San Jacinto College, Texas Chiropractic College enter into articulation agreement
PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) and San Jacinto College (SJC) entered into an articulation agreement, which was signed at the regularly scheduled January meeting of the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees held Monday, January 12, 2009.
In an effort to allow students to complete the 90 hours that are required to enter TCC, the agreement between the two colleges aims to create a seamless transition for SJC students and graduates seeking a Bachelor of Science degree. The agreement begins immediately. “If students complete the 90 recommended hours, they will achieve an Associate of Science in Life Science, and hours toward a certificate in business management,” said SJC Dean of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Catherine O’Brien. “Not only will they be on their way to earning a Doctor of Chiropractic, but the certificate will help them when it comes time to open their practices.”
Under the agreement, Texas Chiropractic College will unconditionally accept students from San Jacinto College if they have met the following requirements: cumulative GPA of 3.0 overall; 2.5 GPA on prescribed course work; and 90 undergraduate credit hours, including the prescribed course work. Prerequisite coursework includes eight semester hours of biological sciences; eight semester hours of general inorganic chemistry; eight semester hours of organic chemistry; eight semester hours of general physics; six semester hours of English or communication skills; three semester hours of psychology; three semester hours of computer science; and 15 semester hours of social sciences / humanities electives. TCC encourages students to complete the associate degree at San Jacinto College before transferring.
“We have been long-standing partners in the community with San Jacinto College and have regularly welcomed their graduates to our program,” noted Dr. Richard G. Brassard, Texas Chiropractic College President. “With the signing of this articulation agreement, we are formalizing that partnership with the hopes of creating even better doctors and citizens in this community.”
The Bachelor of Science program at Texas Chiropractic College offers an exceptional opportunity for students looking to complete their undergraduate studies, while at the same time completing a high quality Doctor of Chiropractic learning experience. TCC’s bachelor’s degree program is designed for students who have completed lower division course work at an accredited college or university. The program offers a major in human biology.
The articulation agreement with TCC is one of many such agreements that San Jacinto College holds. For more information about Texas Chiropractic College, please call 1-800-468-6839, or visithttp://www.txchiro.edu/. For more information about San Jacinto College, please visithttp://www.sanjac.edu/ or call 281-998-6150. Registration is now underway online and on each campus for the San Jacinto College Spring semester.
About San Jacinto College
San Jacinto College is a public community college in East Harris County, Texas, serving a district defined by the combined areas of the Channelview, Deer Park, Galena Park, La Porte, Pasadena, Sheldon and Clear Creek Independent School Districts. The College offers more than 140 degree and certificate programs, and transfer agreements with most Texas four-year colleges and universities.
About Texas Chiropractic College
For over 100 years, Texas Chiropractic College has been a respected player in America’s landscape of health care education. Highly ranked programs, together with world-class faculty, unparalleled opportunities for hands-on training, and uncommonly close campus family have earned the chiropractic school a reputation as one of the nation’s finest producers of skilled, thoughtful, and ethical Doctors of Chiropractic.