Community Education

The Community Education programs are offered in partnership with community organizations and include ecotourism programs by the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance; state/court mandated program, defense and safety programs by the Northwest Florida State College public safety department and more.  Programs include Motorcycle Safety, Advanced Motorcycle Rider, Divorce Classes, Eco Tours and American Heart Association CPR trainings.



Motorcycle Safety Education

NWF State College offers motorcycle education course developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and under contract with the Florida Rider Training Program of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.  NWFSC administers the Basic Rider course, which is mandatory for motorcycle license endorsement, on the behalf of the State of Florida. The Basic Rider Course teaches fundamental skills to include clutch/throttle control, straight line riding, shifting gears and turning.  A student then moves on to more advanced skills to include stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.  NWFSC provides the motorcycles, DOT approved helmets and all classroom materials. Other motorcycle education courses being offered include the Basic Rider Course 2 (Experienced Rider Course) and the Advanced Rider Course-Sportbike Techniques.

Visit the Motorcycle Safety Education Section 


 American Heart Association Training Center 


Children First (Parenting Divorce Class)

Children First is a four-hour seminar  conducted by Northwest Florida State College and required by the First Judicial Circuit of Florida for divorcing parents who have minor children, families in transition, and other legal proceedings.

This course complies with Florida Statute, Chapter 98-403 HB 1019 (Marriage Preparation and Preservation Act) for Parent Education and Family Stabilization courses.

The course content includes:

  • The Divorce Process
  • The Stages of Grief
  • What Children Need to Hear
  • Typical Responses to Divorce
  • What Children Need to Better Adjust
  • How Parents can Best Help their Children throughout Transition

You will learn effective ways to communicate with each other and to make decisions that are in the best interest of your children.