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Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Health Information Technology 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 MDC Campuses.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "23053" 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. Complete the Program Application process by submitting an application for Program Admission and an application fee of $25.00. Applications are accepted year round.
  5. You are enrolled in or have successfully completed ENC 1101 - English Composition 1 and BSC2085/L- Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab​
  6. You have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 on any college-level courses you have taken.
  7. Enroll in and successfully complete HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care prior to applying to the program.

Ranking of Completed Courses Based on Priority

Natural Science Courses
RANK COURSES
1 BSC 2085, 2085L, 2086, 2086L,
2 BSC 2085, 2086
3 BSC 2085, 2085L
4 BSC 2086, 2086L
General Education Courses
RANK COURSES
1 SPC 1017, CLP 1006, PHI 2604
2 CLP 1006, PHI 2604
3 PHI 2604, SPC 1017
4 CLP 1006, SPC 1017
5 PHI 2604
6 CLP 1006
7 SPC 1017
8 CGS 1060

Final acceptance will be based on the submission of all required documents received at the mandatory program orientation session.

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution to send official transcripts to the Health Information Technology Program at the Medical Campus by June 1st for an August acceptance. Applications for the Health Information Technology Program are accepted year round.

Students who have attended foreign colleges must submit original transcripts and a certified English translation before February 1st to the Registrar at the Medical Campus for evaluation. For details, please call 305-237-4160. Students who have attended a foreign allied health or nursing program should consult the Miami Dade College catalog for more information about how to have their transcripts, diplomas, and credentials evaluated for U.S. equivalency.