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Criteria for Program Selection

Enrollment in the program is limited. Meeting the admissions requirements does not guarantee program acceptance. For this reason, the following criteria is used to determine which applicants will be admitted. Applicants will be ranked according to the number of general education courses required by the program that have been successfully completed (see table below). Please note that there is no waiting list.

1. Successful completion with a grade of “C” or higher in the following courses:

Course Number

Course Title

Required Credits

ENC 1101

English Composition I

3 credits

CHM 1033

Chemistry for Health Sciences

3 credits

CHM 1033L

Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab

1 credit

CGS 1060

Introduction to Microcomputer Usage*

4 credits



11 Credits







*Introduction to Microcomputer Usage - This course must be satisfied for completion of the Associate in Science Degree. Course satisfaction can be accomplished through examination or by successful class attendance in the course

**HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care must be successfully completed prior to applying to the program.





Top Priority


SPC 1017, CLP 1006, PHI 2604, CGS 1060



CLP 1006 , PHI 2604



PHI 2604, SPC 1017



CLP 1006 , SPC 1017



PHI 2604



CLP 1006



SPC 1017

Lowest Priority


CGS 1060

2.Overall GPA

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 Admission’s Office at the Medical Campus by May 1st for an August acceptance.

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 305-237-4141. Students who have attended a foreign science 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.


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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