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 (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.

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

Students who have been accepted into the Respiratory Care Program are required to complete their CPR certification as part of the Practicum-Respiratory Therapy course (RSPT 1166)–during their first semester in the program. Failure to successfully complete the CPR certification portion of this course will prevent students from completing the course and entering clinical sites.

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.



Respiratory Care
Trinity River Campus East
Center for Health Care Professions
245 E. Belknap Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Healthcare Professions Division



Updated February 09, 2015


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