Laboratory Science Program

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.


Professional Core requirements include:  Survey of Life Forms or Introduction to Molecular Biology Methods, Survey of Organic Chemistry, General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II or Biochemistry, Chemical Principles II, Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Microbiology, and Introduction to the Research and Clinical Laboratory. 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 Medical Laboratory Science at the University of North Dakota.

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.

The Laboratory Science program has an articulation agreement to serve as the first two years of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Medical Laboratory Science through the University of North Dakota.

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Overview content updated: 2018-06-05