Liberal Arts and Sciences Four-Year College Transfer Program
The Associate of Science Chemical Technology: Pre-Major provides the first two years of bachelor’s degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities. MATC’s state-of-the-art labs give students an advantage as they prepare for bachelor’s degree studies and the workforce.
Courses emphasize chemistry and prepare you for both transfer to a four-year degree program and to begin work in an industrial chemistry lab. Summer research/internship opportunities are available.
Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major and the credit transfer details. Contact an MATC advisor for information.
Also see the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section on matc.edu for more details.
Learn advanced skincare techniques and work with clients at Skyn – the Spa at MATC Mequon, the state-of-the-art facility located on campus. This program is in compliance with the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. You will become eligible to take the state board aesthetician licensing examination and work in upscale spas or alongside medical professionals.
Employment opportunities include day spas, salons, resorts, and fitness centers.
Additional program details: Instruction includes consultations; skin analysis; anatomy and physiology of the skin; effects of aging, skin diseases and disorders; facial and body treatments; benefits and use of machines; makeup techniques; color analysis; advanced techniques of microdermabrasion and chemical exfoliation; creating a business plan; and the study of Wisconsin laws, safety and sanitation.
In addition to tuition and textbooks, students will need to purchase a tool/equipment kit.
English – 6 credits required
ENG-201English 1 ‡
ENG-202English 2 ‡
Speech – 3 credits required
SPEECH-201 Elements of Speech
(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication
(or) SPEECH-206 Intercultural Communication
Humanities – 6 credits required
See courses listed in Program Plan; discuss your course selections with Pathway Advisor.
Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses.
Three credits must be in 200-level fine arts courses.
Examples: MUSIC-205, ART-201, ENG-207 ‡.
Social Sciences – 6 credits required
Select 200-level courses in the Social Sciences. See list of courses in Program Plan; discuss your course selections with Pathway advisor.
World/Foreign Language – 4 credits required
This requirement may be waived if student has completed four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by another 200-level course. Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam. Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not already taken in high school.
Natural Sciences – 20 credits required
CHEM-211 Chemistry 1 ‡
CHEM-212 Chemistry 2 ‡
CHEM-215 Quantitative Chemical Analysis ‡
CHEM-217 Organic Chemistry 1 ‡
CHEM-219 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 ‡
Mathematics – 5 credits required
MATH-231 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 ‡
Physical Education – 3 credits required 3
Select any 200-level PHYED course(s).
Additional Electives – 7 credits required 7
CHEMT-103 Introduction to Chemical Technology
CHEMT-107 Industrial Methods of Analysis ‡
CHEMT-109 Chemical Processes ‡
Total Credits: 60
The Associate of Science degree (AS) prepares students with the necessary academic and practical skills to complete a program of general education study and successfully transfer to a four-year college/university or to the workforce. The Associate of Science requires coursework to prepare students to enter into many different areas of study, emphasizing the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
Specifically, program learning outcomes for graduates of the AS degree include the following:
Effective Communication - In writing, speaking, and listening.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Communication Career Essential.
Information Literacy - Students will possess basic skills to access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Technological Competency Career Essential.
Global Awareness - Students will be able to explain cultural differences and their importance, identify global interdependencies, and work productively with cultural differences.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Global Awareness Career Essential.
Analytical/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to perform analyses of messages, problems, or issues using a logically structured approach such as qualitative, quantitative, scientific, logical, critical or other human reasoning systems.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Problem Solving Career Essential.
Professionalism - Students will display the behaviors of successful students and pre-professionals, identify the individual behaviors conducive to learning and succeeding in college, and display the abilities to interact successfully in classes, with instructors, other students, and student life personnel.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
Scientific Method - Students will be able to conduct research by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesize results in an academic document.This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in a variety of fields and occupations.
Quality Control Technician
R&D Lab Assistant