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Chemistry

If you like doing lab experiments and are strong in science and math, a degree in chemistry could be the right choice for you.  

In this program, you’ll learn about matter and energy down to the molecular level. Courses build a solid foundation in general chemistry and develop your understanding of the scientific method of experimentation, observation and analysis of results. You’ll also gain hands-on experiences in the lab.

Often called the “central science,” a degree in chemistry is excellent preparation for careers in a variety of fields, such as pharmacy, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, biotechnology, nutrition, medicine, dentistry and others. This pre-major program prepares you to continue your education by transferring to a four-year college or university at a junior standing.

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

What You’ll Learn

  • Explain advantages and limitations of chemistry models used to predict natural phenomena
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze experimental data in a laboratory setting; then draw scientific conclusions
  • Communicate experimental results verbally, visually and/or in writing
  • Solve chemistry problems by working in diverse teams
  • Apply critical thinking methods to analyze scientific information
  • Conduct lab experiments following personal safety protocols and rules for safe/environmentally sound handling of chemicals

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, we will support you along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1.
  Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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Total Credits: 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ANTH& 206
Cultural Anthropology
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose 1 course from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 241
Organic Chemistry I
3
CHEM& 251
Organic Chemistry Lab I
2
SOC& 201
Social Problems
5
Choose 1 course from:
PHYS 101
General Physics
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 242
Organic Chemistry II
5
CHEM& 252
Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
Choose 1 course from:
PHYS 103
General Physics
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Total Credits
 
17

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CHEM& 243
Organic Chemistry III
3
CHEM& 253
Organic Chemistry Lab III
2
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Choose 1 course from:
PHYS 102
General Physics
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Total Credits
 
15

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the AS-T1 - Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Science, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AS-T1)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,367
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,512
  • International

    $
    21,284
  • Books

    $
    1,757
  • Course Fees

    $
    128
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,528

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Adriana Bishop
    Adriana Bishop
    Chemistry
    B.S., M.S., University of Houston, Clear Lake; additional study: University of Texas, Galveston
    Adriana.Bishop@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3659
  • Devika Gates
    Devika Gates
    Chemistry
    B.S., University of Washington; Ph.D., University of Oregon
    Devika.Gates@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3652
  • Holly Lodoen
    Holly Lodoen
    Instr&Classroom Supt Tch2
    Holly.Lodoen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3656
  • Joanna Petridou-Fischer
    Joanna Petridou-Fischer
    Chemistry
    B.S., M.S., American University of Beirut, Lebanon; Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
    J.Petridou-Fischer@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3662

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Adriana Bishop

Department Chair
Adriana.Bishop@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3659

Joanna Petridou-Fischer

Faculty
J.Petridou-Fischer@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3662

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115