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To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the First Responder Program at the Medical Campus 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 the Admission Office’s on any of the eight MDC Campuses.  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 tested out of the first level of college prep 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.

Where Do I Send My MDC Application Materials?

You may send or drop off your MDC application to any Admissions’ Office located on any of the seven campuses or two centers 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 Registrar.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?

There is no formal application process for the First Responder program. All applicants must come to the Medical Campus, Emergency Medical Services Department to register for the First Responder courses.  Only those students with appropriate CPT scores will be registered for the First Responder program. Registration for the First Responder is done at the Medical Campus in the EMS Department on a first come, first serve basis.  Consult the schedule for class registration below.

First Responder



Registration begins

Summer Semester 2008-3 (May 2009)

March 9, 2009

Fall Semester 2009-1 (August 2009)

June 17,2009

Spring Semester 2009-2 (January 2010)

October 12, 2009

Summer Semester 2009-3 (May 2010

March 8, 2010

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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