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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.

SFCC is a MESA College

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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).

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, you will have support all along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!

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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
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • 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

Rudy Morrow

Administrative Assistant, STEM
Rudy.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4321
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