Miami Dade College To Offer Four New Certificate Programs In Technology And Education Starting This Fall!

Miami, April 5, 2017 – Beginning in the 2017 fall semester, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) School of Engineering and Technology will offer three new College Credit Certificates, in addition to the existing associate degree in Industrial Engineering Technology and bachelor’s degrees in Data Analytics and Information Systems Technology. MDC’s School of Education, renowned for its associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Education, will now offer a certificate in Instructional Design and Technology. The Fall Semester starts Aug. 28.

The new certificates are:

  • Engineering Technology Support Specialist is an 18-credit hour certificate that leads to an industry certification in Manufacturing Standards Skills Council and allows students to test or modify developmental/operational electrical machinery, electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial/commercial plants or laboratories.
  • Mechatronics will prepare students to research, design, develop and test automation, intelligent systems, smart devices, and industrial systems control. This is a 30-credit hour certificate. As a career option, it may overlap with the Engineering Technology Support Specialist certificate.
  • Rapid Prototyping Specialist is a 12-credit hour certificate that prepares students for entry-level jobs in high tech production, manufacturing, distribution, and engineering research and development facilities. The certificate is designed for students preparing for a career in engineering technology or high tech manufacturing fields. The Bureau of Labour Statistics and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity project annual job openings in this area will be approximately 620 nationwide and 20 statewide.
  • Instructional Design and Technology consist of 15 credit hours designed for students who are completing, or have completed, a bachelor’s degree. Instructional designers and technologists plan and conduct training for teachers related to teaching methods and the use of technology. 

Fall registration: Priority registration begins on Monday, May 15. Open registration for all begins May 22. MDC Media-only contacts: Juan Mendieta, MDC director of communications, 305-237-7611, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Hessy Fernandez, director of media relations, 305-237-3949, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Allison Horton, 305-237-3359, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


This and other MDC releases are available on the web at www.mdc.edu.

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