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Admission Requirements

The healthcare industry is evolving at a very rapid pace. One of the key changes affecting work environments is the way information is collected, processed and stored. This is a relatively new discipline that supports clinical care and is helping to define the future of healthcare.

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Health Informatics Specialist Program, you must complete the following steps:

  1. You are 18 years old and have earned, or will earn at the time of enrollment into the program, a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
  2. If this is your initial enrollment at Miami Dade College or you have not been enrolled at Miami Dade College during the past 12 months, complete the Application Packet available from the Admission Office’s on any of the seven MDC Campuses. Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "63029" under "Program Code."
  3. With the exception of students who meet the criteria for an exemption from common placement testing and developmental education instruction, entry-level testing is required for first-time-in-college (FTIC) degree seeking students and students who have not met college level competency in reading, writing and math through previous coursework. In order to enroll in the Health Information Technology program, students recommended placement, as outlined in the College’s Placement Criteria Document, must indicate college level competency. Students who need to take the placement test should schedule the PERT exam through Testing Services, Room 1303, Medical Campus, 305-237-4275. We recommend students sign up at least one month in advance of taking the test and the application deadline in order to allow sufficient time to prepare for placement exam.
  4. Contact the Testing Center at any of the Miami Dade College Campuses for further information.
  5. Complete the Program Application process by submitting an application for Program Admission and an application fee of $25.00. Applications are accepted year round.
  6. You are enrolled in or have successfully completed SPC 1017 – Fundamentals of Speech and HIM 2472 – Medical Terminology.

Where Do I Send My Application Materials?

You may send or drop off your MDC application to any admissions office located on any of the seven campuses of Miami Dade College. Applications for admission may also be filled out online.

You must also send the following:

  1. Application fee (check or money order - no cash)
  2. Official high school transcript and official college transcripts (if available) to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?

Send or drop off your Application for Program Admission, professional documentation, payment receipt of $25.00 application fee, and an unofficial copy of your college transcript to the address below:

Miami Dade College
Medical Campus
New Student Center, Room 1113
950 N.W. 20th Street
Miami, FL 33127