Miami Dade College to Offer Accelerated Associate Degree Programs
Students can earn a business or IT degree within one year starting this fall
Miami, August 11, 2010 - Beginning this fall, Miami Dade College (MDC) will offer two new degree programs for self-motivated individuals who enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment.
The College’s new accelerated associate degree programs, Computer Information Technology (CIT) (A.S.) and Business Administration (A.A.), will both be offered at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami when classes resume for the fall semester on Monday, August 23, 2010.
The classes within each degree program are designed in a virtual-blended format that combines both face-to-face and online sessions.
The face-to-face sessions are scheduled two days a week at the downtown campus. The online sessions are convenient enough to allow students to custom-fit class assignments around their schedule, allowing ample time and space to complete coursework wherever they choose.
Students enrolling in the accelerated CIT degree program can expect to learn word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and database skills, computer networking, help desk support, web page design, microcomputer operating systems, industry certification, and more. CIT specialists often provide technical assistance, support and advice to customers and other computer users.
They tend to work for organizations that deal directly with internal and external users, such as customers and employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment prospects are promising for CIT professionals. Computer support specialists can earn as much as $47,360 and systems administrators $70,930.
The accelerated Business Administration degree will include courses in accounting, economics, business law and finance. This program will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields including banking, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, information systems, and real estate.
Data from both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation indicate that managers and supervisors could earn between $31,668 and $53,406. Students who are awarded the A.A. in Business Administration may also consider MDC’s bachelor of applied science degree in Supervision and Management, which prepares graduates for leadership roles and positions in a variety of industries.
Registration remains open for MDC’s fall semester, but classes are quickly filling. For more information about the Accelerated A.S. degree program in Computer Information Technology, contact Chris Kinnaird at 305-237-3928 or email@example.com. For more about the Accelerated A.A. degree in Business Administration, contact Gita Runkle at 305-237-7139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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