The Dual Language Program of the Honors College at Miami Dade College (MDC) is the first and only associate degree program of its kind in the United States. Courses and academic activities immerse students in both English and Spanish. Students completing the program are prepared to transfer to upper-level institutions or enter the workforce fully biliterate and bicultural.
The Colorado Diversity Initiative (CDI) prepares undergraduates for graduate school; recruits and retains a growing number of doctoral students; and prepares recent PhD recipients for faculty positions through elite postdoctoral fellowships.
Undergraduate students are trained to conduct research in environmental and molecular biology issues related to animal food production. Faculty from five different academic departments serve as mentors for the students. Students are expected to write a research report and to present their results at local or international meetings.
East Los Angeles College's (ELAC's) Jaime Escalante Math Program is a unique partnership between ELAC and 128 area high schools and middle schools. The Escalante Program offers an integrated sequence of intermediate and advanced mathematics coursework, grounded on the commitment of each student and instructor to a rigorous schedule. Classes are designed to cover one year of course work (two semesters) in six weeks. Participants meet for fo
The Elgin Community College Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Program prepares highly skilled building engineers and technicians for the HVACR industry. Each year the demand for well-trained men and women to install, service, and maintain equipment increases as fuel conservation, ozone depletion, and global warming remain critical issues worldwide.
In 2006, the University was granted $50,000 annually for a three-year period by the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation, for the sole purpose of providing study abroad scholarships to students from the region. This generous contribution has had a big impact on the increase of study abroad numbers, and has resulted in TAMIU having one of the higher study abroad ratios for Hispanic students in the state of Texas.
The graduate programs in the Department of Bilingual Education (DBE) at Boise State University aim to shape leaders in both classroom instruction and advocacy for the linguistically and culturally diverse children of this region and the world. They promote pedagogical innovations to benefit the academic development of all learners, regardless of race, class, gender, age, or special needs.
South Mountain Community College (SMCC), in partnership with Gateway Community College (GWCC) and Banner Health, Arizona’s largest health services provider, created its Bilingual Nursing Fellows Program (BNFP) in 2002 in response to the medical community’s critical need for bilingual Registered Nurses.
Latino students comprise 35% of Woodbury University’s enrollment. In the School of Architecture, however, Hispanic enrollment is greater than 40%, in part because the program’s mission, curricular focus and support systems are matched to the needs of the Latino population. Woodbury Architecture does not require a portfolio for entrance, a rarity among National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)-accredited programs.