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Medical Assisting (Vocational Credit Certificate)


To be eligible for admission to Miami Dade College and the Medical Assisting Program, 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 seven MDC Campuses.  Choose the Medical Campus as the "preferred" campus and be sure to enter “53007” under “Program Code”.

  3. Register for and complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.) through the Testing Center, Room 1303, located at the Medical Campus or through the testing center at any of the other MDC campuses. Obtain the Bursar Authorization Form from the Admission’s Office or an Advisor.

  4. Complete the Program Application process by submitting an application for Program Admission. Applications are accepted year round.

  5. Request former school and/or non MDC colleges to forward transcripts (including high school and degree) to the Admission’s Office, before the admission review deadline.

  6. Student must be enrolled in or have successfully completed HSC 0003 – Introduction to Health Care.

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 of Miami Dade College. Applications for admission may also be filled out on line at

You must also send the following:

  1. Official high school transcript and official college transcripts (if available) to the Admissions/Registrar’s Office.

Where Do I Send My Program Application Materials?  
Send your Application for Program Admission or visit the Career Technical Education Certificate Student Resource Center, at the address below:

Miami Dade College
Medical Campus
Career Technical Education Certificate Student Resource Center, Room 1113
950 N.W. 20th 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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