Miami Dade College Receives Approval to Offer Florida’s First Bachelor of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence

Miami, July 19, 2023 – At a State Board of Education meeting today, Miami Dade College (MDC) received approval to offer Florida’s first Bachelor of Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI). The program will begin in 2024.

The new bachelor’s program will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce as AI Analysts, Natural Language Processing Specialists, Computer Vision Analysts, Machine Learning Specialists and AI Programmers. The curriculum also prepares students to pursue advanced degrees in computer science or other STEM fields.

Labor market projections indicate a growing demand for AI experts. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity projects more than 1,000 annual job openings in AI in South Florida with an average hourly wage of $45.58 and average annual salary of $94,815.

“There is a significant demand for AI professionals in our state, and MDC is poised to train that future workforce,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “We are proud to be leading the way to ensure students have the skills they need to succeed.”

MDC has been leading the way in AI education. Earlier this year, the College announced a new Associate in Science in Applied Artificial Intelligence and two new College Credit Certificates in AI, available in the fall term. Both the associate and bachelor’s degrees are among the first in the nation. MDC is also home to two state-of-the-art AI Centers offering access to the latest technology.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for all AI courses and programs offered in the fall 2023 term, which begins August 21. For more information, visit