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To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Emergency Medical Technician Program at the Medical or Homestead 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 application packet available from any admissions office of the College.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus; be sure to enter "23048" under "Program Code."
  3. Register for and take the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) through Testing Services, Room 1303, Medical Campus, 305-237-4275, or through the testing center at any of the other MDC campuses. You must have passing scores on the Computerized Placement Test (CPT), or, if you have taken the test but have not passed, then you must have satisfactorily completed the developmental courses prescribed by MDC as a result of your scores. College level course work or equivalent academic testing may be exempt students from the CPT test. Contact the Testing Center at any of the Miami Dade College Campuses for further information.
  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. Hold a certificate of completion from a First Responder course (or equivalent course) and a current BLS CPR card.
  7. Apply to the EMT program by completing the EMT program application packet and submitting the completed EMT application packet to the EMS Department at the Medical Campus.  To be eligible for admission to the EMT program, applicants must:
    1. submit a EMT program application for program admission
    2. provide a copy of a certificate of completion from a First Responder course or documentation of an equivalent  (submit copy with EMT 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 designated background check provider (documentation must be submitted with the application)          

Where Do I Send My MDC Application Materials?

You may send your MDC application to any admissions office of Miami Dade College. Applications for admission may also be filled out on line at

You must also send the following:

Application fee (check or money order – no cash)
Official high school transcript and official college transcripts (if available) to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?

To be eligible for the EMT program, all applicants must come to the Medical Campus, Emergency Medical Services Department with the completed EMT application packet.  Only those students with a complete EMT application packet will be registered for EMT classes. Registration for the EMT classes is done at the Medical Campus in the EMS Department on a first come, first serve basis.  Consult the schedule for class registration below:

Emergency Medical Technician



Registration begins

Spring Semester 2010-2 (January 2011)

October 18, 2010

Summer Semester 2010-3 (May 2011)

March 7, 2011

Fall Semester 2011-1 (August 2011)

June 15, 2011

Spring Semester (January 2012)

October 17, 2011

Summer Semester (May 2012)

March 5, 2012

The Medical Campus is located at:

Miami Dade College
Medical Campus
950 N.W. 20 Street
Miami, FL 33127



All Medical Campus students must complete the FDLE Waiver and Statement form.This form is to authorize dissemination to Miami Dade College - Medical Campus of any national criminal history record that may pertain to you.

In addition, all program students must complete a "background check" through the identified MDC agent and cleared by the 1st day of class. Depending on your program of study an additional background check may be required. In addition, prior to entry into a clinical site, some clinical sites will require more frequent background checks and clearance.

Successful completion of the MDC level two background check process or completion of a MDC nursing/health sciences program does not guarantee a graduate's eligibility for participation in the professional credentialing process or for related employment. Credentialing agencies and health care employers may have additional eligibility criteria not required by an educational institution. Individuals who have been arrested or convicted of any felony crime during the last 15 years are strongly urged to inquire directly of the licensing board in the jurisdiction in which they intend to practice.

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