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Chemistry & Pre-Chemical Engineering

Associate of Science
The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Chemistry and Pre‐Chemical Engineering at NCCC provides the general education courses normally taken in the first two years at a
four‐year college or university, with major in chemistry or chemical engineering. Study in college chemistry, calculus, and physics will prepare the student for the junior level at four‐year universities. Furthermore, it will equip a student with the basic chemistry techniques and technology used in chemistry labs.
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the ACCUPLACER assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
General Education (GE) Courses
In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.
Program Core Courses
CHEM 215/216 College Chemistry I/Lab
CHEM 225/226 College Chemistry II/Lab
MATH 150 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
MATH 155 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II
PHYS 104/140 Engineering Physics I/Lab
PHYS 105/145 Engineering Physics II/Lab
Program Elective Courses
For biochemistry:
BIOL 251/252 Biology I/Lab
BIOL 255/256 Biology II/Lab
For chemical engineering:
MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
Program Outcomes
1. Demonstrate an understanding of chemical calculations and in solving stoichiometry problems.
2. Describe atomic structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonds and name chemical compounds.
3. Define matter and demonstrate an understanding of the properties of solids, liquids, and gases in relation with energy.
4. Define and classify acids and bases and the different reactions they undergo.
5. Demonstrate an understanding in measuring; mechanics of motion and thermal properties of matter by application in problem solving.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of electricity, magnetism, and optics by application in problem solving.
7. Gather and record qualitative and quantitative data accurately, and master basic lab techniques such as the use of graphing calculators in mathematics and in physics.
 Course Sequence
The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full‐time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.
Recommended Sequence of Courses

(Fall) Semester I Cr Hr
CHEM 215 College Chemistry I 3
CHEM 216 College Chemistry I Lab 2
PSYC 100 First Year Seminar 1
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
MATH 150 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I* 5
CSIS 100/130 Computer Concepts and Applications or Intro Computer Information Systems 3
Total 17
(Spring) Semester II  
CHEM 225 College Chemistry II 3
CHEM 226 College Chemistry II Lab 2
MATH 155 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
ENGL 289 English Composition II 3
PSYC 155 General Psychology 3
Total 16
(Fall) Semester III  
PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I** 4
PHYS 140 Engineering Physics I Lab** 1
COMM 207 Fundamentals of Speech 3
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Total 18
(Spring) Semester IV  
PHYS 105 Engineering Physics II 4
PHYS 145 Engineering Physics II Lab 1
Biological Science and Lab 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Total 16
Total Program Credits 67
*Assuming the student has passed the equivalent of College
Algebra, if not, enroll in MATH 125 College Algebra and
Trigonometry (5 cr hrs), or MATH 122 Plane Trigonometry (3 cr
hrs) instead.
**The student could enroll in PHYS 100/130 Introductory College
Physics I/Lab (5 cr hrs) instead. However, PHYS 104/140
Engineering Physics I/Lab (5 cr hrs) are strongly recommended.

For more information contact:
Program Advisor
Luka Kapkiai, Ph.D., 620‐432-0360