Explore the Programs at Miami Dade College

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Paramedic Program at the Medical Campus, you must complete the following steps:

  1. You are 18 years old and have earned, or will earn at the time of enrollment into 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 MDC Application Packet available from the Admission Office’s on any MDC Campus.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "63027" under "Program Code."
  3. See our EMS advisor to determine if you must take the (P.E.R.T.) Postsecondary Education Readiness Test or if you have exemption status from test.
  4. 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.
  5. If you have previously attended any other college or university, arranged for that institution to send official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office at the Medical Campus.
  6. Apply to the Paramedic program by completing the Paramedic Application Packet and submitting the completed Paramedic application packet to the EMS Department at the Medical Campus. 
  7. Enrollment in the program is limited. Meeting the admissions requirements does not guarantee program acceptance and/or enrollment. For this reason, the criteria below are utilized to determine which applicants will be admitted. Please note that there is no waiting list.
  8. Take the Paramedic program entrance test

Selection Criteria

  1. Documentation of enrollment in or successful completion of BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L – Anatomy and Physiology One (Lecture and Laboratory)
  2. Provide a copy of a current State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician certification certificate (submit copy with Paramedic program application)
  3. Provide a copy of a current BLS CPR card (submit copy with application)
  4. Submit a completed Student Health record (completed record must be submitted with application)
  5. Provide proof of Medical Insurance (Copy of card or signed waiver)
  6. Be at College level with English, Reading and Algebra
  7. Successfully complete the criminal background check through the identified College Vendor (documentation must be submitted with the application)

Application Deadlines for Paramedic Program

Application Deadlines for Paramedic Program
Fall Semester July 15th
Spring Semester November 1st
Summer Semester March 15th

Where Do I Send My Program Application?

To be eligible for the Paramedic program, all applicants must come to the Medical Campus, Emergency Medical Services Department with the completed Paramedic application packet. Only those students with a completed Paramedic application packet will be considered for enrollment into the paramedic program.

The Medical Campus is located at:
Miami Dade College
950 N.W. 20 Street
Miami, FL 33127