April 26, 2010 — Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) entered into an articulation agreement with Alvin Community College to help students transition more easily into the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. The agreement was signed on April 21 and is effective immediately.
Through the transfer program, ACC students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 overall and 2.5 in specific science prerequisite courses will qualify for TCC admission.
“We’re very excited to be here and participating in this partnership,” TCC President Dr. Richard G. Brassard said. “This signing represents a benefit to both our colleges, but most of all it’s a benefit to the students. I hope it makes it more enticing for them to enroll at both ACC and TCC.”
Students who enroll in TCC’s program are able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology while they work toward their Doctor of Chiropractic degree.
According to TCC Dean of Enrollment Management Dr. Fred Zuker, the articulation agreement will help more community college students transfer directly into TCC.
“We are working hard to build these relationships with all of our community college neighbors,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for the students to earn a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in a shorter amount of time. Additionally it helps TCC to continue to add to the quality of students at the College, while providing more doctors for Alvin and the Greater Houston area.”
Of the 90 hours of undergraduate credit hours required for TCC admission, ACC students can acquire credits from another accredited university for transfer as long as the minimum grade point average is met.
In addition to completing various prerequisite courses, applicants for the TCC program must demonstrate a commitment to the study of chiropractic care and maintain ethical and moral standards required for the profession.
Students desiring to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic degree at TCC are also advised to file for admission at least one year prior to their planned entrance into the program.
Source: Texas Chiropractic College, www.txchiro.edu