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Miami Dade College to Offer Accelerated Associate in Arts Degree Programs

Students can earn a business or IT degree within one year starting this fall
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Miami, August 11, 2010 - Beginning this fall, Miami Dade College (MDC) will offer two new degree programs for self-motivated individuals who enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment.

The College’s new accelerated Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) (A.S.) and Business Administration (A.A.), will both be offered at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami when classes resume for the fall semester on Monday, August 23, 2010

The classes within each degree program are designed in a virtual-blended format that combines both face-to-face and online sessions.

The face-to-face sessions are scheduled two days a week at the downtown campus. The online sessions are convenient enough to allow students to custom-fit class assignments around their schedule, allowing ample time and space to complete coursework wherever they choose. 

Students enrolling in the accelerated CIT degree program can expect to learn word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and database skills, computer networking, help desk support, web page design, microcomputer operating systems, industry certification, and more. CIT specialists often provide technical assistance, support and advice to customers and other computer users.

They tend to work for organizations that deal directly with internal and external users, such as customers and employees. 

The accelerated Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in  Business Administration will include courses in accounting, economics, business law and finance. This program will prepare students for careers in a variety of fields including banking, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, information systems, and real estate.

Students who are awarded this Associates in Arts degree may also consider MDC’s bachelor of applied science degree in Supervision and Management, which prepares graduates for leadership roles and positions in a variety of industries. 

Transfer options are also available for qualifying students.  For more information please visit our Transfer Options page.

Registration remains open for MDC’s fall semester, but classes are quickly filling. For more information about the Accelerated A.S. degree program in Computer Information Technology, contact Chris Kinnaird at 305-237-3676 or For more about the Accelerated A.A. degree in Business Administration, contact Gita Runkle at 305-237-3733 or

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Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
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