Degree/Certificate: Associate in Science
HEGIS Code: 5619
SUNY Code: 17206
Major Code: CHE
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.
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:
- A course of study that enables graduates to transfer seamlessly into four-year baccalaureate programs in Chemistry or a Chemistry-related discipline.
- 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.
- Individualized advisement which will assist each student in developing their educational and career goals including transfer to an upper-division institution.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Name compounds according to the rules of IUPAC nomenclature.
- Calculate relationships between the components in a chemical reaction as it relates to predicting and understanding reaction outcomes.
- Predict products of inorganic and organic reactions.
- Solve reaction mechanisms.
- Safely perform laboratory operations including a variety of reaction set up techniques, proper waste disposal, and the use of instrumentation.