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Top Spots For Computer Classes In South Florida

March 6, 2014 9:00 AM

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The invention of the computer has changed society profoundly. Ironically, there are still folks who prefer to send smoke signals, communicate by drum beat or talk through soup cans tied to string. Okay that may be a bit of a stretch. But if you are looking to learn or hone your computer skills in south Florida, there are a variety of schools and organizations that truly offer something for everyone, regardless of your skill level.

Keiser University

2101 N.W. 117 Ave.
Miami, FL 33172
(305) 596-2226
www.keiseruniversity.edu

Formerly known as Keiser College and with a series of campuses across the state and throughout south Florida, this university provides a diverse array of computer courses that can be taken online or on campus, depending on your needs. Associate degrees are offered in Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Programming, Crime Scene Technology, Design and Multimedia, Information Technology, Video Game Design and Web Design Development, as well as Bachelor’s programs in Management Information Systems and Network Systems and Data Communications.

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Elevate Miami

Community Network of eParks
Offered by the City of Miami
(305) 416-1555
www.elevatemiami.com

Administered by the City of Miami and run chiefly on donated funds, computer equipment and broadband services, Elevate Miami specializes in helping lift up residents who might not otherwise have an opportunity to learn computer skills because of limited resources or difficult access. Free courses are offered in English, Spanish or Creole at a variety of community locations and are geared toward youth, seniors, adults or business folks. Many of the locations are able to obtain computers with recent programming and broadband access via community donations and support.

florida career college Top Spots For Computer Classes In South Florida

Florida Career College

Campus locations from West Palm Beach to Hialeah, FL
(888) 852-7272
www.careercollege.edu

For 30 years, FCC has taken pride in preparing students and workers of today’s society to be marketable and successful after proper career training. Since computers touch virtually every aspect of society, the “college that cares” offers degree and non-degree programs in Management Information Systems, Network Administration, Computer Security and Engineering, as well as certification curriculum in Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified Professional and a variety of other specialties.

Miami-Dade College

Kendall Campus
11011 S.W. 104th St.
Miami, FL 33176
(305) 237-2222
www.mdc.edu/kendall

Formerly known as Miami-Dade Community College, this local university is one of the largest city colleges in the US. For computer geeks, nerds in training or professionals who want to hone and update their skills, MDC offers a variety of computer classes. State-of-the-art computer labs and expert instructors guide students young and old through such disciplines as Microsoft Specialist Certification, Web Page Development, Digital Imaging & Graphic Design, Quickbook and even a “Boomers Club” for seniors over 55.

Institute For Mathematics & Computer Science

7435 N.W. 4th St.
Plantation, FL 33317
(954) 791-2333
www.imacs.org

Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, IMACS is an independent teaching and educational research institute that offers mathematics and computer classes after school for bright and talented elementary and secondary education students. Classes are available after school and on weekends, and others are hosted by various independent teaching facilities. Accepted and aspiring students can study computer programming and virtual robotics based on a specially designed program geared toward children that mimics courses offered at MIT. Older students can participate in university-level computer science courses that are recognized nationally as the gold standard computer science program being offered to secondary education students.

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Glenn Osrin is a journalist and seasoned consumer products sales professional living in Miami, Florida. A new vegan, his most recent assignment is writing about the benefits of a plant-based diet and lifestyle while learning about the Miami vegan community. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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