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Cancer Registry Management Certificate Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?
    1. You must first be admitted to Rochester Community and Technical College.  If you haven't been admitted, apply now.
    2. Complete the HIMC Management Careers Application.
    Cancer Registry Admission Application Form
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  • What is the application deadline?

Apply for Fall Semester by July 1, 2016.  Additional applications may be considered after July 1, depending on enrollment availability.  Dates of future start dates will be announced later.

  • How many applicants will be accepted?

Up to 29 students will be accepted into the program for the Spring 2016 semester. Due to the enrollment limitation, not all qualified applicants may be offered a seat in the program.

  • How and when will I be notified of my admission status into the Cancer Registry Management program?

The college will contact the applicant regarding his or her admission status approximately within one month after the application deadline.

  • Will my prerequisite courses from other colleges transfer?

Possibly.  Once RCTC receives official transcripts from other colleges, a transfer evaluation will be completed.

  • What is the length of the program?

For students beginning Spring 2016, additional classes will be offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 to allow for a Spring 2017 graduation date.

  • What will my schedule be like?

All classes other than the clinical practicum are offered online.  Class work is completed on a weekly basis.

  • How often is each course offered?

At this time, courses are offered sequentially.  Not all courses will be available each semester.

  • Will I be able to complete the clinical practicum in Rochester or in my local area?

Clinical practicums are completed in cancer registries across the nation.  Students will be offered assistance in locating a registry site.  Not all students will be able to complete their practicum in Rochester or in their local area, so some travel may be needed.  Students are responsible for travel and related expenses.

  • How much time is required to complete the clinical practicum?

The program’s accrediting body, the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) requires a practicum length of 160 hours.

  • Is a criminal background check required to complete the program?

Yes.  Prior to completing the clinical practicum a national criminal background check is required to ensure a safe environment for both students and the public and to meet the contractual requirements of area healthcare facilities.  The background check is paid by the student and is currently $55.

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