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Program Requirements

Selection is competitive and enrollment in discipline courses is limited. Meeting the program requirements does not guarantee progression to discipline courses. For this reason, the following criteria is used to determine which students will progress to discipline course. Students will be ranked according to the number of natural science and general education courses required for the program that have been successfully completed (see table below). Please note that there is no waiting list.

Criteria for Progression to Discipline Courses

  • Ranking of natural science and general education courses completed
  • Minimum Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5
  • Florida residents will be given preference over non-residents, as well as students who are reapplying to the program.
General Education Courses
Course Course Title Credit Hours
ENC 1101 English Composition 3.0 credits
HUM 1020* Humanities 3.0 credits
BSC 2085 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3.0 credits
BSC 2085L Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab 1.0 Credits
BSC 2086 Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 3.0 credits
BSC 2086L Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 Lab 1.0 Credits
AMH 2020** History of the US since 1877 3.0 Credits
MAC 1105 College Algebra 3.0 Credits
CHM 1025 Introductory Chemistry 3.0 Credits
HSC 0003 Introductory to Health Care 2.5 Credits
HSC 0003L Introductory to Health Care Lab 0.5 Credits (CTE)

*Hum 1020 may be substituted with ARH 1000, LIT 2000, MUL 1010, PHI 2010 or
THE 2000** AMH 2020 may be substituted with POS 2041

Have passed the Computer Competency Test (CCT) or taken CGS 1060C - Introduction to Computer Technology & Applications.

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

Transfer Students

If you have previously attended any college or university other than Miami Dade College, you must arrange for that institution send official transcripts to MDC’s Transcript Evaluation department located at the Kendall campus prior to the target date of May 1st for an August 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.