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.
- Satisfy requirements of in 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.
- Submit your official high school transcript if you have less than 12 college credit hours.
- Satisfy reading, writing and math (PDF will open in new window) requirements, 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.
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.
- 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
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.
- Associated Insurance Plans International, Inc
- E.J. Smith & Associates
- Insurance for Students
- Student Benefits International
- Student Health Insurance
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 Community & Industry Education (817-515-6502) offers this certification training. Also, you can find CPR courses in your area through the American Heart Association.
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 July 20, 2015