At iTECH Academy we administer the Postsecondary Education Readiness Test to your child during the tenth grade to determine your child’s eligibility to take a summer dual enrollment course at Miami Dade College. If your child is eligible for dual enrollment and chooses to participate during their tenth grade summer, the course offered is CGS 1060, Introduction to Microcomputer Usage, a prerequisite to computer programming for games and apps. The class and textbook is of no charge to your child and classes take place at the Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2 AVE in downtown Miami. Transportation must be provided by you and we recommend Metro Bus, Rail, and/or Mover. Taking a college course during the summer will provide college experience and help your child stand out among their peers.
After taking CGS 1060, Introduction to Microcomputer Usage, your child becomes eligible for additional summer dual enrollment classes during their eleventh grade summer such as COP1334, Intro to C++ Programming and/or COP2800, Java Programming.
While your child looks forward to summer fun, they should know the advantages of taking a college course or two. College courses in the summer can bring many benefits. Above all, it can help your child prepare for their future in college. Also, it's just two or three days a week for 6 weeks. Read on for reasons why your child might want to take college courses this summer.
Get Rid of the Fear of the Unknown
Earn College Credits Early
Link to the MDC Dual Enrollment Presentation file below to learn more.