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Chemistry Program

2016-2017

Description

Upon completion of the required pattern of Chemistry courses and other degree graduation requirements an Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry will be granted. A certificate program is also offered in Chemistry.

Emphasis

The Chemistry Program permits the student to fulfill the lower division chemistry for transfer programs to four-year institutions as well as to acquire the necessary skills for employment in Chemistry.

Career Options

Careers in chemistry include "traditional" activities (e.g. analysis, synthesis), interdisciplinary fields (e.g. materials, biophysics), and related professions such as medicine, patent law, education, technical writing, art conservation, forensic science and many others.

Award Type Units
Certificate of Achievement:
Chemistry 35
Chemistry Technician 28
Associate of Science Degree:
Chemistry 35*
Chemistry Technician 42*

* and courses to meet graduation requirements, general education and electives as needed to meet the minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Chemistry Program will gain facility with:

  • Communication: Students will be able to demonstrate ability to report scientific information appropriately.
  • Critical Thinking: Students will be able to utilize the scientific method to analyze and interpret data.
  • Technology Awareness: Students will be able to investigate questions utilizing modern and appropriate tools.
  • Personal Responsibility: Students will come prepared for class and complete assigned work thoughtfully.
  • Environmental Responsibility: Students will be able to explain or describe the impact of chemistry on environment.

Students will be assessed through a combination of performance evaluations, written assignments, and written tests and quizzes.

Certificate of Achievement

Chemistry

Courses Required for Major: Units
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Lab 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Lab 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 5
Plus fifteen units selected from the following:
MATH 141 Precalculus 5
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity & Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics, & Modern Physics 5
Total Units =35

Chemistry Technician

Courses: Units
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Lab 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Lab 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHEM 255 Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry 3
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry or
CHEM 160 Introduction to Biochemistry and
CHEM 161 Techniques in Biochemistry 5
Total Units =28

Associate of Science Degree

Chemistry

Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Lab 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Lab 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 5
Plus fifteen units selected from the following:
MATH 141 Precalculus 5
MATH 150 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5
MATH 151 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4
MATH 252 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4
PHYS 195 Mechanics 5
PHYS 196 Electricity & Magnetism 5
PHYS 197 Waves, Optics, & Modern Physics 5
Total Units =35

Chemistry Technician

Courses Required for the Major: Units
CHEM 160 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
CHEM 161 Techniques in Biochemistry 2
CHEM 200 General Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 200L General Chemistry I - Lab 2
CHEM 201 General Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 201L General Chemistry II - Lab 2
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture 3
CHEM 231L Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory 2
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture 3
CHEM 233L Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory 2
CHEM 251 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry 5
CHEM 255 Inside the Pharmaceutical Industry 3
BIOL 107 General Biology - Lecture/Lab 4
BIOL 205 General Microbiology 5
Total Units =42

Note: Only one Chemistry (CHEM) course from the above list may be used to satisfy SDCCD general education requirements.

For graduation requirements see Requirements for the Associate Degree.

Electives (Mesa College) as needed to meet minimum of 60 units required for the degree.

Recommended Electives: Astronomy 101 , 109 , 111 , 290 ; Biology 107 ; Chemistry 100 , 100L , 130 , 130L , 152 , 152L , 160 , 161 , 200 , 200L , 201 , 201L , 231 , 231L , 233 , 233L , 251 , 255 , 290 , 296 ; Communication Studies 103 ; Computer and Information Sciences 150 ; Economics 120 ; Engineering 115 , 151 , 200 , 210 , 250 , 260 , 270 ; Geography 101 , 101L , 102 , 290 ; Geology 290 , 296 ; Mathematics 96 , 104 , 118 , 119 , 141 , 150 , 151 ; Physical Sciences 100 , 101 , 290 , 296 ; Physics 100 , 125 , 126 , 195 , 196 , 197 , 290.

Transfer Information

Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should complete courses required for the university major and the general education pattern required by that transfer institution. See catalog TRANSFER INFORMATION section. Additional courses may be required to meet university lower-division requirements.

Course requirements at the transfer institution are subject to change and may be verified by a counselor or by consulting the current university catalog. Many Baccalaureate in Arts degrees require third semester competency in a foreign language. Consult the current catalog of the transfer institution and consult with a counselor.