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Effective 2013-3, CHM 1033 and CHM 1033L will be required as part of the pre-select courses for the Veterinary Technology program. For students applying for the fall 2014-1 acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program either the BSC 1005/L or CHM 1033/L is acceptable. However, for students applying to the 2015-1 acceptance into the program, CHM 1033/L must have been completed. Therefore, these courses must be completed by the end of the Spring 2014-2 semester for the student to be considered a viable candidate for acceptance into the program for the 2015-1 semester.

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Veterinary Technology Program, you must complete the following steps:

  1. You are 18 years old and have earned, or will earn at the time of application to 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 MDC Campus.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "23062" under "Program Code."
  3. Schedule an appointment to take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) through Testing Services, Room 1303, Medical Campus, 305-237-4275, or through the testing center at any of the other MDC campuses. You must sign up at least one month in advance of taking the test, and you must take the test before the date that program application materials are due. You must have passing scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), or, if you have taken the test but have not passed, then you must have satisfactorily completed the developmental courses prescribed by MDC as a result of your scores. College level course work or equivalent academic testing may exempt students from the CPT test. Contact the Testing Center at any of the Miami Dade College Campuses for further information.
  4. Complete the Program Application process by submitting an application for Program Admission and an application fee of $25.00. Application must be received by May 1st.
  5. 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.
  6. You are enrolled in or have successfully completed with a grade of “C” or higher 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




  7. Enroll in and successfully complete HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care prior to applying to the program.

*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
Where Do I Send My MDC Application Materials?

You may send 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 on line at

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 for the $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

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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