BACKGROUND CHECK DETAILS
PROGRAMS REQUIRING BACKGROUND CHECKS
The following programs require a background check for admission. Please work directly with your Navigator to complete the necessary steps.
- Dental Assisting
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Assisting
- Nurse Assisting
- Practical Nursing
Disqualifying Criminal Offenses
The following criminal offenses appearing on a criminal background check will disqualify an applicant for admission to CCCS Nursing, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Allied Health Programs.
- Any felony conviction (no time limit).
- Crimes of violence (assault, sexual offenses, arson, kidnapping, any crime against an at-risk adult or juvenile, etc.) as defined in section 18-1.3-406 C.R.S. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Any offense involving unlawful sexual behavior.
- Any crime, the underlying basis of which has been found by the court on the record to include an act of domestic violence, as defined in section 18-6-800.3 C.R.S. in 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Any crime of elder or child abuse, as defined in section 18-6-401 C.R.S.
- Any crime related to the sale, possession, distribution or transfer of narcotics or controlled substances.
- Any felony theft crimes in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Any misdemeanor theft crimes in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Any offense of sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist, as defined in section 18-3-405.5 C.R.S.
- Crimes of moral turpitude (prostitution, public lewdness/exposure, etc.) in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Registered Sex Offenders (no time limit).
- Any offense in another state, the elements of which are substantially similar to the elements of any of the above offenses.
- More than one (1) D.U.I. in the 7 years immediately preceding the submittal of application.
- Listed on the U.S. Treasury, Oce of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) or Specially Designated Nationals (SDN).
- Listed on Health and Human Services/Oce of Inspector General List of Excluded Individuals/Entities or the GSA List of Parties Excluded from Federal Programs.
If the investigation reveals information that could be relevant to the application, the designated individual responsible for background checks may request additional information from the applicant. The offense shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Students who have successfully completed the terms of a deferred adjudication agreement will not be disqualified.
If any applicant feels the criminal background check is inaccurate, they may appeal the decision and request a review with the specific community college applied at. It is the applicant’s burden to produce substantial evidence that proves the crimes charged are incorrect.