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Medical Assisting (Vocational Credit Certificate)


Students applying to the Medical Assisting Program must complete the Test of Adult Basic Education (T.A.B.E.). Contact the Testing Center at the Medical Campus by calling 305-237-4275 or the Testing Center at any of the other MDC campuses for the testing schedule for the T.A.B.E. Test.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or G.E.D to participate in the T.A.B.E. test. Students who have earned an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, a higher degree, or have passed all content areas of the Computerized Placement Test (CPT) on their first attempt are exempt from the T.A.B.E. Test.

You must score a minimum of 8 on all parts of the TABE prior to enrolling in the program and you must score at least 10 on all subjects (Math, Reading, Languages) before program completion. Students who have earned an A.A degree or higher. Students who have passed the College Placement Test (CPT) on their first attempt are exempted from the TABE test.

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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