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Chemistry, A.S. (035.1) ♦


Allegheny, Boyce, North, South
Associate of Science

This program prepares the student with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in chemistry to transfer to a four-year institution. Graduates may earn a Bachelor’s degree and prepare for graduate training in many scientific fields.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Safely conduct chemical experiments and analyze and interpret the results.
  2. Apply fundamental concepts of chemical reactivity.
  3. Apply the knowledge of chemical substances to predict properties and interactions.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in writing formulas and names for inorganic, bioorganic and organic chemical compounds using the IUPAC system of nomenclature.
  5. Make use of dimensional analysis to solve chemical calculation problems.

Degree Requirements


First Semester


Total: 17 Credits


Total: 15 Credits


Third Semester


Total: 15 Credits


Fourth Semester


Total: 15 Credits


Minimum Credits to Graduate: 62


Transfer Opportunities


The keystone icon indicates that this particular CCAC program is a Pennsylvania Transfer and Articulation Center (TAOC) approved Associate Degree program. All credits earned in this program are accepted by any  state system college in Pennsylvania that offers a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, including California University of PA, Carlow University, Clarion University, Edinboro University, Indiana University of PA, and Slippery Rock University.

Other articulation agreements are available for students to complete the Associate Degree and transfer to La Roche College, Robert Morris University It is important that students consult with a counselor early in their program to develop a course plan most appropriate for the school to which they intend to transfer. See www.ccac.edu/articulation for details.