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2-Year Associate Degree Programs

You can choose success with an associate of arts (AA) degree.

DirectConnect to UCF

Associate of Arts - The State College Guarantee
The associate of arts (AA) is a two-year program for students who wish to pursue a four-year degree at Daytona State or another college or university. When you earn an AA degree at Daytona State College, you are guaranteed admission as a junior to Florida public universities.

On-Time Finish plans

Daytona State's On-Time Finish plans give you a clear path to get the right classes and graduate on time. You decide whether you want to complete your associate degree in two years or three years and we'll help you make sure it happens.

DSC also offers the special DirectConnect to UCF program, giving AA students guaranteed admission to the university as a junior and guided support from day 1. DirectConnect to UCF applies to DSC students graduating with an AA, or an AS degree in certain programs including Photography, Criminal Justice or Hospitality Management.

You can find out more information and complete the sign up for DirectConnect to UCF on their webpage.

2+2 = Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees at Daytona State College
Earn your associate degree from Daytona State and apply for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, Bachelor of Science in Education (7 choices), Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Or, you can grow your career options with an associate of science (AS) degree.

  • AS degrees prepare you for immediate entry into the workforce.
  • Daytona State offers more than 30 AS degrees in a variety of career fields.
  • AS programs can be completed in two years.
  • Many AS programs will transfer to four-year universities.
  • Or, continue your studies in one of Daytona State’s 11 bachelor’s degree programs.*
  • According to Florida Department of Education data**, many Daytona State AS programs have placement rates above 90 percent.
  • According to the US Department of Labor, people with AS degrees often can earn as much or more than someone with a bachelor’s degree in a variety of employment fields.

*Speak with an academic advisor to learn more.
**Based on 2012-2013 data on the number of students who are working in a degree-related field, continuing postsecondary education or serving in the military.

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Now, choose your career field:

Get down to Business

2 Year Associate Degree Programs

From managing business finances and day-to-day operations to doing legal research or starting your own company, Daytona State’s two-year business degrees can get you started on a great career.

Associate of Science Degree




Tax Preparer
Payroll Clerk
Accounts Receivables/Payable Clerk
Financial Clerk

$33,710 - $39,320

Business Administration

Administrative Manager
Production Manager
Office Manager
Buyer Front-Line Supervisor
Sales Representative/Manager

$58,000 - $75,000 or more depending on experience.


Legal Assistant


Industrial Management Technology

Materials Manager
Inventory Controller
Quality Assurance Manager
Industrial Engineering Manager

$30,000 - $50,000

Use your Creativity

2 Year Associate Degree Programs

Express yourself by creating gourmet masterpieces, cutting-edge music, swanky interiors or inspiring images in AS degree programs that can help you turn your artistic vision into a rewarding career.

Associate of Science Degree



Hospitality and Culinary Management

Food & Beverage Manager
Food Service Manager
Lodging Manager


Music Production

Broadcast Technician
Recording Engineer
Audio and Video Technician
Producer and Director
Event Coordinator
Booking and Promotion

$35,000 - $54,999

Interior Design

Interior Designer


Interactive Media

Multi-media Producer
Web Designer
Social Media
Video Editor
Sound Technician

$28,490 - $71,630

Photographic Technology



Choose a life of Service

2 Year Associate Degree Programs

If you’re a people person, a nurturer, protector, a healer, Daytona State offers a variety of AS degrees in health care, public safety and child care that can help you focus your sense of purpose on a gratifying profession.

Associate of Science Degree



Human Services

Addictions Counselor Assistant
Human Services Assistant

$20,000 - $24,000

Early Childhood Education

Child Development Center Teacher
Child Development Center
Curriculum Coordinators
Infant-Toddler Teacher
Preschool Teacher
Child Development Center Manager

$25,000 - $34,900

Criminal Justice

Correctional Officer
Patrol Officer

$35,000 - $54,900

Emergency Medical Response

Advanced Care Provider

$25,000 - $34,999


Registered Nurse


Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapist Assistant
Occupational Therapist Assistant


Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygienist



Radiologic Technologist
X-Ray Technician

$54,300 - $74,980

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Therapist


Fire Science

Fire Fighter
Fire Inspector
Fire Investigator

$35,000 - $54,999

Medical Information

Health Information Technician


Get Technical

2 Year Associate Degree Programs

From AS degrees in areas related to architectural design and computer science to robotics and simulation technology, Daytona State’s technical career programs are taught by expert faculty using industry-standard equipment at our state-of-the-art Advanced Technology College.

Associate of Science Degree



Architectural and Building Technology

Plans Examiner
Assistant Estimator
Materials Tester
Code Enforcement Assistant
Quality Control Assistant
Architectural and Civil Drafter

$45,600 - $60,000

Computer Engineering, Network Administration and Infrastructure

Computer Systems Analyst
Computer & Information Systems Manager
Computer Hardware Technician
Database Manager

$75,0000 or more

Computer Programming

Software Developer

$55,0000 - $74,999

Computer Networking

Networking Technician
Computer Systems Technician
Wireless Communications Technician
Network Security Technician

$35,000 - $54,999

Drafting and Design

AutoCAD Technician
Architectural Drafter
Design Drafter

$35,000 - $54,999


Simulation and Robotics


Robotics Technician
Simulation Technician
Simulator Installer
Simulation Maintenance
and Support Technician


Be a Steward of the Planet

2 Year Associate Degree Programs

Our AS degree in Environmental Science Technology gives you a great start. Upon earning your degree, pursue employment in the field or apply your AS degree toward a bachelor’s degree at a variety of Florida public and private universities.

Associate of Science Degree



Environmental Science Technology

Environmental Science Technician
Water Quality Specialist
Environmental Field Technician

$34,000 - $54,020

Call our admissions office, (386) 506-3059,or visit To arrange a tour, call (386) 506-4471.

Daytona State College serves nearly 28,000 students a year across its six campuses – Daytona Beach, DeLand, Deltona, Flagler/Palm Coast, New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater and the Advanced Technology College.

Note: Many areas offer multiple Associate of Science Degrees. Speak with an academic advisor to learn more.

* As reported by the US Department of Labor. Some wages reflect earnings for those with experience and/or education at the associate or bachelor’s degree level.

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