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Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and to request a milestone review for the Pharmacy Technician Program, you must complete the following steps:

Step 1. Be 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).

Step 2. Apply to MDC. If you have never taken classes or have not been enrolled at Miami Dade College during the past 12 months, complete an Application for Admission or Readmission to Vocational Credit Courses. Complete the College application.

Step 3. Send Transcripts from your high school and previously attended colleges/universities as applicable.

Step 4. Meet with a Medical Campus Advisor to discuss program requirements and milestone checkpoints.

Step 5. Visit Medical Campus Program Requirements web page to request a milestone review.


This is a Vocational Credit Certificate program that is a 2-3 semester course of study requiring 35 vocational credits (1050 contact hours). In addition to the required courses, students are also required to take and pass the T.A.B.E. before graduation:

The T.A.B.E. requirement can be met in varies ways:
  1. Taking the exam and scoring the minimum grade
  2. Passing ENC1101 and MAT1033 or higher
  3. Taking the PERT and scoring into ENC1101 and MAT1033 or higher
  4. Having an AS or AA or higher degree awarded
  5. Being EXEMPT from TABE (To be exempt from TABE, students must have graduated from a FL public high school after 2007 with a standard diploma)

To facilitate the clinical portion of the program, students are assigned to a clinical facility within Miami Dade County. Students are responsible for their own transportation to the campus and to various agencies in the community to which they are assigned for clinical experiences. Students enrolled in the clinical portion of the program are required to complete the Miami Dade College Student Health Record and criminal background check process.

Criteria for Program Selection

Enrollment in the program is limited. Meeting the program requirements does not guarantee progression into the discipline courses. For this reason, the following selection criteria are used to determine which students will progress. Please note that there is no waiting list.

  • Overall GPA
  • TABE Scores

Final selection will be based on the submission of all required documents received at the mandatory program orientation session.