Students wishing to apply to a health science program are required to have and pass a criminal background check prior to or upon acceptance to the applicable program. Each program's requirements are different so make sure to have the correct information from the program director. The program director will have access to your results.
The Health Science professional programs currently use American Data Bank to conduct the certified background checks. Criminal background checks by any other company will not be accepted.
The cost of the background check, which can vary by program, is either:
(a) paid by the student directly to American Data Bank with a debit/credit card upon placing order for the background check (Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, and OTA) OR
(b) paid by the student to the college during the tuition and fee payment at course registration (EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, Medical Coding, Phlebotomy, and PTA). AmericanData Bank will then invoice the college for payment.
(c) The nursing department no longer use American Databank. Background checks are still required. They will be through Castlebranch which will be paid for by the student. The student will receive an evite from Castlebranch to complete the background check. Please do not do any other background check, it will not be accepted.
Each program has a different deadline for completion of the background check so each student must be aware of the applicable program's deadline date so he/she should get this information from their program director.
The following searches are performed during the background check:
- County Criminal History Record Searches
- Social Security Number Trace
- Residency History
- Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Sanction Report
- General Services Administration (GSA) Excluded Parties List
- Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) Terrorist List
- Excluded Parties List System
- Nationwide Sex Offender Registry
- Driving History