Additional Requirements

In addition to submitting a selective admission application, applicants 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 CPR certified.
  • 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 one (1) dose within every ten (10) years
  • MMR (Rubeola/Measles, Mumps, Rubella/German Measles) – documentation of two (2) doses or positive titers
  • Hepatitis B – one series of three (3) doses required [may take six (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

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 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

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.



Healthcare Professions Division



Updated September 23, 2014


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