Degree Programs

LA&S Mathematics & Science: Chemistry AS

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To prepare students to successfully transfer to a four-year institution in the chemistry discipline. * Graduates transfer to BS or BA chemistry programs with junior status. * Graduates successfully complete the four-year degree program. * Graduates report being satisfied with the preparation they received in the program. To prepare students with scientific documentation skills necessary for Chemical Technology. * Students can maintain lab records, traditionally and electronically. * Students can apply a quantitative and scientific approach to problem solving. * Students demonstrate techniques for the creation, retrieval, and graphic analysis of scientific databases. To provide the student with the necessary communication, mathematical, and electronic background. * Students will demonstrate communication skills effectively through written exams. * Students will communicate results of scientific inquiry through written lab reports. The student will demonstrate the ability to use information technology for testing and documentation. * Students will use computer software to aid in the collection of data. * Students will use computer software to aid in the tabulation of data. * Students will use computer software to aid in the processing of data. The student will work effectively as part of a group. * Students will demonstrate their ability to function effectively within a group to complete laboratory assignments. * Students will demonstrate an ability to respect diverse opinions within the group. * Students will effectively compromise to develop workable solutions. To provide the framework for students in the program to develop individual competencies allowing them to work either independently or in a group. * Students will solve laboratory problems by researching information from appropriate literature. * Students will demonstrate the ability to follow written protocol. * Students will independently maintain an accurate log of laboratory data. * Students will evaluate and process the laboratory data. * Students will display results in a manner appropriate for the particular problem. * Students will demonstrate satisfactory progress during the lab work at verification points predetermined by the instructor. * Students will demonstrate the ability to reach an appropriate conclusion. 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.
Goals & Outcomes
First Semester
0.0
EN099 Intro to College English
This composition course focuses on the organization and development of ideas, the subordination and coordination of sentences, and the practice of standard usage. Students develop skills in writing, revising, and editing paragraphs and short essays. Prerequisite: Appropriate score on placement test writing sample or a minimum grade of C in EN098 Essential Writing Skills. See when this course is offered ...
MA X99 Mathematics Elective
Only if placement score mandates taking this course
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 ...
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 ...
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 (DS050 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
MA150 Precalculus
This course prepares students for calculus through a study of the properties and graphs of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Topics include an introduction to mathematical argument and conic sections. Emphasis is placed on the function concept and the appropriate use of the language of mathematics. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result 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 ...
Social Science Elective
Footnotes:
EN 099: Only if placement score mandates taking this course
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
MA151 Calculus 1
This is the first in a sequence of three courses in analytic geometry and calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, and indefinite and definite integration. Applications are included. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA150 Precalculus. 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 ...
Restricted Electives
Social Science Elective
Third Semester
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 ...
4.0
MA152 Calculus 2
This is the second in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include the integration of trigonometric functions, the differentiation and integration of the logarithmic, exponential, and inverse trigonometric functions, further techniques in integration, L’Hopital’s Rule, improper integrals, and infinite series. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA151 Calculus 1. 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 ...
Restricted Electives
Restricted Electives
Fourth Semester
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 ...
4.0
MA253 Calculus 3
This is the third in a sequence of three courses in calculus for students intending to transfer to programs requiring a thorough background in calculus. Topics include polar and space coordinates multiple integration, partial differentiation, and the algebra and calculus of vectors. Applications are included. Prerequisite: MA152 Calculus 2. 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 ...
Restricted Electives
Restricted Electives


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