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College Accreditation Information

Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award certificates, associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Northwest Florida State College. 

NWF Program Accreditation

The following programs at Northwest Florida State College are also accredited by professional agencies:

Accreditation

Applied Welding Technologies (PSAV) Certificate

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0648050802

Accrediting Agency

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • February 2014 (NCCER)
  • June 2019 (AWS)

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • February 2014 (NCCER)
  • June 2019 (AWS)

Level (if applicable)

  • Journey-level Professional Welder (NCCER)
  • Accredited Test Facility (AWS)

Current Status

  • Accredited (NCCER)
  • Accredited (AWS)

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • February 2017 (NCCER)
  • June 2019 (AWS)

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • N/A (NCCER)
  • June 2020 (AWS)

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • N/A (NCCER)
  • June 2022 (AWS)

Comments

  • Re-evaluation every three years. (NCCER)
  • Re-evaluation every three years. (AWS)

Correctional Officer Basic

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0743010200

Accrediting Agency

  • Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission/FDLE

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • N/A

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • 1974

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Certified

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • 2015

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • 2020

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • 2020

Dental Assisting (PSAV)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0351060112

Accrediting Agency

  • American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • January 2003

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • January 2003

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • The program in dental assisting is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation [and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval with reporting requirements, with intent to withdraw August 2020”]. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. The Commission’s web address is: http://www.ada.org/en/coda.

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • August 2018

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • August 2024

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • August 2024

Comments

  • Site visit November 15-16, 2017

Elementary Education with ESOL/Reading Endorsement (BS)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 1101312021

Accrediting Agency

  • Florida Department of Education

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • May 2008

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • July 2009

Level (if applicable)

  • ESOL/Reading Endorsement

Current Status

  • Approved

Date of Most Recent Site Visit

  • 2019

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • 2025

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

Law Enforcement Officer Basic (PSAV)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0743010700

Accrediting Agency

  • Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission/FDLE

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • N/A

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • 1974

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Certified

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • 2020

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • 2025

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • 2025

Nursing, Associate of Science (RN)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 1351380100

Accrediting Agency

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • July 2015

Level

  • Nursing (AS)

Current Status

  • Accredited

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • July 2015

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • Spring 2020

Date of Next Site Visit

  • January 2020, Awaiting Results

ASN Student & Program Outcome Data

Nursing, Bachelor of Science (BSN)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 1105138012

Accrediting Agency

CCNE Accredited Logo

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Northwest Florida State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • October 2008

Level

  • Nursing (BSN)

Current Status

  • Accredited

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • October 2013

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • June 2024

Date of Next Site Visit

  • Fall 2023

Paramedic

Accreditation #1

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0351090405

Accrediting Agency

  • Florida Department of Health/Bureau of EMS

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • N/A

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • July 2006

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Certified

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • March 2019

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • March 2021

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • March 2021

Accreditation #2

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0351090405

Accrediting Agency

  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • January 2014

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • N/A

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Accredited

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • March 16, 2018

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • March 2023

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • 2023

Northwest Florida State College Paramedic Program Student Outcomes

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

School Year NREMT Written    Pass Rate –(1st attempt)

 

NREMT Practical  Pass Rate State Exam Pass Rate Retention Positive Placement
2014-2015 58% 100 100% 87% 90%
2015-2016 67% 100 100% 83% 95%
2016-2017 88% 100% 100% 67% 100%
2017-2018 50% 100% 87.5% 80% 100%

Radiography (AS)

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 1351090700

Accrediting Agency

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • September 2017

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • October 2018

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Accredited

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • October 2018

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • Second Quarter 2026

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • Second Quarter 2026

Fire Standards

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0743020300

Accrediting Agency

  • Bureau of Fire Standards and Training

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • N/A

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • August 2010

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Certified

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • July 2019

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • July 2020

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • July 2020

EMT

Classification of Instructional Programs 10 Digit (CIP) Code:

  • 0351090400

Accrediting Agency

  • Florida Department of Health/Bureau of EMS

Date of Initial Candidacy Status

  • N/A

Date of Initial Accreditation

  • April 2007

Level (if applicable)

  • N/A

Current Status

  • Certified

Date of Most Recent Accreditation

  • MArch 29, 2019

Date Current Accreditation Expires

  • March 2021

Date of Next Site Visit (if available)

  • March 2021

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