Additional Requirements

Interested in a career in surgical 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.
  • 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 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.

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 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 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 surgical technology?

Come to an information session about our program.

  • Date: Monday, November 16, 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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