Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

The Honors College

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The Honors College at MDC is a challenging and rigorous program of study that draws top high- school graduates in the region. Students earn an Associate in Arts degree, with Honors, and continue on to the finest colleges and universities in the nation.

Visit the Honors College website for more information.

MDC Online

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MDC Online offers students a wide variety of courses and degree programs – entirely online! Students can create their own convenient schedules and take advantage of the flexibility of accessing classes at any time.

Students may take a course, or select from the following degree programs:

  • Bachelors
  • Associates
  • College Credit Certificates

Continuing Education

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Fulfilling personal goals or expanding skills and knowledge is possible through a full range of non-credit programs at the School Continuing Education & Professional Development

Career and Technical Education

  • Apprenticeships

    MDC's Registered Apprenticeship Program is a combination of classroom instruction and work-based learning - under the guidance of a journeyworker – where apprentices learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly skilled occupation.

Opportunities for High School Students

Get a jump start on your future with these innovative and dynamic programs:

  • Dual Enrollment

    Dual Enrollment allows eligible students currently attending accredited Miami-Dade County public or private high schools, or home school to simultaneously enroll in a college course. Credits will be used toward both a high school graduation and are acceptable toward an Associate or Bachelor's degree, or Technical Certificate.

  • School for Advanced Studies

    SAS is a nationally recognized collegiate high school of excellence. Students complete their last two years of high school while attending MDC. The opportunity for acceleration and enrichment attracts motivated and academically talented students. SAS takes pride in its family-like environment, small school setting, and focus on a quality education.

  • New World School of the Arts

    NWSA is Florida's premier center of excellence in the visual and performing arts. NWSA offers a solid artistic program headed by some of the finest award winning faculty members recognized world wide. Our programs are cutting-edge, stimulating and rich with the ethnic and cultural diversity that represents artistic trends globally.

View the programs for high school students website for additional programs including time-saving opportunities and career pathways.

Accelerated Learning

Earn College Credit for Your Prior Learning

Prior academic studies and work experience may be used to earn college credit and accelerate your progress through MDC.

Accelerated Degree Programs

Complete Your Associate Degree in Just One Year. Choose from:


Miami Dade College is institutionally accredited and meets the educational standards of the Department of Education, just like many of the nation’s most respected universities and colleges.


Your MDC education is a distinct advantage when you transfer to a four-year college.

Stay with us and enroll in one of our Bachelor’s degree programs. Talk to an advisor and plan your next steps.

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