Degrees and Certificates
Miami Dade College offers more than 150 academic programs leading to the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.), as well as numerous certificates. Also, high school students with a strong academic background may apply to be part of our prestigious Honors College.
MDC courses are developed and offered to meet the many and varied needs of both individual students and the community. College credit courses are offered in general education, occupational/technical, nursing, allied health, business, and public service disciplines.
|For a complete list of all available credit degrees, view our list of programs/degrees Credit Programs.
To find out more about these degree options, we recommend that you see an advisor on your campus.
Bachelor of Science options include degrees in education, nursing, and electronics engineering technology. These four-year programs combine extensive academic studies with the real-world experience students need to pursue a career in their selected field.
Offered in public safety management; film, television, and digital production; supervision and management; and physician assistant studies, these four-year bachelor programs focus on the applied knowledge necessary to immediately enter into employment and are a great option for students with A.S. degrees.
The Associate in Arts degree is designed for students wishing to transfer to 4 year colleges and universities. The recommended “pathways to a major” parallel university coursework and prepare students to enter the junior year at four-year institutions upon completion of the A.A. degree.
The Associate in Science is designed to prepare students for immediate employment in Occupational or Allied Health programs. Credits earned for many courses in these programs are acceptable to upper division colleges should the student decide to pursue a four-year degree. For upper-division standing at a state university, the student must complete the CLAST or meet State approved alternative criteria.
The Associate of Applied Science degree is a two-year degree that leads to employment and is not intended to transfer to a four-year institution. Allied health programs have selective admissions requirements and offer courses in specialized study as well as general education.
The Advanced Technical Certificate is available to students who have already been awarded an Associate in Science degree and wish to upgrade their skills. Students must successfully complete a prescribed set of courses at the advanced level in order to be awarded the Certificate.
These are postsecondary training programs preparing students to enter a specific career or vocation. Programs vary widely in length and complexity. Certificates are awarded after successful completion of specified courses and satisfaction of language and computational skills.
Focusing on a specific job or set of skills, these programs require fewer credits than an associate degree and are Florida Department of Education Certified College Credit programs. The credits granted will apply to the related A.S. degree.
Through State mandated CTE articulation agreements, Miami Dade College will award college credit to eligible students who have earned the appropriate industry certification to be applied towards a specific Associate in Science (AS) degree.