Health Requirements

We Have a New Application Process

Effective Fall 2015, our application process will be different.

Learn about the changes: New Dental Hygiene Application Process.

Worried about your application?

Call the Health Sciences office (817-515-6435) if you have applied before or if you are concerned about how these changes may affect your application.



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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 and Screening Required Upon Applying

  • Measles: 2 doses required
  • Mumps: 1 dose required
  • Rubella: 1 dose required
  • Meningococcal Meningitis: 1 dose required
  • Hepatitis B: 1 series of 3 doses required (may take 6 months to complete)
  • Tuberculosis Test: within 1 year of applying

Screening Required After Acceptance to the Program

  • Tuberculosis Test: repeated annually

Vaccine Required After Acceptance to the Program

  • Influenza: 1 dose required annually

Health Insurance

Complete after you are accepted to the program.

You 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.

The Dental Hygiene Program requires that you have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.

Your certification must be earned through a hands-on course; certifications earned from 100% online courses are not accepted. The following locations provide CPR certification training:

  • TCC Continuing Education: 817-515-6502
  • 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, you must undergo and pass a criminal background check and drug screening. These screenings will be administered through the College and will be at your expense. There are no exceptions.

Complete Your Background Check

Do not use this link until the Dental Hygiene Program has instructed you to do so.

If you fail to follow instructions, you will incur additional costs.

GroupOne Background Check



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



Updated November 13, 2015


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