Eligible College Credit Certificate Programs

Accounting and Budgeting

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The College Credit Certificate in Accounting & Budgeting will prepare students for entry level jobs in the accounting and budgeting field. It covers areas such as taxation for business, financial and managerial accounting as well as the use of accounting software in organizations. Credit earned can be applied towards the AS in Accounting Technology. This program leads to a Quickbooks certification.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Business Entrepreneurship Specialist - Start-Up Venture

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The Business Entrepreneurship Specialist College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in entry-level positions or opening their own business or venture. The start-up venture certificate covers areas such as funding your venture, marketing in a digital world and lean start-up.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Business Intelligence Professional

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The Business Intelligence Professional College Credit Certificate prepares students with a skill-set that leads to producing financial and market intelligence by querying data repositories and generating periodic reports; devising methods for identifying data patterns and trends in available information sources; and synthesizing current business intelligence or trend data to support recommendations for action.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Chef’s Apprentice

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The Chef Apprentice Certificate is designed to prepare students with a theoretical and practical foundation for a successful career in the culinary industry. Credits earned can be applied to Associate in Science degree in Culinary Arts Management, which may be transferrable to upper division public institutions.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Digital Marketing Specialist

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The Digital Marketing Specialist Certificate is designed to prepare students to build and execute a marketing plan using digital tools to design, distribute, promote, and price a product or service. Graduates will understand how to connect with consumers using multiple digital platforms to create effective targeted promotional campaigns. This program leads to a Facebook certification.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Emergency Medical Technician

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The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program provide learning experiences that enable the student to acquire and assimilate the necessary technical competencies to function effectively as an EMT responding to medical emergencies in the pre-hospital environment.

An Emergency Medical Technician is the intermediate care practitioner in Emergency Medical Services. These individuals are the first to arrive on a scene and provide the initial assessment and direct patient care in the pre-hospital environment, as well as in emergency rooms, clinics, and ambulance services.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Enterprise Cloud Computing

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The Enterprise Cloud Computing Credit Certificate program is designed to provide an opportunity to establish a foundation in architect scalable, highly available application solutions that leverage cloud computing services. Utilizing best practices focusing on cloud security, cost and reliability, graduates of the program will utilize core design patterns and infrastructure expertise to implement solutions to deploy and maintain workloads and applications.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Graphic Design Support

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The Graphic Design Support College Credit Certificate prepares students with occupational skills in the creation and production of promotional materials for print, multimedia and the Web, including the selection and arrangement of text and graphic elements to communicate a message.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Help Desk Support Technician

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The Help Desk Support Technician College Credit Certificate is designed to prepare students with the technical knowledge and skills for employment as entry-level computer help desk and support technicians in commercial, industrial and government institutions. This program leads to a certification in Comptia A+ and Comptia Network+.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Lean Manufacturing

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This certificate prepares students for initial employment with an occupational title as a Quality Specialist or Lean Specialist in various specialized areas. It also can provide supplemental training for persons previously or currently employed in these occupations. These courses can be applied toward the Associate of Science in Advanced Manufacturing.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Network Security

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The College Credit Certificate in Network Security prepares students with the skills and certifications needed to fulfill roles and positions in the Information Security industry. Students in this program will be prepared for exams in the following industry certifications: CompTIA Security+, Linux+, Network+, CySA+ and Certified Network Defender.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Pattern Making and Construction

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The College Credit Certificate in apparel Pattern Making and Construction prepares students to fulfill the essential roles of machinists, patternmakers, and pattern cutters in the growing fashion industry. Classes focus on the technical skills and basic textile knowledge required to fill positions as entry-level positions in fashion construction/manufacturing.

Class Information: Admissions for Fall Semester have closed now. Please submit your application for Fall Mini Term and Spring.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies

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This program of study includes real life practical projects, interviews with industry leaders, information on industry growth and opportunities for content creators, developers and other entrepreneurs. In addition to offering quality instruction and practical knowledge, material covered in this course includes introduction to virtual and augmented technologies, game engines, and virtual reality platform development

Class Information: This CCC will begin October 25th.

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FAQs

In an effort to help those looking for a career change or a new opportunity, we have launched Kick Start your Career with Rapid Credentials. After receiving a grant from the Florida Department of Education, we have been able to expand our offerings, bring back programs that were in high demand and add new ones.

Everyone who is awarded this scholarship will receive free tuition, money for books, and a living stipend in the amount of $100 per credit hour. The stipends will not be disbursed in a lump sum payment, and will be awarded in multiple payments throughout the semester.

The only thing you will need to pay for is the $30 application fee to become an MDC student.

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis while funds are available.

This scholarship is available for new and returning students.

To qualify for the scholarship, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalency
  • Apply to MDC
  • Provide proof of Florida residency
  • Commit to completing the College Credit Certificate (CCC) in the time described
  • If applying for the EMT program, you must also assert your ability to pass a background check and a health exam
  • You must have computer proficiency, and you must be comfortable taking classes online

No. We want to make sure people can benefit from this program so we are only allowing you to apply for one program.

This program requires that you complete the College Credit Certificate program in the time described in each program. We encourage students to complete the program in two semesters. You must successfully complete the first semester to enroll in the second one.

The programs will all be taught in English. These are all academic programs offered at MDC, all approved by the State of Florida and, as such, are taught in English.

Yes, this is an academic program. You will receive a College Credit Certificate degree upon completion. Moreover, many of these programs are “stackable.” What that means is, after completing one of these programs, you could potentially enroll in an Associate Degree program and only need to complete additional classes to receive your Associate Degree.

In addition, this program will also allow you to complete industry certifications in your particular field.

It depends on the course. With that said, Miami Dade College has made every effort to offer many classes online. Please, speak to your Kickstart advisor to find out what the set up for your program will be.

The number varies per program. Scholarships will be distributed on a first come first served basis, as long as the student follows the instructions they will receive and completes the necessary paperwork.

Some programs may require you to apply for FAFSA. Your Kickstart advisor will inform you whether you need to complete a FAFSA application.

To sign up please fill out the interest form here. Once you submit the interest form, you will receive an email within 24-48 hours from an MDC advisor. This person will walk you through the process and the necessary information needed in order to enroll.

If you come across any problems throughout this process, you will need to contact that advisor, as soon as possible. They will be your point of contact.

We are conducting admissions on a rolling basis as long as funds are available. You should hear from an advisor within one to two weeks after submitting your interest form.

No, you have to commit to take the specific courses an advisor will select for you as part of the CCC.

If you do not hear from us feel free to reach out by emailing Sissi Rodriguez at srodri23@mdc.edu.

As part of this program, we are working to ensure students will get the certifications they need to find employment as quickly as possible. To that end, we will be working with students to make sure they pass their certification exams and to help them find employment in specific fields.