FAQs

In an effort to help those looking for a career change or a new opportunity we have launched Kick-Start your Career with MDC. With the help of our Foundation, we are working to make sure money is not a deterrent.

Everyone who is awarded this scholarship will receive free tuition, money for books, and a living stipend in the amount of $2,500 in Summer, and $2,500 in Fall.

The only thing you will need to pay for is the $30 application fee to become an MDC student.

No. We want to make sure people can benefit from this program so we are only allowing you to apply for one program.

This program requires that you complete the College Credit Certificate program by the Fall of 2020. You are expected to take a number of classes in the Summer, and the remaining ones in the Fall.

You must successfully complete your Summer classes before moving on to Fall classes. If a student fails their Summer classes they will be dropped from the program and will not be allowed to register for Fall classes under this scholarship. They will also not receive the Fall stipend of $2,500.

The programs will all be taught in English. These are all academic programs offered at MDC, all approved by the State of Florida and, as such, are taught in English.

Yes, this is an academic program. You will receive a College Credit Certificate degree upon completion. Moreover, many of these programs are “stackable.” What that means is, after completing one of these programs, you could potentially enroll in an Associate Degree program and only need to complete additional classes to receive your Associate Degree.

The classes will be offered online for the Summer Term. MDC is complying with CDC and State of Florida guidelines and, as such, will continue with remote learning for the Summer Term. These classes will be offered at select campuses in the Fall semester. Make sure you click on the program link to learn more about where the classes will be offered in the Fall, as well as the online Summer schedule.

Yes! The program will be offered entirely online for the Summer Term so you will need a computer to attend classes

We will be offering 25 scholarships per program. Scholarships will be distributed on a first come first served basis, as long as the student follows the instructions they will receive and completes the necessary paperwork.

If you are applying to a program that qualifies for financial aid you will be required to fill out a FAFSA application. If you qualify for financial aid, your tuition will be deducted first from your financial aid. Whatever financial aid doesn’t cover, tuition wise, the scholarship will.

This scholarship is only available for new students. Who qualifies as a new student? Anyone not currently enrolled in a degree seeking program at MDC.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must also:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Apply to MDC
  • Provide proof of Florida residency
  • Commit to completing the College Credit Certificate by Fall 2020
  • If applying for the EMT program, you must also assert your ability to pass a background check and a health exam
  • You must have computer proficiency, and you must be comfortable taking classes online

To sign up please fill out the interest form here. Once you submit the interest form, you will get an email within 24-48 hours from an MDC advisor. This person will walk you through the process, and will tell you the applications you will need to submit for MDC, FAFSA and the scholarship.

If you come across any problems throughout this process, you will need to contact that advisor, as soon as possible. They will be your point of contact.

If you are selected for the scholarship you will be notified no later than Thursday, May 28th. Please, note you will need to be ready to start classes Monday, June 1st.

No, you have to commit to take specific courses each semester in order to complete the College Credit Certificate in two semesters.

If you do not get the scholarship you will be notified before Monday, June 1st.

Eligible College Credit Certificate Programs

Accounting Clerk

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The Business Specialist College Credit Certificate program is the first in a series of three College Credit Certificate programs designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions in the following areas: accounting/budgeting, business management, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, small business. There is only one College Credit Certificate in Business Specialist. Students may select one of the 7 options, but the certificate is awarded only once.

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
TAX 2000 Income Tax - TAX2000 3
ACG2021 + Lab Financial Accounting + Lab 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
TAX 2021 Taxation of Business Organization 3
ACG 2071 + Lab Managerial Accounting + Lab 4
ACG 2450 Accounting Software Technologies 3
ACG 1403 Excel for Business 1

Total: 18 credits

Quick Facts
  • Provides working knowledge of CRM, salesforce tools and an understanding of customer service and relationship selling
  • Students can typically complete certificate in one and a half semesters
  • Strong workforce demand for these job skills
Career Prospects
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Over 9,000 jobs listed in the last year

Audio Technology

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The Audio Technology Program is an intensive practical and theoretical training program that focuses on the foundation of sound engineering, designed to prepare students to become successful in today’s commercial sound recording industry. This program offers students the opportunity to learn both the technical and creative components of audio recording to prepare them for the job market.

Location

This program is offered at Kendall Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MUM 1662 Sound Reinforcement Fundamentals 3
MUM 1622L Sound Reinforcement Fundamentals Lab 1
MUM 2600 Sound Recording 1 3
MUM 2600L Sound Recording 1 Lab 1
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MUM 2601 Sound Recording 2 3
MUM 2601L Sound Recording 2 Lab 1
MUM 2623C MIDI Electronic Music 3

Total: 15 credits

Quick Facts
  • Learn about MIDI, sound recording, mix-down, multi-track production, music business, music electronics, and commercial music performance.
  • Graduates will be ready for Audio technology positions
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Music Business
Career Prospects
  • Music Technology
  • Recording Arts Technology
  • Sound Technology

Business Entrepreneurship Specialist - Start-Up Venture

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The Business Entrepreneurship Specialist College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions or opening their own business or venture in the following areas: Family-Owned Business, Start-Up Venture, and Social Venture. Students may select one of the 3 options, but the certificate is awarded only once.

Location

This program is offered at Wolfson Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
GEB 2112 Introduction of Entrepreneurship 3
ENT 2201 Introduction to Lean Start-Up 3
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MAR 1720 Marketing in a Digital World 3
ENT 2421 Funding you Venture 3

Total: 12 credits

Quick Facts
  • Knowledge in running Small businesses, starting up your own company or running and funding a social venture
  • Can complete Specialist CCC (4 classes) in One Semester
  • Strong local demand
Career Prospects
  • The ability to become a small business owner
  • Self-made entrepreneurs

Business Intelligence Professional

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The Business Intelligence Professional College Credit Certificate prepares students with a skill-set that leads to producing financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports; devising methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources; and synthesizing current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.

Location

This program is offered at Kendall Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CGS1540C Database Concepts Design 4
CTS1437 Microsoft SQL Administration 4
CTS2433 Microsoft SQL Implementation 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CTS2450 Business Intelligence - Data Mining 4
CTS2451 Business Intelligence - Integ. & Rep. 4

Total: 20 credits

Quick Facts
  • Learn in demand skills like SQL, data mining algorithms, predictive methodologies and data visualization techniques
  • Graduates will be ready for BI related positions, which are in high demand locally
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Business Intelligence and Bachelor of Sciences in Data Analytics
Career Prospects
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst

Business Operations - Human Resources

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The Business Operations College Credit Certificate program is the second in a series of three College Credit Certificate programs designed to prepare students for employment and advancement in the following areas: accounting/budgeting, business/ management, customer service, finance, human resources, international business, marketing, nonprofit, real estate, retail and small business. There is only one College Credit Certificate in Business Operations. Students may select one of the 7 options, but the certificate is awarded only once.

Location

This program is offered at North Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
GEB 1011 Principles of Business 3
MNA 1345 Effective Supervision 3
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MNA 2120 Human Relations in Business 3
MAN 2021 Principles of Management 3
MAN 2300 Human Resource Management 3
MAR 2101 Social Media Marketing 3

Total: 18 credits

Quick Facts
  • Knowledge to work in an HR department at small / medium size companies
  • Can complete Specialist CCC (4 classes) in One Semester, the Operations CCC (6 classes) in 1.5 Semesters
  • Average salary, depending on position: $37K
Career Prospects
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Labor Relations Specialist

Digital Marketing Strategy

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The Digital Marketing Management Certificate is designed to prepare students to build and execute a marketing plan using digital tools to design, distribute, promote, and price a product or service. Graduates will understand how to connect with consumers using multiple digital platforms to create effective targeted promotional campaigns.

Location

This program is offered at Wolfson and North Campuses.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MAR 1011 Principles of Marketing 3
MAR 1720 Marketing in a Digital World 3
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
MAR 2101 Social Media Marketing 3
MAR 2704 Marketing Web Analytics 3
MAR 2703 Marketing Content, Branding & Strategy 3
MAR 2952 Digital Marketing Capstone 3

Total: 18 credits

Quick Facts
  • Provides working knowledge of digital and social media marketing
  • Graduates will obtain a Facebook Digital Marketing Certificate
  • Students who complete this course of study will also receive a Digital Marketing Specialist certificate as part of the program
  • Strong local demand for these job skills
  • Average salary, depending on job role $35K – $46K
Career Prospects
  • Advertising and Promotions Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialists

Early Childhood Education - Preschool

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The purpose of this program is to prepare students as early childhood education caregivers with a preschool specialization (age 2-5) or to provide supplementary training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations.

Location

This program is offered at Padrón Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
EEC 1000 Intro to ECE 3
EEC 1200 ECE Curriculum I 3
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
EEC 1311 ECE Curriculum II 3
EEC 2202 Program Development in ECE 3
EDG 2943 Field Experience 3

Total: 15 credits

Quick Facts
  • Courses provide the training and background to work with young children
  • These courses (with an additional course) can lead to the Florida Child Care Professional Credential and/or the National Child Development Associate credential
  • These courses are stackable to the Associate degree in ECE and the Bachelor degree in ECE
Career Prospects
  • ECE teachers who work for Head Start as Lead Teachers can earn $18 an hour; average salary is $36,000/ year (starting salary with proper credentials); teachers at MDC Exploration Station earn more than that and have many benefits (classes paid for, paid vacations).
  • With additional degrees (i.e., BS-ECE) this career path could lead to Kindergarten teaching (1.23% growth rate) or Elementary teaching (1.22% growth rate).
  • Very rewarding career; great for parents of young children to work in same center as children attend

Emergency Medical Technician

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provide learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as an EMT responding to medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment.

An Emergency Medical Technician is the intermediate care practitioner in Emergency Medical Services. These individuals are the first to arrive on a scene and provide the initial assessment and direct patient care in the pre-hospital environment, as well as in emergency rooms, clinics, and ambulance services.

Location

This program is offered at Medical Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
EMS 1059 1st Responder Emergency Care 1
EMS 1059L 1st Responder Emergency Care Laboratory 1
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
EMS 1119 Emergency Medical Technician 4
EMS 1119L Emergency Medical Technician Lab and Clinic 3
EMS 1431 EMT Hospital/Field Experience 3

Total: 12 credits

Quick Facts
  • Students are prepared to function in a hospital and pre-hospital environment
  • Graduates can perform clinical data collection, patient assessment, and provide immediate care and safe relocation of the acutely ill
  • Satisfactory completion of this program will qualify the graduate to sit for the State and/or National EMT Certification Examination
  • This program is approved by the State of Florida, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
  • Strong local demand
Career Prospects
  • Fire Fighter
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician

Enterprise Cloud Computing

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The Enterprise Cloud Computing Credit Certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a foundation in architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage cloud computing services. Utilizing best practices focusing on cloud security, cost and reliability, graduates of the program will utilize core design patterns and infrastructure expertise to implement solutions to deploy and maintain workloads and applications.

Location

This program is offered at Padrón Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CTS 1134 Networking Technologies 4
CTS 1111 Linux+ 4
CTS 1145 Cloud Essentials 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CGS 1540C Database Concepts Design 4
CTS 2375C Cloud Infrastructure and Services 4
CTS 2960 Cloud Computing Capstone 4

Total: 24 credits

Quick Facts
  • Free resources and exam vouchers to become AWS Solutions Architect Associate and AWS Cloud Practitioner Certified, along with CompTIA Cloud Essentials, Network+ and Linux+
  • Graduates will be ready for Cloud Computing in-person or remote positions, which are in high demand locally
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Cloud Computing and Bachelor of Sciences in Information Systems Technology
  • Average salary, depending on position: $81K-$139K
Career Prospects
  • Cloud Solution Architect
  • Cloud Systems Analyst
  • Cloud Administrator

Graphic Design Support

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The Graphic Design Support College Credit Certificate prepares students with occupational skills in the creation and production of promotional materials for print, multimedia and the Web, including the selection and arrangement of text and graphic elements to communicate a message.

Location

This program is offered at North and Kendall Campuses.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
GRA 1111C Graphic Design Fundamentals 4
GRA 1280C Digital Imaging Fundamentals 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
GRA 1750 Web Design Fundamentals 3
GRA 2117C Digital Illustration Fundamentals 4

Total: 15 credits

Quick Facts
  • Free resources and exam vouchers to become Adobe Certified Associate—Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Graduates will be ready for Graphic Design in-person or remote positions, which are in high demand locally
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Graphic Design Technology
Career Prospects
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Graphic Design Assistant
  • Commercial and Industrial Design Assistant

Help Desk Support Technician

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The Help Desk Support Technician College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as entry-level computer help desk and support technicians in commercial, industrial and government institutions.

Location

This program is offered at West Campus.

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First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CGS1560 A+ Computer Operating Systems 4
CTS1328 Supporting Microsoft Clients 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CTS1131 A+ Computer Essentials & Support 4
CTS 2153 Supporting Windows Users & Apps 4

Total: 16 credits

Quick Facts
  • Free resources and exam vouchers to become CompTIA A+ certified as part of the program
  • Graduates will be ready for IT Support positions, which are in high demand locally
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Computer Information Technology and Bachelor of Sciences in Information Systems Technology
  • Expected salary between $31K-$54K depending on the position
Career Prospects
  • Help Desk Support Technician/Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Network Specialist
  • Computer Repairer

Homeland Security

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The College Credit Certificate in Homeland Security prepares students to work in Homeland Security and other criminal justice, legal or public service-related fields. Graduates are prepared to find employment in law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions associated with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and more. Students may also continue their formal education at MDC to earn an Associate in Science in Criminal Justice.

Location

This program is offered at North Campus.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
DSC 1006 Introduction to Homeland Security 3
CCJ 1191 Human Behavior in Criminal Justice 3
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
DSC 2590 Intelligence Analysis & Security Management 3
DSC 2242 Transportation & Border Security 3
CJL 2062 Constitutional Law & Legal Procedures 3

Total: 15 credits

Quick Facts
  • Students will gain authentic experience through rigorous and integrated national security and intelligence studies curriculum
  • Students will be prepared to work in homeland security and other criminal, justice, legal, or public service-related fields
Career Prospects
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Security Management Specialist
  • Criminal Investigator and Agent
  • Immigration and Custom Inspector
  • Intelligence Analyst

Network Security

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The Network Security College Credit Certificate prepares students with the skills needed to fulfill roles and positions in the Information Security industry. Coursework will include education and applied technical skills in the networking and information security fields.

Location

This program is offered at Kendall and Padrón Campuses.

View Course Schedule for Summer Term

First Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CTS 1134 Networking Technologies 4
CTS 1120 Cybersecurity Fundamentals 4
Second Semester
Course ID Course Title Credits
CTS 1111 Linux+ 4
CTS 2314 Network defense and countermeasures 4
CIS 2350 Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) 4

Total: 20 credits

Quick Facts
  • Free resources and exam vouchers to become CompTIA Security+, CySA+, Network+ and Linux+ certified as part of the program
  • Pathway to Associate Degree in Cybersecurity and Bachelor of Sciences in Information Systems Technology
  • Graduates will be ready for cybersecurity positions, which are in high demand locally
Career Prospects
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Network Defense Specialist
  • Network Security Administrator
  • Network Security Consultant
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MDC is working to quickly develop and implement robust plans to support all students, help restore the local economy and build a stronger Miami. The College is grateful to the U.S. Department of Education, the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation and the MDC Foundation for making the MDC Cares program possible.