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Colossal changes at NFCC


North Florida College’s new satellite campus in Live Oak is located at the Historic Train Depot, next to the museum in Live Oak.
-NFCC Courtesy Photo

By Tami Stevenson

Some monumental changes are taking place at North Florida Community College (NFCC) in Madison. In a few short days NFCC will officially change its name to North Florida College and open a new satellite campus in Live Oak.

The name change has been in the works since November 2016. Governor Ron DeSantis officially approved and signed HB 525 into law on June 7, 2019, an act to rename “Florida Keys Community College” to “The College of the Florida Keys”; and changing the name of “North Florida Community College” to “North Florida College.” The name changes will take effect on July 1, 2019.

The office at North Florida College’s new satellite campus, located at the Historic Train Depot, 208 Haines Street in Live Oak, will be open July 8. A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Suwannee County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Thursday, July 11 from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. with the ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend.


Classes offered in Live Oak for the Fall Term 2019 include:

MAC 1105 – College Algebra; Wednesdays/Hybrid; 5:30-6:45 p.m.


MAT 1033 – Intermediate Algebra; Mondays & Wednesdays; 4:00-5:15 p.m.


ENC 1101 – Freshman English I; Mondays/Hybrid; 6:00-8:50 p.m.


SLS 1103 – Strategies for Student Success; Saturdays/Hybrid,
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Regular hours for the satellite campus are:


10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Schedule an appointment or stop in. All welcome to get more information; get started with college admission and enrollment.


Tuesdays and Fridays 

PERT Testing can be scheduled for Tuesdays and Fridays by appointment


Wednesdays from 10:30-3:00 p.m.

Wednesday are “Admission Days” at the Live Oak location with representatives on hand from North Florida College Enrollment Services, Advising and Financial Aid.


The community will begin to see subtle changes surrounding the college name beginning July 1. With a new logo and branding materials planned for unveiling in August, the major changes to the college look and promotional materials will take place during Fall Term 2019, the college’s first term as North Florida College. 

“As we evolve and continue to grow, one thing will not change, North Florida College will continue to be your college, responsive to your needs, and an open door to education and opportunity for the North Florida area,” said NFCC President John Grosskopf. “As North Florida College, we will aggressively prepare our students for 21st-century jobs, create programs and opportunities to meet our district’s workforce needs, and develop strategic partnerships with community, business and industry leaders to benefit our students, graduates and the community.” 

This will be the second name change for the College which began offering classes in 1958 as North Florida Junior College. In July 1995, the District Board of Trustees changed the name of the College from North Florida Junior College to North Florida Community College in order to better define the purpose of the institution. Now 20 years later, the College is once again looking forward to a new name that better defines its future but does not change its mission which is centered around its students and the community.

Library entrance at North Florida College campus in Madison.     -NFCC Courtesy Photo

Aerial shot of North Florida College campus in Madison.                           -NFCC Courtesy Photo