Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)

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Miami Dade College (Wolfson Campus)
TypeCollege
EstablishedMDC: 1959, Campus: 1970
PresidentDr. Joaquin G. Martinez
Academic staff
600
Students27,000+
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColorsBlue & White
NicknameSharks
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. 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. 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.

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.

The Wolfson Campus is home to the Wolfson Archives and also houses the New World School of the Arts, a comprehensive high school and college program cataloged 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 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]

The Campus is also home to The Center for Literature, Miami International Film Festival, the Earth Ethics Institute, The Honors College, New World School of the Arts, Virtual College, and the Freedom Tower. A rich array of student life activities and social and cultural events complement the educational experience at the Wolfson Campus.

The college has programs in banking, business, microcomputers, paralegal studies, architecture, economics, hospitality management, engineering, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences. http://www.mdc.edu/wolfson/campus-information/default.aspx

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