In an effort to help those looking for a career change or a new opportunity, we have launched Kick Start your Career with Rapid Credentials. After receiving a grant from the Florida Department of Education, we have been able to expand our offerings, bring back programs that were in high demand and add new ones.
Everyone who is awarded this scholarship will receive free tuition, money for books, and a living stipend in the amount of $100 per credit hour. The stipends will not be disbursed in a lump sum payment, and will be awarded in multiple payments throughout the semester.
The only thing you will need to pay for is the $30 application fee to become an MDC student.
This scholarship is available for new and returning students.
To qualify for the scholarship, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or equivalency
- Apply to MDC
- Provide proof of Florida residency
- Commit to completing the College Credit Certificate (CCC) in the time described
- 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
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 in the time described in each program. Please review the program description below to learn whether your CCC is expected to complete in Fall and Spring depending on your program.
If your CCC is split into two semesters, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, you must successfully complete the first semester to advance to the second semester.
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.
In addition, this program will also allow you to complete industry certifications in your particular field.
Classes beginning on September 1st will be offered remotely for the beginning of the program, as MDC is currently in a remote learning environment. The College is scheduled to resume face to face instruction on September 28, 2020. Therefore, all classes will start online in September, but students must be ready to attend classes on campus in October based on the schedule selected. If local health conditions do not permit students to return to campus on September 28, 2020, the College will provide further guidance as to the continuation of remote instruction.
The number varies 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.
Students are not required to apply for FAFSA or receive Financial Aid to qualify for this program. All program costs, including tuition, books, materials and certification exam fees will be covered by the grant. If a program is financial aid eligible, students will be provided guidance on the application process.
To sign up please fill out the interest form here. Once you submit the interest form, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours from an MDC advisor. This person will walk you through the process and the necessary information needed in order to enroll.
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 Business Entrepreneurship, Digital Marketing or Accounting, you will be contacted by Monday, August 24th. If you are applying for any other program, you will be notified if you have been selected by Tuesday, September 8th.
No, you have to commit to take the specific courses an advisor will select for you as part of the CCC.
If you do not get the scholarship you will be notified before Monday, August 31st.
As part of this program, we are working to ensure students will get the certifications they need to find employment as quickly as possible. To that end, we will be working with students to make sure they pass their certification exams and to help them find employment in specific fields.
Eligible College Credit Certificate Programs
Accounting and Budgeting
The College Credit Certificate in Accounting & Budgeting will prepare students for entry level jobs in the accounting and budgeting field. It covers areas such as taxation for business, financial and managerial accounting as well as the use of accounting software in organizations. Credit earned can be applied towards the AS in Accounting Technology.
Start Date: September 1st
Location: This program is offered at Homestead and Wolfson Campuses
Business Entrepreneurship Specialist - Start-Up Venture
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. The start-up venture certificate covers areas such as funding your venture, marketing in a digital world and lean start-up.
Start Date: September 1st
Location: This program is offered at Kendall Campus
The Chef Apprentice Certificate is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career in the culinary industry. Credits earned can be applied to Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts Management, which may be transferrable to upper division public institutions.
Start Date: September 1st
Location: This program is offered at Wolfson Campus
Digital Marketing Specialist
The Digital Marketing Specialist 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.
Start Date: September 1st
Location: This program is offered at the Hialeah, Padrón, North and West Campuses
Graphic Design Support
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.
Start Date: September 28th (Kendall Campus)
Location: This program is offered at Kendall and North Campuses
The College Credit Certificate in Network Security prepares students with the skills and certifications needed to fulfill roles and positions in the Information Security industry. Students in this program will be prepared for exams in the following industry certifications: CompTIA Security+, Linux+, Network+, CySA+ and Certified Network Defender.
Start Date: October 26th
Location: This program is offered at the Meek Center from North Campus.
Help Desk Support Technician
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.
Start Date: September 28th (Homestead Campus)
Location: This program is offered at the West and Homestead Campuses
Translation and Interpretation
This College Credit Certificate (CCC) focuses on the basic preparation needed for a career in Translation and Interpretation. Students learn how language functions and apply this knowledge to the development of Sight and Consecutive Interpretation skills. The development of basic translation competencies is also covered with emphasis on the use of Computer Assisted Translation software.
Location: This program is offered at Padrón Campus
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.