Registration is Open for Miami Dade College’s 2023 Spring Term!

Classes start January 4 with flexible options, financial assistance and new programs.  

Miami, Oct. 31, 2022 – Registration is open for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2023 spring semester with classes starting Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. In addition to the regular 16-week semester, MDC will offer several miniterms that can be completed in 8 – 14 weeks. View the academic calendar for all important dates.

MDC will expand its robust catalog of in-person and virtual classes with several new certificate programs for in-demand jobs during spring. These include:

Instructional Design: Offered through MDC’s acclaimed School of Education, this certificate program allows students to gain essential instructional design skills, conduct needs assessments, develop course maps, learn to use industry rapid development software and design evaluation instruments. These are skills necessary to work as instructional designers and technologists, planning and conducting instructional design workshops, seminars and trainings for learning and organizational development. This program can be completed in just three semesters (five courses). For more information, please call 305-237-6203, or email Available at MDC Padron Campus in Little Havana.

Educator Preparation Institute (New Cohort): The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) is an intensive competency-based alternative pathway to teacher certification. Through an accelerated program, individuals who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree in a non-education major can satisfy the requirements to receive a professional teaching certificate from the State of Florida. The EPI is a seven-course program (21 credits) that can be completed in one year. Classes are offered in blended format — partially online and partially in person — at the discretion of the instructor. For more information, visit or contact Anabel Farinas at 305-237-6589,; or  Christina Ondaro at 305-237-6188, Classes will take place MDC Padron Campus in Little Havana.

Commercial Driver License (CDL): The School of Continuing Education and Professional Development at MDC North Campus will offer certificates for Truck Driver Heavy Florida Class “B” (150 hours) and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver (320 hours). According to Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FLDEO), the demand for drivers in this field is expected to grow significantly through the year 2029.  This growth is reflective of the need for skilled and licensed drivers within the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics industries. Available at MDC North Campus. For more information, visit or call 305-237-1019, email  

College Credit Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS): MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec) is launching a new certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is a powerful information technology that links all kinds of data to locations. GIS covers mapping creation, analysis and management, improving communication, efficiency and decision-making by visualizing information. Available at MDC Wolfson Campus. For more information, please call EnTEC at 305-237-7774, email

Classes are still available in four modalities – In-person, MDC LIVE, blended and online. Significant financial aid and many scholarships are available, including Presidential Scholars, Rising Black Scholars; Fast Track Sharks; Last Mile Scholarship; Welcome Back Scholarship. To learn more about MDC scholarship opportunities, please visit

2023 Spring Term Start Dates:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 4 (16-week, 8-week miniterm)
  • Monday, Jan. 23 (14-week miniterm)
  • Monday, Feb. 6 (12-week miniterm)
  • Monday, Feb. 13 (10-week miniterm).
  • Monday, Mar. 6 (8-week second miniterm)

To register and for more information, visit or call 237-8888.