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Students are enrolled into the First Responder courses each semester. You must successfully complete all the required college prep courses prior to enrollment into the First Responder courses. The First Responder program is offered every semester during the evening hours in a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday offering.  Courses are offered at the Medical and Homestead Campuses.


Course Number

Course Title



Program Courses


EMS 1059

First Responder

1 credit

EMS 1059L

First Responder Laboratory

1 credit



2 Credits

To enroll in the First Responder courses, student must come to the Medical Campus, Emergency Medical Services Department.  Students will be registered on a first come, first serve basis for these courses.  Students wishing to enroll in EMS 1059 and EMS 1059L must have tested out of the first level of college prep through the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) or successfully completed the first level of College prep coursework or higher to be eligible to register for these courses.





All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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