Additional Requirements

Interested in a career in health information technology?

Come to an information session about our program.



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

  • Submit all official transcripts from each accredited college attended to TCC Registrar. Request a transcript evaluation be completed.
  • Submit the official high school transcript if you have less than 12 college credit hours.
  • Satisfy reading, writing and math requirements (PDF will open in new window), A.A.S. programs only.
  • Have met immunization requirements.
  • Have health insurance.
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check/drug screening. 

The following information is in accordance to the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation Community Standards for Drug Screening, Background Checks and Immunizations  (PDF will open in a new window) as of January 1, 2013.

Immunization Requirements

The Texas Administrative Code (TAC) and Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation requires all students in health related programs to be immunized prior to enrollment in classes where patient contact is a component.

Required Vaccines

  • TDaP (Tetanus, Diphtheria & Pertussis): documentation of 1 dose within every 10 years
  • MMR (Rubeola/Measles, Mumps, Rubella/German Measles): documentation of 2 doses or positive titers
  • Hepatitis A: 1 series of 2 doses required (may take 6 months to complete)
  • Hepatitis B: 1 series of 3 doses required (may take 6 months to complete)
  • Varicella: documentation of vaccination or titer
  • Influenza (Flu Shot): required annually during flu season

Required Screenings

  • Tuberculosis Test: performed every 12 months

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.

Criminal Background Check/Drug Screening

After you have been accepted into the program, but before you begin your clinicals, 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.



Interested in a career in health information technology?

Come to an information session about our program.

  • Date: Friday, November 20, 2015
  • Time: 5–6 p.m.
  • Place: Trinity River Campus East (map)
  • Room: TRHA 1050

Please let us know you're coming!

Reservation Required

Email and include:

  • Program info session you want to attend
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your student ID

Schedule of all info sessions for our Health Professions Programs (PDF will open in a new window)





Healthcare Professions Division



Updated September 22, 2015


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