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8/24/2021 2:01:46 PM

Chemistry, Associate in Science

Curriculum SCI.CHM.AS (U230A28)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

Many careers are open to Chemistry majors. Lab technician positions in the chemical industry are available for students with an associate in science degree. Students continuing with a four-year Chemistry major program have career possibilities in research, government, patent law, business administration, sales and purchasing, chemical engineering, environmental work (pollution control and ecology) and quality control in the food industry. Students planning a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary science often major in Chemistry with supporting Biology courses.

The following courses are recommended for transfer to a four-year college or university for students intending to major in Chemistry. To complete the associate in science degree, all general education requirements must be completed, plus additional courses for a total of 64 credits.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Chemistry) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • apply the scientific method by conducting experiments, using instrumentation, testing hypotheses and completing lab reports;
  • use proper techniques for good laboratory practice, including basic principles of lab safety, to acquire the skills necessary for continuing education and/or employment in chemical industry;
  • demonstrate the ability to read, comprehend, and critically review scientific literature to recognize legitimate sources and conduct scientific research;
  • identify the nomenclature, structure, and properties of chemical molecules;
  • classify chemical reactions and processes (including sustainable and ecologically-conscious ones) in order to recognize their application to everyday life;
  • illustrate the principles of qualitative and quantitative problem-solving in the classroom and in the laboratory; and
  • develop an awareness of chemistry-related fields and careers in preparation for future employment or higher education.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16
Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

 

PHY 101General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound) #

5 credits

OR

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

 

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5 credits

 

PHY 102General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics) #

5 credits

OR

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4 credits

OR

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

 

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Sciences

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Suggested additional electives:

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

CHM 234Organic Chemistry I #

5 credits

CHM 235Organic Chemistry II #

5 credits

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

 

PHY 102General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, Optics & Modern Physics) #

5 credits

OR

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

Notes: PHY 106◊, PHY 107◊ and PHY 108◊ are required for students planning to major in Engineering.

CHM 234◊, CHM 235◊: Recommend completion of CHM 234◊ and CHM 235◊ sequence at Triton.

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                               Subtotal: 37-41

Chemistry courses or other electives toward the AS degree              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See CHM course descriptions

Chairperson: Gabriel Guzman, Ext. 3312; email: gabrielguzman@triton.edu