DSC welcomes back students Aug. 28 with host of new courses, programs

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From television production to academic reading and writing to phlebotomy and hospitality beverage science, Daytona State College will launch a slate of new programs and courses when fall semester kicks off on Aug. 28. Here’s a sampling of timely DSC offerings designed to address industry needs and job trends. DSC’s School of Business Administration now features a new hospitality concentration to its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management program. The program is specifically tailored to prepare graduates for management positions in the region’s stalwart hospitality and tourism industry.

Costa Magoulas, dean of DSC’s Mori Hosseini College of Hospitality and Culinary Management, said the new BAS concentration is a timely addition considering the industry’s rapid growth locally and statewide. “All projections show that the hospitality, tourism and culinary industries are expanding well above the state and national averages and will continue to do so for some time,” he noted. “That means the region is going to need more operations managers, food services and lodging managers, chefs and head cooks, which all command annual wages in the mid-$50,000 to mid-$70,000 range.”

DSC also is adding a new certificate in Hospitality Beverage Science to its epicurean program repertoire. The new program, which formally launches in January upon completion of the college’s new Academy of Beverage Sciences lab located in the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus, will prepare students for a variety of careers in the craft-brewing and hospitality beverage markets. The 36-week program will cover such topics as beverage operations management, brewery operations, wine essentials, craft beer production and more.

Also within the School of Business Administration, the college has developed certificates and an associate of science degree in Broadcast Television Production. The stackable credentials are designed to produce graduates with job-ready skills that can be applied to various television and multimedia industry sectors.

The three-semester, 24-credit-hour certificate program covers the essentials of television production, including how to operate a video camera, studio and on-location video, recording, mixing and editing, operating control room equipment and generating a production schedule, to name just a few. Among the new program-related courses are Television Directing, Producing for Television and Electronic Field Production.

Credits earned in the program can be applied toward the new two-year associate of science in Broadcast Television Production, which will cover such topics as live-action production and directing, on-location lighting, camera operation and audio techniques, script writing, live web streaming, live remote sports broadcasting and production. “The program will allow our graduates to get a leg up on one of Team Volusia’s top target industries to attract to our area – film and video production,” said program chair Anita Bevins. Since this program is the result of a partnership with the college’s public television station, our program graduates will have the benefit of gaining the competitive advantage of including their work experience with WSDC on their resumes.”

Statewide, job openings for professionals with live broadcast production skills are expected to increase faster than the national average during the next decade, with positions such as producers and directors, film and video editors, audio and video equipment technicians and set designers all showing growth. Salaries vary widely depending on skill sets and experience.

Daytona State’s School of Health Careers has added a Phlebotomy certificate that can be completed in just one semester. Phlebotomists collect blood specimens used in diagnostic laboratory tests. They must have knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system as well as an understanding of infection control and safety practices. Phlebotomists are employed in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes, critical care facilities, dedicated blood-collection facilities and dialysis centers. Course work includes 75 classroom hours and a 90-hour phlebotomy internship at a local facility.

Other new courses include: 

Curriculum and Instruction for Students with Disabilities 6-12 (EEX 4265) – For students enrolled in one of DSC’s seven Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) programs.

Mathematics Content for Elementary Grades (MAE 4803) – For BSED majors interested in teaching conceptually and developmentally appropriate math content at the elementary grade level.

Advanced Practice and Professionalism for OTA (OTH 2704C) – This course for Occupational Therapy Assistant majors covers clinical scenarios such as client mobility, exercise, stress and functioning, occupations in the home setting, and use of technology.

Introduction to College Reading and Writing (ENC 0027) – This is a developmental course designed to help students gain proficiency in composition and reading skills.

Academic Reading (EAP 1620) and Academic Writing (EAP 1640) – These courses, offered in the college’s School of World Languages and Speech, are designed to improve English skills to read and write with clarity, accuracy and cohesiveness in college studies for both native and non-native English speakers.

DSC Basics (SLS 1130) – This is a free, non-credit, one-day orientation course that highlights need-to-know first-semester college policies, services, campus locations and suggestions to prepare students for their first day of class.

For more information, call (386) 506-3059 or email Admissions@DaytonaState.edu.


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