Science Foundations Program

Career/Program Overview

The Science Foundations program provides students currently holding a baccalaureate degree the opportunity to complete science and liberal arts coursework to apply to a variety of professional programs.  These include medical, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, physician assistant, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, chiropractic, osteopathic medicine, as well as other professional programs.

Classes chosen for Science Foundations A certificate prepare students to begin work towards the Science Foundations B certificate. Classes chosen for Science Foundations B certificate will prepare students for pre-professional admissions exams such as the MCAT, PCAT, and DAT as well as fulfill prerequisite requirements for many professional programs.

Curriculum-at-a-Glance

Certificate A: Concepts of Biology, Survey of Life Forms, and Chemical Principles I and II.  Elective coursework includes: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Microbiology, Genetics, Calculus I and II, Fundamentals of Statistics, and Ethics.

Certificate B: Organic Chemistry I and II and Physics I and II.  Elective coursework includes: Anatomy and Physiology I and II, General Microbiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Calculus I and II, Fundamentals of Statistics, and Ethics.

Program/Degree Options

RCTC offers a 19 credit Science Foundations A Certificate and a 21 credit Science Foundations B Certificate.

Program Start Date(s)

Students can begin general education requirements any semester.

Career Opportunities/Information

These certificates is specifically designed to prepare students for a professional program.

Accreditations/Articulations

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

For additional information on the most current list of RCTC program articulations see us at: www.rctc.edu/catalog/articulations

Additional Information

Program Plan: www.rctc.edu/academics/programs
More Information: www.rctc.edu/contact

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Science Foundations A Cert 19 Science Foundations B Cert 21 Overview content updated: 2017-04-19