Additional Requirements

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

  • Submit all your official transcripts to the Health Sciences office, including all official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended–including your TCC official transcript
  • Submit your official high school transcript if you have less than 12 college credit hours
  • Satisfy reading, writing and math requirements (EMT-Basic and EMS A.A.S. degree require this)
  • Have met immunization requirements
  • Have health insurance
  • Be CPR certified (proof of Health Care Provider CPR card through the American Heart Association)
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check/drug screening

Immunization Requirements

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. 

You cannot start the program without proof of all immunizations as required by state law.

Required Vaccines

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella / MMR: 2 doses required or
    • Measles: 2 doses required
    • Mumps: 1 dose required
    • Rubella: 1 dose required
  • Influenza: 1 dose required
  • Hepatitis B: 1 series of 3 doses required (commonly takes 7 months to complete)
    • The 3-dose series will need to be complete, or immunity will need to be proven through titer testing at least 2 weeks before the start of class in order for you to be able to participate in the upcoming semester's program.
    • The accelerated series of TwinRix is no longer an acceptable option.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox): 1 dose, if given before the age of 13, or 2 doses, if given after the age of 13.
    • History dates of the disease are not acceptable. Only titer test or vaccination dates will be allowed (6 weeks to complete, if needing 2 doses).

Required Screenings

Tuberculosis Test - within 1 year of start of program 

Health Insurance

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

All EMS students are required to have a current American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR Certification issued within the last year. These courses are offered through the TCC Northeast Campus Community & Industry Education or may be taken through other training sites, such as: 

  • Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas (214-345-6055)
  • Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital (817-548-6400)

Criminal Background Check / Drug Screening

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 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program has instructed you to do so.

  • EMT Students: Use the link below once you have received and reviewed your EMT packet.
  • Paramedic Students: Use link below once you have received and reviewed your acceptance packet.

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

GroupOne Background Check



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

Debra Krebs, Career and Technical Education Advisor
NFAC, Room 1109


Updated May 09, 2016


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