Admissions | Miami Coral Park Adult Education & Community Center


Welcome to Miami Coral Park Adult and Community Education Center. Our administration, faculty, and staff are committed to providing you with the support you need to successfully reach your educational goals. Our focus is to continue to provide excellent academic and Career and Technical Education programs. These programs will prepare you to meet your goals and be more competitive in the workforce. With the Career Pathways program, counselors and case managers will guide all Adult General Education (AGE) students to reach new levels of achievement and success.

As a Miami Coral Park Adult and Community Education Center student, you are encouraged to enter our doors with the highest expectations of yourself and to be prepared for academic gains and personal growth. Our administrators, instructors, counselors and case managers are all here to answer any questions or concerns and to ensure that you have a pleasant, rewarding, and successful educational experience.

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Business Administration

Accounting Operations

Companies perform vital functions by offering an increasingly wide array of business and accounting services to clients. These services include public management and government accounting, as well as internal auditing.


  • Examine financial statements to ensure that they are accurate and comply with laws and regulations
  • Compute taxes owed, prepare tax returns, and ensure that taxes are paid properly and on time
  • Inspect account books and accounting systems for efficiency and use of accepted accounting procedures
  • Organize and maintain financial records
  • Assess financial operations and make best-practices recommendations to management
  • Suggest ways to reduce costs, enhance revenues, and improve profits

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Commercial Foods, Culinary Arts & Baking

Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts/Baking

This program prepares students for employment as cooks and/or assistant pastry chefs in the hospitality industry. Supplemental training is provided for persons previously or currently employed in culinary occupations. The course includes food preparation and food serving. Baking and cake decorating techniques are also a part of the program. Training in communication, leadership, human relations, and safe efficient work practices completes the skill set in this field.


  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, utensils, and dishes
  • Weigh or measure ingredients, such as meats and liquids
  • Prepare fruit and vegetables for cooking
  • Cut meats, poultry, and seafood and prepare them for cooking
  • Mix ingredients for salads
  • Store food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
  • Take and record the temperature of food and food storage areas
  • Place food trays over food warmers for immediate service

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Building Construction Technology

This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Architecture & Construction career cluster; provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills, work attitudes, general employability skills, technical skills and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Architecture & Construction career cluster.

The content includes but is not limited to developing skills in various construction trades, as well as providing a foundation in construction management.


  • Review plans to ensure they meet building codes, local ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications
  • Approve building plans that are satisfactory
  • Monitor construction sites periodically to ensure overall compliance
  • Use survey instruments, metering devices, and test equipment to perform inspections
  • Inspect plumbing, electrical, and other systems to ensure that they meet code
  • Verify alignment, level, and elevation of structures to ensure building meets specifications
  • Issue violation notices and stop-work orders until building is compliant
  • Keep daily logs, including photographs taken during inspections
  • Provide written documentation of findings

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Residential electricians read and interpret blueprints, understand and adhere to local, state and national electrical codes while wiring in residences. Electricians work individually or in groups and use textbooks, technical manuals, and code books as well as computer skills and websites to incorporate technology in communications related mathematics and science to perform wiring projects.


  • Read blueprints or technical diagrams
  • Install and maintain wiring, control, and lighting systems
  • Inspect electrical components, such as transformers and circuit breakers
  • Identify electrical problems using a variety of testing devices
  • Repair or replace wiring, equipment, or fixtures using hand tools and power tools
  • Follow state and local building regulations based on the National Electrical Code
  • Direct and train workers to install, maintain, or repair electrical wiring or equipment

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Health Occupations

Home Health Aide

Home health aides, unlike personal care aides, typically work for certified home health or hospice agencies that receive government funding and therefore must comply with regulations. They work under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually nurses. These aides keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress. They report changes in clients’ conditions to supervisors or case managers. Home health aides also work with therapists and other medical staff.


  • Assist clients in their daily personal tasks, such as bathing or dressing
  • Housekeeping, such as laundry, washing dishes, and vacuuming
  • Help to organize a client’s schedule and plan appointments
  • Arrange transportation to doctors’ offices or other outings
  • Shop for groceries and prepare meals to meet a client’s dietary specifications
  • Keep clients engaged in their social networks and communities

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Nursing Assistant

Nursing assistants, sometimes called nursing aides, help provide basic care for patients in hospitals and residents of long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes. Orderlies transport patients and clean treatment areas.


  • Clean and bathe patients or residents
  • Help patients use the toilet and dress
  • Turn, reposition, and transfer patients between beds and wheelchairs
  • Listen to and record patients’ health concerns and report that information to nurses
  • Measure patients’ vital signs, such as blood pressure and temperature
  • Serve meals and help patients eat

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Patient Care Assistant

Patient care assistants help provide basic, direct care to patients, such as assisting with daily life activities, and helping with transportation and cleanliness. This program focuses on preparing graduates to work in homes, hospitals, general surgery units and nursing homes. Training  includes lab work, lectures and clinical rotations, as well as studies in pre- and post-operative care, anatomy, nutrition and physiology.


  • Taking hospital patients’ temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respiration
  • Assisting patients with basic tasks, such bathing, dressing, and eating
  • Preparing and administering some medications
  • Collecting specimens for lab tests
  • Recording treatment

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Hemodialysis Technician

To instruct individuals in area of hemodialysis to provide care to clients in either an acute or chronic setting. The program is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge that is needed to become a professional healthcare provider, providing exceptional care.


Dialysis technicians, often referred to as patient care technicians (PCTs), follow strict protocols to guarantee safe and effective outcomes for patients undergoing this four-hour procedure. Their most important tasks are to monitor and adjust fluid removal rate according to patient vital signs and to minimize the possibility of infection through proper equipment handling and sterilization.

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Licensed Childcare

Early Childhood Education (600 Hours)

Childcare workers attend to the basic needs of children, such as dressing, bathing, feeding, and overseeing play. They may help younger children prepare for kindergarten or assist older children with homework.


  • Supervise and monitor the safety of children
  • Prepare and organize mealtimes and snacks for children
  • Help children keep good hygiene
  • Change the diapers of infants and toddlers
  • Organize activities or implement a curriculum that allows children to learn about the world and explore their interests
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure that children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to the attention of their parents
  • Keep records of children’s progress, routines, and interests

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