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Career/Program Overview

RCTC offers an Associate in Science degree program in Laboratory Science. Upon completion of the Associate degree at RCTC, students can transfer and complete a Bachelor in Science degree in Medical Laboratory Science through the University of North Dakota or Clinical Laboratory Science through the University of Minnesota-Rochester.


Professional Core requirements include:  Survey of Life Forms or Fundamentals of Biotechnology, Survey of Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, and Introduction to Medical Terminology.  General education requirements include courses in:  oral and technical communications, biology, chemistry, college algebra, psychology, sociology and ethics.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC’s Associate in Science in Laboratory Science is 60 credits and articulates with the Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Laboratory Science at the University of North Dakota. Students can also transfer to the University of Minnesota-Rochester to complete a Bachelor in Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. 

Program Start Date(s)

Students can begin general education requirements any semester. 

Career Opportunities/Information

This degree is specifically designed for transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program.


Rochester Community and Technical College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

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Overview content updated: 2016-06-01
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