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Miami Dade College Accelerated Associate Degree Programs Allow Students to Complete Degrees in One Year

Miami, May 8, 2012 - Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Wolfson Campus offers three accelerated Associate in Arts degree programs for self-motivated individuals who enjoy learning in a fast-paced environment. Starting this fall, all three programs will be offered during the evening.

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 Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in Computer Information Technology (CIT) 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 program includes courses in accounting, economics, business law and finance. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields including banking, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, information systems, and real estate. Students who are awarded the A.A. in business administration may also consider MDC’s bachelor of applied science in supervision and management, which prepares graduates for leadership roles and positions in a variety of industries. 

The accelerated Associate in Arts with a pathway to a degree in Psychology program includes courses in introductory psychology, human growth & development, and social and abnormal psychology. This program prepares students for careers in a variety of fields in mental health services, criminal justice and the legal system, childcare/day-care centers, substance abuse treatment centers, as well as governmental and/or privately operated vocational rehabilitation and mental health facilities. Students who are awarded the A.A. in psychology are prepared to further their studies at an upper division level, as well as a graduate level and beyond.


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For more information about the accelerated degree programs, contact the accelerated programs advisor Ruth Suarez at 305-237-3676 or For more information about the accelerated A.A. degree program in Business Administration, contact The School of Business advisor Maite Delgado 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.
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