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.
Prerequisites and Tuition
The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the COMPASS assessment test, ACT or SAT scores, or by taking the recommended/required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.
Minimum TOEFL or IELTS Score: 61 IBT or 6.0
Tuition: 12,700 USD
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
- BIOL 251/252 Biology I/Lab
- BIOL 255/256 Biology II/Lab
For chemical engineering:
MATH 253 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
- Demonstrate an understanding of chemical calculations and in solving stoichiometry problems.
- Describe atomic structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonds and name chemical compounds.
- Define matter and demonstrate an understanding of the properties of solids, liquids, and gases in relation to energy.
- Define and classify acids and bases and the different reactions they undergo.
- Demonstrate an understanding of measuring; mechanics of motion and thermal properties of matter by application in problem-solving.
- Demonstrate an understanding of electricity, magnetism, and optics by application in problem-solving.
- 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.
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.