Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Science, Chemistry
Major: 8603
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AS

CIP Code: 40.0501
Program Availability: CG, EM, GC, GW, MC, PC, PV, RS, SC, SM
Total Credits: 60-71
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as:
19-4031.00 Chemical Technicians
51-9011.00 Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career:
19-2031.00 Chemists
17-2041.00 Chemical Engineers
19-2032.00 Materials Scientists

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career:
25-1052.00 Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary


Description: The Associate in Science (AS), Chemistry provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to specialize in chemistry or are preparing for graduate programs in the area. With an associate`s degree, students may qualify as a chemical technician or chemical equipment operator and tender. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a chemist, chemical engineer, or materials scientist. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as a chemistry professor.

Program Learning Outcomes
1. Construct qualitative and quantitative models to draw conclusions concerning physical and chemical phenomena. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [MA], CRE101)
2. Using a fundamental understanding of scientific inquiry, solve problems within the discipline of chemistry. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
3. Design experiments and collect data, using appropriate technology and equipment. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
4. Analyze and interpret data, using technology as appropriate. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
5. Report data, results, and analysis and the experimental processes used to generate those data in formal and informal settings. (CHM151LL, CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
6. Design a procedure that promotes safety and manages risk in a laboratory setting. (CHM152LL, CHM235LL, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131)
7. Demonstrate professional and ethical behavior appropriate to the chemistry discipline. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], (COM))
8. Analyze real world problems and synthesize real world solutions applying chemistry theory and principles. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
9. Collaborate with diverse individuals and groups to solve problems. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], CRE101)
10. Effectively communicate in an articulate, respectful, ethical and culturally responsive manner. (CHM151, CHM151LL, CHM151AA, CHM152, CHM152LL, CHM235, CHM235LL, CHM236, CHM236LL, PHY115, PHY116, PHY121, PHY131, [FYC], [MA], (COM), CRE101)
Required Courses
+ CHM150 General Chemistry I (4) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
+ CHM150AA General Chemistry I (5) OR
+ CHM151 General Chemistry I (3) AND
+ CHM151LL General Chemistry I Laboratory (1) OR
+ CHM151AA General Chemistry (4) 4-5

+ CHM152 General Chemistry II (3) AND
+ CHM152LL General Chemistry II Laboratory (1) OR
+ CHM152AA General Chemistry II (4) 4

+ CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I (3) AND
+ CHM235LL General Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1) 4

+ CHM236 General Organic Chemistry IIA (3) AND
+ CHM236LL General Organic Chemistry IIA Laboratory (1) 4

+ MAT230 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
+ MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) 4-5

+ MAT240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
+ MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4) 4-5

+ MAT276 Modern Differential Equations (4) OR
+ MAT277 Modern Differential Equations (3) 3-4

+ PHY115 University Physics I (5) OR
+ PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4) 4-5

+ PHY116 University Physics II (5) OR
+ PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) 4-5
Credits: 35-41

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 11, 2018

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