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Chemistry A.S. Degree
Semester Hours:  60-64
Effective Term: Fall 2016
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Chemistry A.S. Degree is appropriate for students who plan to transfer to the university to earn a baccalaureate degree in physical science areas such as Chemistry and related pre-professional programs. It is also appropriate for students interested in becoming lab technicians.

Recommended Proficiencies: RDG094 and MAT092 or higher.

Course Requirements
Chemistry Associate of Science Degree (60-64)

General Education Requirements AGEC-S (35-37)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Art and Humanities (6)
Select one Art (3) and one Humanities (3) AGEC course.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)
Select AGEC courses from two different disciplines.

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
CHM151 General Chemistry I (4)
CHM152 General Chemistry II (4)

Mathematics (3)
MAT221 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I (4)
or higher

Subject Options (4-8)
MAT231 Calculus with Analytical Geometry II (4)
MAT241 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III (4)
MAT262 Ordinary Differential Equations (3)
MAT275 Modern Differential Equations (4)
BIO181 General Biology I (4)
BIO182 General Biology II (4)
BIO205 Microbiology (4)

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)
Select AGEC courses to fulfill these requirements.
1. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
2. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender)
3. At least three semester credits of coursework emphasizing
Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

Note: Courses used in other areas, such as Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, or Transfer Electives, may also be used to satisfy requirements in these the Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (16)
CHM235 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHM236 Organic Chemistry II (4)
PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4)
PHY122 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4)

Transferable Electives (0-12)
Based on your major, consult the Transfer Guide at http://aztransfer.com/college/
and select mathematics courses above the second course in the calculus sequence and/or Science courses from: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology or Physics.

Select elective credits that transfer to the chosen university. Consult the CEG.

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Computer Competency (3):
EGR102 Introduction to Engineering (3)
OR
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
OR
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)
OR
Transferable Computer Competency course (Consult the Course Equivalency Guide to determine transferability to the three state public universities.)

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in each A.S. degree required course.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC which includes the AGEC-S requirements.

The Chemistry A.S. Degree requires 60-64 credits.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Using the principles of stoichiometry, accurately complete and balance chemical equations.
2. (Application Level) Using molarity, accurately calculate concentrations, titrations and dilution amounts.
3. (Analysis Level) Using concepts of specific heat capacity, enthalpy and calorimetry, accurately analyze and calculate energy changes in physical and chemical reactions.
4. (Application Level) Using the main-group valence electron theory and the octet rule, accurately predict electronic and molecular geometries of molecules, their polarity, their valence-bond hybridization.
5. (Analysis Level) Using molecular geometry, accurately predict relative intermolecular forces and boiling points.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze concentration data to calculate reaction rates.
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze buffer concentrations to calculate titration curves for strong or weak acids.
8. (Application Level) Calculate concentrations of soluble species in reactions.
9. (Application Level) Calculate quantities in electrochemistry reactions.
10. (Application Level) Calculate rates of radioactive decay and radiochemical dating.
11. (Analysis Level) Identify functional groups of organic molecules.
12. (Application Level) Predict the reaction pathways of substitution and elimination.
13. (Application Level) Predict major products for organic reactions.
14. (Analysis Level) Identify the monomers that make up basic polymers.
15. (Analysis Levels) Demonstrate the proper techniques for using scientific lab equipment properly and safely to perform a variety of chemical procedures and techniques, such as to obtain chemical data, measure and dispense reagents. Actively and successfully complete safely the assigned series of laboratory experiments (in a supervised instructional laboratory) or field trips in which observation and critical reasoning skills are employed in the development of detailed report writing, within the allotted time.
16. (Synthesis Level) Actively and successfully develop and write detailed reports on the assigned series of laboratory experiments or field trips while demonstrating observation and critical reasoning skills.
Standards for Program
This degree is in strict accordance with the American Chemical Society's Guidelines for Chemistry in Two-Year College Programs, published by the American Chemical Society Committee on Education. The American Chemical Society is the world's largest scientific organization.