Additional Requirements

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

  • Submit all official transcripts to the Health Sciences office, including all official transcripts from all accredited colleges attended. (This includes TCC official transcript.)
  • Submit the 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. 

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

Required Vaccines

  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella / MMRtwo (2) doses required or
    • Measles – two (2) doses required
    • Mumps – one (1) dose required
    • Rubella – one (1) dose required
  • Influenzaone (1) dose required
  • Hepatitis Bone (1) series of three (3) doses required [commonly takes seven (7) months to complete]
    • The three (3)-dose series will need to be complete, or immunity will need to be proven through titer testing at least two (2) weeks before the start of class in order for a student to be able to participate in the upcoming semester's program.
    • The accelerated series of TwinRix is no longer an acceptable option for interested students.
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) one (1) dose, if given before the age of 13, or two (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 [six (6) weeks to complete, if needing two (2) doses].

Required Screenings

Tuberculosis Test - within one year of start of program 

Health Insurance

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

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 Continuing Education office 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, 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 February 09, 2015


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