Upon completion of the Laboratory Science program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Explain and properly apply the scientific method by developing valid hypotheses, designing experiments, gathering relevant data using current technology, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Prepare written and oral scientific communications that use tables and graphs to report results, that describe detailed experimental procedures, and that clearly explain conclusions.
  • Critically evaluate contributions to science reported in all forms of media, and be able to identify valid approaches to scientific problem solving and reporting.
  • Exhibit growth in academic performance and personal and professional responsibility.
  • Demonstrate basic laboratory skills, such as making accurate and precise measurements, using a microscope, preparing solutions, operating current instrumentation, and preparing samples for various analyses.
  • Exhibit an ability to work independently and collaboratively.


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