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Daytona State has partnered with the SkillUp Coalition to help the more than 40 million workers impacted by COVID-19 get rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries. SkillUp, a non-profit coalition of over 60 training and education providers, employers, tech firms and philanthropies, gives workers the opportunity to build new skills that are suited to in-demand jobs with promising career paths. Resources include career pathway exploration, training and education programs, career coaching, job search tools, financial support opportunities and more! 

Daytona State College LevelUp Offerings

Prices shown reflect tuition and fees as of January 14, 2021. Fees vary by program:

  • $ ($1 to $999)
  • $$ ($1,000 to $4,999)
  • $$$ ($5,000 +)

Daytona State College LevelUp Offerings

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  • Air Conditioning, Refergeration & Heating

    HVAC/R Mechanic

    The program provides a solid foundation in the principles of air conditioning and refrigeration. Instruction is given by classroom demonstrations and laboratory experiments in refrigeration fundamentals; electricity and controls; and installing, operating, servicing and repairing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Students work on commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment, including heat pumps, ice machines, oil and gas systems. Students will design, construct, and evaluate refrigeration systems. State of the art, modern equipment with all of the commonly used refrigerants is available for students to gain "hands-on" experience. Students also receive related training in shop management and customer relations.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Career Certificate
    • Duration: 9 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
    • Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be able to climb a 12 ft ladder
  • Business

    Accounting Technology Management

    The program provides a solid foundation in theory and practice needed for entry level work in the field of accounting.

    • Modality: Hybrid and Online
    • Program Type: College Credit Certificate
    • Duration: 9 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Healthcare

    Emergency Medical Technician

    The program teaches students the basic skills and techniques of pre-hospital emergency medical care. The course emphasizes developing skills in recognizing the symptoms of illnesses and injuries, and the application and proper procedures essential in delivering basic life support to the sick and injured. The program is designed to prepare students for state certification in emergency care; however, it also is open for students who wish to take it for personal development. Training includes 90 hours of clinical experience with pre-hospital care agencies and hospital emergency rooms. Graduates are qualified to work as basic care providers in emergency medical systems, hospitals, and industrial medicine. Job title: Emergency Medical Technician.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Applied Technology Diploma
    • Duration: 4.5 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Limited Access; Must pass FDLE Background check and drug screen urinalysis. Must be 18 years of age. Must complete physical examination and submit required immunizations.

    Pratical Nursing

    The practical nursing program prepares students to pursue a career in nursing by providing high quality instruction in classroom and clinical learning environments. Healthcare employment opportunities are available in long term care, home health, hospital and outpatient settings. Clinical experiences are provided at local extended care facilities, hospitals and other community agencies.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Career Certficate
    • Duration: 12 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
    • Limited Access; Cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for consideration; Completion of HSC 1000, and BSC 1080 or BSC0070, required prior to submitting application; Pre-req: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

    Nursing Assistant (Long Term Care)

    The nursing assistant long-term care program prepares individuals to become entry level health care professionals providing basic nursing care to clients in nursing home and long-term care facilities. This program consists of 80 hours of classroom/laboratory instruction and 40 hours of clinical.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Career Certificate
    • Duration: 4 Months
    • Cost Range: $
    • Pre-req: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers to include adults, infant, children, and automatic external defibrillator (AED) affiliated with the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross

    Medical Assistant 

    The program prepares students to work in the multi-skilled field of medical assisting. Students are prepared to assist in all aspects of medical practice administratively and clinically under the supervision of a physician. Instruction covers terminology, anatomy and physiology, coding, pharmacology, medical office laboratory procedures, diet and nutrition. Clinical experiences will be provided in physician offices, ambulatory care centers and clinics.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Career Certificate
    • Duration: 12 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
    • Limited Access; cumulative GPA of 2.0 required for consideration; Pre-req: Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Provider and AED through American Heart Association or American Red Cross

    Medical Information Coder Biller 

    This certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment as a medical coder/biller in ambulatory, physician office, and hospital outpatient settings. The Medical Information Coder/Biller is responsible for translating diagnostic and procedural narrative from the medical record into alphanumeric codes.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: College Credit Certificate
    • Duration: 12 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
    • Limited Access; Cumulative GPA of 2.5 required for consideration; Completion of MAT0028C and HSC 1531 required prior to submitting application. A physical exam is required prior to entering the clinical setting.
  • Technology

    Information Technology Analysis

    The certificate program in Information Technology Analysis prepares the student to review microcomputer oriented operating procedures, software applications packages, and hardware in order to select the appropriate information technology equipment for a particular microcomputer based environment; install information technology equipment, troubleshoot information technology equipment, support technology users.

    • Modality: Hybrid and Online
    • Program Type: College Credit Certificate
    • Duration: 9 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible

    Networking Systems Technology

    The Network Systems Technology program provides students with the technical training needed for IT (information technology) careers in computer network management, design, installation, maintenance and support. This program helps students learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, operating systems and network essentials. It shows students how to install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot and repair computers and networks. Students choose networking elective courses to further prepare to administer, configure, connect, plan, maintain, manage and secure complex local area and wide area networks. Depending upon network electives selected, the student can simultaneously complete industry certifications including Microsoft MCSA Certification, CompTIA A+, Network+, Linux+, Security+, Wireless Networking Certifications, and Cisco CCNA Certification.

    • Modality: Online
    • Program Type: AS Degree
    • Duration: 24 Months
    • Cost Range: $$$
    • Financial Aid Eligible

    Building Trades & Construction Design Technology 

    The purpose of this program is to provide the student with basic construction skills including but not limited to applying construction techniques, reading blueprints and specifications and developing trade skills in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and air conditioning. The student will have the opportunity to earn industry credentials from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Cereer Certificate
    • Duration: 9 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Law Enforcement

    Florida Law Enforcement Academy 

    The program is designed for the student who intends to become either a full-time or part-time police officer. Students learn the tasks, duties and responsibilities of law enforcement officers to prevent and detect crime and to enforce the criminal, non-criminal and traffic laws of the state. Florida statute requires this certificate of completion for certification as a law enforcement officer. This program is certified by the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the State Officer Certification Examination for police officer Certification/Employment.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Cereer Certificate
    • Duration: 5 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible
    • Limited Access; Completion of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Basic Abilities Test (FDLEBAT) and score a minimum of 70%. Satisfactory results of a Florida Department of Law Enforcement and FBI background check. Must be able to meet minimum standards for certification as a law enforcement officer as set forth in Florida Statute 943. Be at least 19 years of age prior to graduation of program. Be a citizen of the United States. Not have been convicted of any felony, or a misdemeanor involving perjury or false statement. Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States. Currently possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to pass a physical examination by a licensed physician to include an EKG and drug screen
  • Welding

    Welding Technology

    The Welding Technology program is a 24.17 vocational credit certificate program. The curriculum is designed to give students a combination of classroom and lab related activities. A "hands-on" approach to student learning is evident as students learn the safety aspects of welding and become proficient at Stick, MIG, TIG and Oxy-acetyline welding. Students will also learn the related skill of blueprint reading which is required for employment as a welder or welder helper.

    • Modality: In-person
    • Program Type: Career Certificate
    • Duration: 9 Months
    • Cost Range: $$
    • Financial Aid Eligible