Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

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Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)
Established MDC: 1959, Campus: 1970
Type College
President Dr. Mercedes Quiroga
Academic staff 600
Students 27,000+
Location Downtown, Miami, Florida, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Blue & White
Nickname Sharks
Website [1]

Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus) is one of Miami Dade College’s eight campuses. The campus was opened in 1970, holding classes in storefronts in Downtown. As the only comprehensive urban campus in the City of Miami, Wolfson Campus has played an integral part in the effort to develop the downtown skyline.[citation needed]

The Wolfson Campus provides a fully accredited education to over 27,000 students each year.

The Wolfson Campus is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at the Government Center Station and the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Station, as well as by the Metromover at the College North Station and the College/Bayside Station on the Downtown, Brickell, and Omni Loops.

Wolfson Campus capitalizes on being at the center of downtown Miami's financial, government, and cultural hubs by offering programs in banking, business, microcomputers, paralegal studies, architecture, economics, hospitality management, engineering, the arts, humanities, and the social sciences. The campus utilizes state-of-the-art technology and innovative approaches to teaching throughout its curriculum. Academic programs are offered through the departments of Arts & Humanities; English; Natural Sciences, Math, Engineering, Health and Wellness; Languages and International Studies; Computers and Applied Technology; Social Sciences; English as a Second Language; The Law Center (Paralegal Studies Program), and Workforce and Community Development.

Wolfson Campus in 1970

The Campus also houses the New World School of the Arts, a comprehensive high school and college program catalogued as one of the best art schools in the country.[citation needed]

Each year the Wolfson Campus hosts Miami Book Fair International, the nation's largest literary festival, which brings hundreds of renowned authors and publishers and over 500,000 spectators to the Campus. The Campus has two art galleries, a full-service library, and two state-of-the art computer courtyards.

Miami Culinary Institute[edit]

On MDC's Wolfson Campus, is the Miami Culinary Institute located in its own building at 415 NE 2nd Avenue next to the Metromover's College/Bayside Station. Designed by Atkins North America, The Miami Culinary Institute is a branch of Miami Dade College, and is the first public culinary school in Miami with a LEED Gold rating. The new building opened in April 2011.[1]

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Coordinates: 25°46′39.48″N 80°11′28.57″W / 25.7776333°N 80.1912694°W / 25.7776333; -80.1912694