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Preparing for the Future

MDC understands the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on our community, including loss of employment for many. In an effort to help during this difficult time, we have developed a catalog of online professional development courses so you can acquire the skills you need to rejoin the workforce.

MDC and the MDC Foundation have joined forces to ensure that cost is not a deterrent for anyone. Scholarships are available for all students. The scholarship will be automatically applied when you register for the course. Capacity is limited, so please register soon.

Business

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Certificate in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution

The Certificate in Logistics, Transportation, and Distribution (CLTD) provides individuals in the supply chain logistics field with a comprehensive body of knowledge, best practices, and industry standards. CLTD is an essential asset to both professionals and employers in today’s competitive, global economy. This program is certified by the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM).

Course Details

Dates: March 1st - April 8
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reference: 14359
Location: West Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Medical

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

This CNA course provides the knowledge and skills required to work in the Health Care Industry. This course includes test preparation for the Industry Certification Exam*.

* Prerequisites/Corequisite Information: High school diploma or equivalent (must be reflected on MDC transcript). In preparation for the Industry Certification exam, students must complete a CPR class and must pass a Level 2 background check. The CNA Industry Certification exam will be announced in class.

Dates: January 10 – April 18
Days: Mondays & Fridays
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (1-hour break)
Reference: 14040
Location: Medical Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Course Details

Dates: January 11 – April 16
Days: Mondays & Fridays
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 9:35 p.m. (30 minutes break)
Reference: 14041
Location: Medical Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Course Details

Dates: January 19 – April 13
Days: Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m. (1-hour break)
Reference: 14042
Location: Medical Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Course Details

Dates: January 25 – April 21
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:35 p.m. (30 minutes break)
Reference: 14043
Location: Kendall Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Certified Professional Biller

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to take the AAPC Professional Biller Certification exam. Students become familiar with the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and reimbursement methodologies. Students learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission, payment processing, and follow up. This course is recommended for anyone preparing for a career in a medical billing department at a physician's office, clinic, or similar settings.

Dates: January 11 – April 7
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (30 minutes break)
Reference: 13871
Location: North Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Course Details

Dates: January 13 – April 5
Days: Wednesdays & Fridays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (30 minutes break)
Reference: 13838
Location: Medical Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Course Details

Dates: January 14 – April 6
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. (30 minutes break)
Reference: 13872
Location: Wolfson Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Technology

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AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner

This course is designed to provide students with technical expertise in cloud concepts, global infrastructure/architecture, pricing, security, and support, while preparing them for the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Certified Cloud Practitioner exam. The content of all four domains of the exam is covered during the course. Becoming an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner is a recommended, optional step toward achieving an Associate-level or Specialty certification.

Course Details

Dates: January 11 – February 8
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reference: 14044
Location: Padrón Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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AWS Solutions Architect Associate

This course helps students develop technical expertise in solutions architect role and prepares them for the AWS (Amazon Web Services) Solutions Architect ­ Associate certification exam. The course focuses on the essentials of cloud computing, business security and compliance considerations, migrating to the cloud, architecting a cloud server, scalable distributed systems and how to troubleshoot cloud services. The exam validates your ability to effectively demonstrate knowledge of how to architect and deploy secure and robust applications on AWS technologies, define solutions through architectural design principles and provide implementation guidance throughout project life cycle.

Course Details

Dates: February 17 – April 9
Days: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reference: 14045
Location: Padron Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Oracle Certified Associate (OA) Java Programmer

This course teaches students foundational Java programming skills and concepts. Students acquire an understanding of a professional Java Programmer’s role while completing hands-on projects and in-class exercises. Course content focuses on conditionals, loops design principles, patterns and programming fundamentals. This course serves as preparation for the Java SE Programmer I Exam (1Z0-808). The Java SE Programmer I Exam is the first of two Exams needed to obtain the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer Credential.

Course Details

Dates: January 26 – April 1
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Reference: 14046
Location: Hialeah Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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Certified Internet Web (CIW) JavaScript Specialist

This course helps students develop technical expertise in platform-independent solution and prepares for Certified Internet Web (CIW) JavaScript Specialist exam. The course focuses on how to utilize JavaScript to communicate with users, modify the Document Object Model (DOM), control program flow, validate forms, animate images, create cookies, change HTML on the fly, and communicate with databases. The exam covers the skills gained by students in JavaScript Fundamentals and helps to advance JavaScript programming skills.

Course Details

Dates: February 2 – April 8
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reference: 14047
Location: North Campus - this is a remote/online course and supported by Blackboard.

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MDC cares about making your college experience easier. We'll help you pay for school using a number of available options. View our other financial incentive programs, general financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.