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Daytona State College Adds $500 Scholarship Drawing to Fall Open Houses and Kicks Off Accelerated Semesters

| September 11, 2014

daytona-stateFall is traditionally the season for high school seniors and juniors to start making their college selections. It’s also a time, as the new year approaches, for anyone to consider a college education, ways to advance a career or re-tool for a new job. To help future students take the first step, Daytona State College invites students of all ages and interests, parents and families to choose an open house close to home.

A Fall Open House will be held at each of the college’s five campuses and two instructional sites; each event features a chance to win a $500 scholarship from the Daytona State Foundation – which more than covers the in-state cost of 1 class.

This year Daytona State has added a unique opportunity to learn about its art and cultural programs – visitors can watch the dress rehearsal of Proof or listen to a Jazz Concert following the Thursday, Nov. 13, open house at the college’s News-Journal Center – free.

To demonstrate program highlights, the college also has added Showcases during open houses – see below.

During the events, college representatives will discuss programs offered at Daytona State, including the

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BAS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (7 degree choices)
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology
  • Associate of Arts (University Transfer)
  • Associate of Science programs and
  • Certificate programs.


Workshops for Financial Aid and Dual Enrollment for high school students will be held at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at each open house, with the exception of the Advanced Technology College (Oct. 23) and News-Journal Center (Nov. 13).


The Daytona State fall open houses will be held as follows:


Thursday, Oct. 2, 4-7 p.m.

New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus

*Showcase: Barbering*

Academic Hall (Bldg. 2), Rm. 109

940 10th Street, New Smyrna Beach


Tuesday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m.

Flagler/Palm Coast Campus

Classroom/Student Center Building (Bldg. 3)

3000 Palm Coast Parkway S.E., Palm Coast


Thursday, Oct. 16, 4-7p.m.

Deltona Campus

*Showcases: BAS, Cosmetology/Barbering*

Fathi Hall

2351 Providence Blvd., Deltona


Tuesday, Oct. 21, 4-7 p.m.

DeLand Campus

*Showcases: BAS, Dental Hygiene*

Bert Fish Hall (Bldg. 6C)

1155 County Road 4139, DeLand


Tuesday, Oct. 23, 5-7 p.m.

Advanced Technology College

*Showcases: Engineering Technology, Computer Science, Building & Architecture, Public Services, Workforce Careers*

1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach (1/2-mile north of LPGA Blvd. off Williamson Blvd.)
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.

Daytona Beach Campus

*Showcases: BAS; Cosmetology; Dental Assisting; Bachelor of Science in Education or Engineering Technology; Computer Science; Building & Architecture;Hospitality/Culinary; Photography; TV Production*

Hosseini Center (Bldg. 1200)

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach


Thursday, Nov. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

News-Journal Center

*Free play or concert: Proof or Jazz Concert

Grand Lobby
221 N. Beach Street, Daytona Beach

Refreshments will be provided.

For additional information or to RSVP, call (386) 506-4471, or visit



Daytona State’s “mini-mester” makes for accelerated program completion

Daytona State College’s seven-week mid-semester courses are designed for students who want to earn their degrees as quickly as possible, as well as for any who want a second chance at getting fall classes under their belts.

These courses are the same full-credit courses offered during the college’s traditional 15-week semesters, only they’re condensed into seven weeks. The next “mini-mester” starts Oct. 20, with a number of online options.

Many seven-week courses apply to the general education core that satisfy the requirements of the associate of arts degree, including:

Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills – covers basic principles of speech communication, including practice with various types and methods of oral expression.

United States History to 1877 – course on the political, economic, social and intellectual development of the people of the United States, from European exploration and settlement through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

English Grammar, Usage and Composition – provides an intensive study of the principles of English grammar and usage for students who wish to improve their understanding and use of standard American English in written discourse of various styles.

Diversity, Culture and Communication – provides a methodical approach to expanding awareness of knowledge and skills to effectively interact with and serve diverse populations. This course will particularly emphasize attitudes and competencies that are important in lives beyond college, as well as in interactions with others.

Human Nutrition – introductory course focuses on the principles of nutrition science and how they relate to human physiology and health; teaches practical applications for using nutrition as part of a personal approach to wellness.

Students pursuing certificate and/or business programs can also take advantage of some expedited courses, such as:

Social Media Marketing – offers an in-depth review of the impact of social media on marketing, focusing on developing an effective marketing plan using social media.

Computer Programming “Java”– teaches high-level computer language, java, to solve business problems; this course includes basics, object-oriented programming, graphical user interfaces with event-driven programming and applets used in web pages.

The college’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management is specifically designed for individuals with busy lifestyles wanting to take their career to the next level; mid-semester courses include:

Accounting for Non-Financial Majors – addresses the use of accounting information by non-financial managers, emphasizing the interpretation of accounting information and the language of financial accounting for activities such as planning, investment, control and managerial decision making.

 Strategic Management and Decision Making – emphasizes strategic planning and strategy implementation in an organization. Students learn how to perform internal and external audits, identify problems, formulate goals and objectives, develop action plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of the outcome of the plan. Case studies are used to promote decision-making abilities.

Customer Relations for Managers – examines relationship building for all customers of an organization. The impact of culture and diversity on business relationships, successful negotiation strategies, and promotion of the organization through media relations are discussed.

Leadership Challenges and Supervision – discussion and application of leadership theories include skill formation to develop leadership abilities, emphasizing team-building skills to enhance leadership effectiveness. Students learn the importance of visioning in their organizations.

 To search for these and other seven-week courses, visit, click onCourse Search, select college credit and then subsession Fall B.


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