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Programs of Study Options

To certify a student’s successful completion of a program of study, Rochester Community and Technical College grants Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates.

The college and its faculty have also developed agreements with Winona State University permitting students to complete baccalaureate degrees at University Center Rochester.

Rochester Community and Technical College Awards:

Certificates:
A certificate is awarded for r successful completion of a specialized set of skills or program of study. Certificates range in length from 9-30 credits. Several certificates are intended to be portions of diplomas or degrees. Thus, a student completing certain certificates will have completed a skill set that is part of a series of skills that may be used to complete a diploma or associate degree.

Certificate Programs
Programs
Award
Credits
Program Plan
Gainful
Employment
Information
Online Option
MnSCU Grant Eligible
Administrative Assistant Cert 30 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Administrative Assistant - Legal Cert 23 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Administrative Assistant Refresher Cert 21 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Advanced Hospital Nursing Assistant Cert 16 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Alcohol and Drug Counseling Cert 25 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Business Administration Cert 21 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Business Analysis Cert 9 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Business Management Cert 13 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Cancer Registry Management Cert 26 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Chemical Health Assistant Cert 11 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Child Development Cert 19 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Coaching Cert 10 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Communication Studies Cert 16 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
Community Health Worker Cert 16 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Computer Programming Skills Cert 16 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Customer Service Office Assistant Cert 20 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Dance Cert 22 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Dental Assistant Expanded Functions Cert 13 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Developmental Disability Assistant Cert 11 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Digital Art Cert 24 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Emergency Medical Technology Cert 24 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Employee Development Cert 17 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Equine Science Horse Husbandry Cert 29 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Equine Studies Cert 12 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Group Fitness Instructor Cert 22 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Health Unit Coordinator Cert 27 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Healthcare Documentation Specialist Cert 22 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Law Enforcement Cert 29 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Mental Health Assistant Cert 11 PLAN
pdf
GRANT
$
Mobile Application Development Cert 24 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Motion Graphics Cert 24 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
Music Technology Cert 20 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Personal Trainer Cert 22 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Photography Cert 26 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Science Foundations A Cert 19 PLAN
pdf
Science Foundations B Cert 21 PLAN
pdf
Software Applications Specialist Cert 13 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Supervisory Leadership Cert 16 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Welding Technology Cert 17 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Workplace Communication Cert 9 PLAN
pdf
ONLINE
www
Youth Work Cert 17 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$

 

Diplomas:
A diploma is awarded for successful completion of a program intended to provide students with a series of employment skill sets beyond the certificate. A diploma ranges in length from 31-72 semester credits. One-third of the credits in a diploma must be earned at RCTC.

Diploma Programs
Programs
Award
Credits
Program Plan
Gainful
Employment
Information
Online Option
MnSCU Grant Eligible
Accounting Clerk Dipl 31 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Administrative Assistant Dipl 38 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Administrative Clinic Assistant Dipl 33 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Automobile Mechanic Dipl 69 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Building Utilities Mechanic Dipl 72 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Technology Dipl 68 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Carpentry Dipl 32 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Child Development Dipl 31 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Coaching Dipl 31 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Coding Specialist Dipl 41 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Customer Service Administrative Specialist Dipl 33 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Dental Assistant Dipl 47 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Equine Science Riding/Training Dipl 51 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Group Fitness Instructor Dipl 33 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Healthcare Informatics Dipl 32 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Horticulture Technology - Floriculture/Garden Center Technology Dipl 52 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Horticulture Technology - Landscape, Golf Course and Grounds Technology Dipl 52 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Human Services Technician Dipl 36 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Medical Administrative Assistant Dipl 38 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment ONLINE
www
GRANT
$
Personal Trainer Dipl 33 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment
Practical Nursing Dipl 39 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Precision Manufacturing Technology Dipl 35 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment GRANT
$
Sport Management Dipl 36 PLAN
pdf
Gainful Empl. ge Employment

 

Associate in Applied Science Degrees:
An Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) is intended to prepare students for employment. Increasingly, however, AAS degrees articulate to Bachelor of Applied Science degrees (BAS) with transfer institutions. An Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) is awarded for the successful completion of a program of 60-72 semester credits. At least 20 semester credits must be earned at RCTC.

An AAS degree includes a minimum of 25% in general education credits, the majority of which are prerequisites to or specifically supportive of the occupational requirements and goals for the program. Specific requirements within this general education requirement vary depending upon the purpose of the degree, but must include at least three credits in each of the four broad categories of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goals 1, 3 and 4, 5, and 6. General Education courses must be selected from at least three of the ten Minnesota Transfer Curriculum theme areas. Students considering eventual transfer to a four-year institution should be mindful of Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses when selecting general education options in an AAS degree. Courses not listed as MnTC courses may not be accepted by a transfer institution. At least 30 semester credits shall be program-related, occupational, or technical credits.

 

Associate in Science Degrees:
An Associate in Science Degree (AS) is intended to prepare the student for employment in a designated field or area OR to prepare the student in a designated field or area which transfers to a baccalaureate major (BS) in a related scientific or technical field. Increasingly the AS degree is intended to meet the first two years of requirements for a specific baccalaureate program (BS). An Associate in Science degree is awarded after the successful completion of a program of 60-64 semester credits. At least 20 semester credits must be earned at RCTC.

An Associate in Science degree includes a minimum of 30 semester credits in general education, the majority of which are prerequisites to or specifically supportive of the occupational requirements and goals for the program. Specific requirements within general education vary, but each must include a minimum of 4 credits from each of the four broad discipline areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. General education courses must be selected from at least six of the ten theme areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Associate in Science degrees articulate with four-year programs. In order to maximize transferability, when possible, students should choose general education courses identified as MnTC courses when completing an AS degree. An AS degree may even include the entire 40 credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

 

Associate in Arts Degree:
An Associate in Arts degree (AA) is intended to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degrees (BA and/or BS). An Associate in Arts degree is awarded after the successful completion of a program of 60-64 semester credits. At least 20 semester credits must be earned at RCTC. An Associate in Arts degree includes the entire Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

AA Degree Programs
Programs
Award
Credits
Program Plan
Gainful
Employment
Information
Online Option
MnSCU Grant Eligible
Liberal Arts and Sciences AA 60 PLAN
pdf
ONLINE
www

 

Associate in Fine Arts:
An Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree is awarded for study in music or art at Rochester Community and Technical College . The AFA is awarded for successful completion of a program of 60-64 semester credits; at least 20 semester credits must be earned at RCTC. The degree contains part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC), and is articulated with at least one other baccalaureate-granting institution with a comparable music or art degree program. The AFA, by virtue of its concentration of art or music study in the two year degree, can also prepare students for immediate employment in the arts. The Associate in Fine Arts is the newest degree authorized by the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

AFA Degree Programs
Programs
Award
Credits
Program Plan
Gainful
Employment
Information
Online Option
MnSCU Grant Eligible
Art AFA 60 PLAN
pdf
Music AFA 60 PLAN
pdf
Music Creative Technologies AFA 60 PLAN
pdf

 

 

Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
Rochester Community and Technical College, a member of Minnesota State.
RCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.
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