May 4, 2010 — Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) signed an articulation agreement with Houston Community College (HCC) to help their students easily enroll in the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. The agreement was signed on April 28 and is effective immediately.
As a result of the agreement, HCC students who earn 90 undergraduate credit hours and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 overall, including a 2.5 in specific science prerequisite courses, will automatically qualify for TCC admission.
TCC President Dr. Richard G. Brassard noted that “in the past six months we have signed agreements with five area colleges and universities, and HCC is an important part of that community. It is important to me that we work closely with all of our neighbor institutions to produce quality health care professionals for the Greater Houston Area and beyond.”
HCC students enrolling in the DC program are also able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology while they work toward their DC degree.
TCC Dean of Enrollment Management Dr. Fred Zuker also noted that the College’s recent pursuit of articulation agreements is designed to create an environment where students from the surrounding area are made more aware of chiropractic as a healthcare career track as well assuring the quality of students enrolling at TCC.
“We are delighted to renew our partnership with Houston Community College as we continue formalizing relationships with so many of our neighbor colleges,” he said.
Of the 90 hours of undergraduate credit required for TCC admission, HCC students can acquire credits from another accredited university for transfer as long as the minimum grade point average is met.
“It’s tremendously exciting to me that this agreement will allow our students to transfer up to 90 hours into a bachelor’s and doctoral program,” said Dr. Charles Cook, HCC Vice Chancellor for Instruction. “Houston is such a medical center with so many terrific job opportunities available to our students in the health sciences. We absolutely need partners like TCC and are anxious to work with TCC to make those opportunities known and available to our students.”
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