NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    Dec 09, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry and Pre-Chemical Engineering, AS (67 credit hours)

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*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined

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 Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

Program Path 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.

For More Information Contact Program Advisor: Duke Poore, 620-432-0360, Advising Staff, 620-432-0311
(Fall) Semester I (Spring) Semester II
CHEM 215 College Chemistry I 3 cr hrs   CHEM 225 College Chemistry II 3 cr hrs  
CHEM 216 College Chemistry I Lab 2 cr hrs   CHEM 226 College Chemistry II Lab 2 cr hrs  
CURR 100 First Year Seminar 1 cr hrs   MATH 155 Analytic Geometry And Calculus II 5 cr hrs  
ENGL 101 English Composition I 3 cr hrs   ENGL 289 English Composition II 3 cr hrs  
MATH 150 Analytic Geometry And Calculus I 5 cr hrs   PSYC 155 General Psychology 3 cr hrs  
CSIS 100 Computer Concepts & Applications 3 cr hrs    
Total Credit Hours: 17 Total Credit Hours: 16


(Fall) Semester III (Spring) Semester IV
PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I 4 cr hrs   PHYS 105 Engineering Physics II 4 cr hrs  
PHYS 140 Engineering Physics I Lab 1 cr hrs   PHYS 145 Engineering Physics II Lab 1 cr hrs  
COMM 207 Fundamentals Of Speech 3 cr hrs   Biological Science  Lecture and Lab 5 cr hrs
HPER 150 Lifetime Fitness 1 cr hrs   Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs
Arts and Humanities  Approved Course 3 cr hrs Arts and Humanities  Approved Course 3 cr hrs
Social and Behavioral Science Electives  3 cr hrs  
Arts and Humanities  Approved Course 3 cr hrs  
Total Credit Hours: 18 Total Credit Hours: 16
Total Program Path credits for Associate of Science Degree: 67
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 College Chemistry I /CHEM 216 College Chemistry I Lab , CHEM 225 College Chemistry II /CHEM 226 College Chemistry II Lab , MATH 150 Analytic Geometry And Calculus I , MATH 155 Analytic Geometry And Calculus II , PHYS 104 Engineering Physics I /PHYS 140 Engineering Physics I Lab , PHYS 105 Engineering Physics II /PHYS 145 Engineering Physics II Lab .

Program Elective Courses

For biochemistry: BIOL 251 Biology I /BIOL 252 Biology I Lab , BIOL 255 Biology II /BIOL 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 the use of appropriate computer software in chemistry and physics lab analysis.

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