Chemistry

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
Year Established
2017
Program Code
CHEMISTRY.AS
Degree Type
Associate in Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632, steminfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122
Faculty Contact
Paul Root: 313-845-6312, pdroot@hfcc.edu, Science Bldg, Room: J-016A

Program Description

Description

Prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution to pursue an American Chemical society approved chemistry major. It was designed in collaboration with several university chemistry departments to ensure maximum transferability into the various programs they offer.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of general chemistry and organic chemistry typified in the ACS Guidelines for Chemistry in Two Year College Programs (a document generated by the American Chemical Society).
  • Conduct an experiment: analyze and interpret results, orally or in written format, either individually or in a team setting while displaying courtesy and professionalism in behavior and attitude.
  • Present experimental results, orally or in written format, either individually or in a team setting.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in lab techniques including proper use and care of standard lab equipment.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of safe and environmentally sound lab procedures.
  • Discriminate between lab procedures with differing environmental/safety impacts to select the better.
  • Evaluate chemical literature in both traditional library resources and electronic media.
  • Design a chemical synthesis.
  • Evaluate the cost effectiveness of a chemical synthesis.
Career Opportunities

The nature of this program is to serve as a transfer degree into a 4-year or longer degree at another college or university.


General Education

Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Credit Hours
16.00

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours
3.00

Program Requirements

Elective Hours
7.00
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00