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Chemical Technology AAS

71.5

This program prepares students to work as technicians in chemical, environmental, and related laboratories. The laboratory techncian, as a trained professional, uses experimentation to obtain the information upon which chemical decisions may be made. Two High School Mathematics Courses or the equivalent, and chemistry are required.
Goals & Outcomes
Goal 1 Provide students with the necessary skills to communicate in writing, to communicate data and results mathematically, and to follow written direction.
  • Students will communicate conclusions and error analysis of scientific inquiry through written lab reports
  • Students will communicate data and results of scientific inquiry through written lab reports
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to follow written protocol
Goal 2 Provide students the opportunity to organize and display data and results
  • Students will maintain lab records
  • Students will use computer software to aid in the organization, processing and display of data
  • Students will use appropriate reference materials to find physical constants for laboratory materials
Goal 3 Prepare students to work effectively as part of a group
  • Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group to complete laboratory assignments
Goal 4 Prepare students with scientific methodology for collecting and assessing laboratory data and demonstrating skills necessary for Chemical Technology
  • Students can apply a quantitative and scientific approach to problem solving
  • Students will evaluate and process the laboratory data
Goal 5 To prepare students to demonstrate information literacy
  • Students will use traditional and contemporary information technology
  • Students will identify, access, and appropriately use authoritative sources of information
First Semester
1.0
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
4.5
CH141 General Chemistry 1
This course introduces to the field of chemistry for science and engineering students. Topics include dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and bonding, the states of matter, solutions, and acid and base concepts. The laboratory exercises exemplify chemical principles and develop individual problem-solving abilities. The laboratory experience includes preparation of the laboratory report and notebook. Prerequisites: High School Chemistry; and an appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra and Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN101 English 1:Composition
This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or DS080 Study Reading), or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
Core GE Social Science
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
Second Semester
4.5
CH142 General Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of CH141 General Chemistry 1. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical and solution equilibrium, descriptive organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of elements. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
MA122 Fund Coll Math 2
This is the second of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Topics include complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic geometry, limits, derivatives and integrals of polynomial functions, applications of the derivative, and area under a curve. Prerequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
4.0
PH151 General Physics 1
This non-calculus Physics course for technology, business administration, computer science, and liberal arts and sciences students covers topics in mechanics, wave motion, and heat. Prerequisite: An appropriate Mathematics Placement test result, or MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1, or MA125 College Algebra & Trigonometry. See when this course is offered ...
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Third Semester
5.0
CH246 Quantitative Analysis
This course introduces analytical chemistry and develops the skills and perspectives necessary to solve problems. Topics include sampling, gravimetry, titrimetry, stoichiometry, equilibria, redox, potentiometry, and spectrophotometry. Samples are chosen to illustrate typical industrial and environmental problems. As time allows, field trips supplement the campus experience. Prerequisite: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
CH247 Organic Chemistry 1
This course introduces organic chemistry for science and engineering students. It includes a systematic study of classes of carbon compounds. It stresses reaction mechanisms, methods of synthesis, structured optical activity, chemical physical properties, and nomenclature. Topics included alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
3.0
CI121 Microcmptr Tech for Sci
This course provides hands-on training and experience involving scientific word processing, computer-based data analysis, graphical analysis techniques, interfacing hardware and software, data management concepts, scientific simulation methods, imaging technology, and presentation software. It uses a variety of hardware and software currently in the scientific community. Prerequisite: One year of college preparatory mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
Restricted Elective 3-4.5cr
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...
Fourth Semester
5.0
CH229 Chemical Instrumentation
This course in applied instrumentation stresses the analytical solution of environmental/chemical problems by application of instrumental methods. Emphasis is placed on sampling, solution preparation, hands-on instrument operation, records keeping, data processing, and interpretation. Samples are taken to illustrate problems of air and water pollution, and solid and hazardous waste. Analysis methods include spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, thermal, and industrial hygiene. As time allows, field trips supplement the campus experience. Prerequisites: CH141 General Chemistry 1 and CH142 General Chemistry 2. See when this course is offered ...
5.0
CH248 Organic Chemistry 2
This course is a continuation of CH247 Organic Chemistry 1 in developing the topics of: spectroscopy, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, carboxylic acids and their functional derivatives, aldehydes and ketones, carbanions, amines, and phenols. The laboratory exercises introduce multi-step synthesis and the analysis of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CH247 Organic Chemistry 1. See when this course is offered ...
Restricted Elective 3-4cr
Approval by departmental advisor. Students planning to transfer to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) should consult with the Pre-ESF Advisor, Dr. Robert Jubenville, in the MVCC Life Science Department.
Restricted Elective 3-4cr
Approval by departmental advisor. Students planning to transfer to the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) should consult with the Pre-ESF Advisor, Dr. Robert Jubenville, in the MVCC Life Science Department.
.5 cr
PE Physical Education
A wide variety of credit courses including but not limited to swimming, fitness center, badminton, tennis, golf, bowling and aerobic dance. See when this course is offered ...


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