Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College

Career Technical Education

Career and Adult Education is designed to meet the needs of our customers, which include students, business and industry, school districts, Florida colleges, community-based organizations, and correctional institutions. This area represents a significant collaboration and partnership across both private and public sectors throughout the state of Florida to improve Florida's workforce.

Adult Education

Miami Lakes Educational Center & Technical College includes a range of instructional programs that help adults get the basic skills they need to be productive workers, family members, and citizens. The major program areas are Adult Basic Education and GED® Preparation. These programs emphasize basic skills such as reading, writing, and math.

Applied Academics for Adult Education Lab

The purpose of this program is to prepare students for academic, technical and personal success. This program strives to inspire and motivate students to become productive, self-sufficient members of society. The VPI system is based upon the assessed needs of the individual and the academic and employability requirements related to Florida’s comprehensive Career and Adult Education programs.

Federal Financial Aid

Federally funded grant programs are available for students who demonstrate a financial need. Students must complete the FAFSA. State programs are also available. Please contact the financial aid office for additional information and specific qualifying criteria for Florida Bright Future Scholarship, District Fee Waivers, and the District Financial Aid Program (DFAP).

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Parkway Educational Complex

As of August 2014, Parkway Educational Complex is our newest addition to the Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College. It is located in the heart of Miami Gardens and provides Adult Career Technical Health Science Certificate Programs, as well as, Adult Basic Education/GED/ESOL classes during the daytime hours.

Evening Program

Please stop by and visit our student services office located in building 1 to receive information on our many evening programs. Many of our programs are offered both day and evening, including practical nursing, and pharmacy technician, which are offered on the main campus during evening hours.

Skills USA

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of America’s skilled workforce through a structured program of citizenship, leadership, employability, technical and professional skills training.


The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill and leadership development of all health science education students, therefore, helping the student meet the needs of the health care community…

Principal's Message

Lourdes Diaz, Principal

Welcome to the website of Miami Lakes Educational Center and Technical College, a unique dual-learning environment set in the Town of Miami Lakes, Florida.  It is my sincere hope that this
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Graduation is offered at the end of each trimester.  Graduation is the time where each graduating student from each of our programs, including GED has the opportunity to celebrate accomplishments with the faculty, staff, family and friends.  Information is handed out each term regarding the date and time for graduation.  The graduation exercise is always held in the auditorium.
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Veteran Educational Benefits Program

If you are a veteran, you may be eligible for Veteran Educational benefits. All veterans are advised if their program of study has been approved by the State Approving Agency. Veterans are permitted to receive veteran benefits only for the length of time approved for their course
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Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017 is Ms. Laura Gutierrez. Ms. Gutierrez teaches Electronics Technology and Computer Systems and Information Technology. She is a former student of our program and has worked in the industry for many years.  She has a passion for hands-on teaching and meeting students at their specific level of need.  She is an advocate for industry certification.
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