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Miami Dade College Offers More Innovation and In-Demand Training this Fall

Registration is underway! Classes for the fall semester start Aug. 22.
2011 Fall Back to School

Miami, August 2, 2011 - This fall term, Miami Dade College (MDC) will launch its new baccalaureate degree program in biological sciences, which will allow graduates to tap into the burgeoning demand for biological scientists with four-year degrees, projected to increase by 21 percent during the next decade. Students can choose from three concentrations: biotechnology, biopharmaceutical sciences, or science education. The program is housed at North Campus, but some classes will be available at other campuses. 

MDC’s other bachelor’s degree options include electronics engineering; film, television & digital production; nursing; several education tracks; physician assistant studies; public safety; and supervision and management.

For those with a passion for food, MDC’s Miami Culinary Institute offers a curriculum steeped in environmental sustainability and culinary innovation. The institute’s Associate in Science program provides real-world knowledge, understanding and technique through engaging, hands-on classes in a brand new, state-of-the-art building located at the Wolfson Campus.

In addition, MDC’s School of Community Education will introduce its Gaming Industry Training Program in late fall. The program will offer certification in three areas: generic skills training, industry specific training and slot machine technician. More details to be announced soon. 

With more than 300 major areas of study, seven campuses, two centers and other sites, and a growing Virtual College, MDC is the first step toward a prosperous future.

In addition to its renowned academic programs, MDC will once again present its beloved Miami Book Fair International and Miami International Film Festival, among many exciting art and culture events. Check the MDC website regularly to learn more about college news and upcoming events, or get the latest MDC news on Facebook and Twitter!

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Please note MDC’s new Priority Registration system is also in effect, which allows early registration by appointment to assist students who need specific courses to graduate. Students can register, pay for classes, check course availability, print schedules, and more at On-line service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A $20 non-refundable fee is charged for processing first-time applications. Late registration, Aug. 22 – 27, incurs a $50 late fee.


For more information, or to register, please call 305- 237-8888, or visit


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Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949,, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,

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