June 2010, Volume 14, Number 3


New bachelor’s degrees help students get jobs


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MDC continues to respond to the demands of students and the workforce by offering new bachelor’s degrees in exciting fields and fast-growing industries. Four new baccalaureate degrees join the already existing education, public safety management and nursing bachelor's degree programs, in addition to more than 300 academic programs leading to the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and many other degrees and certificate programs.

B.S. In Electronics Engineering Technology

There is a burgeoning demand for engineers with four-year degrees. In Florida alone, demand is projected to increase at an annual rate of 21 percent. According to surveys of employers, Miami-Dade County will hire more than 500 engineering employees within the next three to five years.

With starting salaries in the $50,000 range, the bachelor’s in Electronics Engineering Technology opens doors for students with associate degrees in technology disciplines. The degree offers hands-on experience in engineering-related project management, teamwork and technical writing.

Graduates are prepared for engineering jobs in electronics, testing, systems technical support, quality control, electronics systems and hardware.

B.A.S. in Supervision and Management

At MDC, student needs always come first. Although enrollment for the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management has surpassed all expectations, class size has been kept at a minimum to ensure a more intimate, rewarding learning experience that better prepares graduates for leadership positions in a variety of industries.

The upper-level coursework with applied management practices lets students participate in internships and acquire hands-on supervisory and managerial experience. Upon graduation, students are prepared to work in diverse fields, including financial services, retail, hospitality, marketing, aviation management, food service, insurance, real estate,
office administration and sales.

B.A.S. in Film, Television & Digital Production

The Bachelor of Applied Science degree with a major in Film, Television & Digital Production is designed to provide South Florida with a highly skilled workforce. It also provides an affordable way for students completing an A.S. or an A.A. degree to continue and complete a baccalaureate. With courses ranging from grant writing to digital editing, graduates have all the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the film and television industry.

B.A.S. in Health Science with an Option in Physician Assistant Studies

With numerous opportunities in the public and private sectors, including hospitals, clinics, research facilities, education and private practice, and starting salaries of $60,000-$70,000 growing to $80,000-$100,000 after the first year, the physician assistant job market has a solid history of stability and increasing demand. Meeting occupational needs in specific allied health professions, the Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Health Science with an option in Physician Assistant Studies builds on skills developed in the associate degree program. The curriculum's interdisciplinary approach provides practitioners with specific health delivery system and patient management strategies, including medical knowledge and skills, techniques for working with patients in multicultural settings, leadership and management skills, research approaches for addressing contemporary healthcare issues and knowledge in applying alternative medicine techniques.

It’s as easy as M-D-C

There are many advantages to pursuing these new bachelor’s degrees at MDC. Students can seamlessly transfer existing credits toward the degrees while significantly lowering tuition costs compared to those at other institutions. In addition, students can take classes at strategically located campuses or even opt to take classes online.

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