Engineering technologists are implementers and problem solvers. Some help engineers and scientists with research and development. Some build or assemble equipment, do experiments, collect data or calculate results. Others are involved with quality control, checking products, testing and finding ways to produce products more efficiently.
As an engineering technologist, you may work in a wide variety of industries depending on your area of interest and specialization, including aerospace, medicine, environmental sciences, computer science, electronics and software development, manufacturing and construction virtually any industry in which products are designed, developed or tested.
Engineering technologists who have earned their bachelor's degree often pursue graduate study in engineering management, construction management, business administration, or similar programs in order to advance in their fields.
Coursework includes algebra, trigonometry, applied calculus and science courses. The level of required math and science study is focused more on application than theory.
Advanced Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity & Cyberforensics
For IT professionals seeking special expertise, the college offers the Advanced Technical Certificate in Cybersecurity and Cyberforensics program consisting of 18 credits in protection and analysis of computer and network systems security and forensics.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Prepares graduates for technical positions in the expanding fields of information technology, network security, digital forensics, databases, and programming. Graduates of this program will have a broad understanding of processes that support the development, delivery, management and security of information systems. The program includes detailed course work in all aspects of the IT field including operating systems, networks, programming, digital security and forensics, databases, and web systems.
Prepares graduates for technical positions in the expanding fields of industrial operations, mechanical design, or construction design. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronics circuits, mechanics, computers, energy systems, programmable logic controllers, technical economics, and quality assurance. Some associated job titles for graduates include systems engineer, process analyst, technical sales engineer, project engineer and calibration engineer.
Prepares graduates for technical positions in the expanding fields of electronics, electrical engineering, digital computing and microprocessors, photonics and lasers. The primary objective is to provide a broad foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge in the areas of electrical and electronics circuits, digital circuits, computers, power systems, programmable logic controllers, microprocessors and control systems. In addition to online classes, this program provides hands-on practice in electronics labs that require physical presence. (Contact the Department for more details).
- Daytona State College's bachelor of science degrees in Engineering Technology and Information Technology are offered in a 2 + 2 format, meaning program applicants must have earned an Associate of Science (AS), an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), or an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, with an overall grade point average of 2.5.
- Students with a grade point average of between 2.0 and 2.49 may be admitted conditionally. Those with AA degrees who have completed all core general education courses will be required to complete a total of 18 credits in appropriate technical prerequisite courses. AS/AAS graduates must complete additional core general education courses.
- Applicants who have not earned an associate degree may be admitted to these programs if they have earned at least 60 BSET transferrable credits with a grade of “C” or better in all core general education courses. Applicants in this category must otherwise meet all other requirements for admission, which will be granted by approval of the program chair.
Proposed Program Educational Objectives
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program is proposing the modifications below for its Program Educational Objectives for the 2019-2020 Catalog Year. These program educational objectives define the expectations of our graduates as they become productive members of the IT community and provide a focus of the education they receive. The feedback period for these proposed modifications extends until February of 2019. We welcome feedback from IT businesses, former graduates and current students. Please direct your input and questions to Dr. Ron Eaglin, Ronald.Eaglin@daytonastate.edu.
- Career: Hold responsible positions in the IT field, including positions that are supervisory or managerial in nature.
- Skills: Communicate effectively as an IT professional with users, peers, and higher management. Solve problems using different and up-to-date methodologies. Use mathematical and scientific concepts that underlie information technology applications. Work with teams with quality and timeliness
- Professionalism and Ethics: Demonstrate ethical behavior as an IT professional and sensitivity to the impact of technology on society. Be involved as a member of the local and global communities acting as responsible technical professionals.
- Life-Long-Learning: Pursue and successfully complete an advanced degree and/or obtain offered IT certificate by respected institutions.