Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

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Chemistry

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, NORTH, SOUTH  
Associate of Science (035.1)

This program prepares the student with a broad college background and with knowledge and skills and  knowledge of chemistry to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates may earn a bachelor's degree and prepare for graduate training in many scientific fields.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Safely conduct chemical experiments, and analyze and interpret the results.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of chemical reactivity
  3. Apply the knowledge of chemical substances to predict properties and interactions.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in writing formulas and names for inorganic, bio-organic and organic chemical compounds using the IUPAC system of nomenclature.
  5. Make use of dimensional analysis to solve chemical calculation problems.
  6. Evaluate technical references critically and use peer review scientific literature effectively.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62

First Semester

Course #     

Course Name

Credits 

CHM-151

General Chemistry 1

4

CIT-111

Introduction to Programming: JAVA   

4

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

SPH-101

Oral Communication

3

  

Humanities Elective

3

   

Total Credits

17

Second Semester

CHM-152

General Chemistry 2

4

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

MAT-201 

Calculus 1

4

PHY-221

Physics for Science & Engineering 1

4

  

Total Credits

15

Third Semester

CHM-201

Organic Chemistry 1

4

MAT-202

Calculus 2

4

PHY-222

Physics for Science & Engineering 2 

4

  

Humanities Elective

3

  

Total Credits

15

Fourth Semester

CHM-202

Organic Chemistry 2

4

MAT-250 

Calculus 3

4

PHY-223

Physics for Science & Engineering 3

4

  

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total Credits

15

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