Additional Requirements

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

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 you to have a current Texas Healthcare Provider CPR Certification. TCC Northeast Campus Continuing Education (817-515-6502) and the American Red Cross (817-336-8710) offer this certification training.

Criminal Background Check/ Drug Screening

After you are in the program, you will have to undergo and pass a criminal background check and a drug screening. These checks will be administered through the College and will be at your expense. The Coordinator of the program will let you know when these are needed. There are no exceptions.



Healthcare Professions Division



Updated February 09, 2015


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