1. Why choose Miami-Dade Technical Centers?

  • Certification and Licensure Programs
  • Certified Instructors
  • Low-cost tuition
  • Day and evening classes
  • Financial aid is available to those who qualify (must speak with a financial aid officer at the site)

2. How can I register for this semester? 

 Please visit the school’s website at www.tecmiami.com for up-to-date information. For more information about our digital design program click here

3. What do I need to register?

  • Two forms of Identification; one must be a picture ID and the other to establish that you live in the State of Florida.

4. Are these classes accredited?

  • Yes, by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

5. When do classes start?

  • Each program starts every 3 months and 2 weeks based on the school calendar. However, there is an open entry for most programs. Is recommended it to start the first 2 weeks of each term.

6. Do I need a high school diploma or GED to register?

  • Only certain programs require a high school diploma or GED. Contact
    the counselor at the school you wish to attend for more information.
  • If you do not have a high school diploma we provide classes that will help you get one. We also offer GED prep classes as well.

7. Do you have classes online?

  • At this moment we do not have online classes for digital design. You can contact the online instructor for more details at opercy@dadeschools.net 

8. What is the age requirement to enroll?

  • Minimum of 18 years.

9. How do I register?

  • Contact the counselors at the school. In order to register you need to come in person at the school.

10- How much does it cost?

  • Currently, the in-state tuition fee for Career Technical Education (CTE) training is $2.56 per hour, while the out-of-state tuition rate is $10.25 per training hour. Students enrolling in CTE programs are required to pay an application fee of $15 per trimester. The current Digital Design 1 program is 600 hours. We have one of the lowest-cost design programs in Miami FL vs. other colleges and universities.

11- I want to know more about the Adobe Certified Associate ( ACA ) certification at the School

The Adobe certification ( ACA ) is part of the program. In class, students will be given all of the information, and resources in order to pass the certification. Most of the students who get one or more ACA certifications have better possibilities to get higher-paying design jobs.

12- How can I contact the counselors? I have a specific question about program costs and financial aid

We have two counselors available to help you in the registration process from Monday to Friday.
Juan Gonzalez| Email: jrg2288@dadeschools.net | Ext. 2708 (8 am-4:30 pm)
Cecilia Castillo | Email: castilloc@dadeschools.net | Ext. 2708 (4:30 pm-9:30 pm)

13- Does it matter if I use a Mac or Windows PC?

All students required a computer and the adobe programs. Designers typically prefer using a Mac, but the Adobe design apps you’ll learn in this certificate program work the same on both platforms. In our computer lab, we use Mac computers

14- What is the employment outlook for Digital Design?

Employment of Digital designers is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026. The average wage for this career in Florida is $21.93 hourly or $42,758 annually.

15- Does the school have financial aid?

The school has a financial aid program for those who qualify. Apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov and include the school code: 035704.