SLCC General Catalog

Chemistry AS

Associate Of Science
66 credits minimum

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Program Description

The Chemistry Department offers a program leading to an Associate of Science degree. Required courses and laboratory instruction in this program provides the student the first two years of chemistry and related courses required for admission to baccalaureate major programs. Program also provides a solid foundation in chemistry necessary for admission to professional programs and for employment in chemistry-related areas.

Chemistry is also a discipline essential to training for many pre-professional fields as well as health sciences. All classes are transferable to other schools in the state system of higher education and most other universities and colleges.

Chemistry classes are offered at four levels:

  1. General one-semester survey class; fulfills General Education requirements for non-technical students;
  2. A two-semester health science series of inorganic, organic and biochemistry;
  3. A two-semester series of pre-engineering/pre-professional general inorganic chemistry;
  4. A two-semester series of organic chemistry.

Transfer/Articulation Information

 Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 6 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010 Intro to Writing 3 A WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
OR
ENGL 2100 Technical Writing 3 A ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better
         

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

MATH 1210 Calculus I 4 A Within the last year, MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits From One Of The Following

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

ECON 1740 Econ History of US 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score
HIST 1700 American Civilization 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score
POLS 1100 US Govt & Politics 3 A RDG 0990 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

LW Elective    1    

Student Choice (Intensive OR Depth) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

Student Choice Elective    3    

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite

Biological Science (BS)   3-4    
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4    
Humanities (HU)   3    
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3    
Social Science (SS)   3    
NOTE: Physical Science (PS) general education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework.

Required Courses (34 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semester

Prerequisite
CHEM 1210 Gen Chem I 4 F,Sp Math 1050 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score. 
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215
CHEM 1215 Gen Chem Lab I 1 F,Sp Math 1050 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score. 
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215
CHEM 1220 Gen Chem II 4 Sp,Su CHEM 1210.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225
CHEM 1225 Gen Chem Lab II 1 Sp,Su CHEM 1210.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220
CHEM 2310 Organic Chem I 4 F,Sp CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315
CHEM 2315 Organic Chem Lab I 1 F,Sp CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310
CHEM 2320 Organic Chem II 4 Sp,Su CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325
CHEM 2325 Organic Chem Lab II 1 Sp,Su CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4 A Within the last year Math 1210
w/ C grade or better

Complete ONE of the Physics sequences:

PHYS 2010 College Physics I 4 A MATH 1060 or 1080.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2015
PHYS 2015 College Physics Lab I 1 A MATH 1060 or 1080.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2010
PHYS 2020 College Physics II 4 A PHYS 2010.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2025
PHYS 2025 College Physics Lab II 1 A PHYS 2010.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2020

OR

*PHYS 2210 Physics Sci & Eng I 4 A MATH 1210.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2215
*PHYS 2215 Physics Sci & Eng Lab I 1 A MATH 1210.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2210
*PHYS 2220 Physics Sci & Eng II 4 A PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2225
*PHYS 2225 Physics Sci & Eng Lab II 1 A PHYS 2210 and MATH 1220.
Recommended coreq: PHYS 2220
  *Complete this sequence for U of U Chemistry major

 

Sample Schedule

1st Fall Semester

1st Spring Semester

2nd Fall Semester

2nd Spring Semester

Chemistry 1210 4 Chemistry 1220 4 Chemistry 2310 4 Chemistry 2320 4
Chemistry 1215 1 Chemistry 1225 1 Chemistry 2315 1 Chemistry 2325 1
Chemistry 1010 3 English 2010/2100 3 Physics I Lecture 4 Physics II Lecture 4
Math 1210 4 Math 1220 4 Physics I Lab 1 Physics II Lab 1
Lifetime Wellness 1 American Institutions 3 Distribution (2) 6 Distribution (3) 9
Student Choice 3            

Total

16

Total

15

Total

16

Total

19

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first-semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program. For students majoring in chemistry, Calculus I is considered the entry-level math class.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed below. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

Departmental Offerings

Course

 TitleCreditsSemesterPrerequisite
CHEM 1010 Intro Chemistry 3 A  
CHEM 1100 Prep Chemistry 3 A  
CHEM 1110 Elem Chemistry 4 A MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score
(MATH 1020 for Nursing).
Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1115
CHEM 1115 Elem Chem Lab 1 A MATH 1010 or appropriate Accuplacer score
(MATH 1020 for Nursing).
Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1110
CHEM 1120 Elem Bioorg 4 A CHEM 1110.
Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1125
CHEM 1125 Elem Bioorg Chem Lab 1 A CHEM 1110.
Recommended Coreq: CHEM 1120
CHEM 1210 Gen Chem I 4 F,Sp Math 1050 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score. 
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215
CHEM 1215 Gen Chem Lab I 1 F,Sp Math 1050 w/C grade or better
or appropriate Accuplacer score. 
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1215
CHEM 1220 Gen Chem II 4 Sp,Su CHEM 1210.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1225
CHEM 1225 Gen Chem Lab II 1 Sp,Su CHEM 1210.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 1220
CHEM 2000 Chemistry CO-OP 2-4 A Departmental approval
CHEM 2310 Organic Chem I 4 F,Sp CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2315
CHEM 2315 Organic Chem Lab I 1 F,Sp CHEM 1220 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2310
CHEM 2320 Organic Chem II 4 Sp,Su CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2325
CHEM 2325 Organic Chem Lab II 1 Sp,Su CHEM 2310 w/C grade or better.
Recommended coreq: CHEM 2320

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge of basic chemical concepts such as IUPAC nomenclature of small inorganic compounds, balancing chemical equations,  stoichiometry, states of matter and changes of state, gas chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics, and electrochemistry.
  • demonstrate recall and understanding of fundamental concepts, exhibit quantitative problem solving skills, correctly interpret provided data, and apply mathematical skills.

Substantive Knowledge

  • demonstrate knowledge of families of organic compounds including saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines.
  • demonstrate an understanding of stereochemistry.
  • evaluate and interpret spectroscopic data as it pertains to the study of organic compounds.
  • demonstrate the ability to correctly apply the rules of IUPAC nomenclature, correlate relationships between the physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic compounds with molecular structure and intermolecular forces, and predict the outcomes of organic reactions.
Communicate Effectively
  • demonstrate competence in basic laboratory skills including laboratory safety and hazardous waste disposal, safe handling and manipulation of chemicals, keeping a laboratory notebook, observation of physical and chemical properties, data analysis, and basic report writing.
  • demonstrate the ability to make chemical measurements using electronic balances and volumetric glassware and fundamental chemical instrumentation such as pH meters and UV/vis spectrophotometers, and to correctly record and interpret the data.
  • demonstrate the ability to make chemical measurements using advanced chemical instrumentation such as FTIR and GC/MS, and to correctly record and interpret the data.
  • learn to collaborate with others in the design of chemical experiments, data collection and analysis, and report writing.

Develop Quantitative Literacy

  • participate in the design and implementation of advanced chemical research.
  • demonstrate a familiarity with chemical literature
  • work collaboratively in data collection, analysis, and report writing.
  • present the results of their research at a national meeting of the American Chemical Society and/or publish their results in a recognized peer-reviewed journal.

Think Critically

Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally
Department Info

Division of Natural Sciences
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Science/Industry Bldg (SI) 341
801-957-4944  

Chemistry Department

Academic Advising
Science/Industry Bldg (SI) 209
801-957-4858

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Faculty

Professor
Neil Bastion

Assistant Professors
Luther Gidding
Ron Valcarce