Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is a public college with its main campus located in Miami, Florida and with seven other campuses throughout Miami-Dade County, Florida in the United States. Founded in 1959 as Dade County Junior College, it is the largest institution of higher learning in the United States with over 164,000 students. It is run by the Florida Community College’s Board of Trustees, appointed by the governor of Florida, whose chair is Helen Aguirre Ferr, although it is not a community college. Miami-Dade is also run by its President, currently Eduardo J. Padrn, and by its various campus presidents throughout Miami-Dade County. The College has eight different campuses, each having various outreach centers. These campuses are: the North Campus, Kendall Campus, Medical Center, Wolfson Campus in Downtown Miami, Homestead Campus, InterAmerican Campus, Hialeah Campus, and the West Campus.
The next two decades were marked by comprehensive reforms of academic programs, as well as the creation of more than 50 new degree and short-term certificate training programs. Miami Dade also introduced multimedia classrooms and the Virtual College, followed by the prestigious Honors College and the Emerging Technologies Center of the Americas (ETCOTA), as well as took on management of the reinvigorated Miami International Film Festival. In 2003, Miami Dade also introduced four-year degrees and changed its name to Miami Dade College.
The mission of Miami Dade College is to provide accessible, affordable, high quality education by keeping the learners needs at the center of decision-making and working in partnership with its dynamic, multicultural community.
Miami Dade College is committed to being a college of excellence, renowned for its:
- Satisfied, well-prepared students who, through their extraordinarily positive experience at MDC, have acquired the needed knowledge and skills to be successful in their ongoing academic and career pursuits.
- Empowered employees working within an environment that encourages creativity, risk-taking and accountability, who apply their individual and collective talents to fulfill the College’s mission.
- Highly supportive community that recognizes the significant impact of MDCs educational and training programs.
- Effective use of adequate resources to enable programs to flourish and the talents of people to emerge.
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Miami Dade College
300 N.E. 2nd Avenue,
Miami, Florida 33132-2204
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