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Academic Programs - School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Chemical Technician
Associate in Science
HEGIS #5305
Chairperson: Peter A. Schaefer
Science Center, Suite 319, (518) 629-7453

This program has been deactivated effective Fall 2011 and as such, applications are no longer being accepted.

The Chemistry Department serves the college by providing a variety of courses designed to meet the requirements of other majors on campus. These courses reflect the background, preparation and ability of the students and enable these students to fulfill the educational goals of their major.

Students interested in pursuing a career in chemistry may choose from our Chemical Technology program or our Math Science/Engineering Science programs. Below is the program of study for the Chemical Technology degree.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Courses

Notes

High School Average

Math I, II and III or 3 units of equivalent academic math, Chemistry w/Lab (85 or above in each course)**

Physics recommended.

85+

** For New York state students, completion of Math A and B with the regents exam.

The estimated cost of books for the student enrolled in the first full-time term as outlined would be approximately $740.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS*  

Course No.

Title

Credit Hrs.

CHEM 110 Chemistry I or 4
CHEM 120 Freshmen Chemistry I  
CHEM 111 General Chemistry II or 4
CHEM 121 Freshman Chemistry II  
CHEM 205
Analytical Chemistry 4
CHEM 210
Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 211
Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 230
Integrated Laboratory 4
ENGL 101
English Composition I 3
ENGL 102
English Composition II 3
MATH 150 College Algebra with Trigonometry or 4
**MATH 160 Precalculus  
MATH 151 Analytic Geometry & Basic Calculus or 4
**MATH 180 Calculus I  
PHYS 140 Physics I or 4
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
PHYS 141 Physics II or 4
PHYS 151 General Physics II  
Elective 3
Computer Elective 3
Humanities Elective 3
Hum. or Soc. Science Elective 3
(1) Mathematics or Science 6-8
 
Total Credits Required
64-66

*or specific course equivalents as approved by the department chairperson.

**Recommended for students considering transfers. Courses MATH 175 and MATH 176 are equivalent to MATH 160 and MATH 180. Calculus I, Calculus II sequence may be taken with department approval.

(1) Students planning transfer should take an advanced mathematics course. Others should consider a Biology or Environmental Science sequence.

Transfer Opportunities to Chemistry Related Majors
General Chemistry I, II CHEM 110/111 8 credits
Freshmen Chemistry I, II CHEM 120/121  8 credits
Analytical Chemistry CHEM 205 4 credits
Organic Chemistry I & II CHEM 210/211 8 credits
English Composition I, II ENGL 101/102 6 credits
Calculus I, II, III MATH 180/190/210 12 credits
Physics I, II, III PHYS 150/151/250 12 credits

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDY
FIRST TERM
FORM 102 College Forum* 1
CHEM 110 Gen. Chem. I or 4
CHEM 120 Freshman Chem. I  
ENGL 101 Composition I 3
MATH 150 Coll. Alg. with Trig. or 4
MATH 160 Pre-Calculus  
PHYS 140 Physics I or 4
PHYS 150 General Physics I  
  Term Total 16
SECOND TERM
CHEM 111 Gen. Chem. II or 4
CHEM 121 Fresh. Chem. II  
ENGL 102 Composition II 3
MATH 151 Anal. Geo. & Calc. or 4
MATH 180 Calculus I  
PHYS 141 Physics II or 4
PHYS 151 General Physics II  
  Term Total 15
THIRD TERM
CHEM 205 Analyt. Chemistry 4
CHEM 210 Organ. Chemistry I 4
  Computer Elective 3
  Humanities Elect. 3
  Math or Sci. Elect. 3-4
  Term Total 17-18
FOURTH TERM
CHEM 211 Organic Chem. II 4
CHEM 230 Integrated Lab. 4
  Elective 3
  Humanities or Soc. Sci. Elective 3
  Math or Sci Elect. 3-4
  Term Total 17-18
*Required of first time, full-time students.

Transfer Opportunities to Chemistry Related Majors
General Chemistry I, II CHEM 110/111 8 credits
Freshmen Chemistry I, II CHEM 120/121 8 credits
Analytical Chemistry CHEM 205 4 credits
Organic Chemistry I & II CHEM 210/211 8 credits
English Composition I, II ENGL 101/102 6 credits
Calculus I, II, III MATH 180/190/210 12 credits
Physics I, II, III PHYS 150/151/250 12 credits