where your instructors know who you are and how to help you succeed.You will also work with dedicated staff members who can help you apply for financial aidand scholarships, and advise you on how to develop and follow an academic plan to getyou to where you want to be.So don’t hesitate to dream, because we are ready to help you make those dreamsa reality. North Florida Community College is a small campus with big possibilities. Ipersonally invite you to drop us a line, send an email, or give us a call. Even better, comevisit our beautiful campus and meet your future teachers, colleagues, and friends. Andwhen you’re ready, let us know how we can help.Sincerely,John GrosskopfPresident2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


10GENERAL INFORMATIONACCREDITATIONNorth Florida CommunityCollege is accredited by theCommission on Colleges ofthe Southern Association ofColleges and Schools to awardassociate in arts degrees,associate in science degrees,associate in applied sciencedegrees, as well as career andtechnical certificates. Contactthe Commission on Colleges at1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,GA 30033-4097 or call (404)679-4500 for questions aboutthe accreditation of NFCC.MISSIONSTATEMENTNorth Florida CommunityCollege provides qualityteaching and learningopportunities for individual andcommunity development in achanging society.VISION STATEMENTOur vision for North FloridaCommunity College is to be avibrant educational communityserving rural North Florida,including the counties ofHamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor,and beyond.We will offer a student-centeredfaculty and staff who embracediversity in a friendly andinclusive learning environment.The college will providetechnologically advancededucational opportunities inresponse to the community’sneed for quality, affordable, andaccessible programs.The College will partner withbusiness, industry, community,and educational institutionsto promote the economic andcommunity development of ourregion.NFCC OFFERS:• Transferable college creditprograms leading to theAssociate in Arts Degree• Workforce developmentprograms leading to theAssociate in Science Degreeor technical certificatesfor occupational skills andemployment• Access to baccalaureatedegree programs throughpartnerships with collegesand universities• Personal, professional andacademic developmentopportunities through creditand non-credit programs• Partnerships with business,industry, governmentand other institutionsto promote economicdevelopment and provideretraining opportunities forthe district’s workforce• Support services toassist students in makingeducational, vocational andpersonal decisions• Cultural, recreational andenrichment opportunities forstudents and residents ofthe communityHISTORYThe Florida Legislature of1957 authorized North FloridaJunior College and five othercommunity colleges in the state.The counties of Hamilton,Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee,and Taylor were proposedas an area with need for acommunity junior college.In the establishment of thecollege area, Jefferson Countyreplaced Suwannee County, withSuwannee County becoming aparticipating county in 1974.In March 1958, Dr. MarshallW. Hamilton was appointedpresident of the new institution,and temporary academicand administrative quarterswere secured in Madison. InSeptember the first NFJC classeswere organized. Ground wasbroken in January 1959 for thefirst permanent buildings, theLibrary and the Science Building.Suwannee River Junior Collegewas established in 1959, withDr. James J. Gardner, foundingpresident, serving until 1961.Mrs. Jenyethel Merritt served aspresident until Suwannee RiverJunior College merged withNFJC in 1966.Dr. Stephen T. McMahon servedas president from 1970-1978;Dr. Gary P. Sims, 1978-1984;and Dr. Robert W. Ramsay,1984-1987. Dr. William H.McCoy assumed the presidencyon Aug. 1, 1987. On April 17,1988, a tornado damaged manycampus buildings and destroyedthe Van. H. Priest Auditoriumand Hardee Chapel.In July 1995, the District Boardof Trustees changed the nameof the College from NorthFlorida Junior College to NorthFlorida Community Collegein order to better define thepurpose of the institution.Dr. McCoy retired in 1995. OnJanuary 2, 1996, Dr. BeverlyM. Grissom became president.Dr. Grissom retired in 2001.Morris G. Steen, Jr. wasnamed president of NFCC onMarch 1, 2002; he served asinterim president from July2001 through February 2002before being named NFCC’sseventh president. In 2008 thecollege celebrated its 50th yearanniversary. Steen retired in2008.John Grosskopf was named theeighth president of NFCC onJan. 20, 2009.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


GENERAL INFORMATION11THE CAMPUSWithin walking distance ofdowntown Madison, the NFCCcampus is situated on 165acres of beautiful woodedproperty and located in thecenter of NFCC’s six-countyservice area. The campusfeatures nineteen buildings ofcontemporary design, a 20-acre outdoor environmentalcenter, a 580-seat auditorium,a newly renovated fitness andwellness center, one of the bestcollege libraries in the state, astate of the art science learningcenter and public safety trainingfacility, tall pines and hardwoodtrees, and five small lakes.The Wardlaw-Smith-GozaConference Center, anantebellum two-story mansionin downtown Madison, serves asthe college conference center.The Green Industries Institute,a 64-acre site located inMonticello, serves as a satellitebranch of NFCC.The main NFCC campus inMadison is off of I-10 nearI-75, and is near such majorFlorida cities as Tallahassee andJacksonville. NFCC is also justminutes away from the Georgiaborder and is a short distancefrom the Gulf of Mexico andcities bordering the AtlanticOcean.Major NFCC buildings are:• Marshall W. Hamilton Library(1959, 1998)• College PreparatoryEducation/MathematicsClassrooms (1959, 2008)• Business Education Building(1961)• Student Center (1962)• Walter L. BishopAdministration Building(1963)• Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center(1965, 2010)• Fine Arts Building (1965)• Testing Center (1965)• General Classroom Building(1966)• Maintenance Building(1967)• Technology Center(1967, 2008)• Career and TechnicalEducation Center (1967)• Administrative ServicesCenter (1967)• Van H. Priest Auditorium(1969, 1991)• Hardee Center for the Arts(1993, 2009)• Morris G. Steen, Jr. ScienceLearning Center (2007)• Public Safety AcademyBuilding (2008)Other named buildings andfacilities are:• The Norman O. and LeoneN. Protsman Bell Towererected in 1992.• The Frank Cantey SoftballField dedicated in 1999.• The original Hardee Chapelwas built in 1973 anddedicated to Mrs. ClaireHardee Parramore. It, alongwith several other buildingsincluding Van H. PriestAuditorium, was destroyedby a tornado which sweptthe campus in 1988. TheHardee Center was built toreplace the Hardee Chapelin 1993 and remodeled intothe Hardee Center for theArts in 2009.• The College PreparatoryEducation/MathematicsClassrooms Building, built in1959, was originally namedthe A.J. Hargrove ScienceBuilding. It was renovatedand renamed in 2008.All of the buildings on campusare ADA accessible.SPECIALFACILITIESArt GalleriesBacot Art GalleryThe Bacot Art Gallery atNFCC was inaugurated in theautumn of 1975 and has beenin continuous operation sincethat date. On March 3, 2006 amemorial plaque honoring thelate Jules deRomand Bacot,professor of art and humanitiesat NFCC from 1969-1983, wasunveiled and remains on displayin the gallery. The Bacot Galleryis located in the Student Center,Bldg. 9.Hardee Center for the ArtsIn September 2009, the HardeeCenter for the Arts opened inBldg. 11. The Hardee Center forthe Arts shows monthly exhibitsof national and local artists.The Gallery is open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.Information on current orupcoming exhibits is availablefrom the NFCC Art Department,(850) 973-1642, or online atwww.nfcc.edu/departments/academics/visual-arts.Green IndustriesInstitute (GII)The Green Industries Institute(GII) is located on Hwy 90just three (3) miles west ofthe Monticello Courthouse inJefferson County Florida. GIIis a satellite branch of NFCC.Its mission is to be a vibrantstudent centered institute,providing quality teaching,learning and communitystewardship. Classes at GIIinclude community educationtopics and academic subjects.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


GENERAL INFORMATION13century. Benjamin Wardlaw, aprominent Madison resident,built the house in 1860. After1871, succeeding membersof the Chandler Holmes Smithfamily owned the house for over100 years. In 1978, Mr. and Mrs.William M. Goza acquired theproperty and restored it to thebeautiful historical treasure it istoday. NFCC received ownershipof the property in 1988 througha legislative appropriation to usethe mansion as a conferenceand cultural center for the sixcounties served by the College.Currently the WSG ConferenceCenter hosts an annual quiltand flower exhibit in Apriland a holiday open housein December. The center isalso the scene for weddings,exhibits, state and nationalmeetings and is open for toursthroughout the year. Fundraisingthrough “Friends ofthe Mansion,” and renting thefacility for events help supportmaintenance and purchasesassociated with the house. Formore information call (850)973-9432 or visit http://www.nfcc.edu/community-programs/wardlaw-smith-goza.MEMBERSHIPS• American Association ofCommunity Colleges• Council for Higher EducationAccreditation• Florida Association ofColleges and Universities• Florida Association ofCollegiate Registrars andAdmissions Officers• Florida Association ofCommunity Colleges• Florida DevelopmentalEducation Association• Hamilton CountyChamber of Commerce• Lafayette CountyChamber of Commerce• Madison County Chamber ofCommerce & Tourism• Monticello-Jefferson CountyChamber of Commerce• National Council forMarketing and PublicRelations• Northeast FloridaEducation Consortium• Southern Association ofColleges and Schools• Southern Association ofCommunity, Junior, andTechnical Colleges• Suwannee CountyChamber of Commerce• Taylor County-PerryChamber of Commerce2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


14ENROLLMENT SERVICESGeneral InformationENROLLMENT SERVICESADMISSIONS....15TESTING....18ACADEMIC ADVISING....20REGISTRAR....21RECORDS....21REGISTRATION....21GRADUATION....23Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ADMISSIONS15ADMISSIONSApplication for admission to NFCC is made through the Office of Enrollment Services located in theAdministration Building, Bldg. 3. An application for admission is included in this catalog, on the Internet atwww.nfcc.edu or from the Office of Enrollment Services.NFCC is an “open door” institution providing learning opportunities for continuing academic and lifeenrichment goals. Individuals meeting stated admission requirements may enter the College, if theminimum age requirement of sixteen (16) years is met. Admission to associate degree programs requiresthat an applicant must have graduated from high school with a standard high school diploma or a collegeready diploma or have a General Education Diploma (GED) issued by the Department of Education.Admission to specific programs of study at NFCC is based on a number of factors, not one of which is thesole determinant in deciding eligibility.EligibilityThe following persons are eligible for admission to NFCC:1.2.3.4.Graduates with a valid standard diploma from accredited secondary schools in theUnited States or persons holding a high school equivalency (GED) diploma.Completers of a home education program which meets the requirements of FloridaStatutes 1002.41.Transfer students from another postsecondary institution.Foreign students with the equivalent of a U.S. high school diploma who meet languagestandards established through College policy and/or procedure.5.6.7.High school students who have been approved bythe College for entry into accelerated programs.(Dual Enrollment or Early Admissions)Adults, 25 years of age or older, who do not possessa high school diploma, a general education diploma(GED), or a high school equivalency certificate, maybe conditionally enrolled for college credit. Suchpersons will retain conditional status until they havecompleted 12 semester hours of credit with at leasta 2.0 average.Persons seeking enrollment in the communityeducation program or other non-credit coursesmay do so without meeting any specific admissionrequirements.DegreeSeekingStudentsPSAVStudentsTransientStudentsAuditStudentsXXXXApplication FormXXXX1111XXXXApplication FeeAffi davit of ResidenceXXH.S. Transcript or GEDCollege Transcript(s)Dual Enrollment FormCourse Approval FormXX22XT.O.E.F.L. ScoresFinancial StatementRequirementsNFCC requires the documentation marked with an “X” in thechart to the right from those students applying under thecategories listed.If a student did not attend NFCC the previous year, thestudent must complete a new Application for Admission.DualEnrollmentStudentsForeignStudentsSupplementalXXXX1X3XXX2XXX XA non-refundable $20 application fee is required. Theapplication fee is a “one time only” fee and is not required inany subsequent admission applications to the College.1 Application fee payable fi rst time in attendance at North FloridaCommunity College only.2 Required from those students who have attended other colleges.3 Must be furnished after student has completed high school orG.E.D. requirements2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


16ADMISSIONSDEGREE STUDENT ADMISSIONFirst Time in CollegeAn applicant for admission to an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Applied Scienceprogram must be a high school graduate and may be admitted with one of the following:1. High School Diploma: High school graduates must have earned the standard high schooldiploma. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma is considered a standard highschool diploma for the purposes of admission. The Florida Certificate of Completion andthe Florida Special Diploma are not considered standard high school diplomas unless theCertificate of Completion was awarded as a CPT or PERT-eligible Certificate. The CPT orPERT-eligible designation will be indicated on the student’s transcript.2. High School Equivalency Diploma (GED): Students are eligible for admission whohave the General Education Development (GED) diploma. An official GED Score Report isrequired.3. Home Education Graduate: Students who have completed a home education program(home school) are eligible for admission as high school graduates. A home-schooledstudent must provide an affidavit signed by a parent or legal guardian attesting that thestudent has completed a home education program pursuant to the requirements in FloridaStatute 1002.41 (a).Transfer StudentsStudents desiring to transfer to NFCC must provide an official transcript from each college attended.Transfer courses are evaluated and recorded on the transcript prior to the end of the first term enrolled.Re-Admission of Former StudentsFormer students not in attendance during the previous year must submit a new application and otherinformation as may be required by the Office of Enrollment Services.Alternative to a High School DiplomaThe Higher Education Amendment of 1992 enables a student to be admitted on the basis of the ability tobenefit from the education or training. In addition to the high school diploma or the GED, a student maytake a nationally recognized, standardized or industry developed test, subject to criteria developed bythe appropriate accrediting association, measuring the applicant’s aptitude to complete successfully theprogram to which the applicant has applied.NFCC uses the College Placement Test (CPT) or the Post Secondary Education Readiness Test (PERT)for measuring a student’s ability to pursue an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or an Associate inApplied Science Degree. The Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) test is used for this purpose for careerand technical programs. The Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJBAT) is a requirement for entry intothe basic recruiting training programs, to include law enforcement and corrections.International StudentsNFCC is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students. Applicants to NFCC areconsidered International Students if they are not U.S. citizens, dual citizens, or permanent resident aliens.Before an I-20 can be issued, application documents, including the F-1 student visa, must be submittedto the Office of Enrollment Services at least two months prior to the start of the term in which thestudent wishes to enroll.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ADMISSIONS17Dual Enrollment and Early AdmissionNFCC participates in the Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions Programs according to Florida Statute1007.271. NFCC, in cooperation with the District School Boards of Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette,Madison, Suwannee, and Taylor Counties, provides Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions opportunitiesfor academically qualified high school students. Students enrolled in the program receive a waiver oftuition and fees. Home school and non-public high school students are eligible for Dual Enrollment andEarly Admissions. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for details.Students seeking to enroll on a Dual Enrollment or Early Admissions basis must meet all requirementsspecified by the NFCC Dual Enrollment and/or Early Admissions Policy and the Inter-institutionalArticulation Agreement in effect between NFCC and the student’s secondary school. Students enrolledin Dual Enrollment or Early Admissions programs must have an application for admission and officialevidence of acceptable placement tests (ACT, SAT, CPT or PERT) on file at NFCC. Credits may be earnedfor both high school and college. The Office of Enrollment Services, along with the high school guidancecounselor, is responsible for the academic advisement of Dual Enrollment and Early Admission students.CAREER & TECHNICAL CREDIT ADMISSIONIndividuals who have graduated from high school are eligible for certificate programs. Individuals whohave not graduated from high school but are at least 16 years of age and legally withdrawn from aregular school system may be admitted into certificate programs provided the specific program does notrequire high school graduation. Non-high school graduates will be encouraged to earn the GED diplomaduring the first term of enrollment in career and technical courses. Applicants must also meet minimumscores on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) as established for each program. For more informationrefer to the Career and Technical Education area of this catalog on page 85.LIMITED-ACCESS PROGRAM ADMISSIONTo meet certification and professional accreditation standards, certain NFCC programs carry additionaladmissions requirements. These programs include the following: Public Safety Academy, EmergencyMedical Technology, Paramedic, Patient Care Technician, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing.NON-DEGREE STUDENT ADMISSIONThe admissions requirements applicable to students registering under this category include thecompletion of an application and payment of the $20 application fee. This is a special category statusand is not an alternate form of admission for the career and technical or associate degree programs.This admissions option is designed to alleviate problems associated with those students who register forcourses to fulfill a specific purpose, such as the renewal of licenses, special interests, workshops, andseminars. This special status would apply to either credit or non-credit courses.College GraduatesStudents who have earned a bachelor’s or higher degree are eligible for enrollment in any course unlessthat course has restricted admission. Transcripts and placement testing are not required provided thestudent is classified as a non-degree seeker.Transient StudentsA student enrolling at NFCC on the approval of another college or university with the intent to return tothat institution is considered a transient student. In addition to the required application for admission,a transient letter stating that the student is in good standing from the college to which the student willreturn is also required. A transient letter also serves as written permission to enroll in certain courses atNFCC. The transient letter must be in the student’s NFCC record before registration.Audit StudentsStudents auditing courses are expected to be regular in attendance but are not required to take tests,2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


18TESTINGincluding final examinations. Auditing students may not earn grades, or credits, nor may they changetheir audit registration to seek credit in courses in which they are enrolled. Credit for audit coursework isnot eligible for credit assignment at a later date.Audited courses are counted at full value in computing course load for payment of fees. The intent toaudit a course(s) must be declared during the drop/add period designated in the College calendar.Senior CitizensAdults 65 years of age or older may apply for admission as a senior citizen. The admission requirementsapplicable to students under this category include the completion of an application as non-degreeseeking/senior citizen and payment of the one-time $20 application fee. This is a special category statusand is not an alternate form of admission for the career and technical or associate degree programs.Those applying for admission as senior citizens may register up to 4 credit hours per semester.Registration begins on the first day of classes. Tuition is waived but the student is responsible for thepurchase of textbooks, instructional materials, and other fees required for the course. Subject to changeJanuary 2011.TESTINGPlacement Testing (CPT or PERT)All students entering college credit programs are required to take the state-mandated post secondaryeducation readiness test or to present a satisfactory score on the ACT or SAT-1 before registration.Transfer students should have their transcripts evaluated to determine whether they will be required totake the CPT or PERT or college preparatory course work. Arrangements for students needing specialtesting conditions are made through the Office of Student Disability Services.First-time-in-college applicants who apply must have taken an approved post secondary educationreadiness test prior to the completion of registration. The College accepts scores on ACT, SAT, or PERTplacement tests that are no more than two years old.Placement testing is available at the College. Advance registration for placement testing is required. Callthe Testing Center at (850) 973-9451 or 973-1665 to schedule a test. The ten ($10) dollar testing feemust be paid prior to testing. This fee is required for both first time testing and re-takes.If any special accommodations are required, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services atleast two weeks prior to testing in order to provide appropriate documentation. Call (850) 973-1661 (V)or (850) 973-1611 (TTY).Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE)Students enrolling in certificate programs may be required to undergo a skill assessment process utilizingthe Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). The TABE assessment is conducted before enrollment or in thefirst six weeks of enrollment.TABE testing is available at NFCC. Advance registration for testing is required. Call the Testing Center at(850) 973-9451 or 973-1665 to schedule a test. The ten ($10) dollar testing fee must be paid prior totesting. This fee is required for both first time testing and re-takes.If any special accommodations are required, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services atleast two weeks prior to testing in order to provide appropriate documentation. Call (850) 973-1661 (V)or (850) 973-1611 (TTY).Criminal Justice Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT)The Florida Basic Abilities Test (CJ-BAT) is a requirement for entry into the basic recruit trainingprograms, to include law enforcement and corrections. For more information, please contact the PublicSafety Academy at (850) 973-1617. Telephone (850) 973-9451 or 973-1665 to schedule an exam.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


TESTING19College Level Academic Skills Test (CLAST)The state of Florida Legislature has repealed the requirement to pass the “College level communicationand mathematics skills examination” (CLAST) in order to be awarded an Associate in Arts degree effectiveJuly 1, 2009.In order to demonstrate continuing concern for institutional accountability and effectiveness, as well asperformance standards for student learning outcomes, the Legislature maintained the current CLASTexemptions as degree requirements.For students who graduate after July 1, 2009, the following alternatives will fulfill the competencyrequirements in addition to other current requirements for the Associate in Arts degree:1. Exemption via American college Testing Program (ACT):• Math: Achieve 21 or above on the enhanced ACT in Math or on the original ACT• Reading: Achieve 22 or above on the enhanced ACT in Reading or a score of 20 or above on theComposite of the original ACT.• English Language Skills and Essay: Achieve 21 or above on the enhanced ACT in English or a scoreof 20 or above on the composite ACT.2. Exemption via Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT-I):• Math: Achieve 500 or above on the recentered score scale, or its equivalent on the original scorescale, meets Computation requirements.• Verbal: Achieve 500 or above on the recentered score scale, or its equivalent on the original scorescale, meets Reading, English Language Skills and Essay requirements.3. Exemption via College Board ACCUPLACER (CPT):• Math: Achieve 91 or higher on the Elementary Algebra test of the CPT• Reading: Achieve 93 or higher on the Reading test of the CPT.• English Language Skills and Essay: Achieve a 105 or higher on the Sentence Skills test of the CPT4. Exemption via Grade Point Average (GPA):• Essay, English Language Skills and Reading: Achieve a 2.5 GPA in 2 courses for a minimum of 6hours of credit from ENC 1101 or ENC 1102 or any AML, ENL, LIT course with digits higher than2000.• Math skills: Achieve a 2.5 GPA in 2 courses for a minimum of 6 hours of credit from any of thefollowing math courses: MAC 1105 and any other MAC course with the last three digits higher than105; MGF 1106 and any other MGF course with the last three digits higher than 106; any STA orequivalent statistics course; and5. Exemption via College Level Exam Program (CLEP):• Achieve minimum acceptable scores as required on English or Math exams to be transferred in fordegree credit.6. Exemption via waiver by committee for students with documented specific learning disabilities andother extenuating circumstances.Advanced Placement (AP)NFCC extends college credit to students with an earned a score of 3, 4, or 5 on one or more of theAdvanced Placement (AP) program examinations of the College Entrance Examination Board. Creditgranted is transferable to Florida colleges and universities participating in the statewide AdvancedPlacement (AP) program. The student must be enrolled at the college before credit is awarded. Studentsmust have an official transcript from the College Entrance Examination Board mailed to the Office ofEnrollment Services. The amount of credit awarded is based upon Florida State Board of Educationguidelines.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


20ACADEMIC ADVISINGACADEMIC ADVISINGStudent ResponsibilityAcademic advising helps students clarify their educational and career goals and provides the informationnecessary to achieve them. Students who begin their academic careers with solid information concerningnecessary course and grade requirements are more likely to be successful in the pursuit of their goals.• All new students are required to see an academic advisor before they register.• All students should see an advisor at the completion of 15, 30, and 45 credits to ensurethey are on track for their degree.• A consultation with an advisor is essential upon a student’s consideration of a change ineducational or career goals.College Preparatory CoursesFlorida State Board of Education Rule 10.0315 requires standardized testing to assess the basic reading,communication, and computation skills of entering students. Students not meeting minimum reading,communication, or computation scores must immediately begin, and continue in subsequent semesters,remediation in all areas in which they are deficient.Students not requiring remediation in all three basic skill areas may enroll in courses in curriculum areasfor which they are qualified while undergoing remediation in area(s) of identified deficiency. Studentsrequiring remediation in Basic Reading Skills MUST successfully complete REA 0002 inthe first term enrolled at NFCC and must abide by all academic course requirements insubsequent terms.The academic advisor shall assist students with appropriate course selection. Students required to taketwo or more developmental courses should enroll in the Strategies for Academic Success course (SLS1103) during their first semester of coursework. Students must complete all college prep requirementsprior to completion of 24 semester hours and must begin college preparatory instruction by enrollment inat least one college prep course per term.There are additional options for college prep students. In accordance with Florida law, students mayuse Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, or private provider instruction as an alternativeto traditional college preparatory instruction. For information on these options, contact an advisor in theEnrollment Services Office.University Transfer InformationThe Statewide Articulation Agreement (SBE Rule 6A-10.024, FAC) guarantees recipients of the Associatein Arts Degree admission into the State University System. The student is not, however, necessarilyadmitted into the program or the University of choice. Students should also note that certain Associate inScience degrees are transferable to the State University System. Specific program requirements for A.S.transfer programs can be obtained from academic advisors in the Office of Enrollment Services.The following steps should be followed to increase the likelihood of successful transfer to the program ofchoice at the selected university:• Work closely with an academic advisor• Early identification of a major program of study• Early identification of a transfer institution• Gain knowledge of university admission requirements• Gain knowledge of university program requirements and prerequisites• Complete all requirements for the A.A. or transferable A.S. Degree• Complete admissions application for the transfer university2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


REGISTRAR | RECORDS | REGISTRATION21REGISTRAR | RECORDS | REGISTRATIONStudent RecordsThe disclosure or publication of student information is governed by the policies of the District Boardof Trustees of NFCC within the framework of state and federal laws, including the Family EducationRights and Privacy Act passed in 1974. The written consent of the student is required for the disclosureor publication of any information that is personally identifiable and a part of the educational record.Prior consent of the student is not required for disclosure of the educational record defined by NFCC as“Directory Information” which may be released by the College.Directory information includes:• Name • Address • Telephone number• Classification (part-time/full-time) • Date of Birth • Program of study• Major Field of study• Dates of attendance • Degrees and awards received• Participation in officially organized activities and sports• Most recent previous educational institution attendedStudents may inform NFCC in writing of the student’s desire to prevent publication of such DirectoryInformation or release of such information except as required by law. A form is available upon requestfrom the Office of Enrollment Services.Students, or their parents in certain cases, have the right to review and to obtain copies of theirofficial records, to seek correction of information contained in those records, and to limit disclosure ofinformation from the records.Subject to statutory conditions and limitations, prior consent of the student is not required for disclosureof information in the educational record to (or for):• Teachers, administrators and the like in the same institution.• Comptroller General of the United States.• Organizations such as Educational Testing Service or, the College Entrance Examination Boardinvolved in testing programs and student aid.• Accrediting organizations.• In compliance with judicial order or pursuant to any lawfully issued subpoena.The Registrar can provide additional information on the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act(Buckley Amendment). For the complete text of FERPA, write the U.S. Department of Education at 600Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202.Enrollment Steps1. Apply for admission: The student must have an Application for Admission on file prior toregistering. Prospective students may call (850) 973-1622 or 9405 to request an Application forAdmission.2. Financial Aid: Students seeking financial assistance should contact the Financial Aid Office assoon as the decision to attend NFCC is made. Call (850) 973-1621 to request a Financial AidApplication.3. Veterans Educational Assistance: New applicants should contact the Veterans AffairsCoordinator in the Office of Enrollment Services a minimum of six weeks prior to their first termat NFCC. Call (850) 973-1622 to request an appointment.4. Transcripts: Request that transcripts be forwarded to the NFCC Office of Enrollment Servicesfrom the last high school attended and from any institutions of higher learning attended.The student who has not graduated but has taken the GED test should have GED test scoresforwarded to the NFCC Office of Enrollment Services.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


22REGISTRAR | RECORDS | REGISTRATION5. Placement Tests: Take the Florida College Entry-Level Placement Tests. Florida regulationsrequire placement test scores before registration for all students who intend to take college creditcourses. If the student has taken the ACT, SAT, CPT or PERT, a copy of scores should be includedwith applications and/or transcripts to the Admissions Office. Test scores may not be more thantwo years old. Students presenting satisfactory scores from the above tests are not required toretest.6. Acceptance: Once the Office of Enrollment Services has received all of the above items, a letterof acceptance is mailed.7. See an academic advisor: Go to the academic advising office. An academic advisor will assistwith course selection and program planning. Students may not complete the registration processwithout a form signed by an advisor. If you have a documented disability and would like toreceive accommodations in your course of study, see the Office of Student Disability Servicesto complete appropriate paperwork, documentation, needs identification and course selectionassistance. Please note, this meeting must take place each semester of attendance in order toreceive appropriate accommodations.8. Course Selection: After consulting with an advisor and receiving a signed registration form, thestudent may register on the dates/times specified for registration in the catalog and schedule ofclasses.9. Payment of Fees/Verification of Schedule: Tuition and fees must be paid by the publisheddate in the catalog and schedule of classes.10. I. D. Card: A current I.D. card is required for check-out of NFCC library materials. Students mayobtain an I.D. card from the NFCC Library throughout the year.11. Bookstore: Textbooks are now ordered online through the NFCC Virtual Bookstore. The VirtualBookstore is accessible from the NFCC website home page - www.nfcc.edu.12. Attend First Class: Students should attend the first meeting of each class for which they areregistered. The Drop/Add period is the first week of the Fall and Spring terms; the first two daysof summer terms. Courses dropped during this time do not appear on the transcript.RegistrationNFCC conducts early, regular, and late registration each term. Students are encouraged to register earlyto avoid closed classes. The student is responsible for meeting course prerequisites prior to registering. Astudent may be administratively withdrawn from those courses for which he or she is not eligible.Transcript RequestA form for requesting transcripts is available in the Enrollment Services Office as well as on the NFCCwebsite. All official transcripts are issued by the Office of Enrollment Services at NFCC. No transcript ofcredit will be released if there is a “hold” on the student’s record. Examples of holds include financialobligations, unreturned library books, or college property on loan to a student that has not beenreturned. TRANSCRIPTS MAY NOT BE REQUESTED VIA TELEPHONE OR EMAIL. There is a $3 fee forofficial transcripts.Changing Class ScheduleStudents may add or drop courses with the permission of their advisor. The College Calendar designatesthe last day on which courses may be added for credit or dropped without penalty. Students who receiveaccommodations through the Office of Student Disability Services should schedule an appointment tosecure transfer or deletion of appropriate accommodations for any course changes.Change of Degree Program or CatalogStudents are encouraged to complete the degree or certificate program of initial admission; however,students may request to change to a program for which they are eligible. Degree/program changes mustbe made through the academic advisor and recorded through the Office of Enrollment Services. Degree/program changes frequently require different courses. The student is responsible for such changes, and2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


GRADUATION23for meeting the course requirements of the program of study. The student’s record shall be updatedby the Office of Enrollment Services to indicate accurately the program pursued.Withdrawing from ClassesWithdrawal: Students may officially withdraw from a course until mid-term and receive a “W”grade. To withdraw from a course, the student must complete and return the drop/withdrawal formsto the Office of Enrollment Services.Students may not withdraw except under extenuating circumstances after mid-term. The State Boardof Education limits the number of times that a student may withdraw without penalty from a course.A student may withdraw from the same class twice without financial ramifications. The third attemptof the same course will require the student to pay the full cost of instruction (equivalent to out ofstate tuition and fees). Upon the third attempt, the student will not be permitted to withdraw andwill receive a grade for the course. For more information see course attempt limits under AcademicRegulations.If special circumstances require a student to withdraw from a course or courses after the publisheddeadline, the student may appeal to the Registrar for permission to withdraw and receive a refundfor the course or courses in which he/she was enrolled. Withdrawing from a course may have futurefinancial consequences or may affect their eligibility or continued receipt of financial aid. All studentsreceiving financial aid, scholarship aid, or veterans’ educational benefits should talk to a Financial AidOffice representative (or Veteran’s Coordinator, if appropriate) BEFORE withdrawing from a course.Students who withdraw from a course do not receive a refund of course fees. Refunds are NOTauthorized for changes in work schedule or for enrollment status changes due to illegal activities.Withdrawal from CollegeAny student seeking to withdraw from NFCC after the Drop/Add period must contact the Office ofthe Enrollment Services. All obligations (library books returned, fines and fees paid, equipment anduniforms returned, etc.) to the College must be satisfied. Students receiving financial aid must meetwith the Financial Aid Officer. Students receiving VA educational benefits must have an exit interviewwith the Veterans Coordinator. A student failing to comply with these procedures shall not berecommended to other colleges or universities.GRADUATIONRequirementsGeneral requirements for graduation from NFCC include:1. Completing the prescribed hours and the general education requirements. A maximum of6 semester hours of accredited correspondence study may be used to complete degreerequirements. Prior approval of correspondence study must be made through the Office ofEnrollment Services.2. Earning a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 (average of C) at NFCC.3. A minimum of twenty-five percent of the semester hours required for the associate degree mustbe earned through NFCC with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 (average of “C”).4. Filing an application for graduation prior to the deadline published in the College catalog orotherwise announced.5. Discharging all financial obligations to NFCC and its agencies.Graduation CheckAll students are encouraged to request a graduation check from the Office of Enrollment Services.This check will be an overview of College requirements needed for graduation. This request shouldbe made at the time the student has earned thirty-six (36) semester hours of credit or by mid-termof term prior to the term of the planned graduation date.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


24GRADUATIONApplication for GraduationApplication for a certificate or degree must be made to the Office of Enrollment Services by the datestated in the Schedule of Courses during the term in which the student expects to graduate. If thestudent does not meet all requirements to graduate at the end of the term for which application wasmade, the student must reapply for graduation no later than the published deadline for applying forgraduation in the term in which the student expects to graduate.Evaluation of CreditCredits earned at other colleges or universities accredited by one of the six regional accreditingassociations may be accepted and placed on the student’s permanent record (transcript), if appropriatefor the degree program at NFCC.Acceptance of credits from non-accredited institutions will be based upon recommendation from the Deanof Academic Affairs after review of the submitted coursework. The review will be based on the followingfactors: age of credits, guidelines from other established credit assessment bodies (i.e., American Councilon Education), the institution’s accreditation via other professional assessment/accrediting bodies,analysis of course content and requirements such as syllabi, texts, secondary documentation of coursecompetencies (standardized test scores, professional licensure, etc.), qualifications and experience offaculty providing the instruction. Courses accepted in transfer from other institutions will be listed on thetranscript.A student may appeal the denial of transfer credits by written request to the Dean of Academic Affairs.Appeals will be considered if submitted before the end of the term in which notification of the denial wasmade to the student.Course SubstitutionStudents may apply to the Dean of Academic Affairs for permission to substitute required generaleducation courses when circumstances warrant. Requests for course substitutions must be made thesemester prior to graduation.Foreign LanguageA foreign language is recommended as an elective for students planning to transfer to senior institutions.Florida Statute 1007.261(1)(b) specifies that students must have two units of the same foreign languagein high school or the equivalent (at least eight semester hours of the same foreign language) at thepostsecondary level prior to admission to one of the state universities. Students planning to earn theBachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree are normally required to complete at least one course in a classical ormodern language at the 2000 level. The responsibility for meeting this requirement rests with thestudent.Effective Catalog PolicyA student attempting to meet graduation requirements may elect to follow the catalog in effect forthe year the student began the program or the catalog in effect for the year in which the student isattempting to graduate unless the time between those dates exceeds five years. Students resuming aprogram of study after five years are required to meet the requirements listed in the current academicyear catalog. Students must maintain continuous enrollment in order to do so. NFCC defines continuousenrollment as being enrolled in courses at NFCC without a break of a major semester (fall or spring). If astudent is attempting to complete a program begun more than five years ago, the student must meet therequirements specified in the catalog effective during the completion year.Questions regarding application of this rule or requests for exemption from this rule should be directedto the Office of Enrollment Services. Students must meet State Board of Education requirements forgraduation at the time they graduate.Subsequent/Simultaneous DegreeA student may earn an Associate in Arts Degree and an Associate in Science Degree either simultaneouslyor in sequence by completing all catalog requirements for both degrees.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


FEES AND FINANCIAL AID25General InformationFEES AND FINANCIAL AIDGENERAL INFORMATION....26FEES....26COST OF ATTENDING NFCC....26RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FORTUITION PURPOSES....27REFUNDS....27REPAYMENT OF FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS....27STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE....28TYPES OF AID AVAILABLE....29(Grants | Tuition Payment Plan | Scholarships)Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


26TUITION AND FEESGENERAL INFORMATIONRequired tuition and fees are established by the NFCC District Board of Trustees under State Boardof Education Regulations and are subject to change. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE OFFICE OFENROLLMENT SERVICES FOR A CORRECT LIST OF CURRENT FEES.Except for deferment of fees as noted below, fees are due at the time of registration. The Collegehas no legal provisions for extensions of credit of any kind. No registration will be completed until allmatriculation/tuition fees and pertinent miscellaneous fees have been paid in full; nor may any studentattend classes until this is accomplished. Personal checks may be accepted for the amount of fees due.Checks and money orders are payable to NFCC. Credit Cards are also accepted. An addendum, whichstates fees for current year, will be available upon request in the Office of Enrollment Services after theDistrict Board of Trustees has approved tuition and fees.FEESApplication FeeAn application fee of $20 is required of all students entering NFCC for the first time except for ContinuingWorkforce Education. Former Dual Enrollment and Early Admissions students who continue their collegecoursework at NFCC are required to pay the application fee. This fee is nonrefundable.Community Education FeesThe NFCC Administration will establish fees for Community Education courses at the time of the courseoffering. These fees must generate revenue equal to the full cost of instruction.Special Student FeesSpecial fees, when applicable, will be added to the regular matriculation/tuition fee. These fees cover thecost of individualized instruction, materials and supplies and are defined on a term-by-term basis in theprinted schedule of courses.Current Student FeesFees are subject to change.Please check with the Office ofEnrollment Services for a correctlist of current fees.Textbooks and SuppliesTextbooks and supplies, estimatedat $1400 per year, may bepurchased from the NFCC VirtualBookstore. A list of requiredtexts and ordering information isavailable online at http://www.nfcc.edu/virtual-bookstore.Transcript FeeA processing fee of $3 will beassessed when requesting atranscript. Electronically senttranscripts to Florida’s publicuniversities and communitycolleges will be processed free ofcharge.COST OF ATTENDING NFCC2010-2011 Estimated Student BudgetIn-StateOut of StateAt HomeTuition, Fees $2,580 $9,300Books, Supplies 1,400 1,400Room, Board 1,500 1,500Personal Expenses 1,100 1,100Transportation 1,800 1,800Total $8,380 $15,100Away From HomeTuition and Fees $2,580 $9,300Books and Supplies 1,400 1,400Room and Board 5,400 5,400Personal Expenses 1,100 1,100Transportation 1,800 1,800Total $12,280 $19,300NOTE: Cost is estimated. Tuition and fees are subject to change.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


TUITION AND FEES27RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR TUITION PURPOSESDefinition of a Florida resident for tuition purposes:1. State Department of Education Rules, paragraph 6A-14.52, define a Florida resident for tuitionpurposes “as a person who shall have resided and had domicile in the State of Florida for at least(12) months immediately proceeding the first day of classes of the current term. In applying thisregulation, “applicant shall mean a student applying for admission to the institution. If he/she is aminor, it shall mean parents, parent, or legal guardian of his or her person.”2. In addition, and as authorized by paragraph 6A-14.52, the following categories are treated as Floridaresidents for tuition purposes:a. Military personnel of the United States of America on duty and stationed in Florida, includingdependent members of their immediate families.b. Veterans of the United States of America retired with twenty (20) years or more active militaryservice, including dependent members of their immediate families who are in Florida at the time ofretirement or move to Florida within one (1) year following retirement and intend to make Floridatheir permanent home.c. Public elementary, secondary, university, and junior college faculty members currently employed inthe state system of public education. Effective July 21, 1972.d. Full-time faculty and career employees of the community college system of Florida and membersof their immediate families. (This is construed to exclude the spouses of students.)REFUNDSRefund of tuition and fees is made under the following schedule. A student who has registered mustofficially drop a course or officially withdraw from College to receive any refund of fees. Students whoofficially withdraw not later than the date listed in the College calendar are eligible for refunds of fees asfollows:1. Refund of 100 percent of tuition fees will be made when classes are cancelled.2. Refunds of 100 percent of tuition fees will be made when a student withdraws from or drops a coursebefore the last date to add classes. After this date no refunds will be made for courses dropped.3. Before refunds are dispersed, any outstanding indebtedness to the College must be paid.4. In cases of extreme personal or family hardship, or in cases involving extenuating circumstances, theDean of Enrollment and Student Services has the authority to waive the above regulations regardingrefunds.5. Title IV Programs: Regulations (P.L. 105-244), enacted October 7, 1998. Reauthorization of theHigher Education Act of 1965, as annotated.REPAYMENT OF FEDERAL GRANT FUNDSA pro-rata repayment will be due for Title IV funds provided to students attending NFCC if withdrawalfrom classes occurs during the first sixty percent (60%) of the enrollment period. Federal regulationsrequire repayment of a portion of funds received by students, unless certain conditions are met. Astudent who withdraws from, or stops attending all courses prior to completion of at least60% of an enrollment period (i.e. a semester/term) WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPAY the“unearned portion” of the funds received.This applies to all federal grant funds received by a student. For example, a student receiving a PELLGrant disbursement check could be required to repay the federal program as much as one-half theamount of the disbursement unless the student attends school for more than 60% of the enrollmentperiod. IN ADDITION TO REPAYING A PORTION OF A DISBURSEMENT CHECK, a student willbe required to repay a portion of the award used to pay the cost of books and/or suppliespaid from grant funds.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


28STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEThis federal regulation applies to students who withdraw from, or stop attending, ALL COURSES. The ruledoes not apply to students who successfully complete AT LEAST ONE COURSE in an enrollment period.Students are requested to make every effort to complete at least one course within the enrollment periodto avoid repayment of Title IV funds awarded within that period.Students will not be allowed to receive further Title IV funding until full repayment has been made.STUDENT FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEPurposeNFCC provides assistance to students of high academic ability or to students otherwise unable to attendor remain in college. Financial assistance is awarded according to individual financial need or for academicability. Financial aid awarded on need should be viewed only as a supplement to the efforts of the studentand his/her family.Student Eligibility StandardsTo be eligible to apply for financial assistance, a student:1. Must be a U. S. citizen or a permanent resident.2. Must have made application for admission or have been admitted to the College, as a degree orcertificate seeking student.3. Must maintain satisfactory academic progress. For financial aid purposes, a student is considered tobe making satisfactory academic progress if he/she meets the following applicable statements:• The student maintains cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and successfullycompletes 67% of credit hours attempted.• Students receiving certain scholarships for academic ability must maintain a cumulative gradepoint average (GPA) of 3.0.• The student may not have graduated.• The student must not have defaulted on or owe a refund to any previous aid.4. Must have a high school diploma or GED.5. Must have a valid Social Security Number.6. Must register with the Selective Service, if required.How to ApplyParents or guardians of dependent students, as well as self-supporting or independent students, mustcomplete an Application for Federal Student Aid, designating NFCC as one of the recipients. A financialstatement is required for the majority of aid available, even if the request is not based on financial need.These forms may be obtained in his/her high school guidance office or the NFCC Financial Aid Office.Applications may be entered via the Internet at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The NFCC School Code is001508.When to ApplyPriority is given to applications received by NFCC no later than:• July 1 for Term I | • November 1 for Term II | • April 1 for Terms IIIA/BSince it takes about three weeks via Internet and six weeks via mail for the financial statement to beprocessed, this form should be filed at least 30 days prior to the above dates. Applications received afterthese dates will be considered if funds are available.Where to ApplyStudents desiring to apply for student financial assistance should contact the NFCC Financial Aid Office.The office is located in the Administrative Services Building (Bldg. 2).2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLE29Pell Grant (Disbursement Policy)NFCC will verify a student course load following the last day to register and/or drop courses for credit.At this time the student load will determine whether he/she will receive a full Pell Grant (12 or moresemester hours), a 3/4 Pell Grant (9-11 semester hours), a 1/2 Pell grant (6-8 semester hours) or lessthan 1/2 time award. College prep courses (noncredit) required by the College will be counted as foursemester hours each in the award of Pell Grant funds. Pell funds will be disbursed after the enrollmentstatus and attendance of each recipient has been verified.“ALERT”Academic Progress for each student will be calculated once each term in compliance with the establishedacademic progress policy of NFCC. Students with extenuating circumstances may make appeals.TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLEGRANTSFederal Pell Grant (Basic Educational Opportunity Grant)The PELL Grant Program is a Federal aid program designed to provide financial assistance to eligiblestudents needing assistance to attend post-high school educational institutions. PELL Grants are intendedto be the “floor” of a financial aid package and may be combined with other forms of aid in order to meetthe full costs of education. The amount of the PELL Grant is determined on the basis of the student’s andhis/her family’s resources. Additional information and application forms are available from NFCC and inthe Counselor’s Offices of area high schools.Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)The SEOG is a Federal program of grants through which the student receives funds based on exceptionalfinancial need and evidence of academic or creative promise. Applicants must submit the Application forFederal Student Aid.Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)The Office of Student Financial, Tallahassee, Florida, administers a program of student assistance, whichprovides grants to qualified students who have exceptional financial need and attend accredited colleges,universities, and community colleges. Students enrolled as a degree seeking student in a credit programat an eligible institution in Florida, who have been legal residents of Florida for twelve consecutive monthsprior to the beginning of the academic year, are eligible for these grants. Eligibility is determined by filingthe Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information: www.myFloridaeducation.com.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


30TYPES OF FINANCIAL AID AVAILABLEBright Futures ProgramThe Department of Education, Tallahassee, Florida, administers a program to encourage outstandinghigh school graduates to enroll in post-secondary Vocational or Technical programs in the state. Studentsenrolled in a full-time certificate or degree program are eligible for this award. Applications must be filedby April 1 of the last year in high school and the student must receive a standard high school diploma.For more information: www.myFloridaeducation.com.The Bright Futures Scholarship provides four scholarship awards to students:• Academic Scholars Award• Top Scholars Award• Medallion Scholars Award• Gold Seal Vocational AwardThe amount of the scholarship award must be calculated each semester at the end of the drop-addperiod. A description of the calculation of each award is as follows:1. Academic Scholars Award:a. $375 for books/supplies.• Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits) = $375 per year or $187.50 per semester.• Three quarter enrollment (9 to 11 credits) = (3/4 of a full FINANCIAL AID award) $140.63 persemester.• Half-time enrollment (6 to 8 credits) = (1/2 of a full award) $93.75 per semester.b. 100% of tuition and fees.• Each public institution charges matriculation and fees to each student enrolling in a collegecredit, vocational credit or certificate clock hour. This is the amount that you use to calculate theaward• Requires maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 in postsecondary work and completion of atleast twelve credit hours in the academic year for renewal.2. Top Scholars Award ($1,500): Formerly known as the Challenger Award, this is awarded to thetop student in each county who received an Academic Scholars Award. The amount of the award iscalculated per semester in the same way as the $600 award.a. Full-time enrollment (12 or more credits) = $1500 per year or $750 per semester.b. Three-quarter enrollment (9 to 11 credits) = (3/4 of a full award) $562 per semester.c. Half-time enrollment (6 to 8 credits) = (1/2 of a full award) $375 per semester.3. Medallion Scholars Award: 100% of tuition and fees for associate degree programs and 75% oftuition and fees for vocational programs.a. The amount of tuition and fees charged by the institution is calculated the same way as in theAcademic Scholars Award.b. Requires maintaining a 2.75 grade point average in postsecondary work and completion of at leasttwelve credit hours in the academic year for renewal.4. Gold Seal Vocational Award: 75% of tuition and fees. Students must maintain a 2.75 grade pointaverage in postsecondary work and complete at least twelve credit hours in the academic year forrenewal.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


TUITION PAYMENT PLAN31Vocational Rehabilitation Assistance ProgramThe Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Education, State of Florida, provides limitedassistance to persons who have a disability that causes a vocational handicap. The applicant must besixteen years old or over, must have a major disability, must have a good scholastic record, and must takecourses that will prepare him/her for some vocation at which he/she can earn a living. If interested inlearning more about Vocational Rehabilitation, please contact the Office of Student Disability Services orvisit www.rehabworks.org or call toll free at 1-800-451-4327.WIA (Workforce Investment Act)WIA is a Federal program designed to provide financial assistance to those who need it to attendpostsecondary vocational programs. Eligibility for WIA is determined by one of the following criteria: (1)economically disadvantaged, (2) disabled, or (3) food stamp or AFDC recipient. Additional informationand application forms are available at the One-Stop Service Center in your area.Fresh Start, Displaced Homemaker ProgramThis program is designed to assist displaced homemakers, aged 35 or above, to obtain marketable skillsand jobs through academic and vocational training programs. Some of the services available throughthis program are books, tuition, vocational, assessment, career counseling, employability skills training,resumé assistance and job placement assistance. Specific statutory requirements must be met foreligibility. Additional information is available by calling (850) 973-1664.Work-StudyFederal College Work-Study Program (FCWSP)This is a federally funded employment program designed to provide a student the opportunity to paypart of his/her educational expenses by working at a part-time job. Students who qualify may work upto fifteen (15) hours per week, pending availability of funds. Applicants must submit an Application forFederal Student Aid. Additional information about the work program is available in the NFCC Financial AidOffice.TUITION PAYMENT PLANEligible students may set up a tuition payment plan, making designated payments during the semester,instead of paying all tuition fees in advance.• Students will be required to make payments during the semester, with all fees to be paid in full priorto the designated final date to withdraw without penalty• Students must sign a note of obligation, indicating the payment schedule and documenting theirresponsibility to pay all fees• Students will be informed in writing on the note that unless fees are paid in full prior to thedesignated final date to withdraw without penalty, they will be withdrawn from all courses with norefunds given.• Students will be required to make a down payment and to pay a processing fee: Students paying½ down will be charged a $20 processing fee; Students paying ¼ down will be charged a $35processing fee. The processing fee will be due on the date the agreement is signed.• Students will be required to set up payments which correspond with their income source(s).• Invoices will be sent only twice during each semester. One invoice will be sent after the close of thedrop-add period. A final invoice will be sent two weeks prior to the final date to withdraw withoutpenalty, reminding the students that they will not receive credit for courses if fees are not paid in fullwithin two weeks from the invoice date.• Students who do not complete this payment process in a timely manner will not be allowed toparticipate in the payment plan process a second term and will not be eligible for scholarshipsthrough NFCC or the NFCC Foundation, Inc.For more information or to apply for the Tuition Payment Plan, contact Amelia Mulkey in theAdministrative Services Building (Bldg. 2) at (850) 973-1604.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


32SCHOLARSHIPSSCHOLARSHIPSPresidentialA full tuition scholarship for two years is awarded to the valedictorian and salutatorian from each ofthe high schools in the College area. A Presidential Scholarship recipient must maintain a 3.0 gradepoint average or higher to retain this scholarship. The NFCC Foundation, Inc. or NFCC awards thesescholarships.ActivityA number of activity scholarships are available to students with special talent who can make a significantcontribution to the activities of the College. Scholarships are available for art, athletics, drama, music,school publications and other areas. Awards are made based on faculty recommendation. This scholarshipis awarded in the amounts from $50 to full tuition. Information is available in the NFCC Financial AidOffice.Individual and OrganizationalVarious individuals and organizations provide funds for a number of scholarships, among which are:• Free and Accepted Mason’s Scholarship: One annual scholarship is given to a dependent of aMasonic member who is accepted and planning to enroll at NFCC full time and is in need of financialassistance. Student GPA must be 2.5 or higher. Amount of award is based on available funds.Scholarship may be used for tuition, books and fees.• The H. C. Gray Memorial Nursing Scholarship, Dewey-White Scholarship, Madison Medicaland Dental Scholarship, T.A. Baldwin Scholarship and Wood Nursing Scholarship are madeavailable each year to students in the Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Recipients are awarded atthe recommendation of a committee. The awards are made at the end of the first semester.• John E. Loughridge Scholarship: One annual tuition scholarship is given to a student in eitherTaylor or Lafayette Counties. Selection is made at the local high school and is determined by acommittee.• Lafayette Scholars Endowment Scholarship: Scholarships are available to students of LafayetteCounty. See the local high school counselor for details.Other ScholarshipsVarious churches and civic clubs provide scholarships to students. These awards are made by the donorsand are presented to the College for the student named. Students may consider contacting thoseorganizations in their community. Civic Clubs presenting scholarships include, but are not limited to:Kiwanis Club and Madison Rotary Club. Some of these are:• First Federal Scholarship: One annual scholarship each semester. One student is chosen each yearfrom Lafayette, Hamilton or Suwannee County. Students should apply in the counseling office of thehigh schools. Selection is made by the donor and scholarship committee.• Third Judicial Circuit Police Chief’s Association Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awardedbased on the interest earned on the endowment and is to be used for books, tuition, and fees.Applicants must be dependents of (1) deceased, (2) retired or (3) current law enforcement officers.Selection is made by the donor.• James H. Fulford Memorial Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interestearned on the endowment and is to be used for books, tuition, and fees. The primary focus of thisscholarship is for dependents of slain or incapacitated law enforcement officers, followed by childrenof working or retired Florida officers, and finally students in the NFCC Law Enforcement Academy whoare dependents of law enforcement officers. Application may be made through the Financial Aid orFoundation Office at NFCC. Selection is made by the scholarship committee.• Charles E. Campbell Memorial Endowment: One annual scholarship is awarded based on theinterest earned on the endowment and is to be used for books, tuition and fees. The primary focusof this scholarship is for dependents of slain or incapacitated law enforcement officers, followed by2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


SCHOLARSHIPS33children of working or retired Florida officers, and finally students in the NFCC Law EnforcementAcademy who are dependents of law enforcement officers. Application may be made through theFinancial Aid or Foundation Office at NFCC.• Jefferson County Kiwanis Club Endowment: Scholarships are awarded for $500 to studentsof Jefferson County and are to be used for tuition, books and fees. Application may be made in thecounseling office of the high school or with the Kiwanis Club. Awards will be made in the spring at thehigh school honors program. Applications are reviewed and recipients selected by the donor and/orhigh school counselor.• Florida Firefighters Foundation Fund: This scholarship will pay up to $500 for tuition or books persemester. The top priority of this scholarship is the dependent of a firefighter killed in the line of duty;the second priority is that the recipient is the dependent of a currently working firefighter; and thethird priority is the dependent of a retired firefighter. Application may be made in the Financial Aid orFoundation Office at NFCC.• Chandler Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earned on theendowment and may be used for books, tuition, or fees. Application may be made through theFinancial Aid or Foundation Office at NFCC.• Progress Energy Corporation Scholarship: This scholarship will provide assistance to NFCCstudents enrolling in programs of study that may eventually lead to employment at Progress Energy.Such programs include business administration and management, networking technology, officesystems technology, industrial management technology, administrative assistant and drafting.Application may be made through the Financial Aid or Foundation Office at NFCC.• Edward K. Roberts Endowment: One annual scholarship is awarded based on the interest earnedon the endowment and may be used for books, tuition, or fees. The recipient of the scholarship mustbe a high school or GED graduate with a GPA of 3.0 and must be accepted and plan to enroll as afull-time student at NFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree, an Associate in Science degree, or avocational certificate. Application may be made through the Financial Aid Office or the FoundationOffice at NFCC.• Morris & Judy Steen Scholarship: This scholarship is a single one-time award that may be used fortuition, books, or fees. The recipient must be a person of high moral standards, exemplary characterand exhibit a good work ethic. Involvement in athletics is a plus. It is further expected that therecipient of this scholarship will not be fully supported by other financial aid. Application may be madethrough the Financial Aid Office or the NFCC Foundation Office at NFCC.• Alice C. Williams Endowment: A scholarship will be given to a Madison County High Schoolgraduate, who has been accepted and plans to enroll as a student at NFCC. The student mustmaintain status as a full time student, a 2.0 GPA, and a class load that should result in completion ofthe required work for an AA degree in 4 semesters. It is the wish of the donors that the student bea person of high moral standards, exemplary character and exhibits a good work ethic. It is furtherexpected that the recipient of this scholarship will not be supported by other financial aid.Application may be picked up at the NFCC Foundation Office or Madison County High Schoolcounselor’s office. Notification of selection will be made to the student by the NFCC Foundation Officein May of every other year. This scholarship award may be used for tuition, books or fees.• Maultsby Family Scholarship: This scholarship is a single one-time award that may be usedfor tuition, books, or fees. The recipient must be a high school graduate with a 3.0 GPA and mustbe accepted and planning to enroll as a student at NFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree, anAssociate in Science degree, or a Vocational Certificate. A GED graduate may be accepted providedthat the student has demonstrated excellent personal habits, good work ethic and a settled lifestyle.An exception to the 3.0 GPA may be made if the recipient has been heavily involved in athletics orother extracurricular activity and/or work outside of school. The student must progress satisfactorilyacademically. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards,exemplary character and exhibits a good work ethic. Student or family background/involvement inforestry or forest products is a plus. It is further expected that the recipient of this scholarship will notbe fully supported by other financial aid. Application may be picked up at the NFCC Foundation Office.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


34SCHOLARSHIPS• Lorenzo and Mary Lou Whitefield Endowed Scholarship: This is a single one-time award thatmay be used for tuition, books or fees. The recipient must reside in Taylor County, have a high schooldiploma or GED, be accepted and plan to attend NFCC. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA as wellas carry 12 credit hours.The recipient will not be fully supported by other financial aid.• Greenville Community Scholarship: This is a single one-time award of $500 that may be used fortuition, books or fees. The recipient must reside at a Greenville, Florida address, have a high schooldiploma or GED, be accepted and plan to attend NFCC. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Anexception may be if the recipient has work activity outside of school. The recipient will not be fullysupported by other financial aid.• Frank Cantey Scholarship: The intent of this scholarship is to provide funding for a graduatingMadison County high school student. The recipient must be accepted and planning to enroll atNFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree. The student must maintain status as a full time student,a 2.0 GPA, and a class load that should result in completion of the required work for an AA degreein 4 semesters. It is the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards,exemplary character and exhibit a good work ethic. The recipient will not be supported by otherfinancial aid.• Madison County Community Bank Scholarship: This is a single one-time award for a senior atMadison County High School who plans to attend NFCC. The recipient must have a 2.0 GPA and be adeserving hard working student involved in community activities.• Mildred Bruner Endowment Scholarship: This is a one-time award with available funds which willbe distributed between two semesters. The recipient must be accepted and planning to enroll as a fulltime student at NFCC seeking an Associate in Arts degree. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA. Itis the wish of the donors that the student be a person of high moral standards, exemplary characterand exhibit a good work ethic. The student must be a resident of either Taylor, Madison or Jeffersoncounties to apply. It is also expected that the recipient of this scholarship will not be fully supported byother financial aid.• PCS Scholarship: One annual scholarship is awarded to a Hamilton County High School graduate.The scholarship is a single one-time award of $500 to be used for tuition, books, or fees. The studentmust maintain a 2.0 GPA, be a person of high moral standards, exemplary character and involved incommunity activities. The student should not be fully supported by other financial aid.Contact the NFCC Foundation Office, (850) 973-9414, for more information, applications and deadlines orvisit www.nfcc.edu (keyword Foundation).2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT SERVICES35General InformationSTUDENT SERVICESSTUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES....36VETERAN AFFAIRS....37STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES....38STUDENT ACTIVITIES & ORGANIZATIONS....39STUDENT HANDBOOK....40STUDENT RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES....40STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT....40ADDITIONAL INFORMATION....49(Student Email | Student ID Cards | Student Counseling)PARKING....52CAMPUS SECURITY....54Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


36SUPPORT SERVICESSUPPORT SERVICESStudent Disability ServicesNFCC delivers services to students with disabilities as established by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Actof 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The legal requirements set forth in those actsensure equal access to educational opportunities through reasonable modifications in college policies,practices, and/or procedures. The following is a non-exhaustive list of services that can be rendered tostudents with a documented disability.• Note-taking services• Interpreter• Testing modifications• Entrance and Exit Waivers• Standardized testing accommodations (TABE, CPT, PERT, CJ-BAT, CLEP, etc.)• Course substitutions• Accessible classroom, location and furniture• Alternative format learning materials• Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment• Reader/Scribe (unless available through assistive technology)• Priority RegistrationPlease note that modification(s) can be made, unless making the modification(s) entails a fundamentalalteration to the nature of the service, program, or activity.Any student with a disability may request assistance through the Office of Student Disability Services.If possible, requests for services should be made prior to the beginning of an academic term to ensuretimely implementation. Students may call (850) 973-1661 or (850) 973-1682 (V) or (850) 973-1611 (TTY)for an appointment or additional information.Students seeking course substitutions based on a documented disability should be aware that universitiesmay require specific courses for acceptance into limited access major programs of study. NFCC StudentDisability Services personnel and academic advisors will work with students to explain academic programrequirements and course substitution concerns.Students with Serious IllnessesStudents with serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, HIV and AIDS, often wish to continue theirnormal educational pursuits to the extent allowed by their condition. NFCC supports these endeavors aslong as students are able to meet acceptable performance standards. As in the case of other disabilities,NFCC shall make reasonable accommodations in accordance with all legal requirements, to allow studentswith these illnesses to continue their education. For more information, please see the Office of StudentDisability Services.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


VETERAN AFFAIRS37VETERAN AFFAIRSNFCC is approved for training of veterans by the Florida Department of Veteran Affairs.Veterans and dependents of veterans eligible for educational benefits must be approved by the VARegional Office. Upon approval, benefits may take up to 90 days to be received. For VA applicationforms, certification of attendance, and assistance with problems, students should report to the VeteransAffairs Office in the Office of Enrollment Services in the Administration Building. Veterans and thoseeligible for VA benefits must meet with the Veterans Affairs Coordinator each term during the academicadvisement period to review their status. Veterans with disabilities are encouraged to work with theVeterans Affairs Coordinator and the Office of Student Disability Services to coordinate accommodations.Certification RestrictionsAll degree programs are approved for a specific number of credit hours. The VA will pay only for requiredcourses in an approved program. The same rule applies to vocational certificate programs measured inclock hours.The declared program of study must be the same on the College’s student record and the student’s VAfile. Students must follow the program of study outlined on the graduation status sheet. Students cannotbe certified to take a course on an audit basis or a course for which they have received prior credit.Attendance StandardsVA regulations require attendance records to be kept on all eligible persons. Eligible students registeredfor courses that do not lead to a standard college degree will have their VA benefits suspended if theyaccumulate three or more unexcused absences during a calendar month.Academic RecordVeterans and other persons eligible for VA educational benefits must have all previous post-secondaryeducation evaluated and the equivalency credits recorded in the student’s College file maintained in theOffice of Enrollment Services and in the VA file. Cumulative academic records are kept on the transcript,which shows all work attempted, credit and grades earned, incomplete work, and withdrawals.Standards of ProgressStudents must maintain satisfactory academic progress and conduct to receive or continue to receive VAeducational benefits. A student receiving VA benefits will be placed on academic probation at the endof any term in which the cumulative GPA becomes less than a “C” (2.0) once seven college credit hourshave been attempted.Continued probation will occur when the student earns a minimum 2.0 term grade point average and thecumulative GPA remains below 2.0. A student placed on academic probation will be placed on academicsuspension if both the term and cumulative grade point average fall below 2.0.A veteran student terminated from veteran benefits due to unsatisfactory progress may be recertified tothe VA after obtaining a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.Terms I and IITerms IIIA and IIIBFull-time ........12 + credit hoursFull-time...........6 + credit hours3/4 time......9 to 11 credit hours 3/4 time...............4 credit hours1/2 time........6 to 8 credit hours 1/2 time...............3 credit hoursTuition Only...1 to 5 credit hoursTuition Only....1 or 2 credit hoursDeferment of FeesFirst-time veterans may have their fees deferred for up to sixty days. Should the loan not be paid, it isunderstood that no grades will be issued to the student nor will those grades be placed in the student’spermanent record. Students desiring a deferred payment plan for VA benefits may make a request to theFinancial Aid office.VocationalSee the specific program for information concerning full-time or part-time status.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


38STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICESSTUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES (SSS)Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally fundedprogram that focuses on first generation-in-college(both parents do not have bachelor’s degrees),low-income and disabled students. Each year,the SSS program provides support to 200 eligiblestudents to increase their retention, graduation,and transfer rates. SSS Advisors work closely withstudents to choose the right classes, solve problems,communicate with instructors and plan for the future.SSS participants receive assistance in identifyingfinancial aid options as well as financial literacytraining.The support services provided by the SSS programinclude: academic tutoring, financial aid advisement,academic advisement, grade and academic progressmonitoring, supplemental instruction, career/major exploration, workshop provision, leadershipdevelopment, cultural activities, transfer assistance,and priority registration. Supplemental Grant Aid isalso available to students who meet specific criteria.Students must be accepted to NFCC prior to being eligible to join SSS. A commitment to activelyparticipate in program activities is required. Students interested in participating in the Student SupportServices program should contact the Student Support Services (SSS) Office in Bldg. 6, Room 210.DISPLACED HOMEMAKER PROGRAMThis program is designed to assist displaced homemakers, aged 35 and above, to obtain marketable skillsand jobs through academic and vocational training. Services available are Book-Tuition assistance, interestinventories, career counseling, employability skills, job search assistance, and service referrals. Specificstatutory requirements must be met for eligibility.STUDENT OMBUDSMANThe Ombudsman Office provides confidential, informal, and neutral assistance and dispute resolution forstudents. The office assists students in identifying and evaluating options and accessing resources forresolving and managing conflicts encountered on campus with faculty, staff, fellow students, services,programs, and administration. The Ombudsman is familiar with the organizational structure of the collegeand can provide current information about campus services, programs, policies and procedures. Issuesbrought to the Ombudsman are held in confidence unless released by the student and do not generatepermanent records within the office. Complaints brought to the Ombudsman do not constitute officialnotification of the existence of the problem, only the request for assistance to pursue resolution. TheOmbudsman can assist students in making official complaints if requested. For more information, call(850) 973-1619 or email ombud@nfcc.edu.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS39STUDENT ACTIVITIES AND ORGANIZATIONSNFCC provides a variety of opportunities for students to participate in College-sponsored studentorganizations and activities.Participation in extracurricular student activities is encouraged. Students having common interests mayform clubs, groups, or organizations as approved by the Student Government Association and the Directorof Student Services. Such activities may be related to courses, sports, service to the college and thecommunity, publications, religion, and social life. For information or to find out how to start a new club ororganization, contact the Director of Student Services at (850) 973-1623 or email halfhillk@nfcc.edu.Student Clubs and OrganizationsArt ClubAstronomy ClubBusiness ClubDiversity Student UnionPhi Theta Kappa (PTK) Save Our Animal Resources (SOAR)Sentinel Rocketeers Student Government Association (SGA)Student Government Association (SGA)A representative group of students responsible for identifying and promoting interests of students,assisting with planning and conducting College social activities and cooperating with College authoritiesfor the well-being of students. All registered NFCC students are members of SGA. SGA Executive BoardOfficers are elected by the students each spring. All SGA meetings are posted and open to all students,faculty and staff.Brain Bowl CompetitionBrain Bowl is an academic competition among community colleges of the Florida panhandle regioncomprised of NFCC students attending with 6 or more hours.Community TheaterWhether one desires the spotlight or enjoys being part of the backstage fellowship, the NFCC SentinelUpstage Players has opportunities for students and community members alike. At least one majorproduction is held in the Van H. Priest Auditorium each year, and auditions are open to the public.Participants gain experience in acting, set construction, and design, and the technical aspects of thetheater, such as lighting and sound. Audition dates are posted on campus and in the local newspapers.For information call (850) 973-9481.Performing Artist SeriesThe College presents a number of artists during the school year including musical groups, dance troupesand theatrical groups. Students may purchase tickets at discounted rates.Fitness and WellnessThe Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center is scheduled to be completed during fall 2010. The Ladell BrothersNature Center is also available for hiking and quiet times.Sentinel AmbassadorsThis one credit course provides students with the opportunity to serve their community and the Collegewhile expanding their public relations skills. Students serve as recruiters for NFCC both on and off campusand serve as hosts at various College and community functions.The Sentinel Sun (Student Newspaper)The Sentinel Sun is NFCC’s official student newspaper. This student publication furnishes informationconcerning college activities and provides experience in journalism for the newspaper staff. It is aproduction of the course JOU 2400L. The Sentinel Sun is published online during the fall and springsemesters as a student forum - http://www.nfcc.edu/sentinel-sun.Forming a Student OrganizationParties interested in forming a student organization at NFCC must obtain an application to become anapproved student organization from the Director of Student Activities, (850) 973-1609 or halfhillk@nfcc.edu. Your student organization must have at least ten (10) interested, enrolled NFCC students in order toapply for a charter.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


40STUDENT HANDBOOKSTUDENT HANDBOOKStudent Rights and ResponsibilitiesNFCC is determined that the campus be a place of learning, safety, shared responsibility and harmony.The faculty, staff and students have an obligation to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and highregard for the life and property of the College.It is expected that all members of the educational community will share respect for the law and adhereto the highest ethical and moral standards of conduct. In the event that these high standards are notself-enforced, the College will take action to protect its interests. Student conduct on campus and at offcampussponsored activities and facilities is expected to be supportive of these interests.Rights of a Charged StudentA charged student has the following rights:• The right to specific written notification of the charges.(It is the responsibility of the student to have a current mailing address on file with the Registrar.)• The right to the names of the accusers and a copy of all written statements regarding the charges.• The right to a prompt hearing.• The right to an advocate of choice provided the advocate is not an attorney.• The right to hear accusers and all witnesses.• The right to present witnesses or evidence.• The right to refuse to give self-incriminating testimony.• The right to a full and complete record of the hearing.• The right to an appeal.Student Code of Conduct[NOTE: Please refer to Page 46 in thiscatalog for “Grade Appeals.”]Enrollment at NFCC entails anobligation on the part of thestudent to be a responsiblemember of the Collegecommunity. It is the responsibilityof the College to inform studentsof their rights and responsibilities,to define reasonable standards ofbehavior, and to assure studentsof substantive and proceduraldue process. It is the student’sresponsibility to be aware of thispublished and readily availablecode.All members of the Collegecommunity are expected tocontribute to a positive campusenvironment conducive to thepursuit of educational goalsand objectives. To accomplishthis, all members of the Collegecommunity must adhere to thefollowing:STUDENT RIGHTSStudents have certain rights asmembers of the College community.These include:• Right to a quality education• Right to freedom of expression• Right to hold public forums• Right to peacefully assemble• Right to a fair and impartial hearing• Right to participate in StudentGovernment• Right to be a member in authorizedstudent organizations• Right to appeal College decisions throughestablished grievance procedures.• Right of personal respect and freedomfrom humiliation and control• Right to make the best use of your timeand talents and to work toward the goalwhich brought you to College• Right to ask about and recommendimprovements in policies that affect thewelfare of studentsSTUDENTRESPONSIBILITIESStudents have certainresponsibilities as membersof the College community.These include:• Expected to assumeresponsibility for knowingthe rules, regulations andpolicies of the College.• Expected to meet thecourse and graduationrequirements of his/herprogram of study.• Expected to keep collegerecords current with up-todateaddresses and otherinformation.• Expected to meet with anacademic advisor at leastonce each term.• Expected to comply withCollege rules and policies.• Expected to behavein a manner whichdemonstrates respect forothers and self.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT HANDBOOK411.2.3.4.5.6.Cooperate with College employees in the performance of duties and authorized activities.Refrain from obstructing educational activities.Meet all financial obligations to the College.Obey all local, state, and federal laws and regulations and all NFCC policies.Give accurate and complete information for all official records required by the College.Wear student identification at all times while on College property.A student enrolled at NFCC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the functions andprocesses of the College as an educational institution. While the College is dedicated to the rights andfreedoms afforded to individuals, some actions are considered inappropriate in an institution of highereducation.These include:1. Obstruction or disruption of teaching, administration of the College, disciplinary proceedings, orother College activities on or off College properties2. Failure to comply with directives of College officials acting in the performance of duties. This includesrequests to desist from specified activities or behaviors and requests to leave the campus3. Forgery, alteration, misuse or misrepresentation of documents, records, means of identification,email, and other electronic information submitted to or belonging to the College and/or theft of suchCollege property.4. Use of College records with intent to defraud5. Physical abuse of any person on College owned or controlled property or at College sponsored orsupervised functions that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any such person6. Psychological abuse of any person on College-owned or controlled property or supervised functions.This includes threats, harassment, stalking, and use of telephone or email to intimidate, harass,terrify, annoy, or offend7. Theft or damage to property of the College or to the property of a member of the Collegecommunity or visitor of the College while said personal property is on College property8. Unauthorized use by any student or student organization of the College name. Included is speakingor acting on behalf of the College without due authorization.9. Unauthorized use of College supplies and equipment.10. Violation of copyright laws associated with print, audio/video, and computer software materials11. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene conduct, language or other forms of expression on campusor at any College-sponsored or College supervised activity. This includes the sending of offensive,harassing, lewd, or defamatory messages. College computers and network systems are not to beused for the viewing, downloading, transmitting, or printing of obscene, pornographic, libelous, ordefamatory materials. “Chat Room” participation associated with obscene, pornographic, libelous,and defamatory subject matter is prohibited.12. Possession or use of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, substances, instruments, or otherweapons with intent to inflict bodily harm on any individual or damage to a building or grounds ofCollege property. Use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs, alcohol and other illegal substanceson campus or at any College-sponsored activity.13. Use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs, alcohol and other illegal substances on campus or atany College-sponsored activity.14. Unauthorized use of computers for the purpose of compromising computer systems or networksecurity.15. Plagiarism or behavior involving academic dishonesty.All instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. Anystudent suspected of violating the academic honor code will first be contacted by the instructorto set up a meeting to discuss the violation and the associated penalties. If the student fails2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


42STUDENT HANDBOOKto meet with the instructor, a written report of the alleged violation of the Student Code ofConduct will also be submitted to the Director of Student Services. The report constitutesa formal charge and the student is subject to additional penalties. The types of academicdishonesty and the penalties imposed upon a student who violates the academic honor codecan be found in the College Catalog and the Student Handbook.16. Unauthorized entry into or occupancy of College facilities including buildings or grounds.17. Participation in hazing. Action or situation that recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental orphysical health or safety of a student for the purpose in initiation or admission into or affiliation withany organization operating under the sanction of a postsecondary institution.While the above list includes the types of behaviors and activities deemed to be violations of the Codeof Conduct, the list is not intended to be all-inclusive. In addition to the NFCC Student Code of Conduct,students enrolled in limited access programs are also obligated to accept the rules and regulations of thatprogram.Complaint Procedures for Violations of the Student Code of ConductInformal discussion between College officials and persons involved in possible violations of the StudentCode of Conduct is encouraged as a beginning step. Every effort to reach an acceptable solution to theproblem, including the involvement of appropriate department chairpersons, should be exercised beforethe persons directly involved in the violation pursue official action.I. Formal Complaint: Incident ReportA written report of the alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct is to be submitted to the Directorof Student Services. The report constitutes a formal charge and should thoroughly detail the allegedviolations. The Director of Student Services may opt to begin an informal investigation of the allegedviolation prior to notification of the student.II. Notice to the StudentThe Director of Student Services must notify the accused student with a written notice of allegations.The notice must include the following:• The date of the alleged violation(s)• The nature of the alleged violation(s)• Instructions for a meeting request• Consequences of failure to meet with the Student Disciplinary CommitteeThe Director of Student Services will send the student a copy of the NFCC Student Code of Conduct,along with the notice. A copy of the notice is to be filed with the Dean of Enrollment Services, theindividual who filed the complaint, and that individual’s department chairperson. Upon receipt of thenotice the student will have (5) working days to contact the Director of Student Services to set upa meeting with the Student Disciplinary Committee. The Director of Student Services will notify theCommittee members and the charging party of the meeting date.Failure to contact the Director of Student Services to set up a meeting date, or failure to appear for theagreed meeting, permanently waives the right to procedures described in III through VII and allows theStudent Disciplinary Committee to assess a suitable penalty.The student has the right to select an advocate of choice provided the advocate is not an attorney, Theadvocate’s role is to ensure that he/she understands the alleged violation and his/her due process rightsunder the Student Code of Conduct.III. Meet with Student Disciplinary CommitteeThe Director of Student Services will convene the Student Disciplinary Committee and provide instructionson procedures to the committee. The Disciplinary Committee consists of:• Two students• Two faculty members2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT HANDBOOK43• A fifth person acceptable to the other four members• Director of Student Services (facilitator - non voting)The Student Disciplinary Committee will meet with the student and the individual initiating the formalcomplaint, separately or together, at the Committee’s discretion. The person lodging the complaint willpresent facts in support of the alleged Student Code of Conduct violation. The student has the right toreview the information presented and to question witnesses. The student may also introduce facts andrespond to the allegations. As a result of the meeting, the Student Disciplinary Committee may determinethat the student did not violate the Student Code of Conduct, in which case the matter is closed.Should the Student Disciplinary Committee find the student in violation of the Student Code of Conduct,the findings and penalty will be forwarded to the Dean of Enrollment Services. The student will beadvised in writing of the findings and penalty within five (5) working days of the meeting. If the penalty isreprimand, the student may not exercise an appeal. The matter is considered closed. All petitions shall beadjudicated to finality even if the aggrieved is no longer a student at the time of the proceeding.IV. Appeal to the Student Grievance CommitteeIf a penalty for violation of the Student Code of Conduct involves expulsion, suspension, probation,restrictions, restitution, or withholding an academic record or degree the student may file an appeal tothe Grievance Committee.The student must provide a written and signed notice stating the basis for the appeal. The notice mustbe received by the Director of Student Services within five (5) working days of the student’s receipt ofthe decision made by the Student Disciplinary Committee. Failure to submit the notice within the five(5) working day period constitutes acceptance of the decision. Upon receipt of a properly submittednotice, the Director of Student Services will notify the Grievance Committee and set a time and place fora meeting with the student. A copy of the notice will be sent to the Dean of Enrollment Services. Thenotification of the meeting will be delivered to the student at least ten (10) working days prior to thehearing. The ten (10) working days notification may be waived by written mutual agreement of parties ifthe student wishes to expedite the process.NOTE: If a Trespass Warning is issued against a student by College Public Safety, the student may notexercise an appeal.V. Hearing Before the Grievance CommitteeThe Director of Student Services will convene the Grievance Committee and provide instructions onprocedures to the committee. The Grievance Committee consists of:• Two students• Two faculty members• A fifth person acceptable to the other four membersThe chairperson of the committee is to be selected by the committee. A recording secretary is to beprovided by the Director of Student Services. The recording secretary will take notes and make anaudiotape of the proceedings. The proceedings are confidential and the Director of Student Services willemphasize the necessity of confidentiality to all parties. The Director of Student Services and the Dean ofEnrollment Services may not be present during the formal grievance proceedings.The following procedures apply to the grievance meeting:1. The hearing is closed to protect privacy and confidentiality of the persons involved. A person maymaintain silence as a means of protection against self-incrimination and this silence may not beused against the student. The Grievance Committee will base recommendations on presentedevidence.2. The student may present witnesses on his/her behalf. The witnesses will speak directly to theallegations and not to the general character of the student.3. Only the committee and the student may ask questions.4. The student may hear all testimony.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


44STUDENT HANDBOOK5. The student may question each witness.6. Testimony of witnesses is limited to fifteen minutes each.7. No witness may listen to the testimony of another witness before or after his/her own testimony.8. The person initiating the formal complaint testifies first then his/her witnesses.9. The student presents his/her own response, then his/her witnesses.10. Witnesses are not to be interrupted during testimony.11. The chairperson of the Grievance Committee is responsible for ensuring adherence to policyassociated with the meeting.12. Documents collected by the chairperson of the committee are shredded. Originals are forwardedto the Dean of Enrollment Services.VI. Grievance Committee Recommendation(s)The committee will deliberate immediately after the meeting. After voting in secret (using paper ballots),the committee may make one of the following recommendations to the Dean of Enrollment Services.• The penalty imposed is upheld.• The penalty imposed should be changed to a harsher penalty.• No penalty should be imposed.The recommendation must be based on “a preponderance of facts” and reflect the votes of at least threeof the five committee members. The written recommendation is to be signed by each member of theGrievance Committee and forwarded to the Dean of Enrollment Services with a copy to the Director ofStudent Services. All petitions shall be adjudicated to finality even if the aggrieved is no longer a studentat the time of the proceeding.VII. Final AppealThe President of the College shall be the final appeal but only after the prescribed grievance process hasbeen exhausted.The President of the College, within five (5) working days, shall review the recommendation of theGrievance Committee and shall provide to the student written notice of his/her final decision. In addition,a copy of the notice is to be provided to the Dean of Enrollment Services, the Director of Student Servicesand the person who initiated the action. The decision of the President is final. The Dean of EnrollmentServices’ office is the official repository of records associated with Grievance Committee recommendationsand actions.Suspension or Expulsion from College PropertyIf an instructor, staff member or a student believes that an individual is engaging in disruptive activities,they may initiate one of the following actions.1. Inform the offending individual that such behavior is in violation of the NFCC Student Code ofConduct and may result in disciplinary action, including possible suspension or expulsion.2. Notify the Director of Student Services or, in his/her absence, the Dean of Enrollment Services.3. Notify campus security or the appropriate local police department. This course of action is especiallyappropriate if the offending behavior is:• A threat to the peace, safety, or welfare of any person or group.• Is a disruption of or a threat to educational activities.• Involves the likelihood of damage to the physical property of the College.The decision to suspend or expel a student rests with the Dean of Enrollment Services or his/herdesignee.The Dean of Enrollment Services shall notify the President and the Director of Student Services of thedecision to suspend or expel.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT HANDBOOK45The suspension or expulsion remains in effect until the complaint procedures have been completed.These procedures are described under Complaint Procedures: Sections I through III in the StudentHandbook and College Catalog.A student who is suspended or expelled for violation of the Student Code of Conduct may file an appealto the Grievance Committee. This procedure is described under Complaint Procedures: Section IV in theStudent Handbook and College Catalog.Immediate Suspension or ExpulsionThe College recognizes that there may be times when the institution needs to respond immediately tosituations which the Dean of Enrollment Services deems a direct and imminent threat to the safety ofCollege personnel and students. The Dean of Enrollment Services has the authority to “immediatelysuspend or expel” the alleged source of the threat. In this case, the “immediate suspension or expulsion”supersedes the standard procedure for student code of conduct violations.In those cases in which the Dean of Enrollment Services believes that an immediate suspension orexpulsion from College property is warranted, the student can appeal directly to the Student GrievanceCommittee. The president of the College or designee shall be the final appeal, but only after theprescribed grievance process through the Student Grievance Committee has been exhausted. Thepresident or designee shall review the matter and decide what action, if any, should be taken.Disciplinary PenaltiesDisciplinary penalties of a progressive nature may be imposed on a student for violations of law and/orthe Student Code of Conduct. Any of these penalties may be imposed on a student, a group of students,or a student organization.The Dean of Enrollment Services shall notify the student, in writing, the specific details of the penalties.A copy is to be maintained in the student’s official College record. The student shall be informed thatfurther violations of College rules and regulations may result in more severe disciplinary action.These penalties include, but are not limited to, the following:1.2.3.4.5.6.Expulsion: Permanent termination of a student’s privilege to attend the College. This may includerestrictive order that would exclude the person from campus.Suspension: Termination of a student’s privilege to attend the College for an indefinite or a specifiedperiod of time. This may include a restrictive order that would exclude the person from campus.Probation: Conduct probation is a formal action for violation of College rules and regulations. As aresult of probation, conditions are placed upon the student’s continued attendance at NFCC.Restrictions: Conditions imposed on a student that would specifically dictate and limit futurepresence on campus and participation in College related activities. The restrictions involved will beclearly identified. Restrictions may also apply to denial of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle oncampus, participation in certain activities/events/organizations, access and use of College services,and presence in certain buildings or location on campus.Restitution: Payment for injury to an innocent party in cases involving theft, destruction or loss ofproperty or deception.Reprimand: A reprimand is a written statement documenting student misconduct which reflectsunfavorably on a student’s file.Student Grievance ProcedureA grievance is defined as a complaint or dissatisfaction occurring when a student thinks that any conditionat the College affecting him/her is unjust, inequitable or creates unnecessary hardship. Such grievancesinclude but are not limited to mistreatment by any College employee; discrimination; problems withstudent or academic services; academic probation, suspension, readmission actions or other academicmatters. These grievances do not include matters which have been determined through proceduresprescribed for the Student Code of Conduct.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


46STUDENT HANDBOOKExclusionsDiscrimination: Grievances related to charges of discrimination due to age, color, sex, religion, nationalorigin, race, creed, marital status, physical, or mental disability, or equity issues of any nature should bedirected to the Equity Coordinator.Fees: Grievances concerning the assessment or refund of tuition and fees shall be directed to the Deanof Administrative Services.Financial Aid: Grievances related to financial aid shall be directed to the Dean of AdministrativeServices.Parking and Traffic: Grievances related to parking or traffic regulations shall be directed to the Dean ofAdministrative Services.Contested Grades for Courses: (see appeal procedure found at the end of this section). The studentis encouraged to seek out the Office of the Ombudsman for guidance on this procedure,exclusions or any other matter of concern.1. The first step is an oral discussion between the student and the person(s) alleged to have caused thegrievance. The student should meet with the person as soon as practical after becoming aware of thecondition that is the basis for the grievance. If the student considers the response to this discussionto be unsatisfactory, he/she should initiate the action outlined in step 2.2. The second step requires the student to submit a written petition within five (5) working days afternotification of the Step 1 decision to the immediate supervisor or department head of the personalleged to have caused the grievance.The written petition should include:• the student’s name, local address and phone number;• the name and office of the individual alleged to have caused the grievance;• a detailed statement of the event(s) being petitioned;• a statement of action previously taken to resolve the issue;• the results of these actions;• the outcome desired by the student.The supervisor or department head will render a written decision to the student within five (5)working days of the date the petition was filed or within a time limit mutually agreed upon by bothparties.3. Any student who is not satisfied with the response after completing Steps 1 and 2 may present thegrievance in written form to the appropriate dean or vice-president within five (5) working days afterreceiving notification of the Step 2 decision.The student shall be informed of the Step 3 decision within (5) working days of the date the petitionwas filed or within a time limit mutually agreed upon by both parties.All petitions filed shall be adjudicated to finality even if the aggrieved is no longer a student at thetime of the proceeding.Final AppealThe president of the College or designee shall be the final appeal but only after the prescribed grievanceprocess has been exhausted. The president or designee shall review the matter and decide what action, ifany, should be taken.Appeal of a Final Course Grade PolicyIn very limited circumstances, a student may appeal the final course grade assigned by an instructor.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT HANDBOOK47Such appeals must be initiated within the first ten (10) week days of the semester following the semesterin which the grade was assigned.Generally, grounds for appeal include allegations of the following:• Instructor error in the computation leading to the assigned grade.• Evident inconsistencies in course syllabus descriptions of grade derivation and how the grade wasactually derived.The decision of the chief academic officer is final.Appeal Procedure1.2.3.The student must confer with the instructor who assigned the grade within the prescribed timeframe.If the conference with the instructor does not result in resolution of the grade concern, the studentthen confers with the department chair responsible for the oversight of the course in which the gradewas received.If the conference with the department chair does not result in resolution of the grade concern, thestudent may appeal to the chief academic officer of the College. Such an appeal must be presentedvia a written petition within five (5) week days. The petition must include a statement of the studentviewpoint and any information deemed pertinent by the student Upon receipt of the appeal petition,the Ombudsman is made available to the student to assist in the appeals process.4. The instructor who assigned the grade must provide a written report within five (5) week daysdescribing his/her viewpoint and any information deemed pertinent.5. After careful review of all pertinent documents and discussions with involved parties, the chiefacademic officer shall render a decision relative to the student appeal. The appeal decision shallbe rendered and communicated to involved parties within ten (10) week days after receipt of allpertinent documents from the student and instructor.The decision of the chief academic officer is final.Policy on HazingMental or physical hazing of any kind is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and is prohibited.Hazing is defined as any mental or physical abuse, which, intentionally or unintentionally, humiliates ordegrades an individual or threatens his/her health, safety, or mental or physical well being. It should benoted that the State of Florida prohibits hazing by law in 2003 Florida Statute 1006.63. Those guilty ofhazing are subject to disciplinary probation, suspension, dismissal, or any combination of such penalties.Policy on Drugs and AlcoholNFCC strongly endorses the notion that the use of drugs, (excluding those prescribed by a physician totreat a specific medical condition) and alcohol can:• Be detrimental to the physical and mental well being of its students and employees.• Seriously interfere with the performance of individuals as students and as employees.• Be extremely dangerous to the student/employee and his/her fellow students/employees.Students and employees are subject to discipline for the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugsor alcohol on College property or while participating in College activities as follows:• Illegal use, possession, or sale of alcohol or controlled substances as defined in 2003 Florida Statutes,by any student/employee while such student/employee is on school property or in attendance ata school function is a ground for suspension, expulsion, or imposition of other disciplinary action.Institution specific sanctions are in addition to any legal sanctions imposed.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


48STUDENT HANDBOOKPolicy on TobaccoThere is to be no smoking inside any building on the property of NFCC. Students and staff who wish tosmoke may do so only in designated areas. No smoking will be permitted on porches, in hallways andcorridors, or just outside exterior doors, within 20’ of where others must walk through the smoke. Noarea inside any building on the property of NFCC will be designated as a smoking area.The use of tobacco products, including smokeless tobacco (meaning chewing tobacco or snuff), at anyFCCAA sponsored event by coaches, players, or game officials is prohibited. Those using smokelesstobacco products on campus are prohibited from spitting in areas where students and staff are walkingor are gathered. The improper use of tobacco products on campus property is grounds for disciplinaryaction. Violation of the policy may result in referral to appropriate campus personnel for disciplinaryaction.NFCC has established designated smoking areas on campus which include:• Anywhere in an open-air area at least 20 feet from any side walk or building and away fromclassroom entrances and shelters where students must assemble to enter classrooms.• In the small gazebo located just west of the Student Center. The large gazebo will be reserved forsmoke-free recreation or relaxation.Any student who is seen smoking in restricted areas will be asked to move to a designated smoking area.Students should dispose of cigarette butts and smokeless tobacco products properly by using the ashtrays(Genie bottles) conveniently placed around campus. Failure to do so will be considered littering. Anystudent who refuses to comply with requests of College personnel regarding this policy may be subject todiscipline as explained in the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.Policy on Sexual HarassmentNFCC prohibits sexual harassment in compliance and agreement with the Equal Employment OpportunityCommission’s (EEOC) definition stated below. Violations should be reported to the Dean of Enrollmentand Student Services.Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of sexualnature when, for example:1. submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’semployment or enrollment;2. submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academicdecisions affecting such individual; or3. such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academicperformance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.Standards of DressStudents are expected to dress appropriately for campus activities. You may be asked to correct anyvisible underwear, clothing with profanity or sexually explicit graphics, or asked to return home to chooseappropriate attire.Office of the OmbudsmanThe Ombudsman Office provides confidential, informal, and neutral assistance and dispute resolutionfor students. The office assists student in identifying and evaluating options and accessing resources forresolving and managing conflicts encountered on campus with faculty, staff, fellow students, services,programs and administration. Issues brought to the Ombudsman are held in confidence unless releasedby the student and do not generate permanent records of any kind within the office. Complaints broughtto the Ombudsman do not constitute official notification of the existence of the problem, only the requestfor assistance to pursue resolution. The Ombudsman can assist students in making official complaints ifrequested. For more information, call (850) 973-1619 or email ombud@nfcc.edu.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION49ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONStudent HousingNFCC does not own or operate any student housing facilities. However, accommodations are availablethrough private persons and agencies within the community.Food ServiceA food service facility in the Student Center serves meals and snacks 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday throughFriday. Breakfast and lunch are available at modest cost. Food Service facilities are closed during schoolholidays and weekends. A number of restaurants are conveniently located in Madison.Student Email AccountsStudents will be provided with an email address through MyNFCC Information Network. Once successfullyenrolled at NFCC, students will be able to access their NFCC GOMail account by logging on to the MyNFCCInformation Network.All official campus communications will be sent to the student’s NFCC GOMail address and students willbe held responsible for regularly checking their email for any updates and information. This will be theonly email address used by NFCC faculty and staff to communicate with students.Student ID CardsStudents are required to obtain and wear an ID card to be on campus. ID cards are made in the Librarythroughout the year. There is no charge for the first ID. The replacement fee for a lost or damaged ID is$5.BookstoreTextbooks are now ordered through the NFCC Virtual Bookstore. The Virtual Bookstore is accessiblefrom the NFCC website home page - www.nfcc.edu. For assistance with textbooks orders, come by theAdvising Center in Building 2, or call (850) 973-9437.Student Counseling Services (SCS)The Student Counseling Service is a FREE confidential service offered to current students at NFCC. SCSprovides assessment and short-term counseling, crisis intervention and referrals (up to 5 sessions persemester). The counselor is on campus every other Tuesday during fall and spring semester. Additionally,a toll-free hotline number is available 24 hours a day at 1-877-501-0956.Confidentiality is essential to the success of the SCS and student SCS records are not included in anycollege records. The student’s confidentiality is protected within the confines of applicable state andfederal laws.SCS is provided by the Employee Assistance Program at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.To schedule an appointment call (850) 431-5190 or toll free at 1-877-501-0956. Hearing impairedstudents may call TTY at (850) 431-5157. Please identify yourself as a NFCC student when calling.Twenty-four hour telephone crisis counseling is available by calling (850) 431-5190 or toll free at 1-877-501-0956 anytime during or after regular business hours.For further information call Nancy Lillis, (850) 973-1661 or email lillisn@nfcc.edu.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


50NOTIFICATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER - COLLECTION AND USENotification of Social Security Number – Collection and UseIn compliance with Section 119.071(5), Florida Statutes, North Florida Community College (NFCC) issuesthis notification regarding the purpose for the collection and use of your Social Security Number (SSN).North Florida Community College collects and uses your SSN only to perform the College duties andresponsibilities. To protect your identity, NFCC will maintain the privacy of your SSN and never releaseit to unauthorized parties in compliance with state and federal laws. The College assigns you a uniquestudent identification number which is used for educational purposes at NFCC, including the access ofyour college records.North Florida Community College may collect and/or use your Social Security Number for the followingpurposes:PURPOSEFEDERAL AND STATE REGULATIONSAdmissions and Registration• Federal legislation relating to the HopeTax Credit requires that all postsecondaryinstitutions report student SSNs to theInternal Revenue Service (IRS). This IRSrequirement makes it necessary for NFCC tocollect the SSN of every student. A studentmay refuse to disclose his/her SSNfor this purpose, but he/she may besubject to IRS penalties.• The Florida public school system uses theSSN as a student identifier. It is beneficialto have access to the same information forpurposes of tracking and assisting studentsin the transition from one educational levelto the next, linking all levels of the stateeducation system. The intent is to establisha comprehensive management databaseof information which will co-reside withthe Division of Public Schools InformationDatabase and the State University SystemDatabase to provide integrated informationat the state level for educational decisionmaking.• SSNs appear on official transcripts and areused for business purposes in accordancewith parameters outlined by the U.S.Department of Education.• Tracking uses are authorized by SBE Rule6A-10955(3)(e); 1008.386, F.S. and theGeneral Education Provisions Act (20 USC1221(e-1)).• Hope/Lifetime Tax Credit uses areauthorized by 26 USC 6050S and FederalRegister, June 16, 2000/IRC Section 25A• Registration uses are authorized by119.071(5), F.S.• Issuance of Form 1098T for tuitionpayment reports are authorized by 26USC 3402, 6051• The College Reach-Out Program (CROP)uses are authorized by 1007.34, F.S.Veteran Administration Benefits• The SSN is required for enrollmentverification and reporting for all VeteransAdministration beneficiaries. A Veteranstudent is required to report his/herSSN in order to receive the appropriatebenefits and for tracking purposes.• Required by 38 USC 34712010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


STUDENT HEALTH51Residence and Telephone ChangesIt is important to inform the Registrar’s Office if there is a change in your current address, mailingaddress or telephone number. This information is needed in case you are involved in an emergency, andfor official communications from the College.Student HealthMedical emergencies are referred to the Madison County Emergency Rescue.Florida Statute 1006.69 requires provision of detailed information concerning the risks associated withmeningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B and the availability, effectiveness, and contraindications of anyrequired or recommended vaccine.This information is sent to all students applying for admission to NFCC.Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis BMeningococcal Meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal blood and brain infection that can strike at anytime and comes on very quickly – often in a matter of hours. Teens and young adults are most at risk.Symptoms include:• Severe Headache • High Fever • Stiff Neck• Nausea and Vomiting • Numbness/Loss of Feeling • Light Sensitivity• Confusion • Rash • SeizuresThe meningococcal vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection. It is important that you discussvaccination with your health-care professional.Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection that is sexually transmitted. Many people do not know they have it,because they do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may just feel like you have the flu.Symptoms include:• Feeling very tired • Mild fever • Headache.• Not wanting to eat • Belly pain • Diarrhea or constipationMuscle aches and joint pain • Skin rash • Feeling sick to your stomach or vomiting• Yellowish eyes and skin (jaundice). Jaundice usually appears only after other symptoms have started to go away.The hepatitis B vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection. It is important that you discussvaccination with your health-care professional.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


52PARKINGPARKINGGeneral Information:1. Vehicles refer to all means of transportationother than by foot. Examples are cars, trucks,buses, motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds,bicycles, skates, etc.2. The provisions within these regulations shallbe applicable to all persons who operate orpark vehicles on the campus of North FloridaCommunity College at all times.3. The responsibility for locating legal parkingrests with the operator of the vehicle. Lackof convenient space will not be considered avalid excuse for violating traffic and parkingregulations.4. All drivers must abide by signs and roadblocksposted by college personnel. When trafficcones are blocking a specific parking lot,it is because the lot is designated full orunavailable at that time.5. All drivers must cooperate with and follow theinstructions of personnel designated by thecollege to assist with traffic control.6. Movement of traffic on campus roads isnot to be obstructed by stopping in thestreets or parking lots for any purpose otherthan parking or complying with the trafficregulations.7. If a vehicle operator observes others parkedin violation of the rules and regulations, thisshould not be construed as evidence that theregulation is no longer in effect or that it isacceptable to park in the same manner.8. Lack of knowledge of the rules and regulationsshall not be a valid excuse for violating anytraffic regulation.9. The speed limit on the North FloridaCommunity College Campus is 15 M.P.H.,unless otherwise posted.10. All traffic crashes on the NFCC campus shouldbe immediately reported to the NFCC SecurityDepartment.11. Vehicles in violation of more than one trafficregulation at any one time may be given morethan one ticket and/or towed.12. Illegally parked vehicles may be warned,ticketed, “Booted” and/or towed at theowner’s expense.13. The college will not be responsible for loss ordamage to any vehicle or its contents whileoperated and/or parked on the campus ofNorth Florida Community College.14.15.No skateboards, roller skates, roller blades,or other such roller equipped means oftransportation will be allowed in the parkinglots, on sidewalks, walkways, between andaround the buildings, or inside the buildingsexcept when hand carried.Vehicles must observe all traffic signs, stopsigns, yield signs, traffic warning signs, trafficsafety personnel, and traffic control devices.Parking and Traffic Regulations:1. Parking lot designations will be as follows:• White Lined: Students/Visitors• Yellow Lined: Faculty/Staff• Blue Lined: Handicapped2. Only vehicles driven by NFCC faculty andstaff are allowed to be parked in the reservedparking lots designated as Faculty and Staffareas. These areas will be reserved from 6a.m. until 5:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Certainparking spaces are designated for NFCCvehicles. Only vehicles owned by the collegeare allowed to park in these spaces that arereserved 24 hours per day.3. Loading Zone parking is restricted to use byvehicles for loading and unloading. Vehiclesparked in loading zones for other reasons,and/or after the loading is completed are inviolation of NFCC parking regulations. TheLoading Zone parking regulation is in effect 24hours a day.4. Vehicles are not allowed to park in NoParking Zones on campus. These areas mayinclude, but are not necessarily limited to thefollowing:• Areas not designated for parking• The turn-around/drop-off circles• Along roadway curbs (painted or notpainted)• Moving traffic areas and lanes• Obstructing drives and walkways• Obstructing other vehicles• Areas which indicate “No Parking Zones” bythe use of obstacles or signs.• Vehicles shall not be parked or stoppedin a manner that blocks other vehicles orimpedes the traffic flow.5. Vehicles shall not be illegally parked bybacking into a space. Head-in parking only.6. Parking across parking space lines isprohibited.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


PARKING537. Parking on, beside, or over a curb is prohibited.8. Parking in areas designed for other vehicles is prohibited.9. Parking and/or driving on unpaved areas of the campus is prohibited except where designated.10. Parking and/or driving on sidewalks is prohibited.11. Driving over curbs is prohibited.12. Drivers are not to leave their vehicles unattended in the drop off/pick up zones on campus. Suchzones shall not be used to wait for a parking space to become available.13. Vehicles are not allowed to drive or park in areas which have been barricaded or where cones havebeen placed. Moving, altering, or disregarding such obstacles is prohibited.14. Motorists must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians.15. Vehicle audio equipment shall not be played any louder than necessary for the convenient hearing bypersons inside the vehicle, and the volume of the vehicle audio equipment shall not be played at alevel that is disturbing to others.16. Overnight parking is not permitted on campus except by prior approval from the SecurityDepartment. Overnight parking for the purpose of residing or sleeping is not allowed on NFCCproperty. NFCC is not responsible for damage or theft of property of any vehicle while parked on orpassing through the College campus.17. Trailers, buses, motor homes and similar vehicles with attachments which will not fit correctly in aregular parking space must be parked at the outer edges of the parking lot away from areas with thehighest concentration of parked vehicles.18. In the event that a vehicle must be parked illegally to await repairs or fuel, the NFCC SecurityDepartment must be notified immediately. The disabled vehicle must be moved or towed as soon aspossible.19. Parking privileges are subject to revocation by the administration of NFCC for continued and repeatedviolations of the parking and traffic regulations.20. Vehicles left on campus for longer than a week may be considered abandoned and may be towed atthe owner’s expense.Enforcement (Parking)If a vehicle is parked illegally anywhere on campus, the vehicle is subject to be towed at the owner’sexpense. Signs will be displayed near parking areas with the name and address of what company tocontact if the vehicle is towed. The company that tows the vehicle is an Independent Contractor hired byNorth Florida Community College. The College has no authority to negotiate towing fees and is not in anyway responsible for damage or liability to the vehicle or its contents.The company that provides the towing service is:Jimmies Firestone6025 South SR 53Madison, FL 32340(850) 973-8546CAMPUS SECURITY: Contact NFCC Campus Security at (850) 973-0280.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


54CAMPUS SECURITYCAMPUS SECURITYNon-students on CampusAny and all persons with no legitimatereason for presence on Collegeproperty are subject to relevant local,state, and Federal laws. In particular,said persons are subject to lawsassociated with loitering.CRIMINAL OFFENSEMurder/Non-negligent ManslaughterForcible Sex Offenses(including forcible rape)CRIME STATISTICS200600TOTAL OCCURRENCES ON2007 2008 2009000000Campus EscortCampus Security will provide escorts(by foot or vehicle), upon request,to and from campus buildingsand parking lots for students andemployees, as time and duty permits.Contact Campus Security at (850)973-0280.Non-Forcible Sex OffensesRobberyAggravated AssaultBurglaryMotor Vehicle TheftArsonCampus Alert SystemNFCC has the ability to send a directnotification to students through textNegligent Manslaughter0 0 0 0messages and emails in the event of a campus emergency or closing due to inclement weather. The newsystem is called “e2Campus”.Registering your phone takes only a few minutes and students may register two devices as well as analternate email address. To register your cell phone, log onto D2L and follow the link provided.CUBIT - College and University Behavioral Intervention TeamNFCC is concerned about the safety, health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and visitors– individually and collectively (herein referred to as NFCC members). A College and University BehavioralIntervention Team (CUBIT) has been formed that will use a multidisciplinary approach to maintain thesafety of the NFCC campus. The CUBIT is committed to balancing the rights of the individual with thecollective safety of the campus.The CUBIT acts as a clearinghouse for campus concerns regarding behavior perceived to be aberrant,threatening or dangerous. The team will assess and manage potentially dangerous situations that pertainto NFCC members. Our goal is to address behaviors of concern, showing due diligence for the safety ofour NFCC members, while protecting NFCC member confidentiality to the appropriate extent. The CUBITwill focus on NFCC members who may be exhibiting signs of impending problems. By monitoring personswith problems, we hope to avert serious safety threats and to direct NFCC members to resources that canhelp alleviate stress.Silent WitnessSilent Witness allows concerned NFCC members to report information about campus safety issues to TheCollege and University Behavioral Intervention Team (CUBIT) anonymously. CUBIT consists of a groupof NFCC employees who are concerned about the safety and well-being of each member of the NFCCfamily. The team is made up of members who have specific skills and backgrounds in the area of publicsafety, mental health and student affairs. Please know that any information you submit will be handledconfidentially with the purpose of assisting the student, faculty or staff person you have named. Althoughwe do accept anonymous reports, we encourage you to provide your name and contact information sothat the CUBIT team can follow-up with you to gather additional information. The Silent Witness form canbe found at http://www.nfcc.edu/silent-witness.0005000000000000000001002010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ACADEMICS55General InformationACADEMICSACADEMIC REGULATIONS....56GRADE POINT SYSTEM....59ACADEMIC HONORS....61GENERAL EDUCATIONPHILOSOPHY....62Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


56ACADEMIC REGULATIONSACADEMIC REGULATIONSStudent ResponsibilityWhen a student registers at NFCC, he/she is obligated to accept the rules and regulations of the College,which may be changed as circumstances make changes desirable or necessary. Prior notice of changeswill not be given on an individual basis. Lack of knowledge concerning regulations is not an acceptableexcuse for failure to comply with published rules and regulations. The College reserves the right torequire the withdrawal of any student whose scholarship or conduct does not meet the standards ofNFCC. As referenced in the Student Code of Conduct, NFCC does not condone student dishonesty,including academic dishonesty. If a student copies information without documentation or copies the workof another student or allows his/her work to be used by other students, he/she may expect a gradeof consequences consistent with procedures associated with the NFCC policy on academic dishonesty.In most cases, a grade of “F” is assigned to any assignment or test involving documented academicdishonesty.Student Academic FreedomStudents are encouraged to engage in inquiry leading to truth. Such an inquiry frequently requires anindependent effort in sustained critical thinking. The principles of academic freedom outlined below areessential to student intellectual pursuits.1. Students shall be free to express exception to views and materials presented in any course andto reserve judgment concerning opinions espoused in such courses. However, students remainresponsible for mastery of course content.2. Students shall be protected from prejudiced and unfair academic evaluation. Procedures to ensuresuch protection are described in the Student Handbook. Students are responsible for meeting orexceeding standards of academic performance in order to receive passing grades.3. Information about student views, beliefs, and political associations acquired by faculty membersduring a course shall be deemed confidential. Improper disclosure of such information is consideredto be serious.4. Students and student organizations are encouraged to engage in inquiry in areas of interest.Opinions concerning issues may be expressed publicly and privately, as can support for causes, aslong as such support is orderly and free from disruption of College operations and activities. Publicexpression or demonstrations by students shall be accompanied by the disclaimer that students andstudent organizations do not represent the College. Only the Student Government Association isrecognized as the official voice of the NFCC student body.5. Students and student organizations shall be allowed to invite persons of their own choosingfor speaking and entertainment events. It shall be made clear to the campus community thatappearances by speakers and entertainers are not necessarily indicators of approval or endorsementof views expressed by the speakers or entertainers. All sponsoring organizations must followappropriate procedures associated with facilities procurement and provision of security.Academic DishonestyNFCC is committed to the concept of offering a high quality educational experience to every student.The College and its faculty strive to build meaningful and productive relationships with students and theexpectation of honesty and effort are the foundation of that relationship. NFCC students are expectedto commit themselves to the highest standards of honesty in all of their academic endeavors and anyviolation of that expectation is considered a serious offense against the principles and objective oflearning and growth at NFCC. Academic dishonesty, in all its forms, is a serious breach of the College’sStudent Code of Conduct. It is damaging to the learning relationships built between the student and hisor her teachers, and may also cast doubt on all of the student’s academic efforts. It is never worth therisk.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS57Types of Academic Dishonesty1. Cheating occurs whenever a student improperly acquires or uses any material which provides thatstudent with an unfair advantage or obscures the professor’s ability to assess the students own skillsand knowledge. Some examples of cheating are:••••Copying another student’s test or homework assignment.Allowing another student to copy from a test or homework assignment.Using unauthorized materials during a test.Submitting an assignment which was done by someone else.2. Plagiarism occurs when a student presents the work, writing or an idea of another as if it wereoriginal to the student. Whenever a student presents written or oral work for credit which includeswords, data or ideas of others credit must be given by supplying appropriate references and/orcitations. The specifics of this may vary depending upon the specific academic discipline, but itis proper academic practice in every field of study to give credit to source materials and persons.Examples of plagiarism may include:••••Using another person’s words, data, ideas or opinions, even if completely paraphrased, withoutproper citation.Submitting a paper purchased from a term paper service as one’s own work.Failing to accurately document any information taken from the Internet.Submitting anyone else’s paper as one’s own work.3. Collusion occurs when two or more students work together on any project or assignment in whichworking together is prohibited, or when two or more students conspire to violate the expectations ofacademic honesty. Some examples of collusion are:• Working together on take-home or online writing assignments or exams when students areinstructed to work independently on them.• Providing information about a quiz or exam to another student before that student has taken thequiz or exam.4. Academic Misconduct occurs whenever the student intentionally violates college, program, courseor assignment policies.Penalties for Academic DishonestyAll instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs, at which time ahold will be placed on their account until such time that the penalty phase is completed. The penaltiesimposed upon a student who violates the academic honor code are as follows:1. First Offense. The College will work with the student after the first offense of the academic honorcode violation to ensure that the student completely understands the seriousness of the violationand is equipped with learning strategies and skills to avoid the situations which lead to the violation.Students who violate the academic honor code the first time will:• Receive a score of “O” on the assignment• Attend an academic honesty workshop lead by the Office of Academic Affairs• Sign an acknowledgement form and pledge to abide by the Academic Honor Code henceforth.2. Second Offense is treated much more severely.••••Receive a grade of “F” for the coursePlaced on Academic Probation for 1 full semesterLose eligibility to participate in NFCC sponsored extracurricular activities for 1 semesterDual-enrolled students will be permanently removed from all dual enrollment opportunities atNFCC.3. Third Offense• Receive a grade of “F” for the course• Immediately withdrawn from NFCC and placed on academic suspension for 1 full term• Serve 1 full semester on academic probation upon return to NFCC2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


GRADE POINT SYSTEM59Grade Point System(SEE CHART AT RIGHT)GRADE POINT SYSTEMTo qualify for a degree, aA Excellent ................................ 4 quality points per credit hourstudent’s quality points must be B Good ..................................... 3 quality points per credit hourequivalent to a scholastic averageC Average ................................. 2 quality points per credit hourof “C” or better. The last gradeearned or all grades earned D Below Average ...................... 1 quality point per credit hourfrom the third and subsequent F Failure ................................... 0 quality pointsattempts will be used to calculateW Withdrew without penalty ...... 0 quality pointsthe grade point average. Theforgiveness policy applies to WF Withdrew Failing .................... 0 quality pointscourses repeated at NFCC.Duplicate credit for courses willnot be awarded. If a student receives a grade no higher than “D” or “F” in a course, this course may betaken again. The student will be permitted a maximum of two repeat attempts per course. The grade onthe repeated course will be the only grade considered for credit and grade point average on the student’srecord. All grades from the third and subsequent attempts will be calculated in the grade point range.A grade of Incomplete (“I”) may be assigned at the end of the term by the instructor when all coursework has not been completed. A grade of “Incomplete” not changed by the end of the following termin which the grade was received will be changed to an “F”, unless the instructor grants the student anextension, by sending written notification to the Office of Enrollment Services, specifying the date bywhich the “I” will be removed. Students may not re-register for courses in which an “Incomplete” grade ispending. If they choose to do so, the original “I” will be changed to an “F.”Grades of AW, W, I, X, S, N, and U are not included in calculation of cumulative grade point average.Grades from the third and subsequent attempts will be calculated into the grade point average foracademic classes.Grade Point AverageA grade of incomplete (“I”) will not be counted in the computation of grade point average. To rankindividual students or groups of students, scholastic attainment is computed in terms of the quality pointratio, which is obtained by dividing the total number of quality points earned by the total number ofsemester hour’s credit for which the student received grades. The final quality point average required forgraduation is computed on the summation of all the courses taken at NFCC. When a student repeats acourse, the most recent grade will be used to determine his/her quality point average. The student willbe permitted a maximum of two repeat attempts per course. The grade on the repeated course will bethe only grade considered for credit and grade point average on the student’s record. All grades from thethird and subsequent attempts will be calculated in the grade point range. It is the responsibility of thestudent to be informed of his/her accumulation of credit hours and his/her quality point standing. Thisinformation may be requested from the Office of Enrollment Services.ForgivenessGrades of “D” or “F” may be “forgiven” by subsequent enrollment in the course in which the insufficientgrade was earned. Upon receiving a grade of “C” or better, the passing grades shall be used incalculation of the NFCC grade point average. The previous grades of “D” or “F” shall not be computedfor the NFCC grade point average. However, all grades remain posted on the NFCC transcript and may berecomputed at any institution to which the student may transfer. The receiving institution shall determinewhether or not grade “forgiveness” is granted.A student may have only three (3) attempts per course including the original grade, repeat grades, andwithdrawals at any point in the semester. A fourth attempt may be allowed only through an academicappeals process based on major extenuating circumstances. Full cost of instruction (out of state tuitionand fees) will be charged on the third and subsequent attempts.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


60ACADEMIC REGULATIONSRepeat of College CoursesA student may repeat a college course, both credit and non-credit. Courses taken by students atinstitutions other than the institution in which they are currently enrolled will not be counted as attemptsin relation to the Withdrawal and Forgiveness Policy nor will they be counted for the repeat charges.Course Attempt LimitsOut –of-state fees are assessed to individuals upon the third attempt to satisfactorily complete a coursethat is not designated as a repeatable course in the College Catalog and course schedule. The additionaltuition and fees may be waived by the Dean of Academic Affairs. To apply for consideration for the waiverof the additional fees that are assessed on the third attempt, the student must submit a completedPetition for Exemption from Full Cost of Instruction form, a letter addressed to the Dean of AcademicAffairs, and a copy of their academic record. The petition must be submitted and approved by the end ofthe drop/add period for the term in which the student would like to attempt the course. A fourth attemptmay be allowed only through an academic appeals process based on major extenuating circumstances.Contact the Office of Enrollment Services for more information.Appeal of a Final Course GradePolicyIn very limited circumstances, a student may appeal the final course grade assigned by an instructor.Such appeals must be initiated within the first ten (10) week days of the semester following the semesterin which the grade was assigned. Generally, grounds for appeal include allegations of the following:• Instructor error in the computation leading to the assigned grade• Evident inconsistencies in course syllabus descriptions of grade derivation and how the grade wasactually derivedThe decision of the chief academic officer is final.Appeal Procedure1. The student must confer with the instructor who assigned the grade within the prescribed timeframe.2. If the conference with the instructor does not result in resolution of the grade concern, the studentthen confers with the department chair responsible for the oversight of the course in which the gradewas received.3. If the conference with the department chair does not result in resolution of the grade concern, thestudent may appeal to the chief academic officer of the College. Such an appeal must be presentedvia a written petition within five (5) week days. The petition must include a statement of the studentviewpoint and any information deemed pertinent by the student. Upon receipt of the appeal petition,the Ombudsman is made available to the student to assist in the appeals process.4. The instructor who assigned the grade must provide a written report within five (5) week daysdescribing his/her viewpoint and any information deemed pertinent.5. After careful review of all pertinent documents and discussions with involved parties, the chiefacademic officer shall render a decision relative to the student appeal. The appeal decision shallbe rendered and communicated to involved parties within ten (10) week days after receipt of allpertinent documents from the student and instructor.The decision of the chief academic officer is final.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ACADEMIC REGULATIONS61Academic HonorsPresident’s Honor RollThe President’s Honor Roll recognizes academic achievement at the completion of each semester.Inclusion on the list is awarded to all full-time students who, during that term, have earned a grade pointaverage of 3.80 to 4.00 on course work of at least 12 hours during the fall and spring terms and 12 totalcollege credit hours during Summer Terms A, B and C combined.Dean’s Honor RollThe Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes outstanding academic achievement at the completion of each semester.Inclusion on the list is awarded to all full-time students who, during that term, have earned a grade pointaverage of 3.50 to 3.79 on course work of at least 12 hours during the fall and spring terms and 12 totalcollege credit hours during Summer Terms A, B, and C combined.Graduation HonorsTo qualify for commencement honors, a minimum of thirty-three (33) semester hours toward theAssociate Degree must have been completed at NFCC. Students who complete the program in theOccupational and Adult Division of the College and who maintain an “A” average shall be eligible forcommencement honors.Students awarded the Associate Degree who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.3 orbetter shall be eligible for commencement honors. Recommendations for commencement honors will bemade in the following categories:(a) An average of 3.30 to 3.49 shall be graduated cum laude.(b) An average of 3.50 to 3.74 shall be graduated magna cum laude.(c) An average of 3.75 to 4.00 shall be graduated summa cum laude.Academic ProbationA student is placed on academic probation at the end of any term that his/her cumulative grade pointaverage is less than a “C” (2.0), once seven college credit hours have been attempted.Continued probation occurs when the student earns a minimum 2.0 term grade point average and thecumulative GPA remains below 2.0. The student is returned to good standing when the cumulative GPA is2.0 or higher.The student placed on academic probation or a student on continued probation is restricted to enrollingin no more than thirteen semester hours fall or spring term and no more than six semester hours summerA or B term. It is recommended that the student meet with an academic advisor to develop successstrategies.Academic SuspensionA student on academic probation is placed on academic suspension when the term grade point averageand the cumulative grade point average fall below 2.0. The following conditions apply:On the initial suspension, the student has two options:1. The student must “sit out” one semester. After the one semester suspension, a student may bereadmitted. The student is restricted to enrolling in no more than twelve hours fall or spring termand no more than six semester hours summer A or B term. It is recommended that the student meetwith an academic advisor to develop success strategies.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


62GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY2.The student may appeal suspension by a petition for immediate readmission submitted to the Officeof Academic Affairs. To appeal a first suspension, the student must write a letter of appeal as well assubmit an advisor-approved academic plan. The advisor approval requires:(a) A complete evaluation of courses attempted and completed.(b) A review of the student’s program of study.(c) An advisor’s recommendation concerning support services needed.Should another suspension occur, the student will be academically dismissed for a period of one semester.There is no petition for immediate readmission. After the one semester dismissal, the same rules applyfor readmission as stated in (2).If a student is suspended for a third time, the student will be academically dismissed for a period of oneyear. There is no petition for readmission. After the year dismissal, the same rules apply for readmissionas stated in (2).PLEASE NOTE:1. The cumulative grade point average does not include college preparatory courses.2. A college credit student who has been suspended may change to a vocational certificate program andregister for vocational classes in good standing.3. If a student transfers to the College and is working toward a degree, his/her cumulative grade pointaverage is determined by those transfer courses posted on his/her transcript. The student remains ingood standing until his/her transfer work has been officially evaluated and becomes a part of his/heracademic record. Once the transcript is evaluated and the coursework transferred in is less than a 2.0GPA, the student is admitted on probation.GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHYNFCC is committed to providing all degree seeking students with a sound general education. The coursesin the NFCC general education curriculum are designed to facilitate development of the skills necessary tomeet the challenges inherent in a complex and ever-changing world. These include:1. Communication Skills5. Knowledge of Arts and Humanities2. Quantitative Reasoning Skills 6. Information and Technology Literacy Skills3. Scientific Reasoning Skills 7. 21st Century Citizenship4. Knowledge of Social and Behavioral SciencesThe courses included in the general education component of each degree program are designed tofacilitate student attainment of one or more of the intended learning outcomes listed above. Coursesyllabi contain references to the learning outcomes expected in each course. Course assignmentsand examinations are tools to measure levels of student competency in the learning outcomes areasidentified. Course grades are also indicative of student achievement of learning outcomes.Methods of Achieving General Education Competencies1. Communication Skills• Students in Associate in Arts degree programs will complete ENC 1101 and ENC 1102 with a gradeof “C” or better.• Students in Associate in Applied Science degree programs will complete ENC 1101 with a grade of“C” or better as well as a Literature course. Students in Associate of Science degree programs willcomplete ENC 1101 with a grade of “C” or better.• Students in all degree programs may demonstrate oral communication competency by completingSPC 1600 or by completing any general education course with an oral communication competencyrequirement listed in the course syllabus.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


GENERAL EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY632. Quantitative Reasoning• Students in the Associate in Arts degree program must complete a minimum of six credit hours ofcoursework with MAC, MGF, or STA course prefixes with a grade of “C” or better.• Students in the Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree programs mustcomplete a minimum of three credit hours of coursework with a grade of “C” or better. The A.S.degree program math courses must be selected from courses with an MAC, MGF, or STA courseprefix. The A.A.S. degree program math courses may be selected from courses with an MAT, MAC,MGF, or STA course prefix.3. Scientific Reasoning• Students in associate degree programs will complete science course or courses designed tofacilitate understanding and application of concepts and methods of the natural and physicalsciences.4. Knowledge of Social and Behavioral Sciences• Students in associate degree programs will complete social and/or behavioral science course orcourses designed to facilitate understanding and application of concepts and methods of the social/behavioral sciences.5. Knowledge of Arts and Humanities• Students in associate degree programs will complete humanities coursework designed tofacilitate understanding and application of the humanities. Students in Associate of Arts must alsosuccessfully complete a Literature course.6. Information and Technological Literacy• Students in the associate degree programs will complete coursework requiring the acquisition,evaluation and interpretation of information, and the effective use of information technologies.7. 21st Century Citizenship• Students in associate degree and certificate programs will complete coursework designed tofacilitate development and critical assessment of personal values, understanding of human diversityand awareness of multicultural perspectives, and examination of personal and social responsibilitiesof the individual in a complex society.Service Learning at NFCCNFCC is committed to the concept of service learning. Service learning is a form of learning thatincorporates community service experiences into the curriculum. Students taking courses with a servicelearning component may be involved in activities focused on meeting community needs that can belinked to academic and civic objectives. The opportunity for students to reflect on the service learningexperience is also essential.NFCC is working toward establishment of service learning objectives in a wide variety of curricularofferings. These objectives complement the classroom experience. Students completing courses with aservice learning component will have a special notation posted to the student transcript. Service learningis widely recognized as a positive experience by most institutions of higher education and often providesstudents with resume’ and college admission advantages.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


64ACADEMIC PROGRAMSGeneral InformationACADEMIC PROGRAMSASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE....65ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE....70ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE....81Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE65ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE (A.A.)University Parallel TransferNFCC offers a two-year program leading to the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. It is designed for studentswho plan to complete their first sixty college credit hours of coursework at NFCC and then transfer toa college or university of their choice. The A.A. degree is articulated to universities within the StateUniversity System. NFCC also offers the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Some A.S. degrees aretransferable to programs at specified colleges and universities. An Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), aterminal degree, is also available at NFCC.Students planning transfer to a Florida public university or to Valdosta State University must completea minimum of eight semester hours in a foreign language at NFCC or have completed two years of thesame foreign language in high school. American Sign Language will meet the entry foreign languagerequirements for State University System institutions. However, entry into certain programs at SUSinstitutions may require a language other than American Sign Language. Students should consult anadvisor for details.Sixty (60) semester hours are required to complete the Associate in Arts Degree. It is the student’sresponsibility to meet all the requirements for the degree. Electives should be chosen to meet prerequisiteand transfer requirements for the intended major and transfer institution. Students have theresponsibility of meeting with an advisor to work out their program of study at NFCC. Associate inScience degree program lengths vary according to State Board of Education Mandate. A.S. degreesnormally range from 60 to 72 hours.Academic advisors consult counseling manuals provided by each state university in Florida, which identifycourses to be taken for each undergraduate major the university offers. Advisors and students mayalso visit the FACTS web site for important information. FACTS is the statewide automated counselingand advising system for students. The URL for the site is www.facts.org. Early selection of a major andtransfer institution is important. Limited access majors require an applicant to meet admission and courserequirements before being admitted. In addition, an applicant may be required to submit test results fromthe ACT, AHPAT, PCAT, or VCAT.Associate in Arts Transfer GuaranteeGraduates from a Florida community college Associate in Arts degree program are guaranteed thefollowing rights under the statewide Articulation Agreement (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024):1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.Admission to one of the ten (10) state universities, except to limited access programs.Acceptance of at least sixty (60) hours by the state universities toward the baccalaureate degree.Adherence to university requirements and policies based on the catalog in effect at the time thestudent first entered a community college provided the student maintains continuous enrollment.Transfer of equivalent courses under the Statewide Course Numbering System.Acceptance by the state universities of credit earned in accelerated programs (e.g., CLEP, AP, PEP,Dual Enrollment, Early Admission and International Baccalaureate).No additional general education core requirements.Advance knowledge of selection criteria for limited access programs.Equal opportunity with native university students to enter limited access programs.Bachelor’s DegreeStudents with an Associate in Arts Degree have an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree on theNFCC campus through an articulation agreement with Saint Leo University. Such agreements aresometimes referred to as “2 + 2” programs. On the NFCC campus, Saint Leo University offers Bachelor’sof Arts degrees in business administration, elementary education, psychology, and human servicesadministration. Degree seeking students must be admitted to the specific university and a degreeprogram. For an application packet contact the university directly at (850) 973-3356.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


66ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREEGeneral Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts DegreeGordon Rule (State Rule 6A-10.30) requires all students enrolling in a Florida public college or universityafter October 1982 to complete four courses (twelve credit hours) with multiple writing assignmentsand two courses (six credit hours) of mathematics at the level of college algebra or higher. Each GordonRule course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. All courses in the general education corerequirements marked with an “*” are acceptable Gordon Rule courses.COMMUNICATION …………………………………………………...………………………6 HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I* ENC 1102 Freshman English II** A grade of “C” or better must be earned in order for the course to meet General Education Requirements.HISTORY and SOCIAL SCIENCES…………………………..................………......…..9 HoursStudents must select six (6) semester hours from the following list of courses:AMH 1070 History of Florida EUH 1000 Western Civilization IAMH 2010 American History I EUH 1001 Western Civilization IIAMH 2020 American History II WOH 2040 World History in 20th CenturyAMH 2091 African-American WOH 1012 World History to 1600History & Culture WOH 1022 World History Since 1600Students must select three (3) semester hours from the following list of courses:AMH 2097 Race, Nationality and ECO 2023 MicroeconomicsEthnicity in U.S. History HIS 1930 Special Topics in HistoryCCJ 1020 Introduction to POS 2041 American National GovCriminal Justice PSY 2012 General PsychologyDEP 2004 Human Development SYG 1000 Introductory SociologyECO 2013 Macroeconomics SYG 2010 Social ProblemsSCIENCE.............................................................................................................6 HoursThe six (6) hours must include at least one (1) course with lab and it is highlyrecommended that students take one (1) course from the biological/life sciences andone (1) course from the physical sciences.BIOLOGICAL SCIENCEBOT 2010C General BotanyBSC 1005C Introduction to BiologyBSC 1010C Principles of Biology IBSC 1011C Principles of Biology IIBSC 1050 Man and Environment IBSC 2084C Essentials of Anatomy & Phys.BSC 2085C Human Anatomy & Physiology IBSC 2086C Human Anatomy & Physiology IIMCB 2010C Microbiology IZOO 2010C General ZoologyA science sequence is not required;however, transfer students whose majorrequires two courses in a sequence, suchas General Chemistry I and II, shouldtake both courses at NFCC.(CONTINUED)PHYSICAL SCIENCEAST 1002 Introduction to Astronomy*AST 1002L Introduction to Astronomy LabCHM 1033C Inorganic, Organic & Bio. ChemistryCHM 1045 General Chemistry ICHM 1045L General Chemistry I LabCHM 1046 General Chemistry IICHM 1046L General Chemistry II LabCHM 2210 Organic Chemistry ICHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I LabCHM 2211 Organic Chemistry IICHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II LabPHY 1053 General Physics IPHY 1053L General Physics Lab IPHY 1054 General Physics IIPHY 1054L General Physics II LabPHY 2048 Physics for Scientists & Engineers IPHY 2048L Physics for Scientists & Engineers II LabPHY 2049 Physics for Scientists & Engineers IIPHY 2049L Physics for Scientists & Engineers II LabPSC 1341C Physical Science I2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE67MATHEMATICS...................................................................................................6 HoursMAC 1105 College Algebra* MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III*MAC 1114 Trigonometry* MAP 2302 Ordinary Differential Equations*MAC 2140 Precalculus MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts I*MAC 2233 Calculus for Business MGF 1107 Math for Liberal Arts II*and Social Sciences* MTG 2204 Geometry for College Students*MAC 2311 Calculus with STA 2023 Introductory College Statistics*Analytic Geometry I*MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II** A grade of “C” or better must be earned in order for the course to meet General Education Requirements.HUMANITIES......................................................................................................9 HoursPrerequisite for humanities courses is successful completion of ENC 1101.MUST select six (6) semester hours from:ARH 2000 Humanities Art* HUM 2931R Special Topics in Humanities*HUM 2210 General Humanities I* MUH 2011 Humanities Music*HUM 2230 General Humanities II* MUH 1360 American Music Since 1865*REL 2300 Introduction to World Religion*Prerequisite for Literature courses is successful completion of ENC 1102.MUST select three (3) semester hours from:AML 2010 American Literature I* LIT 2110 World Literature I*AML 2020 American Literature II* LIT 2120 World Literature II*ENL 2012 British Literature I* LIT 2931R Special Topics in Literature*ENL 2022 British Literature II* LIT 2020 Short Story** A grade of “C” or better must be earned in order for the course to meet General Education Requirements.General Education TotalElectivesTotal Hours Required36 Hours24 Hours60 Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


68ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE - BUSINESSAssociate in Arts: Business Emphasis (21 hours)Business Emphasis Courses...................................................................21 Credit HoursThe following courses are common prerequisite courses for most university degree programs in business.Please consult with an academic advisor to ensure appropriateness of course selection.CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting 3ACG 2071 Intro Managerial Accounting 3ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3ECO 2023 Microeconomics 3MAC 2233 Calculus for Business 3STA 2023 Introductory College Statistics 3General Education HoursBusiness Emphasis ElectivesOther ElectivesTotal Hours Required36 Hours21 Hours3 Hours60 HoursSeveral Business Emphasis courses can also meet General Education requirements as shown below. Thisallows the student an additional six hours of electives for other business related courses or forpreparatory work prior to taking other General Education courses.General Education Core Requirements for Business Emphasis.............36 Credit HoursCommunications:ENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ENC 1102 Freshman English II 3History:Choose two history courses 6(see General Education list on page 66)Social Science (Choose One):ECO 2013 Macroeconomics 3ECO 2023 Microeconomics 3Science:Choose two science courses 6(see General Education list on page 66)Mathematics:MAC 1105 College Algebra 3Choose MAC 2233 Calculus for Business (or)STA 2023 Introductory College Statistics 3Humanities:Choose three humanities courses 9(see General Education list on page 67)General Education HoursBusiness Emphasis ElectivesOther ElectivesTotal Hours Required36 Hours15 Hours9 Hours60 Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE - EDUCATION69Associate in Arts: Education Emphasis (9 Hours)The following courses are common prerequisite courses for most university degree programs ineducation. Please consult with an academic advisor to ensure appropriateness of course selection.EDF 2005EDG 2701EME 2040Intro to EducationTeaching Diverse PopulationsIntro to Educational TechnologyGeneral Education HoursEducation Emphasis ElectivesGeneral ElectivesTotal Hours Required36 Hours9 Hours15 Hours60 Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


70ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREEASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE (A.S.)The Associate in Science degree program is designed to allow the student to immediately pursue acareer in the degree area or, in limited circumstances, to transfer to a four-year institution for continuedstudies towards the baccalaureate degree. The A.S. Degree in Business Administration and Managementis articulated statewide with all universities. Other A.S. degree programs require individual institutionalarticulation.North Florida Community College offers the Associate in Science degree in the following programs:1.2.3.4.Associate in Science in Business Administration and ManagementAssociate in Science in Digital Media / Multimedia TechnologyAssociate in Science in Emergency Medical ServicesAssociate in Science Degree in NursingNOTE: A.S. and A.A.S. degree programs are subject to change. Please consult with anacademic advisor for applicable requirements.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE71Associate in Science Degree: Business Administration and Management64 Credit HoursGeneral Education Core Requirements.................................................19 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ENC 1102 Freshman English II 3MAC 1105 College Algebra 3SCIENCE College Credit Science 4SOCIAL SCIENCE College Credit Social Science 3HUMANITIES College Credit Humanities 3Total: 19Professional Courses.............................................................................45 Credit HoursRequired Core Courses (30 hours)ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting 3BUL 2241 Legal Environment in Business 3CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3CGS 2571C Computer Applications II 3ECO 2013 Principles of Economics (Macro) 3ECO 2023 Principles of Economics (Micro) 3MAC 2233 Calculus for Business 3GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3MAN 2021 Principles of Management 3OST 2335 Business Communications 3SLS 2940R Service Learning 3Total: 33Electives Courses (Choose 12 hours from the following)ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting 3FIN 2001 Principles of Finance 3FIN 1100 Personal Finance 3ECO 2220 Money and Banking 3MNA 2100 Human Resource Management 3CIS 2250 Computer Ethics 3MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 3SBM 2000 Small Business Management 3Total: 12General Education Requirements: 19Professional Courses: 45TOTAL:64 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


72BUSINESS OPERATIONS | COLLEGE CREDIT CERTIFICATECollege Credit Certificate - Business Operations18 Credit HoursThe following are short-term programs that can be completed in one year or less. They are designed toequip you with a skill set for immediate employment or job advancement. All are included in the relatedAS Degree in Business Administration and Management program so they can be used as building blockstoward completing that degree. Each of the certificates is 18 credit hours comprised of a 12 credit hourprogram core with additional 6 credit hours of specialized coursework. Admission requirements are thesame as for degree seeking college credit programs. Students interested in more than one specializationshould consider the AS degree program.Program Core Courses:GEB 1011 Introduction to Business 3ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics 3CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3OST 2355 Business Communications 312In addition, student will complete one of the following specializations:Accounting/Budgeting Operations Specialization:ACG 2021 Intro to Financial Accounting 3ACG 2071 Intro to Managerial Accounting 36Management Specialization:MAN 2021 Principles of Management 3BUL 2241 Business Law 36Marketing Specialization:ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 36Retail Management Specialization:SBM 2000 Small Business Management 3MAR 2011 Principles of Marketing 36Program Core Courses: 12Specialized Course: 6TOTAL:18 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


DIGITAL MEDIA / MULTIMEDIA TECHNOLOGY | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE73Associate in Science Degree: Digital Media / Multimedia Technology**Proposed implementation date Spring 201164 Credit HoursGeneral Education Core Requirements.................................................15 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ARH 2000 Humanities Art 3PSY 2012 General Psychology 3MTG 2204Geometry for College Students-or-MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts 3CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3Total: 15Professional Courses.............................................................................49 Credit HoursRequired Core Courses (49 hours)GEB 1011 Intro to Business 3CGS 1520 Multimedia Programming 3ART 2201C Basic Design I 3ART 2202C Basic Design II 3ART 1300C Basic Drawing I 3PGY 2401 Introduction to Photography 3OST 2335 Business Communications 3GRA 2144C Fundamentals of Web Design 3GRA 2143C Advanced Web Design 3GRA 2117C Computer Assisted Web Design 3GRA 2140C Interactive Media 3GRA 2131C Electronic Imaging 3GRA 2207C Advanced Electronic Imaging 3GRA 2160C Computer Animation 3GRA 2121C Publication Design 3CIS 2252 Computer Ethics 3GRA 1952 Portfolio Review 1Total: 49General Education Requirements: 15Professional Courses: 49TOTAL:64 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


74DIGITAL MEDIA / MULTIMEDIA CERTIFICATE | COLLEGE CREDIT CERTIFICATECollege Credit Certificate - Digital Media / Multimedia15 or 18 Credit HoursThe following are short-term programs that can be completed in one year or less. They are designed toequip you with a skill set for immediate employment or job advancement. All are included in the relatedAssociate in Science Degree in Digital Media/Multimedia Technology program so they can be used asbuilding blocks toward completing that degree. Each of the certificates is 15 or 18 credit hours comprisedof a 9 credit hour program core with additional 6 or 9 credit hours of specialized coursework. Admissionrequirements are the same as for degree seeking college credit programs. Students interested in morethan one specialization should consider the A.S. degree program.Program Core Courses:CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3CGS 1520 Multimedia Programming 3GRA 2131C Electronic Imaging 39In addition, student will complete one of the following specializations:Digital media/Multimedia Authoring Specialization: (15 Credit Hours)ART 2201C Basic Design I 3GRA 2117C Computer Assisted Graphic Design 36Digital media/Multimedia Production Specialization: (15 Credit Hours)GRA 2117C Computer Assisted Graphic Design 3GRA 2160C Computer Animation 36Digital media/Multimedia Instructional Technology Specialization: (15 Credit Hours)GRA 2121C Publication Design 3EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 36Digital media/Multimedia Presentation Specialization: (18 Credit Hours)ART 2201C Basic Design I 3GRA 2117C Computer Assisted Graphic Design 3GRA 2121C Publication Design 39Digital media/Multimedia Web Production Specialization: (18 Credit Hours)GRA 2144C Fundamentals of Web Design 3GRA 2143C Advanced Web Design 3GRA 2160C Computer Animation 39Program Core Courses: 9Specialized Course: 6 -or- 9TOTAL:15 -or- 18 Credit HoursDepending on specialization2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE75Associate in Science Degree: Emergency Medical Services73 Credit HoursGeneral Education Courses....................................................................20 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ENC 1102 Freshman English II 3CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3DEP 2004 Human Development 3MAC 1105College Algebra orMGF 1106Math for Liberal Arts orSTA 2023 Introductory College Statistics 3MTB 1370 Math for Meds 2HUM —— Any Humanities Course 3Total: 20Emergency Medical Service Cluster......................................................53 Credit HoursEMT Basic 11BSC 2084C Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4Paramedic 38Total: 53General Education Courses: 20Emergency Medical Cluster: 53TOTAL:73 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


76EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICESEMERGENCY SERVICES: EMT-Basic and ParamedicEmergency Medical Technician/EMT-Basic (11 Credit Hours)Advanced Technical DiplomaThis eleven (11) hour college credit program was developed to provide first-phase training in the careerstructure of the emergency medical technician. In order to be employed with an ambulance service in theState of Florida, a student must be trained and certified through the EMS section of the Department ofHealth and Rehabilitative Services. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to applyto take the State Registry Examination for EMT.Enrollment RequirementsOnly students who have completed the total application process will be considered for enrollment in theEMT program. Applicants are notified of placement in the program when all admission criteria have beenmet.A completed application includes:1. Completion of NFCC application and payment of the $20 non-refundable application fee.2. Completed CPR course for BLS Health Care Providers. A copy of current card should beattached to application.3. Completed medical clearance forms.4. Immunization Records.5. Documentation of high school graduation (transcript) or copy of GED. Exceptions to this rulewill be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.6. Documentation of birth date (driver’s license or birth certificate).7. Completion of background check and drug screen.8. PRIOR TO ADMISSION, scores of 10.0 are required in Language, Reading, and Total Mathsubtests of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). A $10 fee is required to be paid atthe Business Office on the day of testing. Call the NFCC Testing Center (850) 973-9451 torequest a testing date.9. Attendance at an orientation session.Program CoursesCourse # Title Credit HoursEMS 1119 Emergency Medical Technician I 6EMS 1119L Emergency Medical Technician I Lab 3EMS 1411 Emergency Room Clinical Practicum 1EMS 1421 Rescue Clinical Practicum 1Total: 11Students who have satisfactory TABE scores and have successfully completed each course within the EMTprogram will receive the college credit associated with that course.SPECIAL NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the EMT Program does not guarantee the acceptance by theBureau of EMS to test for licensure.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


PARAMEDIC | COLLEGE CREDIT CERTIFICATE77Paramedic (38 credit hours)College Credit CertificateThe Paramedic Program at NFCC was developed to fulfill the requirements to practice, under medicaldirection, the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine. The goal of the program is to provide thegraduate with the knowledge, skill and professional attributes associated with an entry-level paramedicposition. Graduates are trained to prevent and reduce mortality and morbidity due to illness or injury.Successful completion of this course will enable the student to apply to take the State RegistryExamination for Paramedics.The certificate program is 11 months in duration and may be articulated into the Associate in Sciencedegree in Emergency Medical Services.Enrollment RequirementsOnly completed application forms will be considered for enrollment in the Paramedic coursework.Applicants are notified of placement in the program when all admission criteria have been met.A completed application includes:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.Completion of the NFCC application and payment of the $20 non-refundable application fee.Completed medical clearance forms.Documentation of high school graduation (transcript) or copy of GED. Exceptions to this rulewill be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.Documentation of birth date (driver’s license or birth certificate).Completion of background check.Achievement of the minimal score requirements of 83 in reading comprehension, 83 insentence structure and 72 in arithmetic on the College Placement Test (CPT). A $10 fee isrequired at the time of testing.Florida licensure as an emergency medical technician (or must be eligible to sit for the statelicensure exam during the first phase of the paramedic course).Attendance at an orientation session.Program CoursesCourse # Title Credit HoursEMS 2603C Paramedic I 10EMS 2656 Paramedic I Clinical 2EMS 2604C Paramedic II 12EMS 2657 Paramedic II Clinical 3EMS 2605C Paramedic III 3EMS 2658 Paramedic III Clinical 4EMS 2659 Paramedic III Field Internship 4Total: 38SPECIAL NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the Paramedic Program does not guarantee the acceptanceby the Bureau of EMS to test for licensure.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


78REGISTERED NURSING - RN | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREEAssociate in Science Degree: Registered Nursing72 Credit HoursNFCC has full approval from the Florida State Board of Nursing to offer the Associate in Science Degreefor Registered Nursing. Twenty-four students are admitted into the program in January of each year. Thistwo year (six semesters) program will prepare the graduate to make application to take the NationalLicensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Achievement of a passing score on this examand licensure by the Florida State Board of Nursing will enable the graduate to seek employment as aRegistered Nurse in the state of Florida.Entrance RequirementsAll interested nursing applicants are required to make an appointment with the nursing advisor to reviewtheir academic plan for nursing program admission 1-2 years prior to their anticipated date of enrollment.The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at NFCC offers a choice of two tracks for completion.Students who are not Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) will apply in the summer to enter the generaltrack in which is 72 credit hours and begins each January. Students who are currently licensed as LPN’s inthe State of Florida may apply in the summer to enter the general track in January and/or the LPN-Bridgetrack which is a 5 semester (62 credit hours) program that begins in the summer.Completion of minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee acceptance into either track. The ADNProgram is a limited access program. Admission to the ADN Program is on a selective admission basis.Minimum Entrance Requirements• Complete and submit to the college admissions office an NFCC application for admission andpay the $20 non-refundable fee.• Submit high school transcripts and transcripts from previously or currently enrolled colleges.• If previously or currently enrolled at NFCC, be in good academic standing.• A course in basic computer skills is not required for entering the ADN Program. However, itwill be assumed that the applicant has basic computer skills and will be able to demonstratesuch ability during the program of study.• Satisfactory completion of placement test and all college preparatory work.• Completion of the following pre-requisite courses by December of the year prior to theanticipated enrollment in January with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better:• ENC 1101• BSC 2085C• BSC 2086C• DEP 2004• MAC 1105• NOTE: BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C must have been completed within the last five (5) yearsof enrollment into the ADN program. If it has been more than 5 years but less than 8 yearssince enrollment in BSC 2085C and BSC 2086C, the student may still meet requirementsthrough enrollment and completion of BCSC 2084C with a grade of “B” or better .• No more than (2) two failures on any pre-requisite science or math course or a combinationof courses. If the failures were eight (8) or more years ago, the nursing admission committeemay still consider the student’s application for admission. If the failures have been within thelast eight years, the student is ineligible for the ADN Program. Two withdrawals in any prerequisitescience or math course or a combination of courses is considered the equivalent ofone failure.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


REGISTERED NURSING - RN | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE79• A “D” in any pre-requisite course is not acceptable for admission into the program.• A “D” in any co-requisite nursing course after admission into the program is not acceptablefor program progression.• Approximately 4-6 months prior to the student’s anticipated admission into the ADN Program,the student must make arrangements to take the HESI Admission Test. A minimum scoreof 75 must be obtained in order to apply for acceptance into the ADN Program. Informationregarding the HESI admission test can be obtained from the Nursing Advisor.• Mandatory attendance at an orientation session to establish nursing file and answerquestions. Dates and times will be made available to all applicants.• Submit to a criminal background check and drug screen and be cleared for clinical learningactivities by each clinical agency utilized by the program.Additional minimal requirements for the LPN Bridge Track:• The LPN must present documentation of a current and valid Florida LPN license, with noproblems, variances, restrictions, stipulations or like conditions for the duration of enrollmentin the ADN program.• Submit documentation of employment as an LPN for at least 6 months. Employment as anLPN must be within two years prior to the application date. Work experience is subject toverification.Additional information regarding the LPN bridge nursing program is available from the registered nursingoffice. All interested applicants are required to schedule an appointment with a nursing faculty advisor.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


80REGISTERED NURSING - RN | ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREEREGISTERED NURSING COURSESGeneral Track........................................................................................72 Credit HoursPREREQUISITES 17SPRING NUR 1021 Nursing Process 1 6NUR 1021L Nursing Process 1 Clinical Experience 3NUR 1180 Principles of Nutrition and Diet Therapy 3SUMMER NUR 1024C Focused Clinical Studies I 2.5MCB 2010C Microbiology 4PSY 2012 General Psychology 3NUR 1141C Pharmacology 1FALL NUR 1231 Nursing Process II 6NUR 1231L Nursing Process II Clinical Experience 3SPRING NUR 2236 Nursing Process III 6NUR 2236L Nursing Process III Clinical Experience 3SUMMER NUR 1940L Focused Clinical Studies II 2.5*Humanities/Philosophy/Religion 3FALL NUR 2241 Nursing Process IV 6NUR 2241L Nursing Process IV Clinical 3Prerequisites: 17Nursing Courses: 55TOTAL:72 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE81ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE (A.A.S.) DEGREEThe Associate in Applied Science Degree Program is designed to allow the student to immediately pursuea career in the degree area. The A.A.S. degree is not transferable to a four-year institution. However,some general education courses may be transferable at the discretion of the senior college or university.North Florida Community College offers the Associate in Applied Science degree in the followingprograms:1.2.Associate in Applied Science Degree in Criminal JusticeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood EducationNOTE: A.S. and A.A.S. degree programs are subject to change. Please consult with anacademic advisor for applicable requirements.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


82LAW ENFORCEMENT | ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREEAssociate in Applied Science Degree:Criminal Justice Officer Administration64 Credit HoursLaw Enforcement TrackThe goal of this program is to prepare the student for leadership roles in their employment in the fieldof criminal justice and to enable current employees in these fields to update their education and skillsto better prepare themselves for advancement in their respective fields. This is a terminal degree,not automatically transferable to four-year institutions. Successful completion of the Florida CriminalJustice Standards and Training Commission approved basic recruit program in either law enforcement orcorrections is a required course for this degree program.General Education Course Requirements..............................................18 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ENC 1102 Freshman English II 3Humanities Any Humanities Course 3BSC 1050 Man and Environment I 3SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3TOTAL: 18Law Enforcement Required Courses.....................................................34 Credit HoursIDS 9934 Law Enforcement Certification Exam 34TOTAL: 34Criminal Justice or Social Science Electives..........................................12 Credit HoursGeneral Education Courses 18Law Enforcement Courses 34Criminal Justice or Social Science Electives 12Total:64 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


CORRECTIONS | ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREE83Corrections TrackThe goal of this program is to prepare the student for a leadership role in the field of criminal justiceand to enable current employees in these fields to update their education and skills to better preparethemselves for advancement in their respective fields. This is a terminal degree, not automaticallytransferable to four-year institutions. Successful completion of the Florida Criminal Justice Standardsand Training Commission approved basic recruit program in either law enforcement or corrections is arequired course for this degree program.General Education Course Requirements..............................................18 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3ENC 1102 Freshman English II 3Humanities Any Humanities Course 3BSC 1050 Man and Environment I 3SYG 1000 Introduction to Sociology 3CCJ 1020 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3TOTAL: 18Corrections Required Courses...............................................................28 Credit HoursIDS 9928 Corrections Certification Exam 28TOTAL: 28Criminal Justice or Social Science Electives..........................................18 Credit HoursGeneral Education Courses 18Corrections Courses 28Criminal Justice or Social Science Electives 18Total:64 Credit Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


84EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION | ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREEAssociate in Applied Science Degree: Early Childhood Education63 Credit HoursThe Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students for entryinto careers in education and childcare. Education paraprofessionals serving as aides and assistants maycomplete the degree to satisfy requirements associated with the career.General Education Requirements..........................................................19 Credit HoursCourse # Title Credit HoursENC 1101 Freshman English I 3MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra 3CGS 1100C Computer Applications I 3Choice of One (3 Hours) 3DEP 2004Human DevelopmentPSY 2012General PsychologyAMH 2091African-American History & CultureChoice of One (4 Hours) 4BSC 1010CPrinciples of Biology IBOT 2010CGeneral BotanyZOO 2010CGeneral ZoologyChoice of One (3 Hours) 3ARH 2000Humanities ArtHUM 2210General HumanitiesREL 2300Intro to World ReligionTOTAL: 19Professional Core..................................................................................44 Credit HoursEDF 2005 Introduction to Education 3EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations 3EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology 3CHD 2220 Child Growth and Development 3EEC 1310 Effective Classroom Management: Guidance and Discipline 3EEC 1407 Physical, Social, Emotional Health for Young Children 3EEC 1601 Observing and Recording 3EEC 2011 Early Childhood Educator Professionalism 2EEC 2218 Language and Literacy for Young Adults 3EEC 2226 Math, Science, and Technology for Young Children 3EEC 2240 Social Studies and Creative Expression for Young Children 3EEC 2521 Child Care Management 3EEC 2734 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3EEX 1010 Introduction to Exceptional Education 3EDG 1940 Field Experience 3General Education Requirements 19Professional Core 44TOTAL: 44Total:63 Credit HoursNOTE: Students with training and credentials from the Department of Children and Families may beeligible to receive college credit if the trainings and credentials meet the requirement of articulation.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS85General InformationCAREER & TECHNICALEDUCATIONGENERAL INFORMATION....87PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (PCT)....88PRACTICAL NURSING....89ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT....90DRAFTING - ARCHITECTURAL | MECHANICAL....92EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION....94NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS....97PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY.....99EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES....102CONTINUING WORKFORCE EDUCATION....104COMMUNITY EDUCATION....105Small College. Big Possibilities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


86CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTERGENERAL INFORMATIONPurposeThe Career and Technical Education Center of North Florida Community College offers training thatprepares students for entry into today’s workforce by providing the skills and technical knowledgenecessary for successful performance in today’s competitive job market. In addition, the Career andTechnical Education Center focuses efforts on training that provides skills maintenance, enhancement andprofessional growth through continuing education to those currently employed. Efforts are also directedto retraining of displaced workers.The Career and Technical Education Center has one mission – you. We are committed to helping youachieve success by maximizing access to educational opportunities and by being student-oriented. Youwill find all faculty and staff very willing to assist you in achieving your goals. Career and TechnicalEducation Center programs have varying entry dates. Students should work with the Office of EnrollmentServices and with individual program departments to verify program entry dates and regulations.Students with disabilities are encouraged to work closely with the Office of Student Disability Servicesand/or with the Career Center counselor. The Office of Student Disability Services can be contacted at(850) 973-1661 (V) or (850) 973-1611 (TTY) or e-mail disabilities@nfcc.edu.Before Certificates of Completion are awarded to postsecondary Career and Technical education students,students must successfully meet program competency requirements and state requirements for the testof Adult Basic Education (TABE) or other approved tests in the areas of reading, math, and language andprogram competency requirements.ApprovalNFCC workforce education programs and courses are approved by the Florida Department of EducationDivision of Workforce Education and are approved for veterans training. All faculty hold the appropriatedegree/certification required by the Florida Department of Education and the individual licensingauthority. Advisory committees consisting of local employers and practitioners assist the College in variousaspects of evaluation and assessment of program quality.AdmissionsInquiries and pre-enrollment applications are encouraged throughout the year. An “open” enrollmentpolicy is followed in some programs to enable students to enroll at any time during the school year.Career and Technical Programs are approved for enrollment of veterans.Individual programs have varying entry requirements, so please refer to the specific program listing todetermine the requirements for entry. However, all applicants, regardless of program, must:1.2.Complete an application for admission to NFCC. The application should be submitted as early aspossible before the term in which the applicant plans to enroll. A non-refundable application feeof $20 is required of all students entering NFCC for the first time except for Continuing WorkforceEducation.Complete a basic skills examination within the first six (6) weeks after admission into the program,if the program is more than 450 hours in length. It is strongly recommended that the basic skillsexamination be completed prior to entry to the program. The basic skills examination and theminimum scores required differ from program to program, so please refer to the individual programfor the examination and minimum scores required.Students with scores below the required minimal level of basic skills as measured by the assessmentinstrument required by the individual program are required to remove the deficiencies through completionof Vocational Preparatory Instructional studies, or some other method of remediation as agreed upon bythe Dean of Workforce Education, the instructor and the student. An academic improvement letter may2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER87be issued at the time of enrollment for this purpose. This does not apply to students enrolled in the PublicSafety Academy programs (please see the Public Safety Academy program for more information).After a student completes the remediation prescribed for basic skills deficiencies, the student will beretested using an alternative form (if possible) of the same examination used for initial testing. Nostudent will be awarded a Career and Technical Education certificate until the student achieves theminimum level of basic skills required for the program by the Department of Education.Students who possess an Associate Degree, or higher, or who have met the minimum cut scores on anytest listed in Rule 6A-10.0315, F.A.C., may be exempted from the provision of subsection (1) of this rule.The Office of Enrollment Services or designated program administrator must receive an official copy ofthe degree, transcript, or test score.High School Students/Dual EnrollmentNFCC is an area vocational school for Madison, Jefferson, and Lafayette Counties. High school studentsmay attend certain designated Career and Technical Education programs, on a space available basis,for workforce instruction that is not available at individual high schools. High school students may beadmitted for three hours per day, five days a week, upon approval of their high school principal and theDean of Workforce Education. Some programs have additional requirements for admission. Any specialrequirements are listed under the specific program.Program SizeMost daytime Career and Technical Education programs have limited enrollments. Students deniedadmission to the program of their first choice will be counseled and given the option of enrolling inanother for which they seem to have aptitude, provided that program is not already filled.Financial AssistanceFinancial assistance is available for students who qualify. Students who anticipate applying for financialaid should start the process at the same time they apply to the program, otherwise it may be too lateto be considered for financial aid for the first semester. There are several types of assistance available.More information is available through the NFCC College Financial Aid Office at (850) 973-1621; DisplacedHomemaker Program at (850) 973-1664; or Employment Connections at (850) 973-9675.Student ProgressEach student must successfully complete the program of study as developed by the Career and TechnicalEducation Department in order to be awarded a certificate of program completion. Progress towardcompletion is monitored and measured by “occupational completion points” defined by the FloridaDepartment of Education. Completion points for each program area are outlined in the curriculumframeworks developed and published by the Department of Education. The frameworks may be viewedonline at http://www.fldoe.org/workforce/dwdframe/.GraduationUpon successful program completion, the student will be awarded a certificate. The specific requirementsfor the certificates are given in the descriptions of the individual programs published in this catalog. Uponprogram completion, students are expected to participate in graduation exercises.Career PathwaysCollege level technical courses are available to high school students in the six-county area who plan topursue a Career and Technical Education certificate or a college degree at NFCC. Students must maintaina B average in class and pass a college-level exit exam with a C or better in order to qualify for credit.Students are urged to see their counselor for more details or call the Career Pathways Coordinator at(850) 973-5022.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


88PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANALLIED HEALTH - PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN (PCT)600 Clock Hours/20 Vocational Credit HoursThe Patient Care Technician program is designed to prepare both men and women to begin work at thetechnical, assistant level in a variety of settings including home health, hospitals, clinics, nursing homesor other long term care facilities under the supervision of a registered nurse.Following the Health Careers Core, each component or module is completed in sequence through thePatient Care Technician module. Upon successful completion of the first three modules, the student canapply to the Florida Board of Nursing to take the certification exam to become licensed as a certifiednursing assistant. Upon successful completion of all seven modules, the graduate can apply to take thenational certification exam for patient care technician.Enrollment RequirementsStudents must:1. Submit a completed application and application fee to North Florida Community College.2. Be at least 18 years of age.3. Have a high school diploma or G.E.D.4. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and obtain acceptable scores for programsuccess. A $10 fee is required at the time of testing. It is strongly recommended that thestudent have the achieved the required scores for program completion on the basic skillsexamination prior to admission. These scores are: Reading 10.0, Language 10.0 Spelling10.0 Math Application 10.0 and Math Computation 10.0. Students not having achieved theminimal scores may not be able to progress through course modules and will not be awardeda certificate of course completion. Since entry into this program is limited, preference will begiven to those students achieving required TABE scores prior to admission.5. Submit a complete and current physical examination, including eye examination.6. Submit to a criminal background check and drug screen and be cleared for clinical learningactivities by each clinical agency utilized by the program.Program Courses..................................................................................600 Clock HoursCourse # Title Clock HoursHSC 0003 Health Careers Core 90HCP 0121C Articulated Nursing Assistant 75HCP 0332C Advanced Home Health Aide 50HCP 0020C Patient Care Assistant 75HSC 0016C Allied Health Assistant 150MEA 0580C Advanced Allied Health Assistant 100PRN 0094C Patient Care Technician 60Total Clock Hours: 600The program and course content include, but is not limited to:• Interpersonal skills• Basic patient care• Medical terminology• Life span including gerontology• Legal and ethical responsibilities • Nutrition• Safe and efficient work practices • Employability skills• Documentation skills• AIDS/HIV - 4 Hour CoreStudents are required to buy a white uniform and white duty shoes, and a watch with a second hand.There is also a supply fee which includes CPR materials, malpractice insurance, time card, and labsupplies.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


PRACTICAL NURSING89ALLIED HEALTH - PRACTICAL NURSING1350 Clock Hours/45 Vocational Credit HoursThe Practical Nursing Program at NFCC is designed to prepare both men and women to function asmembers of the health team in the prevention of illness and in the care and rehabilitation of the sick andinjured. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to the Florida State Board of Nursing to take thenational examination for licensure as an LPN in the state of Florida.The Practical Nursing certificate program is an eleven-month program with program start dates inboth fall and spring. Access to the program is competitive and limited. The program includes lecture,laboratory, and clinical components. Students seeking fall entry will have lecture and laboratorycomponents on the Madison campus. Students entering the spring program will have lecture meetingsat Taylor Technical Institute in Perry and laboratory sessions in Madison. All students will have clinicalrotations at locations designated by the College. The application period for the fall program begins onSeptember 1 and concludes on March 31. The application period for the spring program begins on April 1and concludes on October 31.Enrollment RequirementsStudents must:1. Submit a completed application and application fee to North Florida Community College.2. Be at least 18 years of age.3. Have a high school diploma or GED.4. Complete and return the completed practical nursing application to the Allied Health StudentAdvisor.5. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) and have achieved the required minimalTABE scores of 11.0 in Reading, 11.0 in Spelling, 11.0 in Math Application, 11.0 in MathComputation and 11.0 in Language prior to program application. A $10 fee is required to bepaid at the time of testing.6. Submit a complete and current physical examination record.7. Submit to a criminal background check, drug screen, and be cleared for clinical learningactivities by each clinical agency utilized by the program..Priority is given to applicants who have successfully completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) orPatient Care Assistant (PCA) course or some other allied health occupation and can document successfulwork experience in the health care field.Program Courses...........................................................................1350 Clock HoursCourse # Title Clock HoursHSC 0003 Health Careers Core 90HCP 0121C Articulated Nurse Assistant 75PRN 0063C Practical Nurse I 335PRN 0380C Practical Nurse II 560PRN 0121C Practical Nurse III 290Total Clock Hours: 13502010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


90ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTBUSINESS - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT1050 Clock Hours/35 Vocational Credit HoursThe Administrative Assistant Program is designed to prepare students for work as file clerks, office clerks,secretaries, or administrative assistants. The program also provides supplemental training for personspreviously or currently employed in any of these occupations. This program can be used to train forimmediate employment or as the starting point for continued education.Students in this program should be advised by the instructor or the program manager before enrollingcourses. For additional information call (850) 973-9493.Enrollment RequirementsStudents must:1.2.3.Be at least 16 years of age.Possess a high school diploma or GED -OR- Have the approval of high school principal andthe Dean of Workforce Education.Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six (6) weeks of admissioninto the program and have achieved the required minimal TABE scores of 10.0 in Reading,10.0 in Math and 10.0 in Language prior to program completion. A $10 fee is required to bepaid at the time of testing. It is strongly recommended that the basic skills examination becompleted and the minimal scores achieved prior to entry into the program. Students nothaving achieved the minimal scores will not be awarded a certificate of course completion.Program Courses................................................................................1050 Clock HoursCourse # Title Clock Hours TermOTA 0040C OCP A BTE Core: Information Technology Assistant 150 FallOTA 0041C OCP B Front Desk Specialist 300 FallOTA 0030C OCP C Assistant Digital Production Designer 150 SpringOTA 0043C OCP D Administrative Assistant 450 SpringTotal Clock Hours: 1050This program does not articulate into any degree program.Course ContentThroughout the program, students learn broad, transferable skills that are the foundation forsuccess in all business environments. The program stresses understanding and demonstrationof the elements of the office support services industry. The coursework is designed to begintraining in basic office skills and progress to more complex skill levels.The course content will include, but not limited to:••••••Employability SkillsCommunicationBusiness EnglishBusiness MathComputing FundamentalsProductivity Software•••••The Internet for Office ProfessionalsDesktop PublishingKeyboardingMachine TranscriptionRecords Management2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


BUSINESS RELATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS91BUSINESS - RELATED CERTIFICATE PROGRAMSNFCC is committed to meeting the employment needs of the business community in its six-county servicedistrict and surrounding areas. Business-related certificate programs are developed and implementedon an ‘on-demand’ basis. An applicant pool must reach a specific level prior to program offering. Pleasecontact the Dean of Workforce Education at (850) 973-9455 or brownd@nfcc.edu for program offeringinformation.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


92DRAFTINGDRAFTINGThere are two (2) tracks students may follow in this program – architectural drafting or mechanicaldrafting. Classes meet for 35 hours per week, seven hours per day for four semesters for full-timestudents. Part-time options are available, please contact instructor for details. A workstation is providedfor each student, but students will be responsible for purchasing basic materials and tools for lab use.Enrollment Requirements for Both Tracks:Students must:1. Be at least 16 years of age.2. Complete the NFCC application and pay the $20 non-refundable application fee.3. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) within the first six (6) weeks of admissioninto the program and have achieved the required minimal TABE scores of 9.0 in Reading,10.0 in Math and 9.0 in Language prior to program completion. A $10 fee is required to bepaid at the time of testing. It is strongly recommended that the basic skills examination becompleted and the minimal scores achieved prior to entry into the program. Students nothaving achieved the minimal scores will not be awarded a certification of course completion.4. Possess a high school diploma or GED -OR- Have the approval of the Dean of WorkforceEducation.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


DRAFTING | ARCHITECTURAL AND MECHANICAL93Architectural Drafting and Mechanical Drafting1900 Clock Hours/63.33 Vocational Credit Hours(These credit hours do not articulate into any degree program.)The purpose of this program is to prepare students for employment as drafters or architectural drafters orto provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.The content includes, but is not limited to communication skills, mathematical skills, leadership skills,human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, and skills to support architectsand engineers in developing plans for buildings, structures, and mechanical design using a variety ofcomputer aided design software’s.Fundamental Courses...........................................................................950 Clock HoursSEMESTER ICourse # Title Clock HoursTDR 0300C Basic Computer Aided Drafting 150TDR 0320C Identifying Geometry & Related Math 150TDR 0103C Intro to Engineering Drafting/Design 180SEMESTER IITDR 0781C Adv. Engineering Drafting/Design 120TDR 0356C Advanced CADD 290SLS 0403C Employability Skills 60Total Clock Hours: 950Specialized Areas..................................................................................950 Clock HoursARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING TRACK– SEMESTERS III & IVCourse # Title Clock HoursTDR 0530C Intro to Architectural CADD 400BCV 0055C Building Codes & Standards 80TDR 0536C Intermediate Architectural CADD 240TDR 0590C Advanced Architectural CADD 230*TDR 0949C Cooperative Training in Drafting/Design VariableTotal Clock Hours: 950MECHANICAL DRAFTING TRACK– SEMESTERS III & IVCourse # Title Clock HoursTDR 0700C Intro to Mechanical Drafting 240TDR 0710C Intermediate Mechanical Drafting 240TDR 0780C Advanced Mechanical Drafting 470TDR 0949C Cooperative Training in Drafting/Design VariableTotal Clock Hours: 950*Each earned credit of cooperative training requires a minimum of 80 clock hours of work.Fundamental Courses: 950Specialized Areas: 950TOTAL:1900 Clock Hours2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


94EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (ECPC)EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (ECPC)20 Vocational Credit Hours /600 Clock HoursThe Early Childhood Education Program focuses on broad, transferable skills for the Early Childhoodindustry:• Planning, management, finance, and technology skills• Understanding of labor, community, health, safety, and environmental issues• Developmentally appropriate practices for children (Birth-8 Years)The Early Childhood Professional Certificate (ECPC) is a 600-hour program with four occupationalcompletion points. Each level consists of classroom instruction and direct work with children. The fourlevels are:• Child Care Worker (45 hours): Students who complete this level and pass the required Departmentof Children and Families (DCF) exams with a score of 70 or better will have completed the DCF40-hour Mandated Introductory Child Care Training (Part I and II).• Child Care Teacher Aide (105 hours)• Preschool Teacher (300 hours)• Child Care Development Specialist (150 hours)Completion of all of four levels of the ECPC program meets the staff credential requirement for theFlorida Department of Children and Families. In Florida, this program is equivalent to the National ChildDevelopment Associate (CDA).Students who have an AA degree are encouraged to complete six (6) college credit hours of EarlyChildhood Education, rather than complete this program.Enrollment Requirements:Students must:1. Be at least 18 years of age.2. Provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED3. Complete the NFCC application and pay non-refundable application fee4. Complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) with the first six (6) weeks of admissioninto the program. It is strongly recommend that the basic skills examination be completedprior to entry into the program.Program Courses:Course # Title Credit Hours Clock HoursHEV 0117 Child Care Worker (OCP A) 1.5 45HEV 0101 Child Care Teacher Aid (OCP B) 3.5 105HEV 0156 Preschool Teacher (OCP C) 10 300HEV 0162 Child Care Development Specialist (OCP D) 5 150Total Hours: 20 6002010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


EARLY CHILDHOOD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE (ECPC)95ECPC Certificate Requirements:Students must complete the following requirements BEFORE an Early Childhood Professional Certificate(ECPC) will be awarded:• Complete the program courses with a grade of “C” or higher.• Earn TABE scores of 9.0 in Reading, 9.0 in Math, and 9.0 in Language• Pass the required DCF mandated training competency exams with a score of 70 or higher.• Complete a DCF approved 5-hour literacy course• Provide documentation of current certification for Infant/Child CPR and First Aid• Complete 480 hours of direct work with children in an approved child care setting.• Documented observation by a qualified observer• Completion of the Professional Resource File (Portfolio)• NFCC Application for GraduationAny requirement not finished by the end of the HEV 0162, must be completed within one year from thecourse finish date.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


96CHILD CARE CENTER DIRECTOR PROGRAMChild Care Center Director Program1.5 Vocational Credit Hours /45 Clock HoursThe Child Care Center Director Program focuses on broad, transferable skills for the programdirectors/managers in the Early Childhood industry. Topics include:• Reflective Management Practices• Organizational, Fiscal, Personnel, and Facilities Management• Managing Health and Safety Issues as well as Food Service• Educational Programming and Family Support• Marketing and Public Relations• Assessment and Evaluation• Leadership and AdvocacyThe Child Care Center Director Program is a 45-hour program with one occupational completion points.This class meets the Overview of Child Care Management requirement for the Florida Department ofChildren and Families (DCF) Director Credential, which is required for directors of licensed child carefacilities in Florida.Enrollment Requirements:• Provide documentation of a high school diploma or GED• Complete the NFCC application and pay non-refundable application feeProgram Courses:Course # Title Credit Hours Clock HoursHEV 0160 Child Care Program Director (OCP A) 1.5 45Students who complete this course must also meet all of the Florida Department of Children andFamilies’ Director Credential requirements in ordered to be certified by the State. The requirementsmay be found by visiting the DCF Child Care website at www.myflorida.com/childcare and select“Training Information.”2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONS97NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONSCompTIA A+The coursework is developed by the Cisco Learning Institute to educate students in the basic principles ofPC upgrade, troubleshooting, and repair. If you have always wondered how computers work or wanted ajob working on computers, then this is the certification to obtain. In addition, this is a great place to startyour certification journey since most of the skills learned are required in the other certification tracks.Basics:• 1 course: CET1171C• Focuses on the repair and/or upgrade of Personal Computers• Preps students for careers as PC Support Specialists• 2 certification exams: 220-301 and 220-302• Estimated cost for certification: $600 (books, tuition, fees, exam)Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)The coursework is developed by the Cisco Learning Institute to educate students in the basic principlesof networking, develop their design and configuration skills, and prepare them for careers in the ITfield. The four courses MUST be taken in sequence. CET1600C and 1610C are also offered in a BlendedDistance Learning format where most course-work is completed independently and hands-on labs areaccomplished on scheduled Saturday meetings.Basics:• 4 courses: CET1600C, 1610C, 2615C, & 2620C• Focuses on the ‘hardware’ end of networking – design and construction of data networks• Preps students for careers as Network Engineers or Designers• 1 certification exam: 640-801• Estimated cost for certification: $1000 (books, tuition, fees, exam)CompTIA Network+This is an optional certification for students who have successfully completed the CCNA program of study.This certification covers the same general principles of networking but in a vendor-neutral format.Basics:• CCNA courses prep for this certification also• 1 certification exam: N10-002• Estimated cost for certification: $200 (exam)2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


98NETWORKING TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATIONSCompTIA HTI+This is one of the newest certifications aimed at students seeking jobs in the residential constructionindustry. Coursework developed by the Cisco Learning Institute to educate students in the basic principlesof the sub-contracting areas listed below, and give them the skills necessary to integrate these subnetworksinto a home equipped to handle the technology of the 21st century.Basics:• 1 course: to be announced – contact instructor John Sirmon at (850) 973-9495 for moreinformation.• Focuses on the construction of integrated networks in homes – telecomm, data, video, audio,security, surveillance, HVAC, and other residential systems• Preps students for careers as Home Technology Integration Installers• 2 certification exams: HT0-101 & HT0-102• Estimated cost for certification: $750 (books, tuition, fees, exams)Related Programs of StudyStudents also have the option of seeking degrees to complement their IT certifications:1. Associate in Arts with concentration of electives in Networking Technology courses• Recommended for students transferring to 4-year university with unknown major2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY99CRIMINAL JUSTICE:Corrections and CMS Law EnforcementPost Secondary Adult Vocational CertificateThe Public Safety Academy at NFCC is one of forty one criminal justice training centers approved by theFlorida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to train basic recruits in law enforcement,corrections, recertification programs, and continuing workforce education.Acceptance in the programs is limited to those meeting requirements established by the Florida CriminalJustice Standards and Training Commission, NFCC, the Public Safety Academy, and our Criminal JusticeAdvisory Board.Entrance requirements for basic recruit training:Public Safety Academy1. Official, sealed, transcript showing high school diploma or GED (This program is not eligible for dualenrollment).2. United States citizenship.3. Successful completion of the Florida Basic Abilities Test for the discipline in which the student will betrained.4. Sponsorship by a law enforcement or corrections agency is required for basic recruit programs.Students may be employed directly or merely sponsored through a background check conducted byagencies in the State of Florida. Sponsorship may not guarantee employment or payment of studentfees.5. Submission of fingerprints to FCIC/NCIC.6. Good moral character, having no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving perjury,moral turpitude or domestic violence. (Arrests or convictions during training may result in dismissalfrom the program.)7. Honorable discharge from military service (if applicant has served in the military).8. Adequate physical conditioning to fulfill course requirements as evidenced by a physical examinationby a physician. (No exceptions are allowed.)9. Drug screening will be required for entrance into the program. Random drug screens may beconducted throughout the program. (No exceptions are allowed.)10. All recruits must be exposed to pepper gas. (No exceptions are allowed.)11. To begin the Academy, students must be 18 years of age. Graduates must be 19 years of age to becertified.Recruits attending Academy programs must abide by the rules set forth in the Academy Recruit Manual.The manual details attendance, grade, and behavior requirements. Violations of rules may result indisciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the Academy.Uniforms are required and must be worn as outlined in the Academy Recruit Manual.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


100PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMYCombined CJSTCCorrections and Law EnforcementBasic Dual Certification1,019 Clock HoursThis program is designed as specified by theFlorida Criminal Justice Standards and TrainingCommission. It is an application based programaddressing all tasks required for correctionalofficers and law enforcement officers. Uponcompletion, recruits must take the State of FloridaOfficers Certification for both disciplines in orderto be eligible for dual certification. Contact RickDavis at the Public Safety Academy, (850) 973-9492 or davisr@nfcc.edu, for more informationThis program may be eligible for financial aid.CMS Law EnforcementRecruit Academy780 Clock HoursThis program is designed as specified bythe Florida Criminal Justice Standards andTraining Commission. It is an application basedprogram addressing all the tasks required oflaw enforcement officers. Upon completion,recruits must sit for the State of Florida OfficerCertification Examination. Successful completion ofboth the training and the examination are requiredfor certification.This program may be eligible for financial aid.Required courses include:CJD 0930CJK 0007CJK 0008CJK 0017CJK 0011CJK 0061CJK 0062CJK 0076CJK 0071CJK 0082CJK 0083CJK 0086CJK 0020CJK 0031CJK 0040CJK 0051CJK 0422CJK 0096Law Enforcement OrientationIntroduction to Law EnforcementLegalCommunicationsHuman IssuesPatrol IPatrol IICrime Scene InvestigationsCriminal InvestigationsTraffic StopsDUI Traffic StopsTraffic Crash InvestigationsCMS Law EnforcementVehicle OperationsCMS First Aid forCriminal Justice OfficersCMS Criminal Justice FirearmsCMS Criminal JusticeDefensive TacticsDart Firing Stun GunCriminal Justice OfficerPhysical Fitness TrainingCorrections Basic Recruit Academy562 Clock HoursThis program is designed as specified by theFlorida Criminal Justice Standards and TrainingCommission. It is an application based program,addressing all the tasks required of correctionalofficers. Upon completion, recruits must sit for theState of Florida Officer Certification Examination.Successful completion of both the training and theexamination are required for certification.Required courses include:CJD 0930 Corrections OrientationCJK 0270 Criminal Justice Legal 1CJK 0285 Criminal Justice Legal 2CJK 0286 Criminal Justice CommunicationsCJK 0100 Interpersonal Skills 1CJK 0101 Interpersonal Skills 2CJK 0051 CMS Criminal JusticeDefensive TacticsCJK 0040 CMS Criminal Justice FirearmsCJK 0031 CMS First Aidfor Criminal Justice OfficersCJK 0480 Emergency PreparednessCJK 0102 Correctional OperationsCJK 0280 Criminal Justice OfficerPhysical Fitness TrainingCrossover Corrections toCMS Law Enforcement467 Clock HoursCJD 0930 Corrections/Law EnforcementCrossover OrientationCJK 0221 Correctional Crossover toLaw Enforcement Intro and LegalCJK 0222 Correctional Crossover toLaw Enforcement CommunicationsCJK 0223 Correctional Crossover toLaw Enforcement Human IssuesCJK 0061 Patrol 1CJK 0062 Patrol 2CJK 0076 Crime Scene InvestigationsCJK 0071 Criminal InvestigationsCJK 0082 Traffic StopsCJK 0083 DUI Traffic StopsCJK 0086 Traffic Crash InvestigationsCJK 0020 CMS Law EnforcementVehicle OperationsCJK 0422 Dart Firing Stun GunCJK 0212 Crossover Correctional to LawEnforcement CMS High Liability2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY101Supplemental RecertificationReview Courses for StateCertification ExaminationThis course is designed for officers who werepreviously certified in the State of Florida oranother state(s), or the military who wish to becertified in Florida. Students entering this trainingmust meet Florida Criminal Justice Standardsand Training Commission training assessmentrequirements for permission to enroll in thecourse.Required Courses:CJD 0261CJD 0262Law Enforcement OfficerProficiency CourseCorrectional OfficerProficiency CourseContinuing Workforce Education:Advanced and Specialized TrainingNFCC offers Criminal Justice Standards andTraining Commission approved courses forcertified officers on a regular basis. Courses forwhich officers may receive incentive pay as wellas specialized classes requested by agencies areprovided on a non-fee basis for officers employedwithin FDLE Region IV Trust Fund which includesall counties within the college service district.Other Florida employed officers are admitted on aspace available basis. Agency approval is requiredfor entry in these courses.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


102EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES | EMT-BASICEmergency Medical ServicesEMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT-BASIC)11 Credit HoursThis eleven (11) hour college credit program was developed to provide first-phase training in the careerstructure of the emergency medical technician. In order to be employed with an ambulance service in theState of Florida, a student must be trained and certified through the EMS section of the Department ofHealth and Rehabilitative Services. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to applyto take the State Registry Examination for EMT.Enrollment Requirements:Only students who have completed the total application process will be considered for enrollment in theEMT program. Applicants are notified of placement in the program when all admission criteria have beenmet.Required courses include:Course # TitleEMS 1119 Emergency Medical Technician IEMS 1119L Emergency Medical Tech I LabEMS 1411 Emergency Room Clinical PracticumEMS 1421 Rescue Clinical PracticumA completed application includes:1. Completion of NFCC application and payment of the $20 non-refundable application fee.2. Completed CPR course for BLS Health Care Providers. A copy of current card should be attachedto application.3. Completed medical clearance forms.4. Immunization Records.5. Documentation of high school graduation (transcript) or copy of GED. Exceptions to this rule willbe evaluated on a case-by-case basis.6. Documentation of birth date (driver’s license or birth certificate).7. Completion of background check and drug screen.8. PRIOR TO ADMISSION, scores of 10 are required in English, Math and Reading subtests of theTest of Adult Basic Education (TABE). A $10 fee is required to be paid at the Business Office onthe day of testing. Call the NFCC Testing Center (850) 973-9451 to request a testing date.9. Attendance at an orientation session.Students who have satisfactory TABE scores and have successfully completed each course within theEMT program will receive the college credit associated with that course. SPECIAL NOTE: Satisfactorycompletion of the EMT Program does not guarantee the acceptance by the Bureau of EMS to test forlicensure.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES | PARAMEDIC103PARAMEDIC38 Credit HoursThe Paramedic Program at NFCC was developed to fulfill the requirements to practice, under medicaldirection, the art and science of out-of-hospital medicine. The goal of the program is to provide thegraduate with the knowledge, skill and professional attributes associated with an entry-level paramedicposition. Graduates are trained to prevent and reduce mortality and morbiditydue to illness or injury. Successful completion of this course will enable the student to apply to take theState Registry Examination for Paramedics.The certificate program is 11 months in duration and may be articulated into the Associate in Sciencedegree in Emergency Medical Services.Enrollment Requirements:Only completed application forms will be considered for enrollment in the Paramedic coursework.Applicants are notified of placement in the program when all admission criteria have been met.A completed application includes:1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.Completion of the NFCC application and payment of the $20 non-refundable application fee.Completed medical clearance forms.Documentation of high school graduation (transcript) or copy of GED. Exceptions to this rulewill be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.Documentation of birth date (driver’s license or birth certificate).Completion of background check.Achievement of the minimal score requirements of 83 in reading comprehension, 83 insentence structure and 72 in arithmetic on the College Placement Test (CPT). A $10 fee isrequired at the time of testing.Florida licensure as an emergency medical technician (or must be eligible to sit for the statelicensure exam during the first phase of the paramedic course).Attendance at an orientation session.Required courses include:Course # TitleEMS 2603C Paramedic IEMS 2656 Paramedic I ClinicalEMS 2604C Paramedic IIEMS 2657 Paramedic II ClinicalEMS 2605C Paramedic IIIEMS 2658 Paramedic III ClinicalEMS 2659 Paramedic III Field InternshipSPECIAL NOTE: Satisfactory completion of the Paramedic Program does not guarantee the acceptanceby the Bureau of EMS to test for licensure.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


104CONTINUING WORKFORCE EDUCATIONContinuing Workforce EducationContinuing Workforce EducationContinuing Workforce Education is instruction thatdoes not result in a technical certificate, diploma,Associate in Applied Science, or Associate inScience degree.Continuing Workforce Education is for:• Individuals who are required to havetraining for licensure renewal or certificationrenewal by a regulatory or credentialingbody. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)are awarded to individuals for successfulcompletion of certain approved credit courses,programs, classes and activities for nurses,EMT’s and Paramedics, law enforcement andcorrections personnel. One CEU is awarded forevery ten (10) contact hours of participation.The CEU serves as a unit of measure to giverecognition for an individual’s participation inapproved non-credit activities. CEU’s do notconvert to semester credit hours.• New or expanding businesses.• Business, industry and governmental agencieswhose products or services are changing sothat retraining of employees is necessary orwhose employees need training in specificskills to increase efficiency and productivity.• Individuals who are enhancing occupationalskills necessary to maintain currentemployment, to cross-train or to upgradeemployment.Contact the individual department for specificcourse information.Enrollment RequirementsSome courses may have specific admissionrequirements. Such requirements, if any, will beincorporated in the official announcement of thecourse offering.FeesFees will be established by the Administration ofthe College at the time of the course offering.Center for Workforce DevelopmentNFCC’s Center for Workforce Development is forbusinesses, industries, and government agencieswhose services are changing so that retraining ofemployees is needed, or whose employees needtraining in specific skills to increase efficiency andproductivity. Center personnel will work closelywith business or industry representatives todetermine specific needs and desired outcomesand will then design a curriculum to achievethe desired goals. The Center for WorkforceDevelopment can also assist individuals whoare enhancing occupational skills necessary tomaintain current employment, to cross train, or toupgrade employment.Program CoursesExamples of customized training include, but arenot limited to the following:•••••••Supervisor TrainingBusiness EtiquettePresentation SkillsCustomer ServiceCommunication SkillsTime ManagementTeam BuildingEnrollment RequirementsContact the Dean of Workforce, Community, andContinuing Education at (850) 973-9455 or e-mailbrownd@nfcc.edu.Financial AssistanceThere is no financial assistance for Center forWorkforce Development courses.Entrepreneur Development CenterThe Entrepreneur Development Center at NFCCis designed to provide a wide range of assistanceto small businesses in the College service district.Special attention is given to the process ofbusiness start-up and transitional phases for thesuccessful entrepreneurial venture. The Center’sfocus is on entrepreneurship in rural counties andcommunities. For more information on how theCenter can assist entrepreneurs, please contactthe Dean of Workforce Education at (850) 973-9455 or brownd@nfcc.edu.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COMMUNITY EDUCATION105Community EducationCommunity EducationCommunity EducationThe Career Center offers a multitude of classesfor personal enhancement and enrichment thatallow people of all ages and skill levels to continueon a pathway of lifelong learning and personalgrowth. These non-credit/non-certificate classesare of varying length and change from semesterto semester. Fees vary depending on the class.Semester class offerings are listed online at theNFCC website and are advertised via local mediaand brochures and fliers. For a complete listing ofclasses, please refer to the Community Educationcatalog available online at the NFCC website(www.nfcc.edu) or call (850) 973-9481. Thereare no enrollment requirements for communityeducation classes. However, depending on theclass, there may be some age restrictions.Classes include but are not limited to:• Business classes• Computer classes• “DATA” First Time Driver classes• Health classes• Fitness classes• Craft classes• Children’s classes• Hunter Safety classes• Kids in College Summer Camps• Basic “Ticket” improvement classesNFCC is also a Community Training Center offeringAmerican Heart Association CPR courses on an asneededbasis.Most classes are held on the NFCC campus inMadison, Florida. Students must pre-register andpay for all classes at least one week prior to thestart date of each class. Call (850) 973-9481 fordetailsThere is no financial aid available for CommunityEducation classes.Education to Go (ed2go)Online Non-Credit ClassesThis program offers many online non-credit classesfor the general public that are available all yearin 6 week blocks with two lessons per week. Allclasses are instructor facilitated. The variety ofclasses changes from term to term and enrollmentdates are limited. For course descriptions andenrollment procedures, please refer to theCommunity and Education catalog available onlineat the NFCC website www.nfcc.edu or call (850)973-9481.Program Courses• Accounting• Art, History, Psychology, & Literature• Basic Computer Literacy• Business Classes• Certification Prep• Child Care & Parenting• Computer Applications• Computer Trouble Shooting Classes• Computer Programming & DatabaseManagement• Desktop Publishing & Imaging• Digital Photography & Digital Video• Entertainment Industry Careers• Family & Personal Enrichment• Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management• Health Care, Nutrition & Fitness• Internet• Languages• Law and Legal Careers• Math, Philosophy, & Science• Palm Pilot & Pocket PC• Personal & Career2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


106COURSE DESCRIPTIONSCourse DescriptionsFLORIDA’SSTATEWIDE COURSENUMBERING SYSTEMCourses in this catalog areidentified by prefixes andnumbers that were assignedby Florida’s Statewide CourseNumbering System (SCNS).This numbering system is usedby all public postsecondaryinstitutions in Florida and28 participating non-publicinstitutions. The major purposeof this system is to facilitatethe transfer of courses betweenparticipating institutions.Students and administratorscan use the online StatewideCourse Numbering Systemto obtain course descriptionsand specific information aboutcourse transfer betweenparticipating Florida institutions.This information is at the SCNSwebsite at http://scns.fldoe.org.Each participating institutioncontrols the title, credit, andcontent of its own coursesand recommends the firstdigit of the course numberto indicate the level at whichstudents normally take thecourse. Course prefixes andthe last three digits of thecourse numbers are assignedby members of faculty disciplinecommittees appointed forthat purpose by the FloridaDepartment of Educationin Tallahassee. Individualsnominated to serve on thesecommittees are selected tomaintain a representativebalance as to type of institutionand discipline field orspecialization.The course prefix and eachdigit in the course number havea meaning in the StatewideCourse Numbering System(SCNS). The list of courseprefixes and numbers, alongwith their generic titles, isreferred to as the “SCNStaxonomy.” Descriptions of thecontent of courses are referredto as “statewide course profiles.”Example ofCourse Identifier(SEE CHART BELOW)General Rule forCourse EquivalenciesEquivalent courses at differentinstitutions are identified bythe same prefixes and samelast three digits of the coursenumber and are guaranteedto be transferable betweenparticipating institutions thatoffer the course, with a fewexceptions. (Exceptions arelisted below.)For example, a freshmancomposition skills courseis offered by 58 differentpostsecondary institutions.Each institution uses “ENC_101” to identify its freshmancomposition skills course. Thelevel code is the first digit andrepresents the year in whichstudents normally take thecourse at a specific institution.In the SCNS taxonomy, “ENC”means “English Composition,”the century digit “1” represents“Freshman Composition,” thedecade digit “0” represents“Freshman Composition Skills,”and the unit digit “1” represents“Freshman Composition Skills I.”In the sciences and certainother areas, a “C” or “L” afterthe course number is knownas a lab indicator. The “C”represents a combined lectureand laboratory course thatmeets in the same place at thesame time. The “L” representsa laboratory course or thelaboratory part of a course,having the same prefix andcourse number without a labindicator, which meets at adifferent time or place.Transfer of any successfullycompleted course from oneparticipating institution toanother is guaranteed incases where the course to beEXAMPLE OF COURSE IDENTIFIERPrefixLevel Code(first digit)Century Digit(second digit)Decade Digit(third digit)Unit Digit(fourth digit)Lab CodeENC1101EnglishCompositionLower (Freshman)Level at thisinstitutionFreshmanCompositionFreshmanCompositionSkillsFreshmanCompositionSkills INo laboratorycomponent inthis course.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS107transferred is equivalent toone offered by the receivinginstitution. Equivalenciesare established by the sameprefix and last three digitsand comparable facultycredentials at both institutions.For example, ENC 1101is offered at a communitycollege. The same course isoffered at a state universityas ENC 2101. A student whohas successfully completedENC 1101 at the communitycollege is guaranteed to receivetransfer credit for ENC 2101at the state university if thestudent transfers. The studentcannot be required to take ENC2101 again since ENC 1101is equivalent to ENC 2101.Transfer credit must be awardedfor successfully completedequivalent courses and usedby the receiving institutionto determine satisfactionof requirements by transferstudents on the same basis ascredit awarded to the nativestudents. It is the prerogativeof the receiving institution,however, to offer transfercredit for courses successfullycompleted that have not beendesignated as equivalent. NOTE:Credit generated at institutionson the quarter-term systemmay not transfer the equivalentnumber of credits to institutionson semester-term systems. Forexample, 4.0 quarter hoursoften transfers as 2.67 semesterhours.The Course PrefixThe course prefix is a threeletterdesignator for a majordivision of an academicdiscipline, subject matter area,or sub-category of knowledge.The prefix is not intended toidentify the department in whicha course is offered. Rather, thecontent of a course determinesthe assigned prefix to identifythe course.Authority for Acceptanceof Equivalent CoursesSection 1007.24(7), FloridaStatutes, states:Any student who transfersamong postsecondaryinstitutions that are fullyaccredited by a regional ornational accrediting agencyrecognized by the United StatesDepartment of Educationand that participate in thestatewide course numberingsystem shall be awarded creditby the receiving institutionfor courses satisfactorilycompleted by the studentat the previous institutions.Credit shall be awarded if thecourses are judged by theappropriate statewide coursenumbering system facultycommittees representing schooldistricts, public postsecondaryeducational institutions,and participating nonpublicpostsecondary educationalinstitutions to be academicallyequivalent to courses offeredat the receiving institution,including equivalency of facultycredentials, regardless of thepublic or nonpublic controlof the previous institution.The Department of Educationshall ensure that credits tobe accepted by a receivinginstitution are generated incourses for which the facultypossess credentials that arecomparable to those requiredby the accrediting associationof the receiving institution. Theaward of credit may be limitedto courses that are entered inthe statewide course numberingsystem. Credits awardedpursuant to this subsection shallsatisfy institutional requirementson the same basis as creditsawarded to native students.Exceptions to the GeneralRule for EquivalencySince the initial implementationof the SCNS, specific disciplinesor types of courses have beenexcepted from the guarantee oftransfer for equivalent courses.These include varying topicscourses that must be evaluatedindividually, or applied coursesin which the student must beevaluated for mastery of skilland technique. The followingcourses are exceptions tothe general rule for courseequivalencies and may nottransfer. Transferability is atthe discretion of the receivinginstitution.A. Courses not offered by thereceiving institution.B. For courses at nonregionallyaccreditedinstitutions, courses offeredprior to the establishedtransfer date of the coursein question.C. Courses in the _900-999series are not automaticallytransferable, and mustbe evaluated individually.These include suchcourses as Special Topics,Internships, Practica,Study Abroad, Thesis andDissertations.D. College preparatory andvocational preparatorycourses.E. Graduate courses.F. Internships, practica,clinical experiences andstudy abroad courses withnumbers other than thoseranging from 900-999.G. Applied courses in theperforming arts (Art,Dance, Interior Design,Music, and Theatre) andskills courses in CriminalJustice are not guaranteedas transferable.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


108COURSE DESCRIPTIONSCourses at NonRegionally AccreditedInstitutionsThe Statewide CourseNumbering System makesavailable on its home page(http://scns.fldoe.org) areport entitled “Courses atNon regionally AccreditedInstitutions” that contains acomprehensive listing of allnonpublic institution coursesin the SCNS inventory, as wellas each course’s transfer leveland transfer effective date. Thisreport is updated monthly.Questions about the StatewideCourse Numbering Systemand appeals regarding coursecredit transfer decisions shouldbe directed to Dr. Sharon Erle,Dean of Academic Affairs(850/973-1603) in Building#3, the Walter L. BishopAdministration Building, NFCCcampus, Madison, Florida orthe Florida Department ofEducation, Office of Articulation,1401 Turlington Building,Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400. Special reports andtechnical information maybe requested by calling theStatewide Course NumberingSystem office at (850) 245-0427or via the internet at http://scns.fldoe.org.ACCOUNTINGACG 2021.INTRODUCTION TOFINANCIAL ACCOUNTING:Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall) This courseis a comprehensive courseproviding students withthe basic understanding ofunderlying principles, theoriesand concepts guiding therecording and analysis ofbusiness transactions, and thepreparation and interpretationof the principle financialstatements. This course guidesstudents through the completeaccounting cycle for a serviceand merchandising businesses.There is no prerequisite forthis course; however, studentsshould have strong math skillsincluding those in algebra. Itis strongly recommended thatstudents complete CGS 1100Cor have equivalent skills.ACG 2071.INTRODUCTION TOMANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Spring) Designed for nonaccountingmajors, this coursefocuses on how managers usequantitative and qualitativeaccounting information fordecision-making individually andas members of a managementteam. The course employstechnology tools typicallyused by managers, e.g.,spreadsheet software and theinternet. Students will applyand link course knowledgein a comprehensive outsideassignment as a requirementof this course. Prerequisite:ACG 2021. It is stronglyrecommended that studentscomplete CGS 1100C or haveequivalent skills.ACG 2450.MICROCOMPUTERS INACCOUNTING: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall) This courseapplies accounting principlesusing popular accountingsoftware such as Quickbooks,Peachtree, or Great Plainsto prepare and interpretaccounting information. Thiscourse focuses on smallbusiness applications. It isstrongly recommended thatstudents complete CGS 1100Cor have equivalent skills.Prerequisite: ACG 2021.AGRICULTUREAGG 1101.AGRICULTURAL CAREERS:One Credit, One Hour. Thiscourse will cover a broad arrayof careers in agriculture suchas forestry, park management,floriculture, groundsmaintenance and agriculturalsales (equipment & products).ARTART 1300C. BASICDRAWING I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring) Acourse involving work in basicfreehand drawing.ART 1301C. BASICDRAWING II: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring) Acontinuation of ART 1300C.Prerequisite: ART 1300C, orconsent of instructor.ART 1759C.CERAMICS I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring) Acourse involving work in clay.It will provide experience increating hand-built and wheelthrownpottery in addition toslip and glaze techniques inpottery decoration.ART 1751C. CERAMICS II:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring) A continuationof ART 1759C with greateremphasis upon practicalapplication. Prerequisite: ART1759C.ART 1930R. SPECIALTOPICS IN ART: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Specialtopics in art is for students whowish to further explore the fieldof art. Focus is placed on topicalproblems, current issues, oremerging trends. This coursecan be repeated. This course isnot automatically transferable.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS109ART 2201C. BASIC DESIGNI: Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring) A study of formand fundamental designprinciples in two and threedimensionalmedia. Studio workand discussion will aid studentsin understanding cultural basesof design in contemporarysociety, fine arts professionalpractice, and teaching.ART 2202C. BASIC DESIGNII: Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring) A continuation ofART 2201C, with emphasis uponapplication. Prerequisite: ART2201C.ART 2500C. PAINTINGCOMPOSITION I: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring) A studio course intwo dimensional art, whichwill include basic paintingtechniques and fundamentals.This basic course is a catalystcourse for professional levels inart media achievement.ART 2501C. PAINTINGCOMPOSITION II: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring) The student may selecta painting medium for a studyin depth. A continuation ofART 2500C. Prerequisite: ART2500C.ASTRONOMYAST 1002. INTRODUCTIONTO ASTRONOMY: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Spring)A general introduction tothe concepts of moderndayastronomy includingclassic descriptive astronomy,geocentric to heliocentricmodels of the universe, lightand electromagnetic spectra,optical telescopes, solar systemand comparative planetology,formation and evolution of thesun and stars, Milky Way galaxy,cosmology and the expansion ofthe universe, and extraterrestriallife. Co-requisite: AST 1002L orinstructor approval.AST 1002L. INTRODUCTIONTO ASTRONOMY LAB:One Credit, Two Hours.(Spring) This course, whichconsists of outdoor and indoorlabs, provides a hands-onintroduction to astronomy asan observational science. Corequisite:AST 1002 or instructorapproval.All Science courses requirean additional lab fee.BIOLOGYThe Biology Department offersa diverse selection of classes.Students must understandwhich classes will meet therequirements for his/herintended major. Therefore,academic advisement issuggested prior to choosingappropriate courses.BSC 1005C. INTRODUCTIONTO BIOLOGY: Four Credits,Four Hours - Combined Lectureand Laboratory. (Fall, Spring,Summer) An Overview ofBiology for non-science majors.Topics include basic chemistry,cell structure and function, basicmetabolism, genetics, evolutionof biological diversity, andecology. This course cannot besubstituted for BSC 1010C.BSC 1010C. PRINCIPLES OFBIOLOGY I: Four Credits, FourHours - Lecture and Laboratory.(Fall, Spring, Summer) Anexploration of the fundamentalprinciples of living organisms,and a guide to building a basicunderstanding of morphologicaland physiological principlesof living organisms. Specialemphasis is placed on cellularand molecular biology of thecell.BSC 1011C. PRINCIPLESOF BIOLOGY II: Four Credits,Four Hours - Lecture andLaboratory. (Spring) This courseis a continuation of BSC 1010C.This course reinforces the mainprinciples of biology throughan emphasis on biodiversity.Prokaryotes, protists, fungi,plants and animals arestudied within a frameworkof understanding evolution,structure and function, andecology. Prerequisite: BSC1010C with a minimum gradeof C.BSC 1050. MAN ANDENVIRONMENT I: ThreeCredits, Three Hours - Lecture.(Fall, Spring) Topics coveredinclude pollution (air, water,pesticide, chemical dumps),overpopulation, ozonedestruction, global warming,habitat destruction, loss ofrain forests, and endangeredspecies. The biological impactas well as proposed solutionswill be addressed. This courseincludes examples of appliedscience in the world today.Students who plan to pursue adegree in environmental scienceshould consider BSC 1050 forGeneral Education sciencecredit.BSC 2084C.ESSENTIALS OF ANATOMYAND PHYSIOLOGY: FourCredits, Four Hours - Lectureand Laboratory. This course willbuild a foundation of essentialknowledge and understandingof the human body in anatomyand physiology. This includesproviding a framework fordiscussion, interpreting, andapplying relevant medicalproblems in conjunction withthe presentation of normalanatomy and physiology.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


110COURSE DESCRIPTIONSBSC 2085C.HUMAN ANATOMY ANDPHYSIOLOGY I: FourCredits, Four Hours - Lectureand Laboratory. (Fall, Spring,Summer) An exploration ofthe structure and function ofmolecules, cells, tissues andorgans comprising the humanbody will be emphasized.Prerequisite: BSC 1010C with aminimum grade of C.BSC 2086C.HUMAN ANATOMY ANDPHYSIOLOGY II: FourCredits, Four Hours - Lectureand Laboratory. (Fall, Spring,Summer) A continuation ofBSC 2085C. The structure andfunction of the major organsystems of the human body willbe described and demonstratedwith labs. Topics include: thecardiovascular system, theimmune system, the respiratorysystem, the digestive system,the urinary system, and fluidand electrolyte balance.Prerequisite: BSC 2085C with aminimum grade of C.All Science courses requirean additional lab fee.BOTANYBOT 2010C. GENERALBOTANY. Four Credits,Four Hours - Lecture andLaboratory including field trips.(Spring) Introduction to plantclassification, structure, functionand ecology, including medicinaland poisonous plants of NorthFlorida.All science courses requirean additional lab fee.BUSINESSBUL 2241.LEGAL ENVIRONMENTOF BUSINESS: Three Credits,Three Hours. This course isdesigned to instruct studentson the legalities of conductingbusiness, including: therelationship of constitutionallaw to business; the ethicaland social responsibility of abusiness; dispute resolutionprocedures; impact on businessoperations; and laws pertainingto employees.FIN 1100. PERSONALFINANCE: Three Credits, ThreeHours. Upon completion ofthis course students will havea complete understanding ofdifferent facets of personalfinance. Students will learnhow to develop a personalfinancial plan, manage assets,gain an understanding of howcredit works, plan for insuranceneeds, including life, health andproperty, manage investmentsand plan for retirement.FIN 2000. PRINCIPLES OFFINANCE: Three Credits, ThreeHours. To familiarize studentswith the principles of financialmanagement that guidedecision making, introducefinancial markets in which fundsare traded, and the institutionsthat participate in the flow offunds. Prerequisite: ACG 2021.It is strongly recommended thatstudents complete CGS 1100Cor have equivalent skills.GEB 1011. INTRODUCTIONTO BUSINESS: Three Credits,Three Hours. This course isdesigned to give studentsa broad understanding ofbusiness, and the effects ofglobal and domestic economicfactors and market factors onbusiness. Students will alsogain knowledge on businessformation, accounting andhuman resources in business,business communications, andmarketing.MAN 2021. PRINCIPLES OFMANAGEMENT: Three Credits,Three Hours. This course isdesigned to give studentsan in-depth understandingof management principlesand techniques, includingorganizational planning,leadership, organizing, andcontrolling. Students will gainknowledge of how to applytheories and concepts learnedto real-life situation through thevarious assignments.MAR 2011. PRINCIPLESOF MARKETING: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Thiscourse is designed to acquaintthe student with the changingmarketing environment.The course will provide anintroduction to the basicmarketing concepts includingthe management approachto functions and institutionsincluding analysis of demand,product planning, marketsegmentation, distribution,retailing, wholesaling,advertising, sales promotion,pricing and market research.The course work will developthe role marketing playsin society, as well as inthe business firm. As anintroductory course, studentswill be exposed to the “languageof marketing” which includesterminology and basic concepts.OST 2335. BUSINESSCOMMUNICATION: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Thiscourse is designed to developstudents’ ability to effectivelycommunicate in the businessarena. Upon completion ofthis course, students willbecome effective businesscommunicators, developingskills in: interpersonal andgroup communication;2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS111electronic communication;message preparation; preparingand presenting reports andpresentations; and resumepreparation and developingproper interview skills.Prerequisite: CGS 1100C.SBM 2000. SMALLBUSINESS MANAGEMENT:Three Credits, Three Hours. Inthis course students will learnhow to successfully establishand maintain a small business,including organization, planningand management. Studentswill also gain knowledge of thedifferent types of businesses.CHEMISTRYCHM 1033C. INORGANIC,ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICALCHEMISTRY: Four Credits,Four Hours - Lecture and Lab.(Fall, Spring) This course isdesigned to serve the needs fornursing and allied-health relatedmajors; and is a preparatory/remedial course for studentswho will need to take higherlevel chemistry courses.Topics covered includescientific method; matter andenergy; measurement unitsand conversions; structure ofelements, atoms, compoundsand the periodic table; moleconcept; chemical reactionsand equations; functionalclasses and reactions in organicchemistry; biological compoundsstructures, properties,biogenesis, metabolism andtheir roles in life. Prerequisite orco-requisite: a grade of “C” orbetter in MAT 1033 or suitableplacement test score.CHM 1045. GENERALCHEMISTRY I: Three Credits,Three Hour - Lecture. (Fall) Anintroduction to chemical scienceprimarily designed for studentsmajoring in science, engineeringand allied fields. Major topicsinclude matter and energy;chemical formulas; equations;and stoichiometry; quantummechanical model of atomicstructure and the periodic tableof elements; chemical bonding;periodic properties and chemicalclassifications. Prerequisite:High school chemistry and/or agrade of “C” or better in CHM1033C.CHM 1045L. GENERALCHEMISTRY LAB: OneCredit, One Three HourSession Per Week. (Fall)Laboratory exerciseswhich stress spectroscopy,gravimetric analysis, titrations,standardizations, filtrations,chemical reactions and theapplication of the scientificmethod. Prerequisite or corequisite:CHM 1045.CHM 1046. GENERALCHEMISTRY II: Three Credits,Three Hour - Lecture. (Spring)Sequel course to CHM 1045which includes the followingtopics: chemical bonding andmolecular structure; gaseous,liquid, and solid states of matterand the kinetic-moleculartheory; solutions of acids,bases, and salts; chemicalequilibrium, thermodynamics,electrochemistry, and anintroduction to qualitativeanalysis. Prerequisite: A gradeof “C” or better in CHM 1045and co-requisite CHM 1046L.CHM 1046L. GENERALCHEMISTRY II LAB: OneCredit, One Three HourSession Per Week. (Spring)Laboratory exercises whichstress isomerism, chemicalsysthesis, freezing pointdepression, chemical kinetics,equilibrium, acid-basechemistry, electrochemistry andthe application of the scientificmethod. Prerequisite or corequisite:CHM 1046 and CHM1045L with a grade of “C” orbetter.CHM 2210. ORGANICCHEMISTRY I: Three Credits,Three Hours - Lecture. (Fall)A study of the compoundsof carbon, their properties,preparation, and reactions ofalkanes, alkenes, alkynes. Acourse designed for studentsmajoring in medicine, chemistry,chemical engineering, and alliedfields. Prerequisite: A grade of“C” or better in CHM 1045 and1046.CHM 2210L. ORGANICCHEMISTRY I LAB: OneCredit, One Three Hour SessionPer Week. (Fall) Experimentaltopics on separation,purification, chemical andinstrumental methods oforganic chemical analysis asare normally carried out in thesynthesis of organic compoundsand their derivatives. Functionalgroup qualitative analysesusing NMR, FTIR, and UV-VIS spectroscopy is included.Prerequisite or co-requisite:CHM 2210.CHM 2211. ORGANICCHEMISTRY II: Three Credits,Three Hour - Lecture. (Spring) Acontinuation of CHM 2210 whichcovers aromatic compounds,spectroscopy, organometalliccompounds, alcohols, ethers,aldehydes, ketones, enols,esters, amines, carbohydrates,lipids, and proteins.Prerequisite: A grade of “C” orbetter in CHM 2210.CHM 2211L. ORGANICCHEMISTRY II LAB: OneCredit, One Three Hour Sessionper Week. (Spring) Continuationof CHM 2210L with a focus onmulti-step syntheses reactionsencompassing oxidations,aromatic substitution and2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


112COURSE DESCRIPTIONSeliminations, aldehydes andketones, acids, esters, amines,SN1 and SN2. Prerequisite: CHM2210 and CHM 2210L and corequisiteof 2211.All science courses requireand additional lab fee.EARLY CHILDHOODEDUCATIONCHD 2220. CHILD GROWTHAND DEVELOPMENT:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Spring, Summer) The courseprovides an overview ofphysical, social-emotional,language and communication,and cognitive growth anddevelopment of childrenprenatal until age eight. Topicsinclude theories of growth anddevelopment, environmentalinfluences, family and culture.EDG 1940. FIELDEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Three Hours. This courseprovides field placement ineducational settings that reflectsstudent’s career goals and areaof specialization. Students areguided by NFCC instructorsand professional mentors tocreate, reflect upon, and refinea set of goals and principlesthat will guide them into theireducational career.EEC 1310. EFFECTIVECLASSROOM MANAGEMENT:GUIDANCE ANDDISCIPLINE: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall) Thiscourse is designed to helpearly childhood educationeducators in establishingpositive classroom environmentsand programs. The courseemphasizes guidance anddiscipline techniques to create apositive learning environment,setting limits, appropriatebehaviors. This course alsoexamines the role of familiesin creating an effective earlychildhood program, includingcommunication techniques.EEC 1407. PHYSICAL,SOCIAL, AND EMOTIONALHEALTH FOR YOUNGCHILDREN: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Spring) Thismethods class explores thephysical, social, and emotionalhealth for children birththrough age eight. Topicsinclude fine and gross motordevelopment, pro-social skills,self-concept, self-control, selfesteem,play, relationships,temperament, physical wellbeing,mental health, andenvironmental influences.The course also includesassessment of development, aswell as designing appropriateaccommodations to meet theneeds of all children enrolled inthe early childhood program.Prerequisite: CHD2220.EEC 1601. OBSERVING ANDRECORDING: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring)This class studies a variety oftools used for observing andrecording children’s behaviorin an objective, anti-biasmanner. Students will learnbest practices for conductingobservations, techniques forsharing results, strategies foranalyzing results to developand implement educationalplans, and suggestions for howto work with professionals toprovide the best services forchildren birth through ageeight. Course includes anexamination of both formal andinformal screening instruments.Prerequisite: CHD2220.EEC 2011. EARLYCHILDHOOD EDUCATORPROFESSIONALISM: TwoCredits, Two Hours. (Fall,Spring) The course introducesthe early child professional tothe importance of professionaldevelopment for themselvesand the families they serve.The course emphasizes thechild-family-teacher relationshipto provide the best learningenvironment for children,incorporating techniques forworking with families, andidentifying community resourcesavailable for assistance.EEC 2218. LANGUAGEAND LITERACY FORYOUNG CHILDREN: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall)This methods class includestechniques for promotinglanguage and literacydevelopment of childrenbirth through age eight byincorporating the principles ofchild growth and development.Topics include phonemicawareness, fluency, vocabulary,comprehension, reading/writingprocess, language acquisition,environmental print, storytelling,and children’s literature.The course also includesassessment of development, aswell as designing appropriateaccommodations to meet theneeds of all children enrolled inthe early childhood program.Prerequisite: CHD2220.EEC 2226. MATH, SCIENCE,AND TECHNOLOGY FORYOUNG CHILDREN: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Spring)This methods class providesstudents with the knowledgeof developmentally appropriatescience and math conceptsfor children birth throughage eight and techniques forincorporating them throughoutthe curriculum. Topics includeone-to-one correspondence,number concept, sorting,patterns, measuring, estimating,scientific process, observing,predicting, problem-solving,and appropriate use oftechnology in the classroom.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS113The course also includesassessment of development, aswell as designing appropriateaccommodations to meet theneeds of all children enrolled inthe early childhood program.Prerequisite: CHD2220.EEC 2240. SOCIAL STUDIESAND CREATIVE EXPRESSIONFOR YOUNG CHILDREN:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Spring) This methods classprovides students with theknowledge of developmentallyappropriate social studies andcreative expression conceptsfor children birth throughage eight and techniques forincorporating them throughoutthe curriculum. Topics includeculture, time, people, places,individual and global identify,sense of community, dramaticplay, music, art, and creativemovement. The coursealso includes assessmentof development, as wellas designing appropriateaccommodations to meet theneeds of all children enrolled inthe early childhood program.Prerequisite: CHD2220.EEC 2521. CHILD CAREMANAGEMENT: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring) Thecourse provides an overviewof the core competenciesrequired of current andpotential child care programdirectors managing earlychildhood programs. Topicsinclude budgeting, legal issues,personnel, working with familiesand community partners, foodservice, health issues, andprogram safety management.This course fulfills the Overviewof Child Care Managementcourse requirement for theFlorida Department of Childrenand Families Child Care DirectorCredential.EEC 2734. HEALTH, SAFETY,AND NUTRITION: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Spring)This course provides anoverview of health, safety, andnutrition issues related to earlychildhood programs. Studentswill learn how to implementpolicies and procedures toensure safe and healthylearning environments areavailable for children. Topicsinclude proper emergencypreparedness procedures,recognition and preventionof childhood diseases, childabuse and neglect, and USDArecommendations for foodservice and management.EEX 1010. INTRO TOEXCEPTIONAL CHILDEDUCATION: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring)This course is designed toprovide an orientation toexceptional child education.Emphasis will be placed onappropriate needs, placement,and resources for exceptionalchildren with a focus ondesigning programs that enableall children to become activeparticipants in the learningprocess.HEV 0101.CHILD CARE TEACHERAIDE: This course allows astudent to become well versedin the child care industry. Thecourse provides an overviewof early childhood careeroptions and responsibilities.The course providesinstruction in professionalism;knowledge of communityneeds and resources;interpersonal relationshipsskills; roles of the child carecenter staff; observationand recording methods;leadership and organizationalskills; intercommunicationwith families; and positivecommunication techniques.This course includes superviseddirect field experience, whichenables the student to put intopractice the concepts learnedin the classroom. Special feesapply. Prerequisite: HEV 0117.HEV 0117. CHILD CAREWORKER: This coursecovers the competencies forthe Department of Childrenand Families and generalcompetencies for initialemployment. Students willacquire competency in staterules and regulations thatgovern child care; child abuseand neglect; establishingand maintaining a safe,healthy learning environment;food service and nutrition;principles of child development,both typical and atypical;developmentally appropriatepractices for programsserving children from birth toage twelve; communicationskills relating to child care;observation and recordingmethods; and appropriatemethods of guidance. Specialfees apply.HEV 0156. PRESCHOOLTEACHER: This course willsupport the acquisition ofknowledge and skills necessaryto implement a supportive,developmentally appropriate,safe, family focus group careenvironment for children birthto age three. Included will beinstruction in health, safety andnutrition of infants and toddlers;theories of child development;basic curriculum development;sensory integration and physicaldevelopment activities of infantsand toddlers; developmentallyappropriate physical activitiesfor preschool children. Thiscourse includes superviseddirect field experience, whichenables the student to put intopractice the concepts learnedin the classroom. Special feesapply. Prerequisite: HEV 0101.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


114COURSE DESCRIPTIONSHEV 0160. CHILD CAREPROGRAM DIRECTOR: TheChild Care Center DirectorProgram focuses on broad,transferable skills for theprogram directors/managersin the Early Childhoodindustry. Topics include:Reflective ManagementPractices; Organizational,Fiscal, Personnel, and FacilitiesManagement; Managing Healthand Safety Issues as well asFood Service; EducationalProgramming and FamilySupport; Marketing and PublicRelations; Assessment andEvaluation; Leadership andAdvocacy. This class meetsthe Overview of Child CareManagement requirement forthe Florida Department ofChildren and Families (DCF)Director Credential, which isrequired for directors of licensedchild care facilities in Florida.HEV 0162. CHILD CAREDEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST:This course will enablethe student to acquire theprofessional development andleadership skills necessary toeffectively motivate children andto interact professionally withchildren, parents, and staff;demonstrate activities that areanti-bias, nonviolent and froma multicultural perspective;demonstrate the ability toprovide for inclusion of specialneeds children; demonstratementoring skills for teambuilding and collaboration;demonstrate currency in trendsand issues in early childhoodeducation. This courseincludes supervised direct fieldexperience, which enables thestudent to put into practicethe concepts learned in theclassroom. Special fees apply.Prerequisite: HEV 0156. Specialfees apply.COLLEGE PREPARATORYENC 0001C.FUNDAMENTALS OFACADEMIC READINGAND WRITING: CollegePreparatory. Zero Credit, FourHours. (Fall, Spring) This courseintroduces essential readingand writing skills necessary forimproved comprehension andcommunication. It is designedto assist students in buildingreading and comprehensionskills and to build proficiencyin language usage. Instructionand practice will be providedin such reading skills asdictionary use, vocabulary incontext, main ideas, inferences,supporting details, andpatterns of organization aswell as mechanical correctnessin language usage and thedevelopment of a central ideain the paragraph. This coursemust be completed with a gradeof C or higher. Prerequisite: Theappropriate score on a postsecondary education readinesstest; scores designated byNFCC. THIS COURSE DOES NOTSATISFY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.ENC 0020C.BASIC WRITING SKILLSII: College Preparatory. ZeroCredit, Four Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) This course isdesigned to improve upon thelanguage usage and mechanicalskills learned in Fundamentalsof Academic Reading andWriting, with emphasis placedon the construction of wellwrittensentences, paragraphs,and essays. Successfulcompletion of this courserequires students to pass thegrammar and writing portionsof the Florida College BasicSkills Exit Test. Prerequisite: Agrade of “C” or better in ENC0001C or the appropriate scoreon a post secondary educationreadiness test designated byNFCC. THIS COURSE DOES NOTSATISFY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.MAT 0002C.BASIC MATHEMATICS:College Preparatory. ZeroCredit, Four Hours. (Fall,Spring) This course is designedfor students who need toimprove basic arithmetic skillsnecessary for success in MAT0024C, Introductory Algebra. Itprovides instruction and practicein computation involvingwhole numbers, fractions,decimals, ratio and proportion,operations with integers andpercent. This course must becompleted with a grade of “C”or higher. Prerequisite: Theappropriate score on a postsecondary education readinesstest designated by NFCC.THIS COURSE DOES NOTSATISFY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.MAT 0024C.INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA:College Preparatory. ZeroCredit, Four Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) This courseis designed to assist studentsin developing skills for collegelevelmathematics work. Itprovides instruction and practicein language and operationson sets; operations on signednumbers; simple linearequations and inequalities inone variable; operations onpolynomials, including beginningtechniques of factoring;integer exponents; a briefintroduction to radicals; rationalexpressions; introduction tographing; and applications.Successful completion of thiscourse requires students topass the math portion of theFlorida College Basic Skills ExitTest. You may need accessto an online learning site,which is free with a new text,2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS115or access may be purchasedonline. Prerequisite: A gradeof “C” or better in MAT 0002Cor the appropriate score ona post secondary educationreadiness test designated byNFCC. THIS COURSE DOES NOTSATISFY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.REA 0002C.BASIC READING SKILLSII: College Preparatory, ZeroCredit, Four Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) Course assistsstudents in improving readingand higher order comprehensionskills. Students will practiceessential skills such as findthe main idea, identifyingsupporting details, detectinginference, improving overallcomprehension understandingpurposes for writing, identifyingan audience and practicein vocabulary. Students willbe engaged in higher orderthinking and comprehending.Those passing the State exitexam with a 70% or higherwill be eligible for ENC 1101.Prerequisites: Score of 46-82or higher on CPT Test or apassing grade in REA 0001C.THIS COURSE DOES NOTSATISFY GENERAL EDUCATIONREQUIREMENTS.COMPUTER SCIENCE/NETWORKINGCET 1171C. IT ESSENTIALS:Three Credits, Four Hours. (Falland Spring) Upon completionof this course the student willhave a basic understanding ofthe function and operation ofthe major interior computercomponents and peripheraldevices used with or connectedto personal computer systems.CET 1600C.CISCO NETWORKINGFUNDAMENTALS: (CiscoNetworking Academy) ThreeCredits, Four Hours. (Fall) Thiscourse is designed to prepare astudent to apply and understandthe basics of networkinghardware. The course coversthe OSI Model and industrystandards; network topologies;IP addressing, including subnetmasks; and basic networkdesign. This is the first of afour-part series designed toprepare students for the CiscoCertified Networking AssociateExam.CET 1610C. CISCONETWORKING ACADEMY- ROUTER TECHNOLOGY:Three Credits, Four Hours.(Fall) This course is designedto prepare a student to applyand understand the basics ofnetworking hardware. Thecourse covers the beginningrouter configurations; routedand routing protocols; and anintroduction to LAN switching.This is the second of a fourpartseries designed to preparestudents for the Cisco CertifiedNetworking Associate Exam.Prerequisite: CET 1600C.CET 2615C. CISCONETWORKING ACADEMY- ADVANCED ROUTERTECHNOLOGY: Three Credits,Four hours. (Spring) Thiscourse is designed to prepare astudent to apply and understandthe advanced principles andapplications of networkinghardware. The coursecovers the advanced routerconfigurations; LAN switching;network management; andadvanced network design. Thisis the third of a four-part seriesdesigned to prepare students forthe Cisco Certified NetworkingAssociate Exam. Prerequisite:CET 1610C.CET 2620C. CISCO WIDEAREA NETWORK ROUTING:Three Credits, Four Hours.(Spring) This course is designedto prepare a student to applyand understand the advancedprinciples, applications, andimplementation of networkinghardware. The course coversthe advanced network designprojects and advanced networkmanagement projects. Thisis the fourth of a four-partseries designed to preparestudents for the Cisco CertifiedNetworking Associate designExam. Prerequisite: CET 2615C.CGS 1030C. BEGINNINGCOMPUTERS: One Credit,One Hour. (Fall and Spring)This course is designed for theabsolute beginning computeruser who may have no previouscomputer experience up tothe computer user who has noexperience with using personalcomputers as a college levelstudent. In addition to learningthe basics of how computersoperate, students will gainexperience with using anoperating system, using e-mailfor communication, using anonline course managementsystem, and effectively usingthe internet for research andorganization of their studies.CGS 1100C. COMPUTERAPPLICATIONS I: Threecredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring and Summer) Thiscourse is designed to familiarizestudents with microcomputers,using some of the morepopular commercially availablesoftware packages, includingan introduction to an operatingsystem and/or user interface.Emphasis is on practicalexercises using word processing,spreadsheets, presentations,and databases.CGS 1520. MULTIMEDIAPROGRAMMING: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Thiscourse will provide students2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


116COURSE DESCRIPTIONSwith the skills needed toproduce useful and dynamicclassroom presentations andeducational courseware. Anextensive hands-on approachusing an authoring language,presentation software, andmultimedia (use of text, sound,still images, animation, andvideo) will enable students todevelop effective multimediapresentations and courseware.Prerequisite: CGS 1100C orconsent of instructor.CGS 1930C. COMPUTERSCIENCE SPECIAL TOPICS:One Credit, One Hour. Coursescentering around topics ofcurrent interest or of specialinterest to students orinstructors. Topics or focusmay vary from semester tosemester. Levels may varywithin an institution. Thiscourse is repeatable, but notautomatically transferable.Prerequisite: CGS 1100C orinstructor consent.CGS 2571C. COMPUTERAPPLICATIONS II: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) This courseis designed to teach studentsadvanced techniques usingsome of the more popularcommercially availableproductivity softwares,emphasizing advanced featuresthrough exercises using wordprocessors, spreadsheets,presentations and databases.Prerequisite: CGS 1100CComputer Applications I.CIS 2252. COMPUTERETHICS: Three Credits, ThreeHours. The course examinestheory and practice of computerand information ethics -particularly to study the basisfor ethical decision-making andthe methodology for reachingethical decisions concerningcomputing and informationaltechnology matters.Prerequisite: CGS 1100C.CTS 1300C. WINDOWSXP NETWORKING ANDOS ESSENTIALS: ThreeCredits, Four Hours. (Fall) Thiscourse introduces students toMicrosoft Windows XP and tothe networking technologiesit supports. Prerequisite: CGS1100C.All computer coursesrequire an additional labfee.PUBLIC SAFETY(CRIMINAL JUSTICE)CCJ 1020. INTRODUCTIONTO CRIMINAL JUSTICE:Three Credits, Three Hours.(On Demand) This course isdesigned as an introductionto the criminal justicesystem, exploring the history,development and changingphilosophies of our system. Theroles of law enforcement, thecourts and correctional agencieswill be explained and analyzedin terms of their proceduresand the issues that arise in theexecution of these procedures.The interrelationship of thevarious parts of the system willalso be emphasized.CCJ 2010.NATURE OF CRIME: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) This course adoptsa series of vantage points toassess the nature, meaningand extent of crime in society.The areas covered include themeasurement of crime, mediaand fictional representations ofcrime, social histories of crimeand punishment, crime in theinner cities, crime in the home,corporate crimes and crimes ofthe state.CCJ 2022. CONCEPTS ANDISSUES IN CRIMINALJUSTICE: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (On Demand) Thiscourse is designed as a criticalreview of the criminal justicesystem and its processes,policies and practices. Thesystem’s strengths andweaknesses will be examinedand current trends and issueswill be discussed.CJC 2350. CORRECTIONALFACILITY ORGANIZATION/OPERATIONS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) Basic instruction inthe operational functions thatare utilized in local, countyand state jail and correctionalfacilities. The state andfederal rules that guide theseprocedures will be reviewed.The course will focus onthe preliminary knowledge,skills and techniques of linecorrectional officers.CCJ 2053. CRIMINALJUSTICE ETHICS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) This course providesa survey of morality, ethics andhuman behavior. It includesa review of various ethicalsystems, the recognitionof moral issues and thedevelopment of moral andethical imagination andbehavior. Various ethicaldilemmas will be presented.Focus will be placed on theethical issues and problemsgenerally encountered bycriminal justice professionals.CJE 1301. POLICE PATROLOPERATIONS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) This course is acomprehensive presentationof what police do and howthey do it. Emphasis will beplaced on critical thinking,problem solving and community2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS117involvement. The latest researchon patrol techniques, culturaldiversity and changes in policeadministration will be explored.The course is geared towardcareers in law enforcement.CJE 2300.POLICE ADMINISTRATIONAND OPERATIONS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours (OnDemand) This course isdesigned as an introductionto police organization andmanagement, viewing the localpolice as a political entity withinthe larger scope of the citythe agency serves. Examinedduring the course will be variousorganizational structures andmanagement theories, with anemphasis on proactive ratherthan reactive management.CJL 1100. CRIMINAL LAW:Three Credits, Three Hours.(On Demand) This coursewill explore the history anddevelopment of substantivecriminal law and the concept ofcriminal liability. The elementsof criminal law in crimes againstpersons, property and societywill be discussed. Governmentsanctions of individual conductas formulated by legislatureswill be examined as well ascurrent case law handed downthrough court decisions.CJL 2062.CONSTITUTIONAL LAW:Three Credits, Three Hours.(On Demand) This coursewill analyze the provisions ofthe Constitution to includetheir development throughcourt interpretations and theirapplication to criminal justiceand law enforcement. Thecourse will focus primarily onthose amendments that aremost relevant to criminal justice,along with a general overview ofthe Constitution.CJL 2500.AMERICA’S COURTS ANDTHE CRIMINAL JUSTICESYSTEM: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (On Demand) The courseis designed as an in-depth lookat America’s court system, andthe adjudication process. Thehistory, structure and role ofboth state and federal courtsystems will be discussed aswell as the roles and influencesof all court participants. Thedynamic process of applying theabstract rules of law to concretecase situations will be exploredby analyzing decisions made ateach step of the adjudicationprocess, emphasizing theeffect of these decisions onthe criminal justice system ingeneral and on the public’s viewof justice.CJE 1600. CRIMINALINVESTIGATIONS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) Elements of criminalinvestigations will be taught.This includes crime sceneprocedures, evidence collectionand processing, crimes againstpersons and property, and druginvestigations.CJE 1949.COOPERATIVE WORKEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) The student will beexposed to practical experienceswhich are documented andevaluated by the agency.Students must be employeda minimum of one year to beeligible for this credit. Will counttoward an A.A.S. Degree only.CJE 2900.DIRECTED INDIVIDUALSTUDY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) Provides Associate inScience Degree candidates anopportunity to study a variety ofCriminal Justice subjects underthe supervision of a facultymember. This course may berepeated for a maximum ofsix semester hours. Will counttoward an A.A.S. Degree only.CJE 2949. ADVANCEDCOOPERATIVE WORKEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) The student will beexposed to practical applicationof advanced Criminal Justicetechnology through continuedwork experience with FloridaCriminal Justice agenciesbeyond the normal probationarystatus. The work experienceis to be documented andevaluated by the agency. Willcount toward an A.A.S. Degreeonly.PUBLIC SAFETY(BASIC RECRUIT)CJK 0101.INTERPERSONAL SKILLS II:(On Demand) Required trainingfor Basic Recruit CorrectionsOfficers. The interpersonalskills needed by officers tounderstand the incarceratedsociety are explored, withemphasis upon sexual assaultidentification and prevention,prohibition of sexual misconductby employees of incarcerationfacilities, and provisions forpenalties and termination ofemployment under certaincircumstances. Objectives areaddressed as specified by theCriminal Justice Standards andTraining Commission.CJK 0102.CORRECTIONALOPERATIONS: (On Demand)The operations of correctionalfacilities are studied—includingthe intake of new inmates,all aspects of their daily care,institutional procedures, andtechniques utilized by officers toperform daily tasks. Objectives2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


118COURSE DESCRIPTIONSare addressed as specified bythe Criminal Justice Standardsand Training Commission.CJK 0270. CRIMINALJUSTICE, LEGAL I FORCORRECTIONS: (On Demand)This course provides anintroductory overview of thecriminal justice system and ahistory of law. The foundationand basic components of laware studied with specific focusupon officer application. Courtprocedures and testimonyare examined. Objectives areaddressed as specified by theCriminal Justice Standards andTraining Commission.CJK 0100. CRIMINALJUSTICE INTERPERSONALSKILLS I: Required trainingfor Basic Recruit CorrectionsOfficers. Competency areasinclude the application ofdefensive tactics and Floridastatutes, verbal and nonverbalcommunication, conflictand crisis management,diversity and ethics, firstresponder methods, humanrelations, interpersonal skills,investigations, note-taking,officer safety, planning, problemsolving and professionalism,report writing, stressmanagement and workingwith community resources.Objectives are addressedas specified by the CriminalJustice Standards and TrainingCommission.CJD 0930.LAW ENFORCEMENT/CORRECTIONSORIENTATION: Anintroduction to policies andprocedures of the Public SafetyAcademy. Provides informationrelative to FDLE certificationrequirements and Academyrules and regulations.CJK 0011.CMS HUMAN ISSUES:(On Demand). This courseis available only to studentswho are accepted into theLaw Enforcement Certificateprogram. Course includesModule 1, Units 7 through 12of the CJST Applied Basic LawEnforcement course whichincludes: physical disabilities,human diversity, mentalretardation, mental illness,alcohol and substance abuse.CJK 0017. CMSCOMMUNICATIONS: (OnDemand) This course isavailable only to studentsaccepted into the Basic LawEnforcement Certificateprogram. Course includesModule 1, Units 13 – 21 ofthe CJST Applied Basic LawEnforcement course whichincludes: criminal street gangs,responding to the elderly,note taking, report writing,interviewing, taking statements,use of telecommunications,officer safety and survival skills,and crisis intervention.CJK 0020C.LAW ENFORCEMENTVEHICLE OPERATIONS:(On Demand) This course isavailable only to students whoare accepted into the BasicLaw Enforcement Certificateprogram. Course includes:Module 2 of CJST curriculum.High liability course involvingdefensive driving lectures andpractical driving on a drivingrange.CJK 0031.CMS FIRST AID FORCRIMINAL JUSTICEOFFICERS: (On Demand)This course is available onlyto students who are acceptedinto the Basic Law EnforcementCertificate Program. Courseincludes: Module 3 of CJSTcurriculum. High liability courseinvolving First Respondertraining with both lecture andapplied training.CJK 0040.CMS CRIMINAL JUSTICEFIREARMS: (On Demand)This course is available onlyto students who are acceptedinto the Basic Law EnforcementCertificate program. Module4 of CJST curriculum. Highliability course involving firearmstraining with both lecture andapplied learning.CJK 0061. PATROL I:(On Demand) This course isavailable only to students whoare accepted into the BasicLaw Enforcement Certificateprogram. Course includes:Module 6 CJST curriculum.Course involves patroltechniques.CJK 0062 PATROL II: (OnDemand) This course providesan overview of Law Enforcementtechniques and tactics focusingon ICS training, crowd controlsituations, and bombs andexplosives.CJK 0071.CMS INVESTIGATIONS:(On Demand) This course isavailable only to students whoare accepted into the BasicLaw Enforcement CertificateProgram. Course includes:Module 7 of CJST curriculum.Course involves investigativetechniques.CJK 0075.CMS INVESTIGATINGOFFENSES: (On Demand)This course is available onlyto students who are acceptedinto the Basic Law EnforcementCertificate program. Courseincludes: Module 8 of CJSTcurriculum. Course involvinginvestigating different crimes.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS119CJK 0076. CRIME SCENEINVESTIGATIONS: Thiscourse will cover the sequenceof steps to initiate upon arrivingat an incident or crime sceneto protect all parties, gatherinformation to identify, separate,and interview subjects, andsuccessfully complete the initialinvestigation.CJK 0081. CMS TRAFFICSTOPS: (On Demand) Thiscourse is available only tostudents who are accepted intothe Basic Law Enforcementcertificate program. Module 9 ofCJST curriculum. Course on howto conduct traffic stops.CJK 0082. TRAFFIC STOPS:(On Demand) This course isavailable only to students whoare accepted into the BasicLaw Enforcement certificateprogram after April 1, 2009.Module 9 of CJST curriculum.Course topics to include trafficlaw, professional traffic stopsand discriminatory profiling,unknown risk traffic stops, andhigh risk traffic stops.CJK 0083. DUI TRAFFICSTOPS: (On Demand) Thiscourse is available only tostudents who are accepted intothe Basic Law Enforcementcertificate program after April1, 2009. Module 10 of CJSTcurriculum. Course topics toinclude overview of the DUIproblem, legal issues, DUIdetection, standardized fieldsobriety tests, drug-impaireddriving, and report writing.CJK0086. CMS TRAFFICCRASH INVESTIGATIONS:(On Demand) This course isavailable only to students whoare accepted into the BasicLaw Enforcement Certificateprogram. Course includes:Module 10 of CJST curriculum.Course on how to investigatetraffic crashes.CJK 0090. CMS TACTICALAPPLICATIONS: (On Demand)This course is available onlyto students who are acceptedinto the Basic Law Enforcementcertificate program. Courseincludes: Modules 11 through14 of CJST curriculum. Courseon court process, rescue, bombsand WMD, and crowd control.CJK 0096. CRIMINALJUSTICE OFFICER PHYSICALFITNESS TRAINING:This is a required physicaltraining course for Basic RecruitLaw Enforcement. This courseis a 60-hour course for the CMSCriminal Justice Program andconsists of lectures on nutrition,stress management, physicalfitness and individual physicalassessments including, butnot limited to vertical jumps,one-minute sit-ups, 300-meterruns, standard push-ups (maybe modified for female basicrecruits), and 1.5 mile runs/walks.CJK 0211. CROSS-OVER CORRECTIONSTO LAW ENFORCEMENTINTRODUCTION: Thesecourses include the basicknowledge and skills forcertified corrections officer(s)to cross over to become lawenforcement officer(s) in: law,interpersonal communications,radio communications,note taking, report writing,interviewing, ethics,professionalism, court structure,working with communities,diverse and special populations,and information about thecriminal justice system inFlorida and the criminaljustice standards and trainingcommission.CJK 0212. CROSS-OVERCORRECTIONS TO LAWENFORCEMENT – HIGHLIABILITY: This course isdesigned for the certifiedcorrections officer(s) to crossover to law enforcement. Thiscourse focuses on high liabilityareas containing the followinglaw enforcement material:CJK-0031 prepares prospectiveofficers to apply basic first aidknowledge and techniques toemergencies. CJK-0040 includesfirearms safety procedures;use of deadly force; andbasic handling procedures forthe handgun (revolver andsemiautomatic pistol), shotgun,and semiautomatic rifle/carbine,including component partsand their function. It alsocovers the common typesof ammunition used in lawenforcement; ammunitioncomponents; and the use ofvarious types of ammunition forhandguns, shotguns, or rifles.The recruit will attain proficiencyin marksmanship and in safelyusing, handling, and maintainingcertain designated firearms.CJK 0213. CROSS-OVERCORRECTIONS TO LAWENFORCEMENT – TACTICALAPPLICATIONS: Thesecourses includes the basicknowledge and skills forcertified corrections officer(s)to cross over to become lawenforcement officer(s) intactical applications: module 11includes information about theFlorida court system structureand how courts relate to lawenforcement; rules of the courtand pretrial, trial, and post-trialprocedures; the responsibilitiesof an officer with regard to courtproceedings, and courtroomdemeanor and techniques fortestifying.CJK 0221. CORRECTIONALCROSS-OVER TOLAW ENFORCEMENTINTRODUCTION ANDLEGAL: This course is theintroduction and legal section2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


120COURSE DESCRIPTIONSof the Florida Department ofLaw Enforcement, CriminalJustice Standards and TrainingCommission Cross-over TrainingProgram for CorrectionalProbation Officers to LawEnforcement.CJK 0222. CORRECTIONALPROBATION CROSS-OVERTO LAW ENFORCEMENTCOMMUNICATIONS:This course is thecommunications section ofthe Florida Department ofLaw Enforcement, CriminalJustice Standards and TrainingCommission Crossover TrainingProgram for CorrectionalProbation Officers to LawEnforcement.CJK 0223. CORRECTIONALCROSS-OVER TO LAWENFORCEMENT HUMANISSUES: This course is thehuman issues section ofthe Florida Department ofLaw Enforcement, CriminalJustice Standards and TrainingCommission Crossover TrainingProgram for CorrectionalProbation Officers to LawEnforcement.CJK 0261. LAWENFORCEMENT OFFICERPROFICIENCY COURSE:This course is designed toupdate officers who werepreviously certified either inFlorida, other states or themilitary in preparation to takethe Florida Officer CertificationExamination.CJK 0262. CORRECTIONALOFFICER PROFICIENCYCOURSE: This course isdesigned to update officers whowere previously certified eitherin Florida, other states or themilitary in preparation to takethe Florida Officer CertificationExamination.CJK 0280. CRIMINALJUSTICE OFFICER PHYSICALFITNESS TRAINING: (OnDemand) This is a requiredphysical training course forBasic Recruit Corrections. Thisis a 40-hour course for the CMSCriminal Justice Program andconsists of lectures on nutrition,stress management, physicalfitness and individual physicalassessments including, butnot limited to vertical jumps,one-minute sit-ups, 300-meterruns, standard push-ups (maybe modified for female basicrecruits), and 1.5 mile runs/walks.CJK 0422. DART-FIRINGSTUN GUNS FOR LAWENFORCEMENT OFFICERS:This course will introduce thestudent to the basics of the stungun as well as the dart-firingstun gun and provide somefundamental knowledge on thisemerging tool in criminal justice.CJK 0051. CMS CRIMINALJUSTICE DEFENSIVETACTICS: This course includeslecture and practical applicationof defensive tactics for criminaljustice officers as prescribed bythe Criminal Justice Standardsand Training Commission. Thedefensive tactics curriculumoffers criminal justice basicrecruits effective, tacticallysound, and legally defensibletraining in defensive tacticsand control techniques. Thiscourse teaches recruits toselect and properly executetechniques that are reasonableand necessary given thecircumstances and factors of asituation.DRAFTINGBCV 0055C. BUILDINGCODES & STANDARDS: Thiscourse teaches the importanceof designing in accordance withnational standards and buildingcodes. Students will be expectedto apply this knowledge in alldrawings performed.SLS 0403C. EMPLOYABILITYSKILLS: This course providesthe student with the informationnecessary for entry into theworkforce. How to conduct ajob search, prepare a resume’and portfolio, conducting aninterview, and possibilities ofentrepreneurship.TDR 0103C. INTRODUCTIONTO ENGINEERINGDRAFTING/DESIGN: A surveyof principles and practicesinvolved in making and readingengineering drawings. Skillsto master include but arenot limited to: orthographicprojection, auxiliary & multiview drawings, sectional views,and basic dimensioning.TDR 0300C. BASICCOMPUTER AIDEDDRAFTING: An overview ofvarious technical and nontechnicaldisciplines studentsmay encounter upon entry intofields of drafting and designfollowed by an introduction tocomputer aided drafting/designusing engineering drawingswith emphasis on computerfundamental skills.TDR 0320C. IDENTIFYINGGEOMETRY & RELATEDMATH: This courseconcentrates on skills neededto construct various commongeometric patterns and studentswill then apply these learnedskills using CADD software inorder to complete each problemgiven.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS121TDR 0356C. ADVANCEDCADD: This course is designedto take drafting skills to ahigher level. Students continuewith more complex problemsrequiring intricate detail anda deeper look into CADD,including 3-D design & modelingTDR 0530C. INTRODUCTIONTO ARCHITECTURAL CADD:Students will be expectedto complete a basic designincluding elevations, floor plan,electrical, foundation, roof, andbasic structural details.TDR 0536C. INTERMEDIATEARCHITECTURAL CADD: Acontinuation of Intro to ArchCADD, students will be expectedto complete an intermediatedesign including elevations, floorplan, electrical, foundation, roof,and multiple structural details.Each plan completed mustinclude at least one exteriorperspective view, and oneinterior elevation view.TDR 0590C. ADVANCEDARCHITECTURAL CADD:A continuation of Inter ArchCADD, students will be expectedto complete a complex designincluding elevations, floor plan,electrical, foundation, roof, andadvanced structural details.Each plan completed mustinclude a 3-D rendering.TDR 0700C. INTRODUCTIONTO MECHANICALDRAFTING: This course isdesigned to build experiencedstudents skills in basic machineelements, and assemblydrawings with intricate detailexpected regarding sections anddimensions.TDR0710C. INTERMEDIATEMECHANICAL DRAFTING:A continuation of IntroMech. CADD, providing moredetailed assemblies includingthreads, gears, and camswhile integrating pictorialpresentation.TDR 0780C. ADVANCEDMECHANICAL DRAFTING:A continuation of Adv. Mech.CADD, requiring students togenerate 3-D presentations ofeach completed assembly.TDR 0781C. ADVANCEDENGINEERING DRAFTING/DESIGN: This course isdesigned to further educatestudents in engineereddrawings. All drawings willbe performed using CADDsoftware. Emphasis is placed onthreads, sections, & assemblies.TDR 0949C. COOPERATIVETRAINING IN DRAFTING/DESIGN: This course isdesigned to allow advancedstudents a Co-op workexperience that will enhanceworkplace skills. Approval ismet when a training plan hasbeen designed and includes thesignatures of student, instructor,and employer.ECONOMICSECO 2013.MACROECONOMICS: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Thiscourse is a study of the effectsof fiscal and monetary policyon the economy. Specific areascovered are national incomeaccounting, money and banking,inflation, unemployment,stabilization, and supply sideeconomics.ECO 2023.MICROECONOMICS:Three Credits, Three Hours. Asurvey of selected individualcomponents of the economicstructure. Major emphasisis placed on how thesecomponents function andtheir performances in the U.S.economy. Areas studied includesupply and demand, elasticity,production and costs, factorprices, comparative economicsystems, and micro problems ofmodern society.EDUCATIONEDF 2005. INTRODUCTIONTO THE TEACHINGPROFESSION: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) This is a surveycourse including historical,sociological and philosophicalfoundations of education,governance and finance ofeducation, educational policies,legal, moral and ethical issuesand the professionalism ofteaching. Students will beprovided information on theFlorida educator accomplishedpractices, sunshine statestandards, and the professionaleducator competencies.Students are required tocomplete a minimum of 15hours of field-based experiencewith children and youth inschools or similar settings andnot via virtual modes of film orinternet.EDF 2085. INTRODUCTIONTO DIVERSITY FOREDUCATORS: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) Designed for theprospective educator, thiscourse provides the opportunityto explore issues of diversity,including an understanding ofthe influence of exceptionalities,culture, family, gender, sexualorientation, socioeconomicstatus, religion, language oforigin, ethnicity, and age uponthe educational experience.Students will explore personalattitudes toward diversity andexceptionalities. Students willbe provided information on theFlorida educator accomplishedpractices, sunshine state2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


122COURSE DESCRIPTIONSstandards, and the professionaleducator competencies. Aminimum of 15 hours of fieldbasedexperience working withdiverse populations of childrenand youth in schools or similarsettings is required. The fieldexperience should not be viavirtual modes of film or internet.EME 2040. INTRODUCTIONTO TECHNOLOGY FOREDUCATORS: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall , Spring,Summer) Application ofinstructional design principlesfor the use of technologyto enhance the quality ofteaching and learning in theclassroom. The course includeshands-on experience witheducational media, emergingtechnologies, and hardware,software, and peripherals forthe personal computer aswell as data-driven decisionmakingprocesses. Identificationof appropriate softwarefor classroom applications,classroom procedures forintegrating technologies withemphasis on legal and ethicaluse, and effective instructionalstrategies for teachers andstudents in regard to research,analysis, and demonstrationof technology. Students will beprovided an overview of theFlorida Educator AccomplishedPractices, Sunshine StateStandards, the ProfessionalEducator Competencies, and theNational Educational TechnologyStandards. Prerequisite: CGS1100C.EMERGENCY MEDICALTECHNICIANEMS 1119. EMERGENCYMEDICAL TECHNICIAN:Six Credits, Six Hours. (Fall,Spring) This course is designedto prepare a person foremployment as an emergencymedical technician or to providesupplemental training for aperson previously or currentlyemployed in the healthoccupations field. Co-requisites:EMS 1119L, EMS 1411 & EMS1421.EMS 1119L. EMERGENCYMEDICAL TECHNICIAN LAB:Three Credits. (Fall, Spring)This course provides the studentwith supervised instruction andpractical application of thoseskills practiced by the EMTin the job environment. Corequisites:EMS 1119, EMS 1411& EMS 1421.EMS 1411. EMERGENCYROOM: One Credit. (Fall,Spring) This clinical courseenables the student toperform basic patient care andparticipate as a team memberin an actual emergency room.Co-requisites: EMS 1119, EMS1119L and EMS 1421.EMS 1421. RESCUECLINICAL: One Credit.(Fall, Spring) This clinicalcourse enables the student toperform basic patient care andparticipate as a team memberon an actual emergencyambulance. Co-requisites: EMS1119, EMS 1119L and EMS1411.ENGLISHCRW 2001. INTRODUCTIONTO CREATIVE WRITING:Three Credits, Three Hours. Thiscourse introduces students tofiction and poetry, with the helpof assigned readings, reviseddrafts, and writing exercises.Students will learn to read aswriters and apply a number offiction and poetry techniquesto their own creative work andpublication. The class is meantto encourage constructivecriticism, challenge commonlyheld assumptions about fictionand poetry, and sharpencreative writing skills.ENC 1101. FRESHMANENGLISH I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) Freshman English IA college credit compositioncourse in which the studentcomposes expository writingin various modes. Researchmethods and library skills areintroduced and a documentedpaper is required. Prerequisite:A grade of “C” or better inENC 0020C or satisfactoryplacement scores and a gradeof “C” or better in REA 0002C orsatisfactory placement scores.ENC 1102. FRESHMANENGLISH II: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) Freshman English IIA college credit compositioncourse in which the studentcomposes expository writing invarious modes and is exposedto various literary genres andtheir characteristics. FreshmanEnglish II requires the studyof short fiction, poetry anddrama, a continuation of thewriting of expository prose, andthe development of effectiveresearch techniques culminatingin the writing of a formalresearch paper. Prerequisite:ENC 1101.ENC 1130. SPECIALTOPICS IN FRESHMANCOMPOSITION: Three Credits,Three Hours. This courseincludes practice in writingshort essays, locating andusing college level sources, andencompasses a comprehensivereview of grammar, mechanics,style, and MLA format.Placement in this elective courseis determined by 1) successfulcompletion of ENC 0020C,or 2) by a CPT writing scoreof 83 or above. This courseis strongly recommended for2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS123students scoring 83-91 on theCPT writing test or studentswho need advanced practicein writing following successfulcompletion of basic writing II,ENC 0020C. Students who havesuccessfully completed ENC1101 may not enroll.FIRE FIGHTERFFP 0010.FIRE FIGHTER I: 206 ClockHours. Prepares students forcertification as a FirefighterI. Upon completion of thecourse and a written statecertification examination, thestudent will receive a certificateof compliance from the StateFire Marshall’s Bureau of FireStandards and Training as aFirefighter I.FRENCHFRE 1120. ELEMENTARYFRENCH I: Four Credits, FourHours. (Fall) For the beginningstudent in French: a foundationin the language and civilization,stressing an oral-auralapproach. The course is opento students with no languagebackground and to those withless than one year of highschool French whose languageplacement test indicates a needfor further foundation work.FRE 1121. ELEMENTARYFRENCH II: Four Credits, FourHours. (Spring) A continuationof FRE 1120. Prerequisite: FRE1120 or equivalent, or consentof the instructor based onlanguage placement scores.FRE 2200. INTERMEDIATEFRENCH I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall) Designedto develop a facility for readingand oral discussion. A thoroughreview of French grammarand an introduction to Frenchculture and literature areincluded. Prerequisite: FRE 1121or equivalent, or consent ofinstructor based on languageplacement test scores for thosewith two or more years of highschool French.FRE 2201. INTERMEDIATEFRENCH II: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Spring) Acontinuation of FRE 2200,with an emphasis on theintroduction to literature. Thecourse is designed to deepenthe student’s knowledge ofFrench and improve his/herfluency and writing. By the endof the semester the studentshould also have an awarenessof the most important literarymovements in France andhave a familiarity with a fewselect works studied in class.Prerequisite: FRE 2200 orconsent of the instructor.GRAPHIC ARTSGRA 1213. BASICELECTRONIC IMAGING:One Credit, One Hour. Utilizingindustry standards in ElectronicImaging Software. This coursewill include instruction in thebasics of image editing includingthe fundamentals of how touse the software to acquire andenhance original images. Imageenhancements in this basicscourse will include resizingimages, modifying color andcontrast, and applying filtersand special effects to digitalimages. Students should havebasic computer knowledge priorto beginning this class.GRA 1952. PORTFOLIOREVIEW: One credit, Onehour. Students at the end oftheir degree work will compilepast coursework, self assess,and update the materials, andthen prepare a portfolio of theirwork which can be used forjob searches or to further theireducation. This capstone coursewill also include instructionin the job search process willinclude researching careersfields, preparing an applicationincluding a resume and coverletter, and job interviewingtechniques.GRA 2117C. COMPUTERASSISTED GRAPHICDESIGN: Three Credits. ThreeHours. Utilizing the industrystandard software for theproduction of digital graphics,this course will involve thecreation of original artwork,drawings, and illustrations.Specifically, computer softwarewill be used to select, create,and transform objects to createboth raster and vector basedgraphics and to add a varietyof text and special effects. Thegraphics create can be used forboth on the web and in printdocuments.GRA 2121C. PUBLICATIONDESIGN: Three Credits. ThreeHours. Utilizing the industrystandard in publication designsoftware, this course will includeinstruction on how to createprofessional looking publicationswhich effectively integrateimages, illustrations, text typeand other visual elements. Thelayout and design process willresult in pages that can beused in single or multi pagepublications such as magazines,newspaper, catalogs, newsletter,books or annual reports whichpotentially can be placed onthe web or printed using spot,process color separations forprofessional printing.GRA 2131C. ELECTRONICIMAGING: Three Credits,Three Hours. Utilizing industrystandards in Electronic ImagingSoftware. This course willinclude instruction in creating avariety of image types including2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


124COURSE DESCRIPTIONSenhancement of originalimages and compilations ofexisting images and othergraphic elements to createdigital media/multimediaproject suitable for printing,presentations or for use on theweb. Basic design principleswill be applied from conceptto finished product. Studentsshould have basic computerknowledge prior to beginningclass.GRA 2140C. INTERACTIVEMEDIA: Three Credits. ThreeHours. Utilizing the industrystandard in computer animationsoftware and digital graphicproduction software, this coursewill include instruction on howto create a highly interactivecomputer animation whichinclude student created originalvector based graphics. Studentswill use a service learningapproach to design and developa short tutorial to be used oncampus to enhance studentlearning in a variety of subjectmatter. Specifically studentswill learn how to add andmanipulate text, images, audio,and video in their animateddigital media/multimedia projectincluding developing a userfriendlynavigation structure fornon-linear environments. Withthe instructor’s assistance andsupervision, the student willdesign and manage the entireproject from conception anddesign to publishing the tutorialto a website.GRA 2143C. ADVANCEDWEB DESIGN: Three Credits,Three Hours. Utilizing theindustry standard in webdevelopment software, thiscourse will include advancedinstruction in creating webcontent with a focus onthe practical application ofskills learned in GRA 2144CFundamentals of Web Design.2010-2011 NFCC College CatalogUsing a service-learningapproach, students will workwith a local organization as aclient to create web contentincluding developing clientspecific design, navigationalstructure, multimedia and othercontent. With the instructor’sassistance and supervision,the student will design andmanage the entire projectfrom conception and designto publishing the live websiteto the client’s choice of server.Prerequisite GRA 2144C. CorequisiteART 2201C.GRA 2144C.FUNDAMENTALS OF WEBDESIGN: Three Credits,Three Hours. Utilizing industrystandards in web developmentsoftware, this course willinclude instruction in creatingweb content includingassessing the needs of the enduser; designing a non-linearnavigational structure and pagelayouts; incorporating otherforms of media; setting stylesand behaviors; and publishingto a web server. Examples ofgood design will be used fromconcept to finished product.Students should have basiccomputer knowledge prior tobeginning this class.GRA 2160C. COMPUTERANIMATION: Three Credits,Three Hours. Utilizing theindustry standard in computeranimation software, this coursewill include instruction on howto create animations includinggraphics, short movies,and dynamic web content.Specifically, students will learnhow to add and manipulatetext, images, audio and videoin their animated digitalmedia/multimedia project.Students will also learn howto control animation usingbasic action scripting to createinteractivity and how to publishthat animation in a variety offormats.GRA 2207C. ELECTRONICIMAGING. Three Credits,Three Hours. Utilizing theindustry standard in electronicimaging software, this coursewill include advanced instructionin electronic image editing andoptimizing with a focus on thepractical application of skillslearned in GRA 2131C ElectronicImaging. Using a servicelearningapproach, students willwork with local organizations asclients to create a professionallevel digital image portfolio.With the instructor’s assistanceand supervision, the studentwill design and manage theentire project from conceptionand design to presenting theprinted display of the imagesat a student art showcaseon campus. Prerequisite GRA2131C and PGY 2401. CorequisiteART 2201C.HEALTHHCP 0104. Nurse Aide/Orderly Clinical SkillsPracticum: (8 hour simulatedlaboratory experience). Thisclinical lab course is designedto assist the interested studentin their preparation for theskills portion of the Floridacertified nursing assistant test.Supervised skills practice andperformance will take place ina simulated laboratory directedand supervised by a registerednurse educator. Contentincludes review, demonstration,supervised practice and clinicalevaluation of those skillsidentified on the Florida NursingAssistant Certification Exam.Prerequisites: DepartmentPermission.HCP 0105L. ArticulatedNursing Assistant ClinicalSkills Practicum: This clinicalcourse provides the studentwanting to articulate intothe Patient Care Assistant


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS125Program from secondary HealthAcademies the opportunity todemonstrate knowledge andskills necessary to safely carefor patients in a long term carefacility. Satisfactory completionof this course and Floridacertification as a CertifiedNurse Assistant will awardthe student who is enteringthe Patient Care Technicianprogram credit for HSC 0003(Basic Healthcare Worker) andHCP 0121 (Articulated NursingAssistant): Prerequisites: HCP0003 (Health Core), DepartmentPermission Co-requisite:Associated Clinical activities/experiences.HSC 1100. PERSONALHEALTH: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall, Spring) A studyof personality theories, mentalhealth, stress management,drug use and abuse, humansexuality, cardiovascular health,nutrition, physical fitness,sexually transmitted diseases,and other infectious diseases,aging, death and dying.HSC 1531. MEDICALTERMINOLOGY FOR ALLIEDHEALTH: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall, Summer) Designedto teach allied health majors therecognition and application ofbasic medical terminology. Thecourse consists of sixteen units,each covering a specific bodysystem. In each unit the studentwill be presented basic wordparts from which he/she willbe able to build and recognizethousands of medical terms.Each unit builds on word partsmastered in previous units. Seethe Allied Health coordinator toarrange to take the course.HISTORYAMH 1070. HISTORY OFFLORIDA: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall) A survey of thedevelopment of Florida fromthe discovery, exploration, andcolonization to the present.The course includes a study ofFlorida’s Spanish heritage, itsterritorial days, the period ofthe Civil War and Reconstructionand an evaluation of modernFlorida’s industrial and urbancharacteristics.AMH 2010. AMERICANHISTORY I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) A political, social,economic, intellectual, andcultural survey of AmericanHistory from the Pre-ColumbianIndians and the Age ofEuropean Exploration to the endof the Civil War.AMH 2020. AMERICANHISTORY II: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) A political, social,economic, intellectual, andcultural survey of AmericanHistory from the ReconstructionPeriod and the present day.AMH 2091. AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY ANDCULTURE: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Spring) A survey coursecovering African-Americanhistory from the early Americancolonial period to the present.The course will describethe contributions of African-Americans to American life andthe role of African-Americans inthe economic, political, military,social and cultural history of theUnited States.AMH 2097. RACE,NATIONALITY, ANDETHNICITY IN U.S.HISTORY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand)This course will provide thereference needed to developan appreciation for the ways inwhich the dual concepts of raceand ethnicity have influencedthe scope of American History.HIS 1930. SPECIAL TOPICSIN HISTORY: Three Credits,Three Hours. This course willsurvey special topics in history.Prerequisites: ENC 0010C & REA0002C or appropriate PlacementTest Scores.WOH 1012. WORLDHISTORY I TO 1600:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring, Summer) Thiscourse provides a broadglobal perspective of WorldHistory from prehistoric timesthrough the age of discovery– (1600 A.D.). As it considersall geographic areas andcivilizations, it identifies andexplores the links amongcivilizations that produce amulti-centered World History.It will survey the majorpolitical, economic, cultural andintellectual movements thathave shaped the developmentof our world. Prerequisites:ENC 0010C and REA 0002C orappropriate placement scores.WOH 1022. WORLDHISTORY II SINCE 1600:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring, Summer) Thiscourse provides a broad globalperspective of World Historyfrom the scientific revolutionthrough the modern ageof terror and internationalinterrelationships. As itconsiders all geographic areasand civilizations, it identifiesand explores the links amongcivilizations that producemulti-centered World History.It will survey the majorpolitical, economic, cultural andintellectual movements thathave shaped the development2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


126COURSE DESCRIPTIONSof our world. Prerequisites:ENC 0010C & REA 0002C orappropriate placement scores.WOH 2040. WORLDHISTORY IN THETWENTIETH CENTURY: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall andSpring) This course will beginwith European Imperialism andWorld War I. It will examinethe important political, military,economic, intellectual, social,and cultural developmentsin the world during the lastcentury.HORTICULTUREHOS 1010. SUSTAINABLEHORTICULTURE: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Thiscourse provides an orientationand practical overview ofenvironmental horticulture withan emphasis on sustainablegrowing methods for all types ofplant material. Woody landscapeplants and trees, dooryard fruitand nut trees, and vegetableculture practices will beincluded. Organic systems forcrop production and integratedpest management will becovered from the perspective ofsustainable horticulture.HUMANITIESARH 2000. HUMANITIESART: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall, Spring) A studyof the major achievements ofWestern civilization in graphic,plastic, and building arts. Thecourse is designed to familiarizethe student with his/her artisticheritage and to foster anawareness of widely differingart forms as expressions of thesocieties, which produced them.Prerequisites: ENC 1101.HUM 1931R. SPECIALTOPICS IN HUMANITIES:Provides intensive reading inparticular concept, topic, orgenre of interdisciplinary artsand/or humanities appeal.Topics might include the Historyof Hispanic Music, Historicallinks between Literature andBallet or between art andpolitics. This course may berepeated for credit only with achange of topic.HUM 2210. GENERALHUMANITIES I;HUMANITIES FROMPREHISTORIC TORENAISSANCE: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. Providesan overview of important art,music, literature and ideasfrom the earliest Westernfoundations into the 14thcentury, emphasizing theinterrelationships of ideas andstructures present in the variouscreative forms. Prerequisites:ENC 1101.HUM 2230. GENERALHUMANITIES II; FROMRENAISSANCE TOPRESENT: Three Credits,Three Hours. Provides anoverview of important art,music, literature and ideasfrom the early Renaissanceto the contemporary period,with an emphasis on theinterrelationships of ideasand structures present in thevarious creative forms. This isnot a sequel course HUM 2210.Prerequisites: ENC 1101.HUM 2931R. SPECIALTOPICS IN HUMANITIES:Three Credits, Three Hours.Provides intensive readingin particular concept,topic, or genre of popularinterdisciplinary arts andhumanities appeal. Examplesof prospective course topicsmight include the history ofHispanic music, historical linksbetween literature and ballet,or the historical links betweenart and politics. This course maybe repeated for credit with achange of topic. Prerequisite:ENC 1101.MUH 2011. HUMANITIESMUSIC: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall, Spring) A study ofthe basic elements, forms, andmedia of music and its role inenriching human existence fromprimitive through contemporarytimes. No knowledge of musicor music reading is required.Prerequisite: ENC 1101.REL 2300 WORLDRELIGION: Three Credits,Three Hours. An introductoryexamination of the fundamental,sociological, theoretical, andpractical concepts of thestudy of the world religions.The course compares andcontrasts the features andexpressions found in the world’sreligions. The study of religiousliterature, religious thought,and the relationship of religionand culture is incorporated.Prerequisite: ENC 1101.JOURNALISMJOU 2400. PARTICIPATIONIN NEWSPAPERPUBLICATIONS: One Credit,Two Hours. (Fall, Spring)Laboratory class designed toproduce The Sentinel Sun.Students gather informationto write and prepare articlesfor online publication, design,take photographs, and prepareartwork. Assignments arebased on students’ interest andabilities. Typing/word processingskills are required. Knowledgeof Microsoft Word is a plus.Registration may be repeated upto eight credits. Prerequisites:ENC 1101 with a minimumgrade of “B” and permission ofthe instructor/advisor.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS127LAWBUL 2241.LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OFBUSINESS I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall) This courseis designed to instruct studentson the legalities of conductingbusiness, including: therelationship of constitutionallaw to business; the ethicaland social responsibility of abusiness; dispute resolutionprocedures; impact on businessoperations; and laws pertainingto employees.LIBRARY ANDINFORMATION SCIENCELIS 1001. INTRODUCTIONTO INFORMATION SKILLS:One Credit, One Hour. (Fall,Spring, On Demand) This courseintroduces students to theorganization, collections, andservices of an academic libraryand enables them to becomemore competent in finding,evaluating, and using electronicand traditional print resources.The Internet, electronic indexesand databases, and electronicbooks are included.LIS 2004. INTRODUCTIONTO INTERNET RESEARCH:One Credit, One Hour. (Fall,Spring, On Demand) On-linecourse offered by the Floridapublic community collegesystem. This course focuseson methods of accessing andevaluating information resourcesavailable through the Internet.Students will learn to designsearch strategies, retrieve,evaluate and cite Internetresources.LITERATUREAML 2010. AMERICANLITERATURE I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand) Astudy of the development of ournational literature from colonialtimes to the end of the CivilWar. Prerequisite: ENC 1102.AML 2020. AMERICANLITERATURE II: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) A study of the riseof modern American literature.Literary trends and majorwriters of the period arestressed. Included are Whitman,Dickinson, Twain, James, andEliot. (This is not a sequelcourse and may be takenwithout having AML 2010.)Prerequisite: ENC 1102.ENL 2012. BRITISHLITERATURE I: ThreeCredits. Three Hours. (OnDemand) A course designed toacquaint the student with thegreat masterpieces of Englishliterature from Beowulf to theAge of Johnson. Prerequisite:ENC 1102.ENL 2022. BRITISHLITERATURE II: ThreeCredits. Three Hours. (OnDemand) Selected masterpiecesof English literature from theRomantic Era to the Modern Era.(This is not a sequel course andmay be taken without havingtaken ENL 2011) Prerequisite:ENC 1102.LIT 1330. ESSENTIALS OFCHILDREN’S LITERATURE:Three Credits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) Provides an overviewof literature for adults who workwith children, as well as waysliterature can be used to furtherliteracy and appreciation forliterary heritage. This coursecannot be used to satisfyeither the Gordon Rule orNFCC’s literature/humanitiesrequirement for transferabledegrees. Prerequisite: ENC1101.LIT 2020. SHORT STORY:Three Credits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) A study of selectedshort stories written by authorsfrom various countries in a timeperiod ranging from the 19thcentury through the present.A study of the short fiction willinclude tone, narration, form,and theme. Prerequisite: ENC1102.LIT 2110. WORLDLITERATURE I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand)A comprehensive survey thatdeals with the major works ofthe Western literary heritage.The reading selections range intime from Genesis and Homerto Renaissance literature.Prerequisite: ENC 1102.LIT 2120. WORLDLITERATURE II: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) A comprehensivesurvey that deals with the majorworks of the Western literaryheritage. The reading selectionsrange from the works of theEnlightenment Period to thoseof the Modern Era. This is not asequel course and may be takenwithout having taken LIT 2110.Prerequisite: ENC 1102.LIT 2931R. SPECIAL TOPICSIN LITERATURE: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (OnDemand) Provides intensivereading in particular concept,topic or genre of popular literaryappeal. Examples includewomen in literature, fantasy,science fiction, horror, literatureand film, the historical novel. Itmay be repeated for credit witha change of topic. Prerequisite:ENC 1102.MATHEMATICSAny mathematics course mayrequire the purchase of newtextbooks, scientific or graphingcalculators, access to online2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


128COURSE DESCRIPTIONScourse delivery systems orother materials. Check with thebookstore or instructor for moreinformation.MAT 1033. INTERMEDIATEALGEBRA: Three Credits, ThreeHours. (Fall, Spring, Summer)Knowledge of the skills taught inIntermediate Algebra is requiredin all college level mathematicscourses. Its major topicsinclude the following: Factoring;algebraic fractions; radicals andrational exponents; complexnumbers; quadratic equations;rational equations; linearequations and inequalities intwo variables and their graphs;systems of linear equationsand inequalities; introductionto functions and applicationsof the given topics. A scientificcalculator is required. Youmay need access to an onlinelearning site, which is freewith a new text, or accessmay be purchased online. MAT1033 is a prerequisite for STA2023 (Introductory CollegeStatistics), MAC 1105 (CollegeAlgebra), MGF 1106 (LiberalArts Mathematics), and MGF1107 (Liberal Arts MathematicsII). Prerequisite: A grade of“C” or better in MAT 0024C ora suitable placement score.DOES NOT SATISFY GENERALEDUCATION REQUIREMENTS.MAC 1105. COLLEGEALGEBRA: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring andSummer) MAC 1105 is designedfor students whose majorsrequire College Algebra orcourses beyond College Algebra,but who are not yet readyfor the higher-level courses.The major topics included arethe following: functions, andfunctional notation; domainsand ranges of functions; graphsof functions and relations;operations on functions; inversefunctions; linear, quadratic andrational functions; absolutevalue and radical functions;exponential and logarithmicproperties, functions, andequations; systems of equationsand inequalities; applications(such as curve fitting, modeling,optimization, exponential andlogarithmic growth and decay.)The T1-83 or TI-84 graphingcalculator is required. Youmay need access to an onlinelearning site, which is free witha new text, or access may bepurchased online Prerequisite:MAT 1033 with a grade of C orbetter or suitable placementscore.MAC 1114. TRIGONOMETRY:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Spring) MAC 1114 is designedfor all students who need thecalculus sequence or require atrigonometry course. Its majortopics include the following:Trigonometric functions, theirproperties and graphs; inversetrigonometric functions,their properties and graphs;trigonometric identities;conditional trigonometricequations; solutions of triangles;vector algebra; parametricequations; polar coordinates;and applications. The T1-83or TI-84 graphing calculatoris required. Prerequisite: MAC1105 with a grade of C or betteror a suitable placement score.MAC 2140. PRECALCULUS:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Summer) MAC 2140is designed for all studentswhose major requires thecalculus sequence. Themajor topics included arethe following: polynomial,rational, and other algebraicfunctions, their propertiesand graphs; exponentialand logarithmic functions;piecewise defined functions;conic sections; sequences andseries; mathematical induction;Binomial Theorem applications,theory of equations andinequalities; partial fractiondecomposition, and review ofalgebra skills used in Calculus.Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with agrade of C or better or suitableplacement test score.MAC 2233. CALCULUS FORBUSINESS AND SOCIALSCIENCES: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Spring) Anintroductory calculus coursewith emphasis on applications.Topics include limits, continuity,differentiation of algebraic,logarithmic, and exponentialfunctions, and basic methods ofintegration. Prerequisite: MAC1105 or suitable placementscore.MAC 2311. CALCULUS WITHANALYTIC GEOMETRY I: FiveCredits, Five Hours. (Fall) Topicsinclude the following: limitsand continuity; differentiation;anti differentiation; the definiteintegral; trigonometric functions,applications of derivative andthe Fundamental Theorem ofCalculus. The T1-83 or TI-84graphing calculator is required.Prerequisite. MAC 2140 ANDMAC 1114 with grades of C orbetter or the consent of theinstructor.MAC 2312. CALCULUS WITHANALYTIC GEOMETRYII: Five Credits, Five Hours.(Spring) A continuationof MAC 2311. Includesdifferentiation and integration oftranscendental functions, formalintegration, and applicationsof the definite integral, polarand parametric graphing,applications of integration, andinfinite series. Prerequisite: MAC2311 with a grade of C or better.MAC 2313. CALCULUS WITHANALYTIC GEOMETRY III:Three Credits, Three Hours.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS129(Summer) A continuation ofMAC 2312. Includes two- andthree-dimensional vectors,partial derivatives, and multipleintegrals with applications.Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with agrade of C or better.MAP 2302. ORDINARYDIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS:Three Credits, Three Hours.(On Demand) Topics includemethods of solution of ordinarydifferential equations, linearand non-linear systems ofdifferential equations, andboundary value problems.Methods include operators,undetermined coefficients,variation of parameters, Laplacetransforms, and series solutions.Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with agrade of “C” or better.MGF 1106. MATHEMATICSFOR LIBERAL ARTS I:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring, Summer) Themajor topics included are thefollowing: systematic counting;probability; statistics; historyof mathematics; geometry;sets; and logic. You may needaccess to an online learning site,which is free with a new text,or access may be purchasedonline A scientific calculatoris required. Prerequisite: MAT1033 with a grade of C or betteror a suitable placement score.MGF 1107. MATHEMATICSFOR LIBERAL ARTS II: ThreeCredits. Three Hours. (Fall andon Demand) Appropriate forliberal arts students who plan toconcentrate in field that requiresno specialized mathematicsbeyond general educationlevel. Includes topics onnumeration systems, selectedtopics from number theory,financial mathematics, linear& exponential growth, linearprogramming and introductionto networks. MGF 1107 can betaken before, after, or at sametime as MGF 1106. Prerequisite:MAT 1033 with a grade of C orbetter or suitable placement testscore.MTG 2204. GEOMETRY FORCOLLEGE STUDENTS: ThreeCredits. Three Hours. (Spring)A hands-on informal Euclideangeometry course with contentand activities appropriate forthose interested in teaching.The content will be consistentwith NCTM recommendationsfor geometry. Geometer’sSketchpad (GS) tool softwarewill be used in the course tohelp manipulate, construct, andvisualize the ideas, definitions,postulates and relationships ofgeometry. Prerequisite: A gradeof “C” or better in MAT 1033.MTB 1370. MATH FORMEDS: Two Credits, Two Hours.(On Demand) Basic concepts ofarithmetic, use and conversionof metric, and householdmeasurements for thepurpose of giving medications.Prerequisite: MAT 0002C orappropriate scores on acceptedplacement test and at least onecollege level math.STA 2023. INTRODUCTORYCOLLEGE STATISTICS:Three Credits, Three Hours.(Fall, Spring, On Demand)This course is designed tointroduce students to thefundamentals of descriptive andinferential statistics. The majortopics include the following:methods of analyzing anddescribing data, probability,probability distributions, thenormal distribution, estimation,confidence intervals, hypothesistesting, and correlation andregression. You may needaccess to an online learning site,which is free with a new text,or access may be purchasedonline. The TI-83 or TI-84graphing calculator is required.A project using technology isa required. Prerequisite: MAT1033 with a grade of C or betteror a suitable placement score.MICROBIOLOGYMCB 2010C.MICROBIOLOGY I: FourCredits, Four Hours - Lectureand Laboratory. (Fall, Spring,Summer) An introductory studyof the morphology, physiology,genetics, and disease causingproperties of bacteria, viruses,protists, and fungi. How thehuman body defends againstmicrobial infection will beemphasized. Prerequisite: BSC1010C with a minimum gradeof C.NURSING - REGISTEREDNUR 1021. NURSINGPROCESS I: Six Credits, SixHours. (Spring) This courseintroduces concepts andprinciples of holistic nursingcare. Theory content includesan introduction to health caresystem; ethical – legal aspectsof nursing practice; healthand illness; communications,functional health patterns ofclients; stress-adaptation;professional behaviors (e.g.,caring behaviors). Prerequisite:Acceptance into RN Program;Co requisite: NUR 1021L.NUR 1021L. NURSINGPROCESS I CLINICALEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Twelve Hours. (Spring) Thiscourse introduces the studentto the role of the associatedegree nurse in providing direct,holistic nursing care to young,middle-aged and elderly adultswho are hospitalized or caredfor in nursing home settings.Emphasis is on applying allsteps of the nursing processwith emphasis on assessment2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


130COURSE DESCRIPTIONSskills. Critical thinking is anexpected behavior along withskills in working effectivelywith peers and other healthcare professionals as a teammember. Demonstrating caringbehaviors and therapeuticcommunication with clients asa provider of bedside, technicalnursing care is a requirement.The student is expected todemonstrate safe performanceof basic nursing skills, e.g.,physical assessment andcomfort care.NUR 1024C. FOCUSEDCLINICAL STUDIES I: 2.5Credits, 2.5 Hours. (Summer)This course complements NUR1021 and NUR 1021L, buildingon competencies presented inthese courses. The student willcontinue to focus on the nursingprocess with emphasis on theutilization of the nursing processas the framework for providingnursing care. As provider ofcare, the student will haveopportunity for continued theoryand skill development whilecaring for adults with specificdysfunctional health patterns.Prerequisite: NUR 1021, NUR1021L, NUR 1180.NUR 1141C.PHARMACOLOGICPRINCIPLES IN NURSING:One Credit, One Hour.(Summer) This course providesan introduction to the conceptsand principles of Pharmacologyrelated to safe administrationof therapeutic agents by thestudent nurse. Prerequisite:NUR 1021, NUR 1021L, NUR1180. Co-requisites: NUR1024C.NUR 1180. PRINCIPLESOF NUTRITION AND DIETTHERAPY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring)This course provides thenursing students with the basicprinciples of nutrition and diettherapy. Significant emphasisis placed on the application ofnutritional concepts to wellness,illness and chronic diseases.Prerequisites: BSC 1010C,acceptance into RN Program orpermission from Allied HealthDirector. Co-requisite: NUR1021, NUR 1021L.NUR 1231. NURSINGPROCESS II: Six Credits,Six Hours. (Fall) The nursingprocess continues with emphasison the planning of nursing carefor adult clients experiencingthreats to functional healthpatterns. Basic concepts andprinciples of holistic nursing arebuilt upon with interpersonalrelationships focusing on theadults and elderly clients.Professional behaviors, (e.g.therapeutic relationships)continue with students workingwith the elderly client throughthe life review process. Studentsfurther develop critical thinkingskills through case studies andsimulation scenarios planned toprovide students with problemsolvingskills in analyzing,planning, and prioritizingcare for clients whose healthproblems are more chronicor acute. While caring for theadult with specific dysfunctionalhealth patterns, the student willhave additional opportunitiesto apply knowledge, skills andattitudes related to effectivesafety, communications,documentation, critical thinking,problem solving, and caringinterventions. Students beginlearning basic managementskills as a team member caringfor a limited number of clientsin hospitals with emphasison coordination of nursingcare and discharge planning.Conflict management skillsare highlighted as the studentincreases in their role as a teammember and manager of care.Prerequisite: NUR 1024C or NUR1770C, NUR 1021, NUR 1021L;Co requisite: NUR 1231L.NUR 1231L. NURSINGPROCESS II CLINICALEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Twelve Hours. (Fall) This coursecomplements the NursingProcess II course, buildingon competencies presentedin the Nursing Process Icourse regarding the role ofthe associate degree nurse inproviding direct, holistic nursingcare to middle-aged and olderadults who are hospitalized orcared for in community settings.Emphasis also continues toreflect on application of allsteps of the nursing processwith focus on analysis, nursingdiagnosis, and planning ofcare. Critical thinking is anexpected behavior along withskills in working effectivelywith peers and other healthcare professionals as a teammember. Demonstrating caringbehaviors and therapeuticcommunications is alsoemphasized. Students continueto work with older adults incommunity settings to buildcaring professional relationshipsthrough life review. Studentsmust continue to demonstratesafe performance of all basicand intermediate nursing skillsto successfully pass the course.Prerequisite: NUR 1021, NUR1021L, and NUR 1024C or NUR1770C; Co requisite NUR 1231.NUR 1770C. ORIENTATIONTO AD NURSING: 3.5 Credits,3.5 Hours. This course isdesigned for LPN’s and otherspecial students who desireadvanced placement in thenursing program via reviewingand validating prior learning.Course content includestheoretical and clinical review offunctional health patterns of theclients, selected topics related to2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS131acute care of hospitalized adultsand the geriatric client; thenursing process, holistic careplanning and pharmacologicprinciples of nursing. Successfulcompletion of courserequirements will enable theLPN to articulate 10 semesterhour credits into the RegisteredNursing program. Prerequisite:LPN Licensure in the State ofFlorida and acceptance into theRN Program.NUR 1940C. FOCUSCLINICALS STUDIESII: 2.5.Credits. (Summer)Compliments NUR 1231,NUR 1231L, and NUR 1141C,building on competenciespresented in these courses.The student will continue toutilize the nursing process asthe framework for providingcare specific to the pediatricpatient. The patient maybecared for in the community, outpatient setting, or in the acutecare setting. While workingin the role of provider andmanager of care the studentmust continue to demonstratesafe performance of all nursingskills to successfully completethis course. Prerequisites: NUR1021, NUR 1021L, NUR 1024C,NUR 1141C, NUR 1180, NUR1231, NUR 1231L, NUR 2236and NUR 2236L.NUR 2236. NURSINGPROCESS III: Six Credits,Six Hours. (Spring) Studentswill continue to use thenursing process and criticalthinking skills in caring foradults experiencing threatsto functional health patterns.Practice issues continue to focuson legal ethical issues relatedto acute/chronic illness anddisability. Prerequisites: NUR1021, NUR 1021L, NUR 1024C,NUR 1141C, NUR 1180, NUR1231, NUR 1231L. Co-requisite:NUR 2236L.NUR 2236L. NURSINGPROCESS III CLINICALEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Twelve Hours. (Spring) Whileworking in the role of providerand manager of care, studentswill continue to apply knowledgeand skills learned in previousnursing courses in providingnursing care for hospitalizedadults whose health problemsare more complex and/orchronic. Clinical sites will alsoinclude clinics, schools, andother community settings.Students must maintain allpreviously learned nursing skillsand must perform safely alladvanced nursing skills in orderto successfully complete thiscourse. Prerequisite: NUR 1021,NUR 1021L, NUR 1024C, NUR1180, NUR 1231, NUR 1231L,NUR 1141C; Co- requisite: NUR2236.NUR 2241. NURSINGPROCESS IV: Six Credits,Six Hours. (Fall) This coursecompliments previous nursingprocess courses, building oncompetencies regarding the roleof the associate degree nursein providing direct holistic careto the pediatric child bearingfamily, students will also havethe opportunity to integrateknowledge and principles of thebiophysical and psychosocialsciences to solve life threateningproblems that affect a limitednumber of critically ill patients.Self evaluation is part of thestudent socialization processas they begin to make thetransition from student tograduate. Prerequisites:NUR 1021, NUR 1021L, NUR1024C, NUR 1141C, NUR 1180,NUR 1231, NUR 1231L, NUR1940C, NUR 2236, NUR 2236L.Co-requisite: NUR 2241L.NUR 2241L. NURSINGPROCESS IV CLINICALEXPERIENCE: Three Credits,Twelve Hours. (Fall) Studentswill apply knowledge andprinciples of the biophysicaland psychosocial sciences toassess, plan, implement andevaluate holistic nursing careof all age groups includingmembers of the childbearingfamily. The student may workwith a preceptor in providing/assisting with care of thecritically ill. Students will alsoexpand on management of careskills (delegation and in careerdevelopment) preparation forassuming their role as graduatenurse. Practice issues continueto focus on legal ethical issuesrelated to acute/chronic illnessand disability. Perquisites: NUR1021, NUR 1021L, NUR 1024C,NUR 1141C, NUR 1180, NUR1231. Co-requisites: NUR 2241.NURSING - PRACTICALHSC 0003. HEALTH CARECORE: 90 Clock Hours.(Fall) This course is basicknowledge necessary for anyhealth occupations career.The course covers the firsteleven competencies requiredby the Florida Department ofEducation as Post Secondaryperformance standards. Anoverview of the health careteam, legal and ethical aspectsof the health care professional,communication and relationshipswith the health care team,legal and ethical aspects of thehealth care, safety, infectioncontrol measures, basic first aid,employability skills, and basicmath concepts. Prerequisite:acceptance into PracticalNursing program.HCP 0121C. ARTICULATEDNURSING ASSISTANT75 Clock Hours. This courseprovides the student withknowledge and skills necessaryto safely care for patientsin a long term care facility.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


132COURSE DESCRIPTIONSSatisfactory completion of thiscourse and associated clinicalexperiences qualifies thestudent to apply to take theState Certification Examinationfor Nursing Assistant.Prerequisite: HSC 0003.PRN 0063C. PRACTICALNURSE I. 335 Clock Hours. Thefirst of three practical nursingcourses PRN 0063 modulesprovide the student with criticalinformation related to the role,function and skills/procedure ofthe practical nurse, normal bodystructure and function, nutrition,and growth and development.Supervised laboratory andclinical experience gives thestudent numerous opportunitiesto develop proficiency inthe performances of skills/procedure and in the applicationof theoretical concepts.Prerequisite: HCP 0121C.PRN 0380C. PRACTICALNURSE II. 560 Clock Hours.The second of three practicalnursing courses, PRN 0380units/modules introduce thestudent to concepts andprinciples related to theadministration of medicationand care of the patientwith common medicalsurgicalconditions. Utilizingthe nursing process as aframework, students will learnto utilized critical thinkingskills to provide patient carewithin a holistic framework.Supervised laboratory andclinical experience gives thestudent numerous opportunitiesto continue to developproficiency in the performanceof skills/procedures and inthe application of theoreticalconcepts. Prerequisite: PRN0063C.PRN 0121C. Practical NurseIII. 290 Clock Hours. Thethird of three practical nursingcourses, PRN 0121 unit/modulesintroduce the student toconcepts and principles relatedto the care of the maternal/newborn, pediatric, and mentalhealth patients living in thecommunity. Utilizing the nursingprocess frameworks, studentswill employ critical thinkingskills to provide patients carewithin a holistic framework toa variety of patients. Additionalmodules/units will providethe graduate student withconcepts and principles relatedto employment. professionalroles, relationships, andresponsibilities. Supervisedlaboratory and clinicalexperiences gives the studentnumerous opportunities todevelop proficiency in theapplication of newly acquiredskills and theoretical concepts.Prerequisite: PRN 0380C.OFFICE TECHNOLOGYAPPLICATIONS(Administrative Assistant)OTA 0030C. ASSISTANTDIGITAL PRODUCTIONDESIGNER: 150 ClockHours. (Spring) This coursepresents the concepts andtopics essential for producingbusiness documents usingdesktop publishing. Studentswill identify elements of designand perform layout, design, andmeasurement activities usingdesktop publishing applications.OTA 0040C. INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT:150 Clock Hours. (Fall)This course provides anoverview of current businessand information systemsand trends and introducesstudents to the basic skillsand foundations required fortoday’s business environments.Emphasis is placed onfundamental computer conceptsand developing proficiency withtouch keyboarding .OTA 0041C. FRONT DESKSPECIALIST: 300 Clock Hours.(Fall) In this course, studentslearn about and perform officefunctions and responsibilities,including records management,financial functions, transcription,use of information managementtools, and communicationssystems. Students will usetechnology and productivitysoftware to increase officeproductivity and enhanceperformance. Special emphasisis given to customer servicestrategies, business vocabulary,communication skills, qualityservice and production,standards of personal ethics,and interpersonal skills.OTA 0043C.ADMINISTRATIVEASSISTANT: 450 ClockHours. (Spring) This coursefurther develops the skillsstudents need for successin administrative officeenvironments. Students willcontinue to practice skillslearned during prior coursesof the program and willdemonstrate leadership behaviorand supervision techniques,train and assist others, deliverimpromptu and plannedspeeches and serve as liaisonin public relations situations.Emphasis is placed on workbasedlearning experiences,developing a career portfolio,obtaining industry certification,and demonstrating job-seekingskills required for the pursuitof a career as a secretary oradministrative assistant.PARAMEDICCourses count toward A.S.Degree or Certificate only.EMS 2603C. PARAMEDIC I:Ten Credits, Ten Hours. This2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS133course is designed to reinforcetheory and concepts learnedat EMT level and integratethis knowledge with beginningadvanced life support conceptsand skills. Course includesHealth Science Core, math formeds, defensive techniques,etc. Prerequisites: EMS 1119,EMS 1119L, EMS 1411, EMS1421, and BSC 2084C or higher.Co-requisite: EMS 2656.EMS 2604C. PARAMEDICII: Twelve Credits, TwelveHours. This course is designedto reinforce and expand uponinformation and clinical skillslearned in EMT and ParamedicI and to integrate prior learningwith enhanced advanced lifesupport concepts and skills. Thecompetency-based lab exercisesemphasize patient assessment,medication administration,ECG equipment, ECGinterpretation and treatmentstrategies, cardiovasculartherapeutic interventions andAdvanced Cardiac Life Supportresuscitative care. Prerequisites:EMS 2603C & EMS 2656. Corequisites:EMS 2657.EMS 2605C. PARAMEDICIII: Three Credits, Four Hours.This course is designed toreinforce and expand upon theinformation and clinical skillslearned and to integrate priorlearning to enhance advancedlife support concepts andskills. The labs are designed todevelop an EMS professionalwho is capable of providingbasic and advance life supportin all aspects of emergencycare. Prerequisites: EMS 2604C& EMS 2657. Co-requisites: EMS2658 & EMS 2659.EMS 2656 PARAMEDIC ICLINICAL: Two Credits, TwoHours. This practicum providesthe opportunity for each studentto develop competency inclinical skills within the hospitalsetting. Stresses the integrationand application of EMT skillswith advanced paramedicskills and techniques withdirected clinical experiences inthe emergency departments,community center OR/RR, andemergency medical services.Prerequisite EMS 1119, EMS1119L, EMS 1411, EMS 1421& BSC 2084C or higher. Corequisite:EMS 2603C.EMS 2657. PARAMEDIC IICLINICAL: Three Credits,Three Hours. This practicumprovides the opportunity forin hospital and out of hospitalsettings for each student todevelop competency in clinicalskills necessary to serve asa member of an advancedlife support team. Directedclinical experiences includepre-hospital, emergencydepartments, critical care units,operating room and recoveryroom. Prerequisites: EMS 2603C& EMS 2656. Co-requisite: EMS2604C.EMS 2658. PARAMEDIC IIICLINICAL: Four Credits, FourHours. This practicum providesthe opportunity within thehospital setting for each studentto develop competency inclinical skills necessary to serveas a member of an advanced lifesupport team. Directed clinical+experiences include obstetricalunits, pediatric emergencydepartments, pediatric urgentcare, and geriatric and mentalhealth facilities. Prerequisites:EMS 2604C & EMS 2657. Corequisites:EMS 2605C & EMS2659.EMS 2659. PARAMEDIC IIIFIELD INTERNSHIP: FourCredits, Four Hours. Underthe auspices of the medicaldirector, the course is designedto provide the student withintensive out of hospital clinicalexperience which foster s thedevelopment of leadership skills,expands and further developsclinical skills and allows forthe transition from observer toteam leader in the professionalparamedic role. Students willindependently perform a focushistory and physical exam,arrive at an accurate prehospitaldiagnosis and formulateand implement appropriate fieldtreatment plans. Prerequisites:EMS 2604C & EMS 2657. CorequisitesEMS 2605C & EMS2658.MTB 1370. MATH FORMEDS: Two Credits, Two Hours.Basic concepts of arithmetic,use and conversion of metric,apothecary, and householdmeasurements for thepurpose of giving medications.Prerequisite: MAT 0024 witha grade of “C” or higher orappropriate scores on acceptedplacement test and at least onecollege level math.PATIENT CARETECHNICIANHSC 0003. HEALTHCAREERS CORE: 90 ClockHours. (Fall, Spring) AnOrientation to a foundation ofknowledge, understanding, andskills, common to a variety ofhealth technologies to serveas a base from which specialtechnologies can depart. Thiscourse is designed to providestudents with communicationskills, legal and ethical behavior,employability skills. Prerequisite:Acceptance into program.HCP 0121C. ARTICULATEDNURSING ASSISTANT: 75Clock Hours. (Fall, Spring)This course is designed toprepare a nonprofessionalworker with minimal skillsand knowledge to perform2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


134COURSE DESCRIPTIONScarefully selected patient careactivities, in a nursing homeonly, under the direction of theRegistered Professional Nurse.Upon successful completionthe graduate can apply forcertification as a CertifiedNursing Assistant. Coursecontent includes classroomactivities, simulated laboratoryexperiences and “hands on”experience in a designatedclinical agency. Prerequisite:HSC 0003.HCP 0332C. ADVANCEDHOME HEALTH AIDE: 50Clock Hours. (Fall, Spring)This course gives the studentknowledge necessary for caringfor the client in the homesetting. The student in thiscourse has already completedthe Articulated Nursing AssistantCourse. Prerequisites: HSC0003, HCP 0121C.HCP 0020C. PATIENT CAREASSISTANT: 75 Clock Hours.(Fall, Spring) This course isdesigned to provide studentswith job related skills andknowledge of the structureand function, interrelatednessand needs of the human bodysystems. Patient care activitiesof daily living, health andhygiene are provided for allage groupings with particularemphasis on care of thepatient in the hospital setting.Prerequisites: HSC 0003, HCP0121C, HCP 0332C.HSC 0016C. ALLIED HEALTHASSISTANT: 150 Clock Hours.(Fall, Spring) This course willallow the student to delvefurther into one to three AlliedHealth Areas and performskills representative of 1 to 3selected allied health areas.Prerequisites: HSC 0003, HCP0121C, HCP 0332C, HCP 0020C.MEA 0580C. ADVANCEDALLIED HEALTH ASSISTANT:100 Clock Hours. (Fall, Spring)Students enrolled in this coursehave completed the PatientCare Assistant and Allied HealthAssistant competencies and/or are adding these skills tobe a more multi-skilled worker.Students will perform skillsrepresentative of one to threeareas of Allied Health Carein the laboratory and clinicalsettings. Prerequisites: HSC0003, HCP 0121C, HCP 0332C,HCP 0020C. HSC 0016C.PRN 0094C. PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN: 60 Clock Hours.(Fall, Spring) This course isdesigned for the Patient CareAssistant who has completedcoursework in 1 to 3 selectedAllied Health Areas. This courseemphasizes the Patient CareTechnician as a team member.Prerequisites: HSC 0003, HCP0121C, HCP 0332C, HCP 0020C,HSC 0016C, MEA 0580C.PHOTOGRAPHYPGY 2401. INTRODUCTIONTO PHOTOGRAPHY: ThreeCredits. Three Hours. Thiscourse is an introduction tophotographic equipment,materials, processesand philosophy. Includesexperiments in location andstudio photography with specialemphasis given to projectsinvolving the development ofcamera vision and conceptualideas. Students will explorephoto composition, lighting,focusing, and the use of variouslenses.PHYSICAL EDUCATIONPEM 2131. WEIGHTTRAINING: One Credit, TwoHours. (On Demand) Musculardevelopment through a plannedprogram of resistive exercises.Attention will be given to properlifting and safety techniques.PEM 2132R. ADVANCEDWEIGHT TRAINING:One Credit, Two Hours. (OnDemand) Continuation ofPEM 2131 with more in-depthtraining to further improvephysical appearance, fitnesslevel, and health. Addedemphasis is on goal setting forindividuals. Prerequisite: PEM2131 or consent of instructor.PHYSICAL SCIENCEPSC 1341C. PHYSICALSCIENCE I: Three Credits,Three Hours - Lecture andLaboratory. (Fall, Spring)Designed for students of thearts, social sciences, education,and business as a survey courseto help nonscientists gain anunderstanding of science andtechnology and their role inmodern society. Extensive useof experimentation is an integralpart of the course. Prerequisiteor co-requisite: MAT 1033.All Science courses requirean additional lab fee.PHYSICSPHY 1053. GENERALPHYSICS I: Three Credits,Three Hours - Lecture. (Fall)An introduction to the conceptsand application of physicsfrom a non-calculus viewpoint.Designed for students majoringin biological sciences, medicineand related health professions,and as a background coursefor students planning to majorin engineering or the physicalsciences. Topics of study includescalars and vectors, kinematics,Newton’s laws and momentum,circular and rotational motionand dynamics, work andenergy, fluid mechanics,vibrations and waves, heat and2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS135thermodynamics. Prerequisite:A grade of “C” or better inMAC 1114 or equivalent withinstructor permission.PHY 1053L. GENERALPHYSICS I LAB: One Credit,One two hour session perweek. (Fall) Lab exercises onmeasurement and treatmentof measurement uncertainties,application of the scientificmethod, kinematics, static’s,dynamics, and heat andthermodynamics. Prerequisite orco-requisite: PHY 1053PHY 1054. GENERALPHYSICS II: Three Credits,Three Hours - Lecture. (Spring)Sequel course to PHY 1053,which includes the followingtopics: properties of matter,electricity, and magnetism,AC and DC circuits, light andoptics and special relativityand quantum mechanics.Prerequisite: A grade of “C”or better in PHY 1053. Corequisite:PHY 1054LPHY 1054L. GENERALPHYSICS II LAB: One Credit,One two-hour session per week.(Spring) Continuation of labexercises on gas laws, fluidstatics and dynamics, electricityand magnetism, AC and DCcircuits, optics, and nuclearphysics. Prerequisite or corequisite:PHY 1054PHY 2048. PHYSICSFOR SCIENTISTS ANDENGINEERS I: Four Credits,Four Hours - Lecture. (Fall)An introductory calculusbasedphysics lecture coursefor students majoring inengineering physics and othersciences, which include: scalarsand vectors, kinematics,Newton’s laws and momentum,circular and rotational motionand dynamics, work andenergy, fluid mechanics,vibrations and waves, heat andthermodynamics. Co-requisite:MAC 2311 or equivalent calculusI; Co-requisite: PHY 2048L.PHY 2048L. PHYSICSFOR SCIENTISTS ANDENGINEERS I LAB: OneCredit, One two hour sessionper week. (Fall) Laboratorycourse for first semester ofcalculus based physics forscience and engineering majors.Co-requisite: PHY 2048PHY 2049. PHYSICSFOR SCIENTISTS ANDENGINEERS II: Four Credits,Four Hour - Lecture. (Spring)Sequel course to PHY 2048.For students majoring inengineering, physics andother sciences which include:properties of matter, electricity,and magnetism, AC and DCcircuits, light and optics andspecial relativity and quantummechanics. Prerequisite Gradesof “C” or better in PHY 2048 andMAC 2311. Co-requisite: MAC2312.PHY 2049L. PHYSICSFOR SCIENTISTS ANDENGINEERS II LAB: OneCredit, One two hour sessionper week. Two Hours. (Spring)Laboratory course designed todemonstrate and verify physicsconcepts/principles covered inthe parent course, PHY 2049.Co-requisite: PHY 2049.All Science courses requirean additional lab fee.POLITICAL SCIENCEPOS 2041. AMERICANNATIONAL GOVERNMENT:Three Credits, Three Hours.(On Demand) A study of thegovernment of the United Stateswith emphasis on the U. S.Constitution, federalism, publicpolicy development, politicalparticipation, civil rights, andcurrent domestic and foreignpolicy issues.PSYCHOLOGYDEP 2004. HUMANDEVELOPMENT: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) A survey ofthe development of language,personality, intelligence, andmotor functions from theprenatal period to old age anddeath.EDP 2002. EDUCATIONALPSYCHOLOGY: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring, Summer) A survey ofthe psychology of education,learning, and motivation. Thecourse analyzes the differentvariations in ability amongstudents and discusses theirachievement of personal andsocial adjustment. PSY 2012 isrecommended, but not required.PSY 2012. GENERALPSYCHOLOGY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,Summer) An introduction tothe field of psychology withthe emphasis on such topicsas perception, intelligence,learning, social behavior, andpersonality.PUBLIC RELATIONSPUR 2949R. PUBLICRELATIONS: (SentinelAmbassadors) One Credit, OneHour. (Fall, Spring) This coursewill provide students withthe opportunity to serve theircommunity and the Collegewhile expanding their publicrelations skills. Students willserve as recruiters for NFCCboth on and off campus, willserve as hosts at various Collegeand community functions andperform other promotionalactivities.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


136COURSE DESCRIPTIONSSOCIOLOGYSYG 1000. INTRODUCTORYSOCIOLOGY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,On Demand) A study of theorganization of human societyand the forces, principles andprocesses influencing individualand group activities. Attention isgiven to culture, group life, thefamily, and some of the moreurgent social problems on theworld scene.SYG 2010. SOCIALPROBLEMS: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring)A study of major socialproblems and deviance incontemporary American societythat emphasizes definingcauses, consequences, andmeans of coping with theseconditions. Topic areas willinclude marriage, familyrelations, education, economics,government, American minoritygroups, crime and delinquency,population problems, andproblems of ecology and urbanliving.SYG 2322. JUVENILEDELINQUENCY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand)Considered will be the problemof defining and measuringdelinquency; the broad socialand cultural aspects with thedevelopmental process ofdelinquent behavior, causaltheories, the police role, thedevelopment of the juvenilecourt, including currentjurisdiction and function. Specialconsideration will be given totraditional and contemporarytraining schools, treatment andaftercare.SYG 2323. INTRODUCTIONTO CRIMINOLOGY: ThreeCredits, Three Hours. (Fall,Spring) An overview of thecriminology field, includingtheories and factors in causationof criminal behavior, criminaljustice in operation, penal andcorrectional procedures, andaspects of prevention.SYG 2430. MARRIAGE ANDTHE FAMILY: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand) Afunctional course designed toassist in developing perspectiveconcerning the planning ofcourtship, marriage, and familylife. Social, cultural and personalfactors related to success andfailure in mate selection andmarriages are considered.SYG 1000 suggested but notrequired.SPANISHSPN 1000.CONVERSATIONALSPANISH: Three Credits,Three Hours. (On Demand)This course concentrateson the development of oraland conversational skillsin the language. There isan additional emphasis onworkplace terminology andon communicative habits andcultural patterns that influenceeveryday conversation. It isdesigned to help the studentgain practical knowledgeof Spanish in a workingenvironment. The course doesnot fulfill the general educationforeign language requirementsof the State University Systemand cannot be substituted forSPN 1120 or SPN 1121.SPN 1120. ELEMENTARYSPANISH I: Four Credits, FourHours. (Fall) For the beginningstudent in Spanish: a foundationin the language and civilization,stressing an oral-auralapproach. The course is opento students with no languagebackgrounds and to those withless than one year of highschool Spanish whose languageplacement test indicates a needfor further foundation work.SPN 1121. ELEMENTARYSPANISH II: Four Credits, FourHours. (Spring) A continuationof SPN 1120. Prerequisite: SPN1120 or equivalent or consentof the instructor based onlanguage placement scores.SPN 2200. INTERMEDIATESPANISH I: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall) Designedto develop a facility for readingand composition. A thoroughreview of Spanish grammarand an introduction to Spanishculture and literature areincluded. Prerequisite: SPN1121 or equivalent, or consentof instructor based on languageplacement test scores for thosewith two or more years of highschool Spanish.SPN 2201. INTERMEDIATESPANISH II: Threecredits, Three hours. For theintermediate student of Spanish,this 4th semester of collegeSpanish is designed for thestudent who has successfullycompleted three collegesemesters, three high schoollevel years of Spanish or theequivalent, and who thereforealready has a solid foundationin the basics of the Spanishlanguage, its vocabulary and itsgrammar. At this level the classis conducted almost exclusivelyin Spanish and includes morereading/discussion of material,including the reading of literaryexcerpts from a graded reader.SPEECHSPC 1608. FUNDAMENTALSOF SPEECH: Three Credits,Three Hours. (Fall, Spring,On Demand) This course isdesigned to give students theskills necessary to be goodpublic speakers. Students will2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS137learn to construct, research,deliver and evaluate varioustypes of oral presentations.STUDENTLIFE SKILLSSLS 1103. Strategies forAcademic Success: ThreeCredits, Three Hours (Fall,Spring, On Demand). Thisthree-hour college credit surveycourse is designed to helpstudents develop skills thatare essential for academic andpersonal success. Students willbe introduced to topics includingstudy skills, note-taking andtest-taking strategies, personalimprovement and wellnessstrategies, and goal setting.The curriculum will includeinteraction with NFCC resourcesincluding the library, collegetechnology, and studentservices. Additionally, studentswill use self-assessmentinstruments to identify areasof interest and strength sothat they can develop thespecific strategies necessary forsuccess in the classroom, in theworkplace, and in their personallives. Although this course isan elective, a student who isplaced into two (2) or moreCollege Prep courses mustenroll in this course duringhis or her first or secondsemester at NFCC.ZOOLOGYZOO 2010C. GENERALZOOLOGY: Four Credits, FourHours - Lecture and Laboratory.(Fall) Field trips are included. Asurvey of the animal kingdomemphasizing the structure,function, classification, behavior,and ecology of the major animalphyla.All Science courses requirean additional lab fee.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


138FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATIONFaculty and AdministrationAdleburg, Frances S.Instructor, EnglishA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.A., University of FloridaM.A. Valdosta State CollegeBonilla, EfrainInstructorCollege Prep MathematicsB.S., M.S., University of Puerto RicoBrave Heart, SharonInstructor, Computer Scienceand BusinessM.B.A., University of PhoenixBrown, K. DouglasDean of Workforce Education andCommunity Outreach/PIOB.A., M.Ed., SouthwesternOklahoma State UniversityBrowning, Brandi, R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, R.N programB.S.N Valdosta State UniversityA.A. North Florida Community CollegeBryce, GlennInstructor, MathematicsB.S., M.S., Florida State UniversityDeLia, AnthonyInstructor, Mathematics, Physicsand AstronomyB.S., University of Central FloridaM.S., Ph.D., Florida State UniversityEaly, EdnaControllerA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.B.A., Valdosta State UniversityDr. Erle, Sharon B.Dean of Academic Affairs/CAOB.A., University of South FloridaM.Ed., University of FloridaPh.D., Florida State UniversityFico, Nita, RN, ARNP-CDirector of Allied Health ProgramsR.N., B.S.N., M.S.N., Valdosta StateUniversityFamily Nurse Practitioner,Florida State UniversityFields, Kathy, R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, PCT ProgramB.S.N., University of PhoenixGarner, PatriciaDirector, Green Industries InstituteB.S. University of GeorgiaM.S. University of FloridaGrosskopf, John, A.B.D.PresidentB.A., Florida International UniversityM.A., Florida State UniversityGuest, MarieDepartment Chair of Social Science,Business, Education and ComputerScienceInstructor, BusinessA.A., Butler County CommunityCollege, KansasB.S., M.A., M.B.A., Central MissouriState UniversityEd.S, Valdosta State UniversityHackle, Dale R.Director of Physical PlantHalfhill, KimDirector of Student ServicesB.A., Mercer UniversityHarris, Daniel J.Instructor, MathematicsB.A., M.S., Middle Tennessee StateUniversityHogan, KayDirector of Library ServicesA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., Valdosta State UniversityM.S.L.S., Florida State UniversityHunter, WilliamExecutive Directorof Human ResourcesA.A., Los AngelesMetropolitan CollegeB.S., Faulkner UniversityM.S., Wilmington UniversityJames, Lawson K. “Skip”Director, Public Safety Academy/Campus Safety and SecurityA.A., North Florida Community CollegeA.S., Lake City Community CollegeB.S., University of South FloridaM.S., Nova UniversityJegede, ToluInstructor, EnglishB.A., M.F.A., Indiana State UniversityKnox, RosieInstructor, English andDevelopmental StudiesA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.A., University of MontevalloM.A., Valdosta State UniversityLeggett, Dana, R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, R.N. ProgramM.B.A., Webster UniversityB.S.N., Florida Hospital College ofHealth SciencesDr. Leparulo, Rosario D.Instructor, Foreign LanguagesB.A., Sweet Briar CollegeM.A., Ph.D., Florida State UniversityLittlefield, BonnieInstructor, Science/MathB.S., Iowa State UniversityM.S., Florida Institute of TechnologyDr. McCauley, Barbara L.Instructor, EnglishB.S.E., Central Missouri StateUniversityM.A., Central Missouri State UniversityPh.D., Florida State UniversityLaFrenchie McCreary, R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, LPN ProgramB.S.N. Valdosta State UniversityL.P.N. North Florida Community CollegeMoffses, Thomas, Jr.Director of CISCO Learning CenterA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.S., M.Ed., Valdosta State University2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATION139Dr. Molnar, GregInstructor, BiologyA.S., Abraham Baldwin CollegeB.S., University of FloridaM.S., University of WyomingPh.D., Washington State UniversityMulkey, Amelia A.Dean of Administrative Services/CBOA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.S., University of ArizonaM.Ed., Valdosta State CollegeNewton, LauriInstructor, DraftingDrafting Certification,North Florida Community CollegePaulk, DavidDepartment Chair of English,Communications, Humanities,Fine Arts, Literature, and ForeignLanguages and HistoryInstructor, HistoryB.A., Valdosta State UniversityM.P.A, Valdosta State UniversityM.S., Southeastern BaptistTheological SeminaryM.A., Valdosta State UniversityReichert, JhanInstructor, College Prep EnglishA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.A., Florida State UniversityRutherford, GinaExecutive Director of NFCCFoundation and Alumni RelationsB.S., University of AlabamaM.Ed., Auburn UniversityRykard, Carol, R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, Lab Coordinator,RN ProgramB.S.N., University of FloridaA.A., North Florida Community CollegeSale, Katherine H.LibrarianB.A., University of AlabamaM.L.S., University of AlabamaDr. Stine, MichaelDepartment Chair of Biologicaland Physical ScienceInstructor, BiologyB.S., Michigan State UniversityM.S., University of GeorgiaPh.D., Michigan State UniversityStrickland, Tiffany, R.N. ASNInstructor, LPN ProgramA.S.N., Florida Gateway CollegeTaylor, PhillipDepartment Chair of MathematicsInstructor, MathematicsA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., Berry CollegeM.S., Florida State UniversityTaylor, SusanCoordinator, College PreparatoryInstructor, EnglishB.S.E., Florida State UniversityM.S.Ed., University of SouthernMississippiJulie Townsend, R.N., M.S.N.Instructor, RN ProgramB.S.N., University of FloridaM.S.N., Florida State UniversityWalden, Julie R.N., B.S.N.Instructor, RN ProgramA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S.N., Florida State UniversityWelch, JasonInstructor, HistoryB.A., University of FloridaM.A., University of FloridaWheeler, Mary AnneDean of Enrollment andStudent ServicesA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.S., M.S., Florida State UniversityZimmerman, TerryInstructor, ChemistryB.S., Youngstown State UniversityM.S., Florida State UniversityStalvey, TeresaInstructor, PsychologyA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.S., M. Ed., Valdosta State University2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


140FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS EMERITIFaculty and Administrators EmeritiJoe A. Akerman, Jr. (1965-2003)Professor of HistoryB.A., M.A.Jules deR. Bacot (1969-1983)Professor of Arts/HumanitiesB.F.A., M.Ed.Barry A. Barnhart (1969 -2007)Professor of BiologyB.A., M.A., Florida State UniversityWalter L. Bishop (1968-1985)Vice President of Academic AffairsB.S., M. Ed.William O. Brazil (1970-2000)Vice President of Academicand Student AffairsB.S., M.A.Brown, Lorraine J. (1979–2007)Cosmetology InstructorA.A., B.S.Mildred S. Bruner (1958-1981)Director of Admissionsand Financial AidB.A., M.S.James O. Catron, Jr. (1966-2003)RegistrarB.A., M.A.Sylvia Catron (1983-2003)Professor of MathematicsB.S., M.S.Phillip Combs (1987-1996)Professor of MusicA.A., B.A., M.S.Bobby Joe Buchanan(1974-2004)Professor of SociologyB.A., M.S.Edith H. Day (1963-1997)Dean of Academic AffairsB.S., M.A., Ph.D.Sandra S. Ebberson (1973-2008)Coordinator, Criminal JusticeProgramA.A., B.S.Thomas R. Fico (1980-2002)Professor of Chemistry and PhysicsB.S., M.S.William F. Gardner, Jr.(1975-2004)Professor of ArtB.A., M.A., Ed.D.2010-2011 NFCC College CatalogClare B. Gray (1961-1987)Professor of Foreign Languagesand EnglishB.A., M.A.Robert G. Harper (1973-2002)Professor of DraftingA.A., B.A.Sheila Hiss (1977-2009)Director of Library ServicesB.A., M.L.S.Jacqueline Humes (1979-1996)Professor of NursingR.N., B.S.N., M.S.N.George M. King (1990-2004)Professor of MathematicsB.A., M.S., Ph.D.William Lindstrand (1987-2000)Professor of BusinessB.A., M.S.John W. Maguire 1985-1996)Vice President/Academic DeanA.B., M.S., Ph.D.Elinor M. Mays (1966-1979)Professor of BusinessB.S., B.A., M.A.Abe Mills (1975-1997)Professor of MasonryMollie L. Monk (1965-1976)Professor of ChemistryB.S., M.A., M.Ed.Valentine A. Nicholson(1967-1993)Professor of EnglishA.B., M.A., C.A.S.Mildred L. Parrish (1963-1975)Director of Public Relations/PublicationsB.J., M.S.Thomas M. Phillips (1967-2004)Professor of BiologyB.A., M.S.Leone N. Protsman (1962-1974)Director of Student Center/College NurseR.N., B.A.Doris McMillan Putnal(1990-2006)Director, Associate in Science/Applied Science Degree ProgramDevelopmentA.A., B.A.Lu Alice Sands (1961-1991)Director of Library ServicesB.A., M.A.Morris G. Steen, Jr. (1997-2008)PresidentB.S., M.S.Mariam H. Stephens (1973-2003)Professor of Nursing AssistantsR.N.Louis C. Thompson, Jr.(1959-1987)Professor of Physical EducationB.S., M.S.Ruby M. Ulm (1966-1979)Assistant LibrarianB.S., M.S.Kathleen H. Van Alst(1958-1981)Director of Counseling andPlacement ServicesA.A., B.S., M.S.David V.S. Van Alstyne(1967-1989)Professor of Reading andJournalismB.S., M.S.Hazel D. Walker (1963-1981)Professor of MathematicsB.S., M.A.James T. Walker (1963-1981)Professor of MathematicsA.A., B.S., M.A.White, Nancy L. (1979-2009)Instructor, EnglishA.S., B.A., M.A.,Emma F. Wyche (1958-1997)Business ManagerB.S.Alma McKinney Wynn(1963-1990)Professor of MathematicsB.S., M.S.Helen L. Zaynor (1968-1986)Professor of Vocational EducationB.S.Ed., M.Ed.


PROFESSIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFF141Professional and Support StaffAlexander, ClaudetteSwitchboard OperatorAlexander, ClydeCoordinator, Student LifeB.S., Canisius CollegeM.S., Florida A & M UniversityBass, DebbieCoordinator ofDisplaced Homemaker’s ProgramCareer Education AdvisorEmployee OmbudsmanB.A., Valdosta State UniversityBell, BettySenior Staff AssistantAdministrative Assistant Certificate,North Florida Community CollegeBell, DeniseManagement Team AssistantA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.A., Saint Leo UniversityBethea, DianeAdmissions/VA Specialistand Veteran’s AffairsBethea, JohnMaintenance WorkerBivens, GwendolynManager of Food ServicesBlanton, TonyMaintenance SpecialistBossé, VickieStaff Assistant, Student SupportServices and Student DisabilityServicesA.A., University of MaineA.A.S., North Florida CommunityCollegeBronson, OnaStaff Assistant, President’s OfficeA.S., Hi Tech InstituteBrown, LindaInstructional Technology SpecialistBurnett, CynthiaProject SpecialistCoody, TylerCoordinator, Fitness and WellnessB.S., University of Central FloridaDavis, RickCoordinator of Criminal JusticeA.S., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., Columbia Southern UniversityDean, MelodyAllied Health Advisor/Student LiaisonA.A., New Creation Bible CollegeA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.A. St. Leo UniversityDickinson, WendyAdmissions and RegistrationSpecialistEllison, AmyStaff AssistantFerriss, JamesMaintenance Equipment SpecialistFord III, LonnieRetention AdvisorB.S., Florida A&M UniversityFreeman, TishStaff AssistantGaylard, Cindy M.Executive AssistantGonzales, ElizabethCoordinator, DevelopmentalEducation ResourcesA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., National University of ColombiaGreene, MariaCoordinator, WSG ConferenceCenter/ Special EventsA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.S., Florida State UniversityM.A., Florida State UniversityHackle, GailSenior Staff AssistantHarris, PeggyFinancial Aid SpecialistA.A., North Florida Community CollegeHaynes, Shirley, L.P.N.Instructional AssistantHidy, KathySenior Staff AssistantHorne, AlanGroundskeeper, GIIHorne, TammyDuplication SpecialistHubert, ScottAudio Visual & Facilities TechnicianJames, DesireeCollege Advancement SpecialistA.A., North Florida Community CollegeKinsley, SueTesting ManagerKosec, RandyCoordinator of Criminal JusticeA.S., Broward Community CollegeLeslie, SharonSenior Staff AssistantA.A., Meridian Junior CollegeLeggett, Sr., Albert “Mac”Coordinator/DirectorParamedic/EMT ProgramLillis, NancyDirector, Student Support Services/Disability Coordinator/Grant WriterB.S., East Texas State UniversityM.S.W., Florida State UniversityMauldin, Mary FrancesC.R.O.P. Case ManagerA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeMitchell, JanieManager, Bookstoreand Central SupplyOffice Administration Certificate,North Florida Junior CollegeNelson, HanselGroundskeeper Supervisor, GIINewsome, Sarah P.Purchasing SpecialistA.A., North Florida Junior College2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


142PROFESSIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFFOrlowski, TaraCoordinator of InstitutionalEffectivenessInstructor, Early ChildhoodEducation ProgramM.S., University of FloridaB.A., University of FloridaB.S., University of FloridaPalmer, KimberlyNetwork AdministratorPhillips, Margie L.Data Analyst/Reports CoordinatorA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.A., Saint Leo UniversityPhillips, TishaPC Support TechA.A., North Florida Community CollegePleasant, LoriInstructor,Administrative Assistant ProgramTesting SpecialistB.A., Saint Leo UniversityA.A., North Florida Community CollegeScarboro, KimberlyCoordinator,College AdvancementA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.A., Valdosta State UniversityScott, RobertDirector of High School andCollege Relations/CROPB.F.A., Valdosta State CollegeSherrod, EllenStaff AssistantA.A., North Florida Community CollegeSirmon, John D.Manager of Networking SystemsA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S.Ed., Valdosta State UniversitySmith, Kathy S.Library Technical AssistantA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeSpurlock, BobbyGroundskeeperStarling, BettyEnrollment Services SupervisorSurles, Karen R.Senior Staff AssistantThigpen, Carolyn S.Coordinator,Institutional Research/D2LA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., Florida State UniversityThompson, WesleyMaintenance WorkerThornton, AnnetteFiscal AssistantTurner, KarenHuman Resource SpecialistVickers, WayneMaintenance MechanicWaller, GlennSenior AccountantA.A.S., Community College of theAir ForceWaller, Lynn E.Transfer Advisor,Student Support Services GrantA.A., North Florida Junior CollegeB.A., Park CollegeWatts, ShantinaFood Service WorkerWilkerson, MargaretCoordinator,Website and Public RelationsB.F.A., Valdosta State UniversityWyche, LynnLibrary Technical AssistantA.A., North Florida Community CollegeB.S., M.L.S. Valdosta State UniversitySmith, NeilMaintenance MechanicSmith, OndryGroundskeeper, GII2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES143NFCC District Board of TrusteesMichael R. WilliamsChairMadison CountyDr. Bill BrothersVice ChairSuwannee CountyRichard “RB” DavisHamilton CountyBrantly HelvenstonSuwannee CountyRicky N. LyonsLafayette CountyJohn MaultsbyMadison CountyLester PadgettTaylor CountyAlbert ThomasJefferson County2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


144INDEXIndexAAcademic Calendar .......................6Academic Dishonesty ..................56Academic Freedom, Student ........56Academic Honors .......................61Academic Probation ....................61Academic Regulations .................56Accreditation ..............................10Administration, College ............. 138Admission, General .....................15Admission, Degree ....................16Admission, Non-degree ...............17Advanced Technical DiplomaEMT-Basic ..............................76Audit Students ...........................17Advanced Placement ..................19Advising, Academic .....................20Application for Admission .......... 147Art Galleries ...............................11Artist Series ..............................39Associate in Applied Science ........81Criminal Justice .....................82Law Enforcement ..................82Corrections ...........................83Early Childhood Education .....84Associate in Arts .........................65Degree Requirements ............66Transfer Guarantee ................65Business Emphasis ................68Education Emphasis ...............69Associate in Science ..................70Business Administration .........71Digital Media | Multimedia ......73Emergency Medical Services ...75EMT-Basic .............................76Paramedic .............................77Registered Nursing (RN) ........78Attendance Policy .......................58Auditing Courses ........................17BBachelor’s Degree Opportunities ..65Board of Trustees ..................... 143Bookstore (Virtual) .....................49Brain Bowl .................................39Bright Futures Scholarships .........30CCalendar, College ..........................6Campus Alert System ..................54Campus Description ....................11Campus Directory .........................7Campus Map ........................... 151Campus Security ........................54Career Pathways (technical)........87Career & Tech Credit Admission ...17Career & Technical Programs .......85Business/Admin. Assistant .......90Business-Related Certificates ...91Drafting ..................................92Architectural Drafting ...........93Mechanical Drafting .............93Early Childhood Education .......94Networking Technology ...........97Patient Care Technician ...........88Practical Nursing .....................89Catalog, Effective Policy ..............24Changing Class Schedule ............22CJ-BAT ......................................18Clubs and Organizations .............39College Credit ............................58College Credit CertificatesBusiness Operations ................72Accounting/BudgetingManagement SpecializationMarketing SpecializationRetailManagement SpecializationDigital Media | Multimedia .......74Paramedic ..............................77College Preparatory Courses ..........20Common Course Information .... 106Community Education ............... 105Community Theater ....................39Continuing Education ................ 104Counseling (Student)..................49Course Descriptions ........... 106-137Course Load ..............................58Course Substitutions ...................24Crime Statistics ..........................54Criminal Justice (Public Safety) ....99DDean’s Honor Roll .......................61Displaced Homemakers Pgm .......38Disabled Student Services ...........36Directory, Campus ........................7Dishonesty, Academic .................56Drug and Alcohol Policy ..............47Dual Enrollment ................... 17, 87EEarly Admission ..........................17Education to Go (ed2go)........... 105Email Accounts, Students ............49Employment, Student ................31Enrollment Steps ........................21Entrepreneur Dev. Center ........ 104FFaculty .................................... 138Faculty & Admin. Emeriti ........... 140Federal Grants ...........................29Federal Grant Repayment............27Fees ..........................................26Financial Assistance ....................28Fitness and Wellness ..................39Food Service ..............................49Foreign Language Requirement ...242010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


INDEX145GGeneral Education Philosophy......62General Education Requirements(A.A.) .....................................66Grade, Appeal of Final ................60Grade Point Average ...................59Grade Point System ....................59Graduation Honors .....................61Graduation information ...............23Grants, Student ..........................29Green Industries Institute ...........11Grievance, Student .....................45HHandbook, Student.....................40Health, Student ..........................51Hazing Policy ............................ 47History of College .......................10Housing .....................................49IInternational Students ................16LLadell Brothers Environ. Center ...12Library, Marshall W. Hamilton ......12Location ....................................11MMemberships, College .................13Mission Statement, College .........10NNature Center (Ladell Brothers) ...12Non-Degree Admissions ..............17OOmbudsman ........................ 38, 48Organizations, Student ...............39PParking ......................................52Payments/Fees ...........................26Pell Grant ..................................29President’s Honor Roll .................61Prerequisites, Admissions ............58Probation, Academic ...................61Public Safety Academy ................99Continuing Education .......... 101Corrections ......................... 100Crossover ........................... 100Dual Certification ................ 100Law Enforcement ................ 100Suplemental ....................... 101Publications, Student ..................39RRe-Admission .............................16Refunds .....................................27Registrar ....................................21Registration ...............................21Regulations, Academic ................56Residency Requirements .............27Rights of Charged Student ..........40SSaint Leo University ....................65Schedule Changes ......................22Scholarships ..............................32Senior Citizens ...........................18Sentinel Sun, The .......................39Service Learning ........................63Sexual Harassment Policy ...........48Social Security # Collection/Use ..50Special Non-Degree Student........17Staff, Professional & Support .... 141Student Activities & Clubs ...........39Student Advocate ................. 38, 48Student Code of Conduct ............40Student Disability Services ..........36Student Email Accounts ..............49Student Government Association .39Student Grievance Procedures .....45Student Handbook......................40Student Health ...........................51Student Housing ........................49Student ID .................................49Student Load .............................58Student Newspaper ....................39Student Organizations ................39Student Records .........................21Student Responsibilities ..............40Student Rights ...........................40Student Services ........................35Student Support Services ............38Students - Serious Illnesses ........36TTABE test ...................................18Technical Programs ....................85Testing ......................................18AP ........................................19CJ-BAT .................................18CLAST ..................................19TABE ....................................18Textbooks, cost ..........................26Tobacco Policy............................48Transcript Request ......................22Transfer, University Parallel .... 20, 65Transfer Students ...................... 16Transient Students .....................17Trustees, Board of .................... 143Tuition (Cost of Attending) ..........26Tuition Payment Plan ..................31UUniversity, Parallel/Transfer ... 20, 65VVaccine Advisory ........................51Van H. Priest Auditorium .............12Veteran Affairs ...........................37Vision Statement, College ...........10Voc-Rehab Assistance Program ....31WWardlaw-Smith-Goza Center........12WIA assistance ..........................31Withdrawal (classes | college) ....23Work Study, Student ...................31Workforce Development ............ 1042010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


146PROGRAM CODESPROGRAM CODES FOR NFCC APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION0000 Undeclared0101 DE-College Credit0103 Non-Degree Seeking Employment0104 Non-Degree Seeking Personal Objectives0105 Educator PreparationCRAssociate DegreesPROGRAM CODES1001 Associate in Arts (General)1101 AA Accounting1102 AA Business Admin. and Management1103 AA Criminal Justice Studies1104 AA Elementary Teacher Education1105 AA Management Information Systems1106 AA NursingCRAssociate in Science2001 AS Business Admin. and Management2007 AS Emergency Medical Services2009 AS Registered Nurse2010 AS Digital Media/Multimedia Technology*(*Proposed implementation date Spring 2011)2099 AS ALAP RNCRAssociate in Applied Science3003 AAS Criminal Justice Technology3007 AAS Office Management3013 AAS Criminal Justice Tech-Law Enforcement3023 AAS Criminal Justice Tech-Corrections3024 AAS Early Childhood EducationCRCredit Certificate4002 CCC Paramedic4003 CISCO CCNA4006 CCC Business Operations4007 CCC Accounting/Budgeting Operations4008 CCC Management Specialization4009 CCC Marketing Specialization4010 CCC Retail Management Specialization4011 CCC Digital Media Authoring Specialization4012 CCC Digital Media Production Specialization4013 CCC Digital Media Instructional Technology4014 CCC Digital Media Presentation Specialization4015 CCC Digital Web Production SpecializationPSVocational Certificate5002 Practical Nursing5005 Architectural Drafting5006 Mechanical Drafting5007 Patient Care Technician5009 Corrections Basic Recruit5014 Early Childhood Education5018 Crossover LE to Corrections5023 Administrative Assistant5026 Crossover CPO to CMS LE Officer5027 Legal Administrative Specialist5028 CMS Law Enforcement5029 Crossover Corrections to CMS-LEPSAdvanced Technical Diploma6001 Emergency Medical Tech-BasicWFWorkforce/Supplemental7001 WorkforceThe Application for Admission is validfor one (1) year (August-July)2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION147ADMISSION APPLICATION FORNORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE325 NW Turner Davis Drive, Madison, Florida 32340Contact NFCC Admissions for more information: 850/973‐1622 or 850/973‐9405 or email ADMISSIONS@NFCC.EDU. Fax 850/973‐16971 STUDENT NFCC ID NUMBER (If previously attended)2 SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERG3 LEGAL NAME(LAST) (FIRST) (MIDDLE)4 PRIOR NAME IF APPLICABLE (Maiden) 5 HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY ATTENDED NFCC?YesNo*6 MAILING ADDRESS *All first time Applications MUST include $20.00 Nonrefundable fee7 PHONE NUMBERS(Street) (APT #)(City) (County) (State / Zip Code)Home ‐8 EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION Work ‐NameRelationship to student Cell ‐Phone:THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION UNDER TITILE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND THE TITLE IX OF THE EDU‐CATIONAL ADMENDMENTS OF 1972 TO BE USED FOR REPORTING PURPOSES AND IS NOT USED IN DETERMINING ADMISSIONS TO NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE.9 SEX 11 CITIZENSHIP 12A ETHNICITY 13 RACE 14 COUNTRY OF CITIZENSHIPMale U.S. Citizen Refugee Alien Are you Hispanic or Latino? American Indian orFemale F‐1 Student Other, Non‐citizen Yes No Alaskan Native10 DATE OF BIRTH Visa Other Than F‐1 Visa type __________ 12B ETHNICITY Asian15 WHAT IS YOUR PRIMARY10A____/_____/________(Month/Day/YearPermanent Resident Alien Asia or Pacific Islander Black or African American LANGUAGE?COUNTRY OF BIRTH _____________________ Black (Not Hispanic) Hispanic (I.E. THE LANGUAGE YOU USEPASSPORT, VISA AND/OR ALIEN CARD REQUIRED AT ADMISSIONS HispanicNative Hawaiian or otherMORE THAN 50% OF THE TIME)American Indian orPacific IslanderAlaskan NativeWhiteWhite (Not Hispanic)City & State of Birth16 DEGREE OBJECTIVE 17 ENTERING YEAR 18 BASIS OF ADMISSIONASSOCIATE IN ARTS ______________________________________ 20ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE ___________________________________ √ TERMASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE ___________________________FALL (AUGUST)CREDIT CERTIFICATE ____________________________________SPRING (JANUARY)TECHNICAL DIPLOMA ____________________________________VOCATIONAL CERTIFICATE ________________________________SUMMER A (MAY)HIGH SCHOOL GRAD/GEDUNIV/COLLEGE TRANSFERTRANSIENT STUDENT19 DID BOTH OF YOUR PARENTS EARNA FOUR‐YEAR COLLEGE DEGREE?SUMMER B (JUNE) YES NOTRANSIENT STUDENT ____________________________________20 ARE YOU A VETERAN? Discharge Date ___________________EPI PROGRAM___________________________________________ YES NO Branch__________________________21NON‐DEGREE SEEKING JOB RELATED TRAINING SENIOR CITIZEN (Must be 65 or older & DOB must be verified)PERSONAL GROWTHEDUCATION BACKGROUND (APPLICANTS WITH SPECIAL DIPLOMAS MUST OBTAIN A GED DIPLOMA BEFORE APPLYING)DATE RECEIVED/ANTICIPATEDSTATE AND COUNTRY (IF NOT US)HOME SCHOOLED (NOTARIZED AFFIDAVIT REQUIRED) ___________ / ___________ / ______________GED DIPLOMA___________ / ___________ / ______________STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ___________ / ___________ / ______________NAME OF HIGH SCHOOLAll college credit and most PSAV applicants must have a Standard or College‐ready high school diploma or GED certificate. Please have an officialtranscript sent from the high school to NFCC Admissions. For GED completers, please provide a copy of the GED Certificate and an official copy ofthe test scores.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog1


148 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONList the full names of the colleges and universities previously attended. DO NOT USE ABBREVIATIONS. Failure to list all institutions could result in yourapplication being denied or your admission being rescinded. Use separate sheet if necessary and attach it to the application.An official transcript from each postsecondary school, college, or university you have attended must be provided.NAME OF COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY(DO NOT USE ABBREVIATIONS)CITY & STATEDATES ATTENDEDHRS OR DEGREEEARNEDELIGIBLE TORETURN?22Have you ever been charged with a violation of the law, misdeameanor and/or felony (even if adjudication was withheld) which resulted in, oris still pending, could result in probation, community service, restitution, a jail sentence or the revocation or suspension of your driver'slicense? (You are not required to include traffic violations which only resulted in a fine.)YesNoIf your answer is YES, you may be required to schedule an interview with the Dean of Student Services (or designee) and submit a full statement of releventfacts explaining the final disposition of proceedings.VERIFICATION STATEMENTI certify that the information given in this application is complete and accurate, and I understand that to make false or fraudulentstatements within this application or residence affidavit may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission, and invalidation ofcredits or degrees earned pursuant to 837.06, Florida Statutes. I certify that I will abide by all the regulations of North FloridaCommunity College and the laws of the State of Florida. I agree that as a condition of my admission, I will not engage in the unlawfulmanufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol during enrollment at North FloridaCommunity College. I further certify that if it becomes necessary for NFCC to engage the services of a collection agency or to initiatelegal action to collect fees for tuition or any other services provided by NFCC, I will be responsible for all costs of collection, includingbut not limited to reasonable attorneys' fees.Signature of Applicant DateConfidentiality of Student Records: The Family Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 provides that "Directory Information" may bereleased to the general public upon request unless the student has specially requested in writing that some or all of theinformation not be released. A form is available upon request from the office of the Registrar.Student Disabilities: Any student with a disability who wants to request accommodations, assistance, or information should contactStudent Disability Services at (850) 973‐1611 (TTY)Collection of Student Social Security Numbers: In compliance with Florida Statute (F.S.) 119.071(5)(a), North FloridaCommunity College (NFCC) issues this notification regarding the purpose for the collection and use of your Social SecurityNumber (SSN). In addition, 119.071(2)(a)(II), F.S., authorizes NFCC to collect and use your SSN to perform the College'sduties and responsibilities for the following purposes: student record management; identification and verification; tracking(also authorized by 1008.386, F.S.); VA benefits (also mandated by 38 USC 3471); and reporting to authorized agencies ofthe state and federal government (also authorized by 26 USC 6050S). To protect your identity, NFCC will maintain theprivacy of your SSN and never release it to unauthorized parties. The College assigns you a unique student identificationnumber which is used for educational purposes at NFCC, including access of your college records.2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog2


APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION149INFORMATION FOR RESIDENCY CLASSIFICATIONA Florida resident for tuition purposes is a person who has, or a dependent person whose parent or legal guardian has, established and maintainedlegal residence in Florida for at least twelve (12) months. Residence in Florida must be a bona fide domicile rather than for the purpose ofmaintaining a residence incident to enrollment at an institution of higher education. To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, you mustbe a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or legal alien, granted indefinite stay by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Other persons notmeeting the twelve‐month legal residence requirement may be classified as Florida residents for tuition purposes only if they fall within one of thelimited spcial categories authorized by the Florida Legislature and Board of Regents. All other persons are ineligible for classification as a Floridaresident for tuition purposes. Living in or attending school in Florida will not, in itself, establish legal residence. Students who depend on out‐ofstateparents are presumed to be legal residents of the same state as their parents.NON‐FLORIDA RESIDENTSI understand that I do not qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes for the term for which this application is submitted and that if I shouldqualify for some future term, it will be necessary for me to file the required documentation prior to the beginning of the term to be considered forreclassification as a Florida resident.Signature:Date:FLORIDA RESIDENTSThis section must be completed in full if you claim Florida residency for tuition purpAttach copies of required documents. A notarized copy ofyour and/or your parent's most recent tax return or other documentation MAY be requested to establish dependence/independence.Dependent: a person for whom 50% or more of his/her support is provided by another as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.Independent: a person who provided more than 50% or his/her own support.A copy of the marriage certificate is required in all cases of spouse claiming partner's residency.√ (Check applicable item.)____ A. I am an independent person and have maintained legal residence in Florida for at least 12 months.____ B. I am a dependent person and my parent or legal guardian has maintained legal residence in Florida for at least12 months.____ C. I am a dependent person who has resided for five years with an adult relative other than my parent or legalguardian and my relative has maintained legal resisence in Florida for at least 12 months. Required: Copy ofmost recent tax return on which you were claimed as a dependent or other proof of dependency.____ D. I am married to a person who has maintained legal residency in Florida for at least 12 months. I have nowestablished legal residency and intend to make Florida my permanent home. Required: Copy of marriagecertificate, claimant's voter registration, driver's license and vehicle registration.____ E. I was previously enrolled at a Florida state institution and classified as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Iabandoned my Florida domicle less than 12 months ago and am now re‐establishing Florida legal residence.____ F. According to the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, I am a permanent resident alien or otherlegal alien granted indefinite staty and have maintained a domicile in Florida for at least 12 months. Required:INS documentation and proof of Florida residency status.____ G. I am a member of the armed services of the United States and I am stationed in Florida on active duty pursuantto military orders, or whose home of record is Florida, or I am a member's spouse or dependent child. Required:Copy of military orders or DD2058 showing home of record.____ H. I am a full‐time instructional or administrative employee employed by a Florida public school, communitycollege or institution of higher education, or I am the employee's spouse or dependent child. Required: Copyof employment verification.____ I. I am part of the Latin American/Caribbean Scholarship Program. Required: Copy of scholarship papers.____ J. I am a qualified beneficiary under the terms of the Florida Prepaid College Program (s.240.551, F.S.)____ K. I am living on the Isthmus of Panama and have completed 12 consecutive months of college work at the FSUPanama Canal Branch, or I am the student's spouse or dependent child. Required: Copy of marriage certificate orproof of dependency.____ L. I am a full‐time employee of a state agency or political subdivision of the state whose student fees are paid bythe state agency or political subdivision for the purpose of job‐related law enforcement or corrections training.Required: Copy of employment verification32010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


150 APPLICATION FOR ADMISSIONPERSON CLAIMING RESIDENCY MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SECTION IN FULL….Documents supporting the establishment of legal residence must be dated, issued, or filed 12 months before the first day of classes of the termin which a Florida resident classification is sought. All documentation is subject to verification.Name of Student: Student's Social Security Number _______/____/ ________All of the questions below pertain to the person claiming Florida residency (If the student is a dependent, the person claiming Florida Residency isthe parent or legal guardian.)1. Name of person claiming Florida residency:2. Relationship of claimant to student:3. Permanent legal address of claimant:4. Claimant's telephone number (Home)(Work)5. Date claimant established Florida Residency and domicile / /(Month) (Day) (Year)6. Claimant's Florida driver's license:7. Claimant's Florida vechicle registration:8. Claimant's Florida voter registration:NumberDecal NumberNumberOriginial Issue DatePlate Issued DateIssue DateCERTICATIONI do hereby swear or affirm that the above named student meets all requirements for classification as a Florida resident for tuition purposes. Iunderstand that a false statement in this affidavit will subject me to the penalties for making a false statement pursuant to 837.06, FloridaStatutes.Signature of Person claiming Florida residency/ /DateSTUDENT AGREEMENTI understand that this application is for admission to the program identified on page 1 and is valid only for the academic year in which Iapply. A new application will be required if I wish to change my educational goal.I also understand and agree that I will be bound by the college's regualtions concerning application deadlines and admissionrequirements. I further agree to the release of any transcript, student record, and test scores to the college (including my ACT Inc.,Florida College Entry‐Level Placement Test, or SAT‐I score reports that the college may request from the College Board, ACT Inc., oranother Florida public college or university.) I understand and agree that I will be bound by the College's regulations as published inthe college catalog and the student handbook.I hereby authorize NFCC to release electronically my transcript and initial placement scores and exit test to a Florida college oruniversity. I certify that the information given in this application is complete and accurate, and I understand that to make false orfraudent statements within this application or residency statement may result in disciplinary action, denial of admission andinvalidation of credits or degrees earned. Should any of the information I have given change prior to my enrollment at the college, Ishall immediately notify the Office of the Registrar in writing. I understand that the $20 payment I submit with this application is anonrefundable fee.Signature of Student/ /Date42010-2011 NFCC College Catalog


CAMPUS MAP151Campus Map1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.Van H. Priest AuditoriumAdministrative Services BuildingWalter L. BishopAdministration BuildingMarshall Hamilton LibraryTechnology CenterCollege Preparatory Education/Mathematics ClassroomsBusiness Education BuildingGeneral Classrooms BuildingStudent Center10.11.12.13.14.15.16.17.18.19.20.Fine Arts BuildingHardee Center for the ArtsColin P. Kelly Fitness CenterCareer & Technical CenterWarehouseGreenhouseTesting CenterMaintenance BuildingWarehouseSentinel Baseball FieldFrank Cantey Softball Field23. Ladell Brothers OutdoorEnvironmental Center29. Fitness Walking Trail32. College Advancement/Artist Series33. University Programs/Saint Leo University Offi ces34. Morris G. Steen, Jr.Science Learning Center35. Public Safety Academy36. Government Relations Offi ce2010-2011 NFCC College Catalog

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