Daytona State College is a public state college located in—you guessed it!—Daytona Beach, Florida and is a member institution of the Florida College System. Founded in 1957 as Daytona Beach Junior College, the Florida Legislature authorized the school as one of the state's first comprehensive colleges. When it opened, the college was divided into three divisions: college credit, adult education and the Mary Karl Vocational School. In 2006 the school’s name changed to what we know it as today, Daytona State College, a name that came with the addition of a bachelor's degree; the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management.
That program evolved and today DSC offers seven different bachelor degree programs, all within the fields of education, supervision and management, and engineering technology. Specifically, they are: Bachelor of Applied Science, Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Other bachelor level programs and articulation agreements are being planned for future implementation to support the region’s economic development and workforce needs.
DSC also offers the Associate of Arts and various Associate of Science degrees and certificates. Certificate program options include study in the fields of Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating Technology, Automotive Repair, Cosmetology, Nails Specialty, Nurse Aid and Orderly, Patient Care Assistance, and Welding Technology. A vast number of Bachelor, Associate and Certificate degrees are also available through the school, making an education available to those whose schedules don’t necessarily allow them to be on campus full-time. In addition to these options, DSC has partnered with the Volusia and Flagler County school districts to offer high school juniors and seniors college credits via dual enrollment. This sort of partnership has been longstanding between DSC and Volusia County, as Volusia County Community College merged with Daytona Beach Junior College back in 1965. Among its many programs today, DSC serves more than 35,000 students annually.
Outside of the academic coursework DSC continues to broaden its students minds through community service events, academic organizations, student clubs (ranging in everything from bass fishing to history, to surfing to even an anime and gaming guild!), a very active student government association and many other sporting and cultural events. Sports are a bit part of campus life at Daytona, as the school competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Suncoast Conference (Region VIII) in seven sports. These include softball, baseball, men's and women's swimming, women's golf, men's basketball and women's basketball. There are also plenty of intramural sports available to those wishing to participate. These include flag football, soccer, tennis and basketball. For those who prefer to get their sweat on on their own time, there is a state-of-the-art fitness center available to all students. And anyone can get an uplifting dose of vitamin D and fresh air by taking a stroll around a campus lined with beautiful palm trees and almost year round sunshine! Blending all of these together, one of the greatest things about DSC’s campus is its Student-Athlete Council, which brings together the athletic departments from DSC with the local community to work on volunteer services.
Daytona State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Bachelor's degree
Adult Age Enrollments:8,224
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