Chemistry, Associate in Arts (AA)
From its obscure beginnings in alchemy and philosophy, chemistry has emerged as the central science in the modern world. There is virtually no area of science that is unaffected by discoveries in the field of chemistry. Because chemistry touches so many areas of human activity, it is essential that each individual have a basic understanding of chemical principles. Only in this way can citizens make intelligent decisions concerning applications of technology.
Associate Degree Graduation Requirements
Complete all of the following:
- All Department Requirements listed below with a “C” or better or “P” in each course (at least 20% of the department requirements must be completed through SBCC).
- One of the following three General Education options:
- OPTION 1: A minimum of 18 units of SBCC General Education Requirements (Areas A-D) and Institutional Requirements (Area E) and Information Competency Requirement (Area F) OR
- OPTION 2: IGETC Pattern OR
- OPTION 3: CSU GE Breadth Pattern
- A total of 60 degree-applicable units (SBCC courses numbered 100 and higher).
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all units attempted at SBCC.
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all college units attempted.
- A minimum of 12 units through SBCC.
|CHEM 155||General Chemistry I||5|
|CHEM 156||General Chemistry II||5|
|CHEM 211||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 212||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|CHEM 221||Organic Chemistry Laboratory I||2.3|
|CHEM 222||Organic Chemistry Laboratory II||2.5|
|Controlled Electives: Complete 8 units from the following: 1||8-10|
|Calculus for Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business I|
|Calculus For Biological Sciences, Social Sciences And Business II|
|Precalculus - College Algebra and Trigonometry|
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry I|
|Calculus with Analytic Geometry II|
|Mechanics Of Solids And Fluids|
|Electricity and Magnetism|
|Heat, Light and Modern Physics|
MATH 140 (21)/MATH 141 (22) and MATH 250/MATH 260 may also count toward the Controlled Electives requirement.
- Demonstrate proficiency in solving chemical mathematical problems.
- Demonstrate proficiency in describing atomic structure, bonding and periodic trends.
- Demonstrate proficiency in naming and writing chemical formulas.
- Demonstrate proficiency in writing balanced chemical equations and performing stoichiometric calculations.
- Demonstrate proficiency in predicting the outcome of chemical reactions.
- Demonstrate proficiency in assembling laboratory glassware and performing laboratory techniques.
- Demonstrate proficiency in making and recording experimental observations and interpreting the results.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.