• RCTC to Offer Concurrent Computer Science Courses

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    November 21, 2017
    (Rochester, MN) Rochester Community and Technical College is excited to announce students attending Rochester Public Schools (RPS) and the Career and Technical Education Center at Heintz (CTECH) will now have the opportunity to take college-level computer science courses from RCTC beginning in the fall of 2018. RPS juniors and seniors can take the RCTC courses concurrently at CTECH facilities while also completing their other high school courses.
    “RPS and RCTC have been building bridges for Rochester’s students for a long, long time, and we will continue to do so because it is the right thing to do. RPS and RCTC are natural partners, and we always have students at the center of this partnership,” states Dale Amy, RCTC’s Director of High School Collaborations.
    The computer science courses will be taught by RPS teacher, John Bartucz, who holds a master’s degree in computer science. Mr. Bartucz currently teaches computer science courses at CTECH. The RCTC courses include COMP 1741 JavaScript and COMP 1751 Mobile Application Development. Students will have the opportunity to explore HTML, CSS, web programming, native device programming, and database interaction.
    For further information about RCTC concurrent enrollment opportunities, contact RCTC’s Director of High School Collaborations, Dale Amy at 285-7332 or dale.amy@rctc.edu.
    Established in 1915, RCTC is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 students a year in credit courses and nearly 3,700 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
    The Minnesota State system consists of 37 colleges and universities with over 16,000 employees offering nearly 4,000 educational programs to nearly 400,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system in the United States.
    RCTC is a member of the Minnesota State system.
    Dale Amy, Director of High School Collaborations