A criminal background check is required before a student can participate in a clinical assignment. This is a requirement of all clinical facilities in the Houston/Gulf Coast Area, as mandated by JCAHO (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations). The approximate cost of the screening is less than $60. Background check through Precheck.com is required at time of registration. Drug screen through Precheck.com is required at the time of registration, for the Phlebotomy Program. The approximate cost of the drug screen is $50.