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Career and Technical Education Resources

CTE Programs

Career and Technical Education Programs offer flexible pathways to success and career advancement. See programs below. For more information visit Workforce Programs and Professional Learning.


CTE Certificate Programs

MDC's Career and Technical Education Programs provide opportunities to gain credentials and industry certification in targeted industries. An industry certification is a credential that you earn to show that you have specific skills or knowledge. Industry certification is advantageous to people who are seeking employment, maintaining their current careers, or preparing to advance in their field.


CTE Certificate Programs include: 

Career Certificates: Focused on preparation for immediate job entry. Programs can be completed in as little as 16 weeks.  

College Credit Certificate: Completion of these programs requires fewer credits than an Associate of Science degree. Courses are certified by the Florida Department of Education to provide specific competencies in select industries. Over 80 programs currently available and credits earned can apply toward a related Associate in Science degree.

Advanced Technical Certificate: For students who have already earned an Associate of Science Degree and are seeking to advance their skills. Courses are taught at an advanced level and can be completed at various campuses



The CareerLink Pre-Apprenticeship Program is designed to prepare high school students and adults to succeed in any entry level occupation. By providing work-based learning, employability skills, and free tuition, this program plays a vital role in the career pathway to future employment.

Do you have additional questions? We are available to help:

 Phone: 305-237-1582



Registered Apprenticeships

Through Registered Apprenticeships, you are provided a paid work experience in your industry while completing your education. Apprenticeships provide connections to mentors in your industry who can help advance your career. Certifications earned through Registered Apprenticeships are recognized nationwide.

Do you have additional questions? We are available to help:

 Phone: 305-237-7055



Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science (AS) degree is awarded to students who successfully complete the Career & Technical Education programs designed for immediate employment preparation. This degree can be completed in as little as 2 years. Some AS programs allow you to earn college credit certificates as you complete the degree.