Additional Requirements

Applicant Checklist (PDF will open in a new window)

In addition to submitting a selective admission application, you must:

  • Submit all official transcripts to the Health Sciences office, including all official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended.
  • Have met immunization requirements.
  • Have health insurance.
  • Be CPR certified.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check/drug screening.

Immunization Requirements

Submit record of vaccinations with your application.

In addition to showing immunity to Varicella and Diphtheria/Tetanus, the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) requires all students in health related programs to be immunized prior to enrollment in classes where patient contact is a component.

Vaccines Required Upon Applying

  • Measles – one dose required
  • Mumps – one dose required
  • Rubella – one dose required
  • Meningococcal Meningitis – one dose required
  • Hepatitis B – one series of three doses required (may take six months to complete)

Screening Required After Accepted to the Program

  • Tuberculosis Test – within one year of start of program

Vaccine Required After Accepted to the Program

  • Influenza – one dose required

Health Insurance

Complete after you are accepted to the program.

Students are required to have health insurance when doing clinical coursework. TCC does not offer College-sponsored student health insurance. The following companies offer student insurance but are not endorsed by TCC.

CPR Certification

Complete after you are accepted to the program.

All of the Health Sciences Programs, with the exception of Long Term Care Administration, require students to have a current Texas Healthcare Provider CPR Certification. In addition to the TCC Continuing Education office, the following locations provide this certification training:

  • American Red Cross: 817-336-8710
  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas: 214-345-6055
  • Arlington Memorial Hospital: 817-548-6400

Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening

Complete after you are accepted to the program.

After being accepted to the program, but before classes begin, students must undergo and pass a criminal background check and drug screening. These screenings will be administered through the College and will be at the student's expense. There are no exceptions.



Debra Krebs, Dental Hygiene and Emergency Medical Services Advisement
Northeast Campus
Building NFAC, Room 1109
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054

Health Sciences Department
Northeast Campus
Building NHSC, Room 1131
828 W. Harwood Road
Hurst, TX 76054



Updated July 21, 2014


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