Programs of Study
Programs of Study
In addition to foundational coursework in the areas of independent living and life skills, Marino Campus features three areas of program concentration: Hospitality, Computer Technology, and Retailing. These programs were carefully identified as employment areas with current opportunities and prospects for future growth. Our curriculum is designed to help students obtain recognized industry certifications and qualify for good jobs.
When you register as a new student, you select one of these three areas as your major field of study.
Florida’s booming hospitality business drives our state’s economy. If you are interested in a career in the service industry, whether at a hotel, a restaurant, a golf course, or other entertainment or tourism venue, our Hospitality Program might be right for you. The program is a 760 clock hour diploma program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the hospitality field. Our program is endorsed by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI), which is a leading standard bearer of best practices in the industry, and our curriculum is custom designed to help our students acquire AHLEI certifications. Core courses in Hospitality include: Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Customer Service Operations, Housekeeping Operations, Front Office Operations, Food and Beverage Server, and Maintenance and Engineering. Students are preparing for career paths such as: Front Desk Representative, Guestroom Attendant, Restaurant Server, and Maintenance Employee.
Classroom instruction includes group exercises and activities that simulate the real world of Hospitality. Required internships with local hotels and other partners ensure that you will have an opportunity to hone your craft in the workplace environment, while also boosting your résumé. Marino Campus will help prepare you for a career in the hospitality industry and teach you how to deliver superior customer service.
Do you love working with computers and find tech skills to be a particular strength? Why not channel this passion into a career in computer technology? Computer Technology is a booming field with lots of potential for job entry and growth. Our program is geared to help students attain industry- recognized professional credentials. The Computer Technology program is a 760 clock hour diploma program that prepares graduates for entry-level employment in organizations where computer skills are needed.
This program offers three separate tracks. For students who are interested in beginning their IT career as a Help Desk Specialist or Support Technician, Marino Campus offers the A+ CompTIA track (Only offered at MC-Fort Lauderdale). For students who are interested in learning the Microsoft Office software suite, we offer the Microsoft Office Specialist track. The IC3 (Internet and Computing Core Certification) teaches basic operation of office applications, networking basics, electronic communication, and the internet.
Having trouble deciding between them? Our Microsoft Office Specialist Track is all about software and includes classes like: Microsoft Specialist Word, Microsoft Specialist Excel, and Microsoft Specialist Outlook. IC3 classes include Living Online, Key Applications, and Computing Fundamentals. Regardless of which track you choose, you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in a business environment. Like all Marino Campus programs, Computer Technology requires 240 clock hours interning with one or more of our business partners.
The Marino Campus Retailing Program (Only offered at MC-Miami) prepares students for employment in retailing, one of the nation’s leading industries. Marino Campus partners with the National Retail Federation (NRF). NRF is the world’s largest retailing trade association, offering certification in customer service and sales. Marino Campus retail courses, curriculum, and certification pathways are endorsed by the NRF. Students are prepared for career paths such as: Sales, E-Commerce, Store Operations, Customer Service, Visual Merchandising, and Asset Protection.
Retailing is a 760 clock-hour diploma program designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the retail field. Students will be required to complete 240 clock hours of preparation courses toward NRF Customer Service and Sales certification(s), and 520 clock hours of courses toward preparation for employment and independent living. Supervised internships with area businesses are required.