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Bookkeeper

Accounting Clerk Certificate

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The College Credit Certificate in Accounting Clerk will prepare students to compute, classify and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Students will be prepared to check the accuracy of figures, calculations and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.

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Accounting Technology AS

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The Accounting Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) program offers opportunities to earn multiple credentials that help students find jobs quickly while advancing both their academic and professional careers. The A.S. in Accounting Technology allows students to gain valuable experience in this in-demand field.

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Office Manager

Business Administration AS

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The Business Administration program trains individuals to assume management or supervisory positions in business, industry, and government. It provides basic skills in a broad range of business functions including accounting, computer usage, management and marketing.

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Business Operations - Business Management

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The Business Operations College Credit Certificate program is the second in a series of three College Credit Certificate programs designed to prepare students for employment and advancement in the following areas: accounting/budgeting, business/ management, customer service, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and small business. There is only one College Credit Certificate in Business Operations. Students may select one of the 7 options, but the certificate is awarded only once.

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Training and Development Specialist

Early Childhood Education - Administrator College Credit Certificate

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This is a College Credit Certificate with a specialization in Child Care Management. The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education administrators with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage a quality childcare program or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

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Early Childhood Education - Administrators, A.S.

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The Early Childhood Education Associate in Science degree program provides the student with appropriate coursework in one of three tracks: Preschool, Infant-Toddler, or Administrator.

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Public Service Industry

Social Services Assistant

Addiction Studies College Credit Certificate

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The Human Services program with a specialization in Addiction Studies is designed to prepare students for employment as human services specialists, human services practitioners, chemical dependency practitioners, addiction specialists, mental health and social service practitioners, or to provide supplemental training for persons preveously or currently employed in these occupations. The program is also designed to provide most of the general academic and addiction specific requirements of the Certification Board for Addiction Professionals of Florida.

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Social and Human Services - Addictions Studies, A.S.

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Dedicate yourself to a rewarding career that changes lives, brings families together, and strengthens communities. In this course of study you’ll explore the psychology, biology, and social repercussions of substance abuse and addictive behaviors.

Our focus on real-world experience is facilitated by partnerships with local agencies such as the Miami Rescue Mission, the Salvation Army, Camillus House, and others. You’ll complete the program with the experience and knowledge needed to make a difference as a vital member of a health-care team that can include psychiatrists, physicians, social workers, and other professionals.

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Social and Human Services - Generalist, A.S.

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The Generalist Human Services Associate in Science degree prepares the students for employment in the network of programs and agencies which provide a vast array of human needs. These include areas such as child care, criminal justice, education, health, housing, income maintenance, mental health and retardation, among others. These needs are provided for a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and social agencies.

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Correctional Officer

Correctional Officer - County Career Technical Certificate

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The Correctional Officer - County program prepares students for certification as Correctional Officers in the State of Florida. All criminal justice standards and training, Department of Education, and local standards will be met. Graduates are eligible for employment with any correctional agency in the state upon graduation from the protem, gram and successful completion of the State Certification Exam. Topics include human behavior, law, communications, facility operations, first aid and other related topics. There is an emphasis on practical applications and competency-based performance. This program is offered at the School of Justice. Students seeking entrance into the MDC School of Justice basic recruit training programs for a career in corrections are required to pass a physical screening, physical agility, Voice Stress Analysis Test, psychological test, fingerprinting and background check and the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT). For more information please contact the School of Justice, FBAT Department and/or visit the FBAT Web site, at www.mdc.edu.north.fbat.

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Correctional Officer - State Career Technical Certificate

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The Correctional Officer – State program prepares students for certification as Correctional Officers in the State of Florida. All criminal justice standards and training, Department of Education, and local standards will be met. Graduates are eligible for employment with any correctional agency in the state upon graduation from the program and successful completion of the State Certification Exam. Topics include human behavior, law, communications, facility operations, first aid and other related topics. There is emphasis on practical applications and competency-based performance. This program is offered at the School of Justice. Students seeking entrance into the MDC School of Justice basic recruit training programs for a career in corrections are required to pass a physical screening, physical agility, Voice Stress Analysis Test, psychological test, fingerprinting and background check and the Florida Basic Abilities Test (FBAT). For more information please contact the School of Justice, FBAT Department and/or visit the FBAT Web site, at www.mdc.edu.north.fbat.

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Criminal Justice Technology: Generic, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology provides you with a solid foundation of basic law enforcement skills. It includes courses in the areas of law enforcement, legal systems, crime prevention, corrections and probation. These areas of study are directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, and supervision of those suspected of, or charged with, criminal offenses.

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Criminal Investigator

Crime Scene Technician College Credit Certificate

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This fast-track program provides students with an industry certification that strengthens their candidacy for employment in this growing area of criminal justice. The certificate prepares students for a career path in the field of criminalistics with a specialty in Crime Scene investigation or Forensic Science.

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Crime Scene Technology - Crime Scene Investigation, A.S.

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The Associate in Science Degree in Crime Scene Technology prepares students for employment in the field of criminalistics with a specialty in Crime Scene Investigation or Forensic Science.

Graduates of this program may find employment as a Forensic Science Technician, Crime Scene Technician, Medical Examiner Investigator, Medical Investigator, Insurance Investigator, Legal Investigator, Forensic Paralegal, Crime Scene Investigator, and Laboratory Technician, among others. Students may also continue their formal education with the College and receive a Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management.

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Crime Scene Technology - Forensic Science, A.S.

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The Associate in Science - Forensic Science will prepare students for employment as a forensic identification specialist. This program equips graduates with the skills to be a key part of the criminal justice system, using scientific methods to interpret and analyze evidence. Study topics include:

Biotechnology
General Chemistry
Human Behavior and Criminal Justice
Fingerprinting
Forensic Science

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Private Investigator Intern Career Technical Certificate

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This program prepares students for employment as a Private Investigator Intern, as required by Section 493.6203(6)(b) Florida Statutes. The program is offered in a 24-contact hour course and a 16-contact hour course. (DS8900048) Areas of study include:

Legal Issues and Liability
Professional Ethics
Surveillance
Interviewing and Truth Verification

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Technology: Generic, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Criminal Justice Technology provides you with a solid foundation of basic law enforcement skills. It includes courses in the areas of law enforcement, legal systems, crime prevention, corrections and probation. These areas of study are directly involved in the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, and supervision of those suspected of, or charged with, criminal offenses.

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Crossover from Correctional Officer to Law Enforcement Officer Career Technical Certificate

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This program provides training to Florida Certified Correctional Officers in good standing who seek certification as full-time or part-time law enforcement officers. All criminal justice standards and training, Department of Education and local standards will be met. The courses listed below prepare the Corrections Officer for the Law Enforcement State Certification Exam.

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Florida CMS Law Enforcement BRT Career Technical Certificate

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The Florida Law Enforcement Academy Career Technical Certificate prepares students for certification as police officers in the state of Florida. The Full-Time Florida Law Enforcement Academy runs for approximately five and a half months: Monday - Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class hours may change during the training to achieve certain objectives. To be considered a certified Law Enforcement Officer, you must complete graduation and pass the State Officer Certification Examination.

The School of Justice conducts a Part-Time Florida Law Enforcement Academy: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost and requirements for this program are the same as the Full-Time Academy. The program emphasizes practical applications and competency-based performance.

This program is offered at the School of Justice only. All criminal justice standards and training, as well as department of education and local standards will be met.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood Education - Child Development Early Intervention Specialization College Credit Certificate

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This is a College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with a specialization in Child Development Early Intervention. The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood educators who can identify learning differences in young children and meet their educational needs.

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Early Childhood Education - Early Childhood Education Inclusion Specialization College Credit Certificate

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This is a College Credit Certificate in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Inclusion. This is an introductory CCC for care practitioners who need training in addition to their initial credentials, i.e., Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC) or the National Child Development Associate (N-CDA) credential in order to provide high quality early childhood education for all children.

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Early Childhood Education - Infant Toddler, A.S.

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The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most program courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

Students may complete the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC), Advanced Director's Credential, and/or College Credit Certificates as part of their Associate in Science degree. Areas of study in this program include:

Infant-Toddler Environments
High/Scope Approach
Developing Curriculum for Infants and Toddler
Working with Young Children with Special Needs

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Early Childhood Education - Preschool College Credit Certificate

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This is a College Credit Certificate in early childhood education with a Preschool specialization. The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with a preschool specialization or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

This CCC will allow its holder to apply for a National Child Development Associate credential enabling this student to pursue work as a childcare provider nationally or continue their education.

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Early Childhood Education - Preschool, A.S.

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The A.S. degree is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most program courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

Students in this program may complete the Florida Child Care Professional Certificate (FCCPC), Advanced Director's Credential, and/or College Credit Certificates as part of their Associate in Science degree. Areas of study include:

Infant-Toddler Environments
High/Scope Approach
Developing Curriculum for Infants and Toddler
Working with Young Children with Special Needs

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Early Childhood Education, A.S.

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The Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Education builds on the College Credits Certificates (CCC), while increasing the student’s knowledge base and career opportunities. Students can choose one of the following areas of concentration: General, Preschool, Infant Toddlers or Administrator.

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Infant/Toddler Specialization College Credit Certificate

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This program is designed to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with an infant/toddler specialization or provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

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EMTs and Paramedics

Emergency Medical Services, A.S.

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The Emergency Medical Services program is designed according to national and state standards. Graduates will perform as advanced practitioners and as leaders in the technical supervisory and managerial aspects of advanced emergency care.

The Associate in Science Degree is the completion point of the college credit certificates offered by the Emergency Medical Services Department at the Medical Campus. Before entry into the Emergency Medical Services Degree Program, students must complete the training as a First Responder, Emergency Medical Technician, and Paramedic. It is highly recommended that students meet with a representative of the Emergency Medical Services Department at the Medical Campus prior to enrollment in the Associate Degree.

Graduates will be prepared primarily for employment in agencies providing pre-hospital emergency medical care and secondarily, for jobs in emergency and other acute care areas of the hospital.

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Emergency Medical Technician College Credit Certificate

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provide learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as an EMT responding to medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment.

An Emergency Medical Technician is the intermediate care practitioner in Emergency Medical Services. These individuals are the first to arrive on a scene and provide the initial assessment and direct patient care in the pre-hospital environment, as well as in emergency rooms, clinics, and ambulance services.

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Fire Fighter / Emergency Medical Technician - Combined Career Technical Certificate

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The Fire Fighter/Emergency Technician (EMT) - Combined certificate prepares graduates with the technical skills needed to fulfill roles and positions in the fire service and emergency services industry. MDC has a nearly 100% pass rate for the State of Florida Firefighter Certification test.

MDC's Fire Service instructors are among the most experienced instructor's in the State and represent fire departments in the tri-county area. Instructors expertise includes Hazardous Materials Technician, Urban Search and Rescue, Flight Medic, Marine Firefighting, Technical Rescue.

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Paramedic College Credit Certificate

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Paramedics are vital members of the health care team who assess and provide direct patient care in the pre-hospital environment. They may also work closely with physicians and other health care professionals in the acute care setting. These individuals provide advanced medical and trauma care in the pre-hospital environment. A paramedic is responsible for emergency on-scene treatment, life-saving stabilization, and transport of ill or injured patients to an acute care facility. Additionally, Paramedics provide direct patient care in ER’s, clinics, and ambulance services.

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Firefighter

Fire Fighter / Emergency Medical Technician - Combined Career Technical Certificate

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The Fire Fighter/Emergency Technician (EMT) - Combined certificate prepares graduates with the technical skills needed to fulfill roles and positions in the fire service and emergency services industry. MDC has a nearly 100% pass rate for the State of Florida Firefighter Certification test.

MDC's Fire Service instructors are among the most experienced instructor's in the State and represent fire departments in the tri-county area. Instructors expertise includes Hazardous Materials Technician, Urban Search and Rescue, Flight Medic, Marine Firefighting, Technical Rescue.

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Fire Fighter Minimum Standards Career Technical Certificate

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The purpose of the Fire Fighting program is to prepare students for employment and certification as a firefighter in accordance with Florida Statutes 633. The program is approved by the division of state fire marshall, bureau of fire standards and training. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required.

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Fire Science Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Technology is a comprehensive college credit program offering instruction in the skills needed for a wide variety of technical positions. This program provides a solid academic background while also providing hands-on experience in real life scenarios that test the student's skill.

In addition, students receive training in methods of instruction to help prepare them for state examination and certification as a Fire Service Instructor by the Florida State Fire Marshall's Office.

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Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Paralegal Studies, A.S.

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This is the only paralegal studies program in Miami-Dade County approved by the American Bar Association. The Law Center at Miami Dade College is certified to meet the highest standards in legal education. As a paralegal studies student, you’ll build the necessary skills in procedural and substantive law needed to work as a key member of a legal team.

Located at Wolfson, Kendall and North Campuses, this program features an integrated internship that helps students go beyond the classroom, helping you build professional relationships and gain real-world experience

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Construction Industry

HVAC Technician

Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, & Heating Technologies Apprenticeship Career Technical Certificate

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The College provides Apprenticeship Training Programs in partnership with State-registered and approved Apprenticeship Sponsor Agencies. These programs provide classroom instruction and on–the-job training for employees of Apprenticeship Sponsor Agency companies. Currently approved apprenticeship programs prepare successful graduates to work as journeymen in the areas of electrical, fire sprinkler, air conditioning, refrigeration, & heating, plumbing and sheet metal.

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Architectural Drafter

Architectural Design and Construction Technology, A.S.

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This degree is designed to provide students with practical, hands-on training to acquire the skills necessary to obtain employment in the highly competitive field of Architecture. Students will learn to use the latest technologies in state-of-the-art facilities, giving them the knowledge and experience they need to successfully achieve their academic goals and professional aspirations.

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Computer Aided Design Assistant College Credit Certificate

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The Computer-Aided Design Assistant Certificate is designed for students seeking employment in an architectural firm as CAD assistants. Program course work directly relates to a career in drafting. The certificate program prepares students by providing a thorough understanding of the graphic skills needed to read, interpret, and produce technical drawings.

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Computer Aided Design Operator College Credit Certificate

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The Computer-Aided Design Operator College Credit Certificate program is designed to prepare students to work in an architectural firm by obtaining intermediate skills in design graphics. After successfully completing the program, students may obtain employment assisting architects and drafters with computer-aided drawings and design presentations.

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Drafting & Design Technology, A.S.

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Drafting and Design Technology is a highly technical program which will adequately equip the student with the ability and skills necessary for acquisitions and advancement in the engineering technical aid and professional drafting fields. Specialized areas within the program include such specifics as structural steel drafting, welding, piping, technical illustration and computer-aided drafting and design.

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Civil Engineering Technician

Building Construction Technology, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Building Construction Technology is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to obtain employment in the highly competitive fields of architecture and construction management. Students will learn to use the latest technologies in state-of-the-art facilities, giving them the knowledge and experience they need to successfully achieve their academic goals and professional aspirations.

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Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed for those students who wish immediate job placement prior to or after graduation.

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Electrician

Electricity Apprenticeship Career Technical Certificate

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The College provides Apprenticeship Training Programs in partnership with State-registered and approved Apprenticeship Sponsor Agencies. These programs provide classroom instruction and on–the-job training for employees of Apprenticeship Sponsor Agency companies. Currently approved apprenticeship programs prepare successful graduates to work as journeymen in the areas of electrical, fire sprinkler, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and sheet metal.

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Plumber

Plumbing Apprenticeship Career Technical Certificate

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The College provides Apprenticeship Training Programs in partnership with State-registered and approved Apprenticeship Sponsor Agencies. These programs provide classroom instruction and on–the-job training for employees of Apprenticeship Sponsor Agency companies. Currently approved apprenticeship programs prepare successful graduates to work as journeymen in the areas of electrical, fire sprinkler, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing and sheet metal.

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Communications Industry

AV Technician

Audio Technology College Credit Certificate

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The Audio Technology Program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that focuses on the foundation of sound engineering, designed to prepare students to become successful in today’s commercial sound recording industry in as little as 12 months.

Strong core courses in sound synthesis, audio production, digital audio workstations, and electronics, are taught in state-of-the-art facilities with superb equipment. This program offers students the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of audio recording to prepare them for the job market.

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Telecommunications Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The Telecommunications Engineering Technology program prepares students for work as technicians in the field of telecommunications engineering. No previous experience is required to enter. The program focuses on the understanding and applying of new techniques in electronic technology for the purpose of testing, maintaining, repairing and upgrading digital as well as analog communication systems. The program is designed to be an integrated educational curriculum taught using an integrated, applied and theoretical approach.

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Graphic Designer

Graphic Design Support College Credit Certificate

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This creative career track imparts occupational skills in the creation and production of promotional materials for print, multimedia and the Web, including the selection and arrangement of text and graphic elements to communicate a message. Areas of study include:

Graphic Design
Computer Assisted Graphic Design
Electronic Photoshop

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Graphic Design Technology, A.S.

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This prestigious two-year degree program is a creative career track that imparts occupational skills in the creation and production of promotional materials for print, multimedia and the Web, including the selection and arrangement of text and graphic elements to communicate a message. A comprehensive graphic design curriculum of studio projects leads to an extensive portfolio that empowers graduates to become viable job candidates in the field.

MDC’s Graphic Design program offers students hands-on experience and a solid academic background. Our state-of-the-art design labs are equipped with the latest computers and software, printers, and scanners for digital imaging. All classes taught by experienced instructors with advanced degrees and industry experience.

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Manufacturing Industry

Automation College Credit Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for initial employment with an occupational title as an Automation or Applied Automation Specialist in various specialized areas. It can also provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. These courses can be applied toward the Associate of Science in Advanced Manufacturing.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Technology Career Technical Certificate

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The Electronic Technology program prepares individuals to assemble, install, operate, maintain, trouble shoot and repair electronic equipment used in industry and also related to the design theory and analysis of electronic systems and application. To complete this program, students should be able to use the various types of equipment found in general use throughout the electronic industry. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required.

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Electronics Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The Electronics Engineering Technology program prepares students for work as technicians in various fields of electronics technology. No previous experience is required to enter. Courses offered cover basic and advanced electrical circuits, semi-conductors, integrated circuits, pulse circuits, digital computer circuits, electrical machinery, communication systems and industrial control. Theory and laboratory experience is provided.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Engineering Technology Support Specialist College Credit Certificate

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The Engineering Technology Support Specialist College Credit Certificate aligns with the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), which defines the knowledge, skills, and performance needed by today's frontline manufacturing workers.

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Industrial Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The AS in Industrial Engineering Technology will provide students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skill sets necessary for careers in manufacturing with an emphasis in industrial device and pharmaceutical manufacturing. The program prepares students for employment as a Manufacturing Engineering Technician or Production Technician in manufacturing settings.

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Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Lean Manufacturing College Credit Certificate

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This certificate prepares students for initial employment with an occupational title as a Quality Specialist or Lean Specialist in various specialized areas. It also can provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. These courses can be applied toward the Associate of Science in Advanced Manufacturing.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics College Credit Certificate

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Mechatronics are all around us, from computer hard drives and robotic assembly systems to washing machines, coffee makers, and medical devices. Electronics that control mechanical systems account for much of the value of the average automobile, managing everything from stability control and antilock brakes to climate control and memory-adjust seats.

Mechatronics professionals are the technicians and engineers who design and maintain automated equipment. Technicians and engineers conduct their work in laboratories, offices or on-site at manufacturing plants. These professionals work toward the same goal of producing safe and efficient automated equipment. While technicians primarily maintain machinery, engineers are more concerned with the design and development of components and products.

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Transportation Industry

Aircraft Mechanic

Aviation Maintenance Management, A.S.

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According to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook, the aviation industry will need well over half a million maintenance technicians to repair and maintain the worlds quickly growing fleet of jetliners. With FAA predicting consistent growth in Revenue Passenger Miles over the next 20 years, the need for people keeping aircraft in the air is expected to grow along with the need for those who will handle or direct this maintenance.

Airlines all over the world are increasing the number of planes they fly and Miami International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world for cargo traffic. In South Florida and around the world,​ the aviation maintenance industry is looking to employ candidates who not only have their A & P Certification but also those who have aviation management training.

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Information Technology Industry

IT Support Specialist

Business Computer Programming Career Technical Certificate

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The Business Computer Programming program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expanding the traditional role of the Junior Programmer. The content includes converting problems into detailed plans; writing code in computer languages, testing, monitoring,debugging,documenting, and maintaining computer programs;and designing programs for specific uses and machines. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required.

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Computer Engineering Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment as computer engineering technicians/technologists and in related occupations in electronics. It also provides supplemental training for persons currently or previously employed in these occupations. The program focuses on the understanding and applying of hardware and software concepts, in addition to troubleshooting techniques to digital, microprocessor or computer-based systems. Assembly, installation, operation, maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, repairing and elementary designs of medical systems are taught using an integrated and theoretical approach.

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Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Computer Specialist College Credit Certificate

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The Computer Specialist College Credit Certificate program is designed to prepare students to work as Computer Repair Assistants in a computer repair shop or the computer maintenance division of a corporation, by acquiring a basic understanding of computer internal architecture and operations. Students must successfully complete the courses listed below.

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Help Desk Support Technician College Credit Certificate

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The Help Desk Support Technician College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as entry-level computer help desk and support technicians in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are also prepared for industry A+ certification.

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Information Technology Support College Credit Certificate

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Training in this program include computer repair and installation, troubleshooting operating systems, understanding the foundations of networking technologies, and providing excellence in customer service. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Areas of study include:

Computer Operating Systems
Computer Essentials and Support
Network technologies
Supporting Microsoft Clients
IT Help Desk Support

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Microcomputer Repairer/Installer College Credit Certificate

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The A+ certification by CompTIA is the place to start if you’re interested in a career in computer repair. Unique as a vendor-neutral certification, the A+ demonstrates to employers that you have the technical, customer service, and communication skills needed to perform as a service technician. Miami Dade College can prepare you for the examination in just two courses.

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Networking Services Technology, A.S.

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The Networking Services Technology program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of network design and administration for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as information technology specialists, help desk specialists, network specialists, entry level security specialists and network systems analysts. There is only one A.S. program for Networking Services Technology. Students may select one of the three options (Microsoft, Cisco, or Network Security).

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PC Support Services Career Technical Certificate

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The PC Support Services program offers a broad foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for employment in PC support services positions. The content includes software applications and operating systesm including the use of advanced software/system features and programs; computer networking and network administration. The 900 contact hours include both microcomputer and general business courses. Hands-on experience is an integral part of the program. Activities include the use of microcomputers, and peripheral equipment with widely used business applications software, database and other applications. Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) is required.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) College Credit Certificate

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Miami Dade College’s experienced instructors can teach you to install and configure routers and switches made by the worldwide leader in network technology, Cisco Systems. Better yet, you can learn these advanced skills in just two semesters. You will learn in hands-on, instructor-led classes with access to state-of-the-art computer workstations and Cisco network equipment.

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Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Information Technology Support College Credit Certificate

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Training in this program include computer repair and installation, troubleshooting operating systems, understanding the foundations of networking technologies, and providing excellence in customer service. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Areas of study include:

Computer Operating Systems
Computer Essentials and Support
Network technologies
Supporting Microsoft Clients
IT Help Desk Support

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Network Server Administration College Credit Certificate

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The Network Server Administration College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students with a foundation in how to implement, support, and maintain Microsoft-based servers and clients. Graduates are prepared for employment as entry-level network administrators, network technicians, information technology support specialists, network coordinators and as candidates for industry certifications.

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Network Systems Developer College Credit Certificate

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The Network Systems Developer College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students to work as Computer Repair Technicians in a computer repair shop or the computer maintenance division of a corporation, by acquiring an indepth understanding of computer internal architecture, operations and digital systems design operations.

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Networking Services Technology Enterprise Cloud Computing Concentration, A.S.

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The Associate in Science in Networking Services Technology immerses students in the field of network design and administration.

The Enterprise Cloud Computing track enables students to apply their network skills to the cloud-based application, positioning themselves as valuable candidates in today's job market. Through a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), MDC offers a cloud-related curriculum that provides students with the opportunity to develop expertise and stay on top of rapidly changing technologies.

The Enterprise Cloud Computing Track curriculum prepare students to earn not only an academic credential, but also recognized industry certificates such as the AWS – Solutions Architect Certificate, which will prepare students to work as computer systems analysts – technicians that assist organizations that are transitioning their systems to cloud computing.

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Networking Services Technology Network Security Concentration, A.S.

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The Network Security program prepares students to secure computer networks and protect them against unauthorized intrusions while establishing a foundation in the field of network design and administration. The program has an emphasis on operations, hardening and administration of network security devices. Graduates of the AS Program in this concentration acquire a skill-set that allows the student to collect and analyze system logs, perform network penetration testing, and install and operate IDS/IPS, VPNs, firewalls and honeypots.

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Networking Services Technology, A.S.

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The Networking Services Technology program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of network design and administration for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as information technology specialists, help desk specialists, network specialists, entry level security specialists and network systems analysts. There is only one A.S. program for Networking Services Technology. Students may select one of the three options (Microsoft, Cisco, or Network Security).

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Information Security Analyst

Computer Crime Investigation, A.S.

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The Computer Crime Investigation Associate in Science degree is designed to fill a growing need for information security specialists. This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge. Students are taught the skills needed to prepare for further education and employment within the career cluster of Law, Public Safety and Security.

This degree is designed to attract participants from the public safety industry throughout the State of Florida, the United States and abroad. The diversity of MDC's, School of Justice helps creates an atmosphere where participants have the opportunity to learn from and share ideas with other professionals.

This interchange enhances the participant's skills in the art of cooperation, negotiation, compromise, and consensus. The program is designed to make certain that participants leave having established a network that will provide a resource from which they can seek assistance for organizational problems.

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Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Cybersecurity, A.S.

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The Cybersecurity Associate in Science program prepares students for the critical and growing need for cybersecurity personnel through hands-on experience along with simulation training and group/team-based learning to simulate a professional work environment.

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills for securing computers, applications and networks, identifying threats, responding to cyberattacks and mitigating their impact. Upon successful completion, students will have the training to defend computer systems; scan, footprint, and enumerate networks; perform penetration testing of applications, wireless networks, and mobile platforms; collect and analyze digital forensic evidence; and conduct incident response investigations.

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Digital Forensics College Credit Certificate

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The Digital Forensics College Credit Certificate prepares students to acquire an accelerated credential and the corresponding workforce skills for immediate employment and career experience this rapidly changing and competitive field. Demand for security analysts is very high, as these analysts are needed to create innovative solutions to resolve digital crimes or prevent hackers from stealing critical information.

Through programs offered at the college, students also have the option to complete an associate degree in Computer Related Crime Investigation or Cybersecurity, and a baccalaureate degree in Information Systems Technology or Public Safety Management for advanced career opportunities.

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Information Technology Support College Credit Certificate

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Training in this program include computer repair and installation, troubleshooting operating systems, understanding the foundations of networking technologies, and providing excellence in customer service. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Areas of study include:

Computer Operating Systems
Computer Essentials and Support
Network technologies
Supporting Microsoft Clients
IT Help Desk Support

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Network Security College Credit Certificate

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The College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Network Security will prepare graduates with the education and skills needed to fulfill roles and positions in the Information Security industry. Coursework will include education and applied technical skills in the networking and information security fields.

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Networking Services Technology, A.S.

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The Networking Services Technology program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of network design and administration for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as information technology specialists, help desk specialists, network specialists, entry level security specialists and network systems analysts. There is only one A.S. program for Networking Services Technology. Students may select one of the three options (Microsoft, Cisco, or Network Security).

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Software Developer

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Computer Programmer - Business Applications College Credit Certificate

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The Computer Programmer College - Business Applications Credit Certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer programming for employment in scientific, commercial, industrial and government data processing applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as entry-level programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers and senior programmers.

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Computer Programmer - Mobile Applications Development College Credit Certificate

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The Computer Programmer College - Mobile Applications Development Credit Certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer programming for employment in scientific, commercial, industrial and government data processing applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as entry-level programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers and senior programmers.

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Computer Programming and Analysis - Business App. Programming, A.S.

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The Computer Programming and Analysis program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer programming in scientific, commercial, industrial and government data processing applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as entry-level application programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers and programmer analysts.

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Computer Programming and Analysis - Mobile Applications Development, A.S.

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The Computer Programming and Analysis program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer programming in scientific, commercial, industrial and government data processing applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as entry-level application programmers, programmer specialists, computer programmers and programmer analysts.

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Graphic Internet Technology, A.S.

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MDC’s Web Design program offers students hands-on experience in state-of-the art facilities along with a solid academic background. The experienced faculty and staff offer instruction and training using the latest industry-standard web design software.

Internships are available with real advertising, publishing and media companies. Upon successfully completing the program, students will have built extensive portfolios affording them an advantage when seeking employment in the field.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Applications College Credit Certificate

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Students learn how to develop applications that run on microcontroller development boards, design and simulate the function of devices and build physical prototypes. Upon completion of the program, students will have learned how to develop applications in the dominant programing languages used in IoT, completed projects that they can include in their portfolio and configured different single board computers.

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Internet of Things (IoT) Applications, A.S.

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As the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and other computer-driven technologies raise the level of sophistication and connectivity in products, software skills have become highly prized by employers. The IoT Applications program prepares students with multidisciplinary workforce skills for immediate employment and career experience and provides an accelerated credential that fulfills the local demand.

Graduates of the program acquire a skill-set that leads to producing connected devices by developing applications that can run on microcontroller development boards, designing and simulating the functioning of the devices and building physical prototypes. Upon completion of the program, students will have learned how to develop applications in the dominant programming languages used in IoT, completed projects that they can include in their portfolio and configured different single board computers.

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Database Administrators

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Database Technology - Oracle Database Administration, A.S.

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The Database Technology program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of database administration for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as database administrators and database developers. There is only one A.S. program in Database Technology. Students may select from one of the four options listed below, but the A.S. in Database Technology will be awarded to the student only once.

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Database Technology - Oracle Database Developer, A.S.

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The Database Technology program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of database administration for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as database administrators and database developers

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Information Technology Support College Credit Certificate

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Training in this program include computer repair and installation, troubleshooting operating systems, understanding the foundations of networking technologies, and providing excellence in customer service. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Areas of study include:

Computer Operating Systems
Computer Essentials and Support
Network technologies
Supporting Microsoft Clients
IT Help Desk Support

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Oracle Certified Database Administrator College Credit Certificate

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Oracle’s products power the businesses of 370,000 clients around the globe – including all of the Fortune 100 companies. Employers need workers that are skilled in the administration of databases built on Oracle's industry-leading software.

At MDC, our instructors can teach you those skills in just two semesters. Upon completion of the program, students are prepared to obtain certification though Oracle examination. All credits earned as part of this certificate program transfer to the associate in science in networking database technology. This is a great way to expand your skill set and your opportunities

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Oracle Certified Database Developer College Credit Certificate

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The Oracle Certified Database Developer College Credit Certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in the field of database development for employment in commercial, industrial and government institutions. Graduates are prepared for positions as Oracle database developers. Additional Information: Certificate prerequisite: CGS1060, CGS1541, CGS1560, COP1170, COP2172, COP2700 and COP2740 or a working knowledge of the Microsoft Operating Systems and Microsoft Office Applications Suite. Operational understanding of the following microcomputer topics: operating systems, memory, hard disks, types of central processing (CPUs), communication ports, printer ports, display adapters and pointing devices. Operational understanding of the following programming concepts: advanced Microsoft visual basic application development, and analysis, design and programming of database systems.

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Systems Analyst

Computer Information Technology, A.S.

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The Computer Information Technology Associate in Science program provides an opportunity to establish a basic foundation in computer applications. Graduates are prepared for positions as microcomputer support specialists, user support specialists, applications system specialists and computer information managers to meet the demands of today’s automated offices. In addition, program objectives are designed to assist students in their development of interpersonal and communication skills required by office professionals.

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Enterprise Cloud Computing College Credit Certificate

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Developed to align with industry needs, the enterprise cloud computing curriculum prepares students to earn not only an academic credential, but also recognized industry certificates such as the AWS – Solutions Architect Certificate, which will prepare students to work as computer systems analysts – technicians that assist organizations that are transitioning their systems to cloud computing.

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Information Technology Support College Credit Certificate

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Training in this program include computer repair and installation, troubleshooting operating systems, understanding the foundations of networking technologies, and providing excellence in customer service. Students who complete this program will have the necessary training to sit for the CompTIA A+ Certification Examination. Areas of study include:

Computer Operating Systems
Computer Essentials and Support
Network technologies
Supporting Microsoft Clients
IT Help Desk Support

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Chef Apprentice College Credit Certificate

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The Chef Apprentice Certificate is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career in the culinary industry. Credits earned can be applied to Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts Management, which may be transferrable to upper division public institutions.

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Culinary Arts Management AS

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Culinary Arts Management Operations College Credit Certificate

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The Culinary Arts Management Operations College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students with an in-depth study of food production, and a practical foundation in international cuisine for a successful career in the culinary industry.

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Culinary Arts Management, A.S.

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Building upon MDC's rich history as the largest institution of higher education in the United States and one of the most highly regarded colleges in the nation, Miami Culinary Institute is a recipe for culinary excellence in the 21st century.

Mixing a blend of classic skills and innovative techniques used by the world's best chefs, Miami Culinary Institute' Culinary Arts Management Associate in Science offers an educational experience that is at the forefront of the industry. Students are provided with the latest in technology and equipment that allows them to engage with a curriculum that is designed to prepare them with real-world knowledge and expectations. Through a focused infusion of green-sustainable food and energy technologies, nutrition and culinary knowledge, MCI's goal is to create professionals who will evolve the world's food culture and, in doing so, provide a happier, healthier population and planet.

In addition to winning several awards of distinction, MCI is notable for providing students with ongoing singular experiences such as hosting the most decorated chef in the world, Feran Adria, for two years in a row. Students have also been given the opportunity to work with chefs from the number one restaurant in the world, El Celler de Can Roca, and they've participated in a sous vide class from one of only 67 Certified Master Chefs in the World.

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Food & Beverage Management College Credit Certificate

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The Food Service Management College Credit Certificate program is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career in the food and beverage industry. Students enrolled in this program are prepared for positions such as Catering/Banquet Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, Restaurant Manager and Bar/Lounge Manager. Credits earned can be applied to an Associate in Science degree in Hospitality Management, which is fully transferable to public universities within the State of Florida.

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Healthcare Industry

Laboratory Technician

Clinical Laboratory Sciences, A.S.

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This two-year Associate in Science degree program prepares students to work as part of the health care delivery team in a hospital, private clinical laboratory, or research laboratory. There is a concentrated presentation of general education courses combined with career development, laboratory experiences, and hospital practice to accomplish this goal.

Students acquire extensive knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, serology, hematology, urinalysis, and blood bank practices. Students also acquire specialized skills that include blood collection and the use of quality control in the laboratory setting.

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Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygiene, A.S.

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MDC's Associate in Science in Dental Hygiene prepares its graduates to become members of a dental health team dedicated to helping individuals maintain oral health and prevent disease.

A Dental Hygienist is qualified by education and licensure to provide direct patient care prescribed by the dentist, to remove deposits and stains from the teeth, expose and develop dental x-ray films, and perform various other preventative and therapeutic services related to oral health care. A Dental Hygienist educates individuals and groups of patients in proper preventive measures and explains the relationship between diet, smoking, general health and oral health.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Specialist, A.S.

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The Medical Campus offers a six-semester, two-year, Associate in Science degree Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Attendance is full-time, during the day, and the program averages up to 35 hours per week. Diagnostic Medical Sonography students learn to obtain diagnostic images; analyze technical information relevant to the scan; and evaluate sonograms for image quality and anatomical abnormalities. Students will spend approximately 1,920 hours in supervised clinical rotations.

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology, A.S.

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The Health Information Technology program is designed to educate and prepare graduates with entry-level job skills. The Associate in Science degree in Health Information Technology engages students in healthcare, business, and the technology used in the industry.

Health Information Technology professionals are in demand in a variety of health care settings. They are experts in health data collection and analysis. Health information is an important communication tool between acute care facilities, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics, physicians and other health care providers. Health Information Technology professionals are medical language experts who interpret and process health information for research, data collection. Graduates with a health information technology degree have the skill sets and knowledge to work in over 76 different career options. Current and graduating students may sit for five different credentials.

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Healthcare Informatics Specialist College Credit Certificate

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In as little as one year, you can earn your health informatics certificate and prepare for a career as a vital member of a wide variety of health care organizations. As experts in the computerization of health data and implementation of medical record systems, health care informatics specialists are an important liaison, helping to interpret, process, collect, and research health records and related data.

You’ll earn valuable real-world experience at medical facilities throughout South Florida, through the clinical portion of this program.

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Medical Coder/Biller Career Technical Certificate

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In this program, you will learn to use computer systems to code, classify, and index information for health records and medical billing. The clinical portion of the program utilizes AHIMA's Virtual Lab where students can access and experience the state-of-the-art software they'll use regularly in the working world. The Virtual Lab lessons and activities are designed specifically for lab applications. They simulate real-world experience and allow students to test their skills and decision-making ability without jeopardizing the privacy, security, or integrity of real medical records.

Health Information Management
Medical Terminology
Basic Principles of Disease
Human Anatomy & Physiology
Advanced Coding Systems

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assisting Career Technical Certificate

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The Career Technical Certificate program is designed for students who are looking for immediate entry into a career upon graduation. Most program courses directly relate to the identified career area. The remaining courses are comprised of general education courses.

Located in the very heart of Miami-Dade’s downtown medical community, MDC's Medical Center campus is home to state-of-the-art facilities and an experienced faculty. MDC maintains dozens of partnerships with medical practices, providing students with real-world training each semester through an integrated externship experience. Course material covers:

Anatomy and Physiology
Pathophysiology & Disease for Medical Assistants
Pharmacology
Theoretical Aspects of Clinical Skills
Application of Clinical Skills
Clinical Externship

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Radiology Tech

Nuclear Medicine Technology, A.S.

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Nuclear Medicine Technology is the injection or oral administration of radioactive materials into the human body that are detected by an imaging device known as a gamma camera. A scan of the distribution of the radiotracer within an organ in the body is then produced.

A Nuclear Medicine Technologist prepares and administers the tracer radiopharmaceuticals to the patients and records the images using computerized detection systems. Nuclear Medicine Technologists are employed in hospitals, outpatient diagnostic imaging centers, and private physician offices.

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Radiography, A.S.

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Radiographers, or Radiologic Technologists (RT), are Health Care professionals who specialize in the imaging of human anatomy for diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. Radiographic image processing and evaluation, radiation protection, and basic patient assessment are within the scope of practice of a radiographer.

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Pharmacy Technician

Pharmacy Technician Career Technical Certificate

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Pharmacy Technicians assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. A Pharmacy Technician works primarily in retail and hospital pharmacies under the supervision of a registered pharmacist in the packaging and distribution of medication.

The Pharmacy Technician program provides learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as a supportive health care provider. This program has a nearly 100% PTCB Exam pass rate and state registration rate. Historically, over 80% of students have been hired directly from their clinical rotation, both hospital and retail.

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Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Technician Career Technical Certificate

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The Phlebotomy Technician program is designed to prepare students for employment in a hospital laboratory, blood center, or other health care facility to draw blood by venipuncture and capillary puncture.

Students are taught safe and efficient work practices in obtaining adequate and correct blood specimens, labeling specimens, and transporting specimens correctly to the appropriate laboratory sections. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and other diseases are stressed.

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Physical Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapist Assistant, A.S.

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Miami Dade College prepares students for employment in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, private practices or other qualified health agencies.

Graduates will work under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist (PT) in the promotion of optimal human health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged physical impairments, functional limitations, and disability.

A pioneer in the field, Miami Dade College graduated the nation’s first Physical Therapist Assistants in 1969. Today, we are a leader in the education of PTAs – the continuation of a proud legacy we began in 1967.

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Respiratory Therapist

Respiratory Care, A.S.

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The respiratory care profession is composed of certified and registered respiratory therapists, who provide assistance to persons experiencing respiratory difficulty. They provide services ranging from simple respiratory care to complex life-saving techniques used in critical care settings for patients of all ages.

Students in this program receive advanced training in critical care and advanced life support. They are involved in direct patient care in the administration of various humidity and aerosol therapies, breathing treatments and invasive critical care techniques. Respiratory therapists are involved in all aspects of respiratory care including newborn, emergency, diagnostics and chronic rehabilitative therapies.

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Vet Technician

Veterinary Technology, A.S.

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Veterinary technicians typically conduct clinical work in private practice under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. As a veterinary technician, you’ll help a veterinarian care for animals in a variety of settings, including clinics, zoos, research centers, and more.

A graduate of MDC's Veterinary Technology program is eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Upon graduation, the graduate will be able to perform a wide array of medical tests and procedures in a number of clinical settings from small animal, large animal, exotics and laboratory animals.

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Energy Industry

Solar Energy Technician

Solar Energy Systems Specialist College Credit Certificate

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Solar energy is a free renewable energy source that is available practically everywhere around the world. Solar based energy systems are clean, green solutions, and have become a competitive source of electricity available to residential or commercial users. The rapid rate of innovation made in this sector will continue to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of the solar based energy systems. Improvements in battery technology and the lowering costs have the potential to further increase the adoption rate and proliferation of solar PV installations.

The College Credit Certificate (CCC) in Solar Energy Systems Specialist trains students in how to design and install Solar Photo-Voltaic and Solar thermal systems panels in both commercial and private environments. Students will receive a wide-range of classroom and hands-on training that will provide them with the education and knowledge of Grid connected and off-Grid solar power systems, home based and commercial installations, solar thermal systems (hot water), and solar water pumping.

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