Registration is Underway for Miami Dade College’s 2016 Fall Term with New Programs including in Fashion Design

Classes begin August 22

Miami, Aug. 1, 2016 Registration is underway for Miami Dade College’s (MDC) 2016 fall term, which offers a new program in fashion design & merchandising. MDC’s extensive catalog also offers more than 300 academic pathways leading to bachelor’s degrees, associate in arts and science degrees and numerous career training certificates at eight campuses and an outreach center, as well as a growing online Virtual College.

MDC’s Miami Fashion Institute will launch a Fashion Design & Merchandising two-year program with concentrations in fashion design and retail merchandising.  Students in the intensive, hands-on program will develop skills in creative design, apparel evaluation and production and gain command of the technical skills in pattern making and garment construction, two critical skills to enter a career in fashion design. They will also master retail merchandising while gaining a comprehensive foundation in textiles, merchandising strategies, principles of contemporary retail, product development, marketing, fashion research and forecasting, and global merchandising, which are all required in today’s highly competitive fashion industry.

MDC’s other bachelor’s degree options include supply chain management, information systems technology, biological sciences; electronics engineering; film, television & digital production; nursing; several education tracks; physician assistant studies; public safety; and supervision and management.

The Accelerated Degree Programs is designed for students who aim to complete an associate degree in just one year. The School of Advanced Studies and Dual Enrollment program allow high achieving students the opportunity to earn an associate degree while completing high school.

MDC has much to offer beyond academics, including its annual Miami Book Fair (Nov. 13 – 20, 2016) and the Miami Film Festival (Mar. 3 – 12, 2017) among other exciting cultural events. Check the MDC website regularly for more college news and upcoming events.

Register Now! Students are encouraged to register early, as classes are expected to fill quickly. Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, August 21. Classes start Monday, August 22.

Students can register, pay for classes, check course availability, print schedules, and more at On-line service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A $30 non-refundable fee is charged for processing first-time applications.

Registration on or after Monday, August 22, will only be available with instructor and/or department approval. A $50 late fee applies.    

For more information, or to register, please call 305- 237-8888, or visit