Open Campus at Deerwood Center

Campus President

Welcome to Open Campus/Deerwood Center!

Dr. Jana Kooi, Open/Deerwood Campus PresidentIt’s my pleasure to introduce you to the FSCJ Open Campus - where you have access to learning without the limits of time, place or distance - and Deerwood Center located on Jacksonville’s Southside, with both face-to-face and hybrid programs, as well as a full range of student services, activities and resources.

Whether you are a busy professional, adult learner or student with a demanding schedule, Open Campus/Deerwood Center offers diverse learning options designed to meet a wide range of student needs, interests and objectives.

Online Learning

If you are interested in flexible class schedules and distance learning, FSCJ’s “Open Campus” online programs make it possible to earn a bachelor’s degree, associate degree, or technical certificate quickly and efficiently from a remote location and on your own schedule. Many non-credit continuing education and personal enrichment courses are offered online as well.

Designed with student learning in mind, many of our online courses utilize our ePREMIER course design, featuring a universal navigation system that makes it easy for you to know what to expect and how to excel – each and every time you enter the online classroom.

Flexibility and Options

If you are interested in a more traditional learning environment, Deerwood Center offers on-site programs, providing an intimate classroom experience with group interaction and a face-to-face instructor. Deerwood Center also offers “hybrid” classes as a way for you to experience the best of both learning environments, with a mix of in-classroom and online course work.

No matter which of these options you choose, at Open Campus/Deerwood Center you are part of a fully functional and cohesive campus community, anchored by strong student support services and highly engaged faculty, staff, and administrators. Tutoring, advising, library services and more can be accessed by phone, computer, or mobile devices for those taking online courses from outside the Jacksonville area, and our Deerwood Center facility offers all of these student services and more on-site six days each week.

I hope you will consider all of the options offered through Open Campus/Deerwood Center and find a program mix that works for you! You can explore more about our campus on Facebook or follow us on Twitter – or stop by for a tour when you are in the neighborhood. We look forward to providing you with the options, flexibility and success you are looking for!

Jana Kooi
Open Campus President


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