To be eligible for admission to the NMT Program at the Medical Campus, you must meet these criteria:
- You hold at the time of enrollment in the NMT Program, a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (GED).
- You are at least 18 years of age.
- In accordance with the school’s policy of dual admissions, you have applied to and been fully accepted by Miami Dade College. (For application information, see the Miami Dade College Catalog, available online or from admissions and registration offices on any campus).
- You have passing scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), or, if you have taken the test but have not passed, then you have satisfactorily completed the developmental courses prescribed by MDC. The CPT can be scheduled through Testing Services at any MDC campus. For exceptions to this requirement, see the MDC Catalog. CPT scores must be current.
- You have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a scale of 4.0 for all general education courses.
- You can demonstrate comprehension and proficiency in the English language at the college level. If your native language is other than English, you must have completed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), which can be taken at any MDC campus.
- You have successfully completed the vocational credit course HSC 0003 Introduction to Health Care Careers (A.S. degree only).
- Enroll in and successfully complete HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care prior to applying to the program.
You have satisfied the college Computer Competency requirements by completing CGS 1060. The Nuclear Medicine program does not accept the equivalency exam for CGS 1060.
Application Deadline: May 1 each year for August (Fall Semester) start
Because there may be a greater number of qualified applicants for the NMT Program than can be accommodated, program personnel have established selection criteria. Once applicants have met the basic admission requirements of submitting an application and transcripts, they will be given priority for admission according to the following:
- Students with the highest program GPA will be considered first and awarded points based on a sliding scale from 4.0 to 2.5.
- Students with the highest GPA on the science and math courses in the first two semesters of general education courses as described on the curriculum page will be awarded extra points on a sliding scale from 4.0 to 3.0.
- Beginning in the spring of 2009, students will be awarded points based on their writing skills.
- Students that have completed all required program general education courses, including HSC 0003 (see the curriculum page for exemption rules for this course), without a repeat due to a D, F, or W.
The program currently accepts 15 candidates per year. The process above is followed in evaluating each applicant until the class is filled. A back-up list is formulated through this process in the event that slots will need to be filled due to accepted students declining admission. Students will not be admitted to the program once Summer B has begun.
When an applicant’s candidacy is being evaluated, all of these criteria will be considered. For instance, a less than perfect grade point average may be counterbalanced by completion of all non-NMT courses with no repeats on final grades below a C or due to a withdraw. Applicants who are not selected are encouraged to consider the above criteria and may reapply for admission with a subsequent class of students.
Miami-Dade County applicants with all of the non NMT general education courses (terms 1 & 2) completed and with the highest GPA in these courses will be given first priority.
Students begin the Nuclear Medicine Technology Program in Fall term of each year. A total of 75 credits must be completed for this degree. Course content is sequential, and students must plan to enroll in all NMT courses in the order and during the terms indicated in the following curriculum outline. The program currently accepts 15 candidates per year.
To be considered for an exemption, program applicants must provide one of the following:
- Current state license of certification in a health care field that involves direct patient care with a written statement from your employer on official letterhead indicating that you have been actively employed in your field within the past 2 years.
- Transcript from Miami-Dade County Public Schools showing completion of HSC 1 and HSC 2 within 2 years of anticipated entry to a Medical Campus Program.
- Completion of an equivalent course at another accredited institution. Both an official transcript and a course description are required.
All students must provide a current CPR card for Health Professionals and HIV/OSHA certificate. All Applicants must complete HSC 0003 prior to being considered for admission to the program (or show proof of waiver)