Frequently Asked Questions
and Other General BSET Information
Daytona State College has 3 technical Bachelor programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (BSET)
- Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology – Electrical Engineering Technology Concentration (BSET-EET)
- Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
To learn more, go back to the Engineering Technology Webpage to find the New Student Guide and Program Guide for the specific program.
Student applying to these programs must have completed an AA or AS degree from a regionally accredited institution. You can also be admitted with enough hours (more than 60) and completion of pre-requisite math courses (College Algebra). Admission requirements are available on the School of Technology web page . To apply now simply go to the main Daytona State web site and click “Apply Now” and follow the instructions.
Once you are admitted and your transcripts are sent to Daytona State we will want to get you on a program of study. These are the courses that you will need to take to reach the goal of getting your BS degree. Contact Rileigh Gherlone at Rileigh.Gherlone@daytonastate.edu to schedule your appointment and get started.
The full policy and requirements associated with the transfer of credits from other institutions is available here . This also includes information about how to appeal a course that was not accepted for credit from a transfer institution.
The pre-requisite courses are typical courses that you might take as part of an AS or AA program with a focus on computer science or technology. For most of the pre-requisite courses, the BSIT program offers an online upper level version. This allows students who did not take these courses as part of their original degree to be able to take them online from the BSIT faculty. For students who have not taken the lower level classes prior to being admitted, the upper level versions are preferred as they are designed specifically to prepare students for the classes they will be taking later on in the program.
In addition to the program requirements, the state requirement for BS programs apply to this degree. These are successful completion of the general education requirements. These general education requirements are available here. Students that have completed an AA degree from a regionally accredited institution (which includes all state schools) will have completed the general education requirement. Students who have completed an AS degree will typically have additional general education requirements to complete.Students should also check for the completion of the status of the Foreign language requirement. If there are any questions about the status of general education courses needed, any of the general education advisors can assist and we will refer students to an advisor.
The official graduation requirements for you as a student are laid out in your program guide. The program guides are available from the Catalog link on the main Daytona State web site. You must follow the degree requirements as stated in your program that matches your catalog year. You can find your catalog year from your audit or transcripts available in MyDaytonaState link on the DSC web site. This document simply follows the current program guide and provides a higher level of explanation of the course requirements.
- The BSET Program is a very broad program that covers the fundamental skills need to work in an engineering capacity in manufacturing. Classes cover basic electronics, static and dynamic systems, measurements, PLC’s and other areas you are likely to encounter in an industrial setting.
- The Electrical Concentration of the BSET puts a strong emphasis on electronics; AC and DC circuits along with digital circuits. Six of the courses not required by the BSET go into much more depth in these areas.
- The BS Information Technology degree is completely focused on the upper level education necessary to work in the field of information technology. The classes cover operating systems, software, programming, networks, databases, and security. A complete foundation of IT is rounded out by courses in integrating technology and managing technology projects.
- Yes. However, students that wish to attend classes in the US should consider a resident program, not an online program like this one. Foreign students that wish to get a BSET or BSIT degree from their home countries can do so. They should apply like any normal student and on the application under citizenship, they should specify “other”. Foreign students will still need to follow other parts of the application process, the most involved will be foreign transcript evaluation. Acceptable agencies that perform foreign credit evaluation are at this link for the Office Of Admissions-INTL Credit Eval List