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Registration is now open for Summer & Fall 2024 classes in your student portal. Lock in your schedules early for the classes you want!

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Exploring options for after you graduate high school? Wanting to advance your career in manufacturing?

The Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (FAME) is a nationally recognized program based on Toyota’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program. The earn-while-you-learn model provides students the pathway to earn an industry recognized degree while gaining valuable experience at a sponsoring company. In two years, graduates of the program earn an Engineering Technology Associate of Science degree, Mechatronics specialization and log approximately 1,800 paid on-the-job hours at their sponsoring company.

If selected, students participate in the 40+ hour per week training program where they attend college two days a week and work three days a week (at least 24 hours) at their sponsoring company.

Admissions Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age by program start date
  • Have a Standard High School Diploma or GED
  • Be a US citizen or eligible for work in the US
  • Demonstrate academic success as measured through grades and class rank
  • Meet placement test score requirements
  • Commitment to remaining drug-free

Continued Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum of C or better in all courses throughout the program
  • Minimum of “satisfactory” on all work evaluations throughout the program

Why is FAME the right choice for you?

as a student

You will find...

Career development throughout the program, leading to potential employment at an advanced level

Enhanced soft skills and professional practices including work attendance, initiative, interpersonal relations, teamwork, communication, and more

Potentially zero student-loan debt

Latest FAME cohort class on signing day

as a business

You will find...

Increased level of skill of the employees in the manufacturing industry

Opportunities to promote the manufacturing industry within the community

A ready workforce pipeline of well trained employees

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Additional Information about the FAME Engineering Technology Degree

2024 cohort key dates

April 15, 2024

Application Deadline


Signing Day for FAME Applicants, Sponsors, Parents, & Community and Orientation

Florida FAME-Sunshine Chapter 2024


Application Checklist

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  • Complete the Daytona State College Admissions Application

    Submit an application to Daytona State College. When choosing a program of study, please select, College Credit Program > Engineering Technology, AS.

  • Complete the FAME Application

    Be sure to choose FL Sunshine Chapter

  • Schedule a Placement Test

    You should contact our testing center for an evaluation of your placement testing needs. If you have taken the ACT or SAT within the past 2 years, you may submit your scores to DSC for review.

    Study guides and test prep is available through Assessment Services. 

  • Submit your Academic Transcripts

    Submit a final official high school or GED transcript to the Daytona State College Admissions Office.

    Daytona State College
    Admissions Office
    1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.
    Daytona Beach, FL 32114

    Electronic transcripts should be sent to 

    • If you graduated high school, call your high school to make your transcript request. 
    • If you earned your GED, visit to send a GED transcript from the appropriate state. 
    • Have you attended previous college or post-secondary institution? Transcripts be submitted from all schools attended, including your high school or GED transcript.  
  • Complete your Financial Aid Application

    The FAFSA opens on October 1 and will let you know if grants and student loans are available to help pay for the expenses of college.

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