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Program Requirements

Students begin the Health Information Technology Program discipline courses in either January, May or August of each year. Requests for a Milestone Review to progress to the Health Information Technology program’s discipline courses are accepted year round (every semester). The required natural science (BSC 2085/L) and English Composition I (ENC 1101) courses are an important part of the program. Therefore, in order to be selected to progress to the discipline courses for the Health Information Technology Program, you must have successfully completed, ENC 1101: English Composition 1 and BSC2085/L: Anatomy and Physiology 1 Lecture and Lab. You must also be enrolled in, or have successfully completed, HSC 0003/L Introduction to Healthcare Lecture and Lab. Meeting the program requirements does not guarantee selection towards beginning discipline courses. The following criteria are used to determine which students will be selected to progress: (Please note that there is no waiting list).  

  1. Associate degree program Grade Point Average (GPA)
  2. The grades earned in BSC 2085/L and ENC 1101
  3. Completion of the following courses:
General Education Courses
Course Number Course Title Required Credits
BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 credits
BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I 1 credit
ENC 1101 English Composition I 3 credits
HSC 0003 Introduction to Health Care 2.5 credits
HSC 0003L Introduction to Health Care Lab .5 credits

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 MDC's Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August acceptance; prior to February 1st for a May acceptance; and prior to October 1st for a January 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 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.