The Hialeah Campus became MDC’s seventh campus, accorded official campus status by the Florida State Board of Education in 2005. The Campus serves the Greater Hialeah-Miami Lakes area, offering day and evening classes six days a week. Courses leading to an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree are offered. Educational opportunities are also available through Vocational Credit Certificate Programs, as well as through courses providing career entry in Computer Technology, Office Technology, Electronics and Early Childhood Development. The Hialeah Center houses a large and comprehensive English language training program for speakers of other languages in various instructional formats.
In 1990, Homestead became the fifth campus of Miami Dade College. It was opened in the historic downtown district of the City of Homestead with the mission to deliver a full range of higher education programs for the Homestead/ Florida City communities. In fulfilling its mission, the campus enhances the community’s capacity to meet cultural and social needs, in turn fostering a stronger sense of community. This togetherness was very important following the devastation of Hurricane Andrew and the closing of the Homestead Air Force Base.
The InterAmerican Campus is located in the heart of Little Havana, one of the most colorful and lively neighborhoods in Miami’s historic Latin Quarter. The seed for the InterAmerican Campus was planted in 1972 when the College offered two night courses at the Belen Jesuit Prep School. Sixty students enrolled. By 1979, the program had blossomed into the Wolfson Campus’ Division of Bilingual Studies, enrolling 2,000 students.
The Kendall Campus, situated on a 185-acre tract of trees and lakes, opened in 1967. It is home to a wide variety of academic programs and specialized institutes. The campus features 13 buildings equipped with the latest technologies, a wellness center, athletic fields and an Olympic-sized pool. The Kendall Campus offers a comprehensive range of learning opportunities. Kendall provides students with transfer programs designed to facilitate the move to four-year institutions, programs that enhance and modernize professional and technical skills, and preparatory programs for licensing or certification.
In 1977, Miami Dade College opened its Medical Campus on 4.3 acres within the city’s medical/ civic center complex. Along with the other members of this complex, the University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Veterans Administration Hospital and Miami- Dade County Public Health Service, the Medical Campus forms the backbone of Miami’s health care community. The campus offers specialty disciplines in nursing and allied health, and state-of-the-art technologies help to ensure that students are prepared in these and other challenging medical careers.
Located on 245 acres in northern Miami-Dade County, this beautifully landscaped campus was the College’s first. It was built in 1960, on land that once hosted a World War II Naval air station. The main academic buildings of the Campus surround a serene lake and lush walking paths. The North Campus is a gateway for students wishing to upgrade skills and complete one-year certificate programs, prepare for licensing exams or start working on a bachelor’s degree.
MDC West was approved by the Florida State Board of Education in 2005. Serving one of the fastest-growing locales in Miami-Dade County, including Doral and surrounding areas, West offers courses toward the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees. Corporate training programs are also offered at West. MDC West opened for classes on March 1, 2006, and promises to be the next exciting learning environment for the greater Miami community.
The Wolfson Campus opened in 1970 by holding classes in the storefronts of downtown Miami. With the completion of the campus’ first permanent facility in 1973, Wolfson catalyzed a downtown renaissance by hosting all manner of civic and cultural discourse. It is the only comprehensive urban campus in the city. Located within the city’s financial, governmental, technological and cultural hubs, Wolfson capitalizes on its unique geographic resource by offering programs in banking/financial services, business, computer technology, paralegal studies, architecture, economics, hospitality management, engineering, the arts, humanities and social sciences.