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Chemistry, A.S.



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Program Requirements

Typical Program

Degree/Certificate:   Associate in Science
HEGIS Code:            5619
SUNY Code:             17206
Major Code:              CHE

 

The Career

The Chemistry, Associate of Science, program at Niagara County Community College will prepare students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree or higher and enable the student to pursue a number of career paths, including scientific research in medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, or materials science fields.  Other fields might include food chemistry, education, patent law, scientific policy, and technical sales and marketing.

The NCCC Approach

The Chemistry, Associate of Science, program at Niagara County Community College prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Chemistry or a Chemistry-related discipline.  The A.S. degree requirements follow the SUNY Transfer Path and parallel the courses required in the first two years of typical baccalaureate programs, including a two-semester sequence in general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus and physics.

Admission

Students admitted in fall, spring and summer.  Because of the sequencing of courses, it may take more than four semesters of full-time study if a student begins this program in a spring or summer semester.  Students needing additional coursework in preparation for General Chemistry or Calculus may take more than four semesters to complete the program.

Program Goals and Objectives

The Program Educational Goals and Objectives are to provide:

  1. A course of study that enables graduates to transfer seamlessly into four-year baccalaureate programs in Chemistry or a Chemistry-related discipline.
  2. A core of chemistry, calculus and physics courses suitable for continued coursework at the four-year level and in support of continued education or professional endeavors upon attainment of the baccalaureate degree.
  3. Individualized advisement which will assist each student in developing their educational and career goals including transfer to an upper-division institution.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Name compounds according to the rules of IUPAC nomenclature.
  2. Calculate relationships between the components in a chemical reaction as it relates to predicting and understanding reaction outcomes.
  3. Predict products of inorganic and organic reactions. 
  4. Solve reaction mechanisms.
  5. Safely perform laboratory operations including a variety of reaction set up techniques, proper waste disposal, and the use of instrumentation.

Program Requirements (CHE)


  1. A total of at least 62-credit hours with a minimum curriculum grade-point average of 2.0. Academic Foundation courses do not court toward the degree.
  2. Chemistry: A minimum of 20-credit hours to include:
    CHE 120 - General Chemistry I  
    CHE 111L - General Chemistry I Lab  
    CHE 121 - General Chemistry II  
    CHE 113L - General Chemistry II Lab  
    CHE 234 - Organic Chemistry I  
    CHE 235L - Organic Chemistry I Lab  
    CHE 236 - Organic Chemistry II  
    CHE 237L - Organic Chemistry II Lab  
  3. Basic Communication - Written: A minimum of 6-credit hours to include:
    ENG 101 - Writing I  
    ENG 102 - Writing II & Introduction to Literature  OR
    ENG 103 - Writing for STEM  
  4. Basic Communication - Oral:  A minimum of 3-credit hours to include:
    SPE 101 - Speech Communication  OR
    SPE 102 - Public Speaking  OR
    SPE 103 - Interpersonal Communication  
  5. Mathematics: A minimum of 8-credit hours to include:
    MAT 120 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry I  
    MAT 121 - Calculus and Analytic Geometry II  
  6. Natural Sciences: A minimum of 8-credit hours to include:
    PHY 171 - Calculus-Based Physics and Mechanics  
    PHY 171L - Calculus-Based Physics and Mechanics Lab  
    PHY 172 - Calculus-Based Physics II  
    PHY 172L - Calculus Based Physics II Lab  
  7. Computer elective: A minimum of 1 credit hour to include:
    CIS 115 - Introduction to Spreadsheets  
  8. General Education elective: A minimum of 3-credit hours selected through advisement
    ___  ___ General Education  elective must meet simultaneously two (2) of the following General Education areas: Arts (AR), Western Civilization (WC), Humanities (H) or Other World Civilization (OW)
  9. General Education electives: A minimum of 6-credit hours selected through advisement
    ___  ___  General Education  electives must meet 4 of the 7 remaining General Education areas: Arts (AR), Humanities (H), Foreign Language (FL), Other World Civilization (OW), Social Science (SS), American History (AH), or Western Civilization (WC)
  10. Health/Physical Education elective: A minimum of 2-credit hours
  11. Free Electives: A minimum of 5-credit hours

Typical Program


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