Dade Medical College Purchases Southern Career College

Jacksonville-based institution accredited to award Masters level degrees

MIAMI, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On Friday, December 2, Dade Medical College completed the purchase of Southern Career College, a Jacksonville-based, private higher learning institution. This strategic acquisition will commence Dade Medical College's plan to go statewide with their educational brand through expansion and acquisition. Southern Career College will continue to operate as a stand-alone organization.

"We are excited to be entering into this new phase of expansion, which is to bring our mission to provide quality postsecondary, outcome-based education and training to northern Florida," says Dade Medical College President & CEO Ernesto Perez. "We look forward to becoming a part of the Jacksonville community and helping provide difference-making career opportunities to all who wish to better themselves and the lives of others."

Southern Career College is located at 9550 Regency Square Blvd on the 11th and 12th floors, near the Regency Square Mall. The facility features ample free parking and many restaurants and shops within a short distance to the campus, making this an ideal location.

This marks Dade Medical College's first acquisition and will also serve to expand the college's educational offerings under the Southern Career College brand. Southern Career College's current programs of study include: Business, Computer Drafting & Design, Consumer Information, Medical Assistant, Medical Assistant Technician, Network Administration, Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy.

As the transition progresses, Dade Medical College projects to add an additional 60 jobs to the already preexisting staff. Terms of the transaction were not immediately disclosed.

About Dade Medical College

With more than 400 academic, administrative and support professionals at our four South Florida campuses and corporate office, Dade Medical College offers and provides quality, outcome-based education through professionally credentialed and certified faculty whose commitment to excellence in education is unparalleled by other colleges and institutions. Dade Medical College offers Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees in programs that include nursing, radiologic technology, cardiac sonography, diagnostic ultrasound, medical assistant, massage therapy and more.The School of Continuing Education offers non-credit courses for students and professionals in support of their professional development, advancement and licensing/registry attainment and/or renewal.

Classes start every four weeks.  Online course and program offerings will be available soon. Dade Medical College is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (Miami and Hollywood Campuses) and is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. Dade Medical College has also been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and the Florida Board of Massage and is a member of the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges and the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association.

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About Southern Career College

Southern Career College is an independent, co-educational, private college founded in 1982 to provide post-secondary training in applied education. SCC offers programs in today's growing occupations, such as medical assistant, business, computer drafting and design and network administration.

Southern Career College is a Junior College accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees as well as academic diplomas.  The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Media Contact: Michael Mut Dade Medical College, 305.644.1171,

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