Upon acceptance to Brookhaven College's health programs in Emergency Medical Services, Nursing and Radiologic Sciences, students are required to obtain a social security number. International students are advised to contact the Brookhaven College Multicultural Center, Room S136, bhcMulticulturalCenter@dcccd.edu, 972-860-4192, concerning this requirement.
The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that all students enrolled in health professions programs that are exposed to blood and body fluid must have completed the Hepatitis B series prior to direct patient care. The series includes three injections.
Students enrolling in Paramedic programs must have completed the immunization series before they begin clinical rotations. Students without proof of completed immunizations will not be allowed to continue in the program. No exceptions.
Other required proof of completed immunizations and tests include: Tetanus and Diphtheria, Meningitis and Seasonal Flu, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Varicella and a Tuberculosis test within the last 12 months. If the TB test was positive, then results from a current annual chest X-ray will need to be provided.
Hospitals/clinical facilities have the right to refuse students who have asked for exemptions from immunizations for personal or religious reasons. These cases will be handled individually.
Proof of Texas residency is required for those who wish to be classified as residents for tuition purposes.
Background checks and random drug screenings are required and are done prior to clinical rotations. You will be informed of the cost during the course orientation.
Dates of drug testing are selected at random. Students should be prepared from the second day of the program forward to have payment available for the cost of the drug screen test. You will be informed of the current cost during the course orientation.
Faculty members will advise students on specific procedures to follow.
Prospective paramedic students must provide proof of State of Texas-certification for EMT-B or EMT-I in order to proceed with enrollment into the Paramedic Program.