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About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College offers a wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of Greater Miami. The College offers six degree options and a wide range of occupational certificates and specialized programs. The Associate in Arts degree (A.A.), designed to prepare students for further study at four-year institutions, includes more than 80 pathways leading to the baccalaureate degree. MDC maintains more than 60 transfer agreements with colleges and universities across the state and country, guaranteeing entry for MDC students who meet the entry criteria. The Associate in Science degree (A.S.), with more than 60 areas of study, prepares students for direct entry into the workforce. Our A.S. graduates take advantage of the College’s numerous partnerships with innovative businesses throughout South Florida. Miami Dade College currently offers the following baccalaureate degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Education (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space Science, Physics, Mathematics and Exceptional Student Education); the Bachelor of Science in Nursing; the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, the Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences; the Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education; and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Safety Management; the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management; the Bachelor of Applied Science in Film, Television & Digital Production; and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Science with an Option in Physician Assistant Studies. Additional baccalaureate degrees/programs are planned for the coming years. In addition to these degrees, the College offers numerous short-term occupational certificate programs as well as courses of study to enhance career knowledge through continuing education.

The Open-Door Policy
Miami Dade College’s open-door admissions policy provides educational opportunities to community residents and to national and international applicants. Anyone seeking to benefit from the degree or short-term certificate programs, or from the College’s student and community services, is encouraged to enroll. The College welcomes all students regardless of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation or genetic information.

Admission is a simple process, requiring a completed application, with fee and official transcripts of high school or college studies. International applicants have additional entrance requirements based on U.S. immigration rules and baccalaureate degree-seeking applicants may have additional entrance requirements. Transfer students may receive credit for courses that equate to Miami Dade courses

Mission Statement
The Mission of Miami Dade College is to change lives through the opportunity of education.

As democracy’s college, MDC provides high-quality teaching and learning experiences that are accessible and affordable to meet the needs of our diverse students and prepare them to be responsible global citizens and successful lifelong learners. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural and civic beacon in our community.

Vision Statement
The Vision of Miami Dade College is to be a college of excellence, renowned for its Values:

I. An exceptional learning environment in which students are challenged and empowered through innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, teaching excellence and student support programs that prepare each student with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a dynamic world.

II. A culture of inquiry and evidence that is characterized by the commitment of faculty, staff and students to accountability for learning excellence through the achievement of measureable learning outcomes, innovative assessment methods and data-driven decisions that foster adaptability in programs and services.

III. An exceptional work environment that makes MDC the “employer of choice” for an exemplary, diverse workforce that is engaged in and accountable for the quality of MDC’s learning environment, and that benefits from excellent support, state-of-the-art technologies, growth opportunities and a competitive compensation program.

IV. Quality community partnerships that serve as the foundation for the development of relevant workforce, cultural and civic programs to foster community service and create a pervasive understanding throughout the greater Miami-Dade County community of the essential importance of education.

V. A commitment to cultural initiatives that complement academics and promote the advancement and appreciation of the arts, thereby contributing to the richness of our multicultural community.

VI. Sustainability practices that distinguish Miami Dade College as a leading innovator in educating our students as contributors to a healthy planet, and as an institution that accepts its responsibility to preserve the natural environment.

VII. Resource development and operational efficiencies that ensure effective support for the College’s long term efforts to provide an innovative and exemplary learning environment.

VIII. Global reach and awareness that enrich the curriculum and provide a truly international perspective to students.

Source: College Catalog 6/13/2014

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