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Admissions to Specific Departmental Programs
To enter the following programs, students must meet specific departmental requirements in addition to the general college admission requirements:
Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography
Emergency Medical Technology Paramedic
Health Information Management
Law Enforcement (Police) Academy
Mental Health and Addiction Counseling
Departmental admission requirements are listed in the degree and certificate programs section of the catalog. Students may be admitted to a program, subject to enrollment limits, when all of the listed departmental requirements are met. Students who do not meet the admission requirements for a specific program may be eligible to re-apply for that program after satisfactorily completing preparatory coursework. Admission to these programs is determined by the departments.
Admission to certain programs of study or specific student campus employment positions may require a criminal background check. These checks may be required by law for program approval or accreditation, or to promote campus safety. Contact the department chair to determine if a background check is required for the program.
Texas House Bill 1508
Notice to applicants and enrollees in certain educational programs regarding the consequences of a criminal conviction on eligibility for an occupational license:
Please be advised that Alvin Community College offers some programs that prepare an individual for issuance of an initial occupational license as defined under Texas Occupations Code §58.001. As such, applicants are encouraged to review all eligibility requirements related to degrees resulting in a license and note:
• An individual who has been convicted of an offense may be ineligible for issuance of an occupational license.
• Licensing authorities shall issue guidelines in accordance with Occupations Code § 53.025 relating to the practice of the licensing authority under this chapter. The guidelines must state the reasons a particular crime is considered to relate to a particular license and any other criterion that affects the decisions of the licensing authority.
• There may be other state or local restrictions or guidelines used by a licensing authority to determine the eligibility of an individual who has been convicted of an offense for an occupational license issued by the licensing authority. Applicants should contact their local or county licensing authority for more information.
• An individual has the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter regarding their eligibility for a license issued under Texas Occupations Code 53.102.
Questions related to eligibility requirements should be directed to the individual licensing authorities.
Academic Fresh Start
A Texas resident who applies for admission to a Texas public college or university as an undergraduate, may be able to begin a new course of study with a clear academic record.
This affects only individuals who have credits for college courses taken at ACC or at another regionally accredited institution that are ten or more years prior to their first term of admissions or readmissions. If approved under the Academic Fresh Start law, the credits and grades are disallowed at the census date of their first term of admissions or readmissions. Please note that Academic Fresh Start is not valid for Financial Aid purposes and all courses will be reviewed.
Complete details for the statute can be reviewed at College for All Texans or by meeting with a Pathways Advisor.
Denial, Suspension, Revocation of Admission
The College may deny, suspend, or revoke the admission of a student, and/or may limit the ability of a student to take certain classes or be present on campus if there is evidence that the student’s admission, or presence on campus may pose a threat to the safety of the student, other students, the faculty/staff of the College, or College property.
The decision to deny, suspend or revoke admission or to limit classes or presence on campus will be made by the College President or designee based on written and/or oral evidence. The student will be granted due process as outlined in ACC Policy.