Natural Science Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Natural 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.