Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree

Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree

Program Description

Chemistry is the study of matter, or the substance of physical objects, with a focus on composition, structure, properties and change. Chemists are particularly interested in the properties of chemical bonds involved in the creation of chemical compounds. Upon completion of the Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree, students will have developed strong communication skills and grown in scientific and mathematical reasoning skills, as well as the ability to perform experiments in a hands-on environment. Chemistry majors have career opportunities in research labs, industry labs, teaching positions, environmental fields, pharmaceuticals or entrance into pharmacy or medical school.

Program Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of experimental and theoretical chemistry;
  • Explain and apply skills in analytical thinking and problem solving, and apply scientific methods to experimental data;
  • Demonstrate skills in laboratory operations including making accurate and precise measurements, preparing solutions, operating instrumentation, experimental design, and the interpretation and reporting of quantitative and qualitative data and results;
  • Communicate their own data and analysis in oral and written communications that uses tables and graphs, describes detailed experimental procedures, and clearly explains conclusions, in order to create clear and compelling papers, posters, or presentations;
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in the classroom and in the laboratory; and
  • Apply learned concepts to everyday situations and experiences and critically evaluate contributions to science reported in the media; identify valid approaches to scientific problem solving and reporting.

Transfer Opportunities

The Chemistry Transfer Pathway A.S. Degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an Associate of Science degree with course credits that directly transfer to designated Chemistry bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The curriculum has been specifically designed so students completing this pathway degree and transferring to a Minnesota State university may enter with junior-year status. Courses in the Chemistry Transfer Pathway associates degree will directly transfer and apply to the designated bachelor’s degree programs. Students should consult with an advisor for guidance regarding how to best meet the requirements of their intended baccalaureate program. Universities within the Minnesota State system participating in the Chemistry Transfer Pathway include:

  • Bemidji State University – BA, BS
  • Metropolitan State University – BS
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato – BS
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead – BA, BS
  • Southwest Minnesota State University, BA
  • Cloud State University – BS
  • Winona State University – BS

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the program requirements, students must meet the following conditions in order to graduate:

  1. College Cumulative GPA Requirement: cumulative grade point average (GPA) of credits attempted and completed at CLC must be at least 2.0;
  2. Residency Requirement: students must complete 25% of their credits at Central Lakes College.

Employment Statistics

For more information regarding employment statistics, career salary information and estimated job growth, follow the resource links below:

https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

Program Course Requirements

Required Discipline Courses (20 credits)

CHEM 1424*  Chemical Principles I (Goal 3)…………………… 5 cr
CHEM 1425*  Chemical Principles II (Goal 3)………………….. 5 cr
CHEM 2472*  Organic Chemistry I (Goal 3)……………………. 5 cr
CHEM 2473*  Organic Chemistry II (Goal 3)…………………… 5 cr

Required MnTC Courses (36 credits)

An associate of science degree requires a minimum of 30 credits selected from at least 6 of the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

ENGL 1410      Composition I (Goal 1) OR
ENGL 1420*    Honors Composition I (Goal 1)…………………. 4 cr
MATH 1477*  Calculus I (Goal 4) OR
MATH 1480* Honors Calculus I (Goal 4)………………………… 5 cr
MATH 1478*  Calculus II (Goal 4)……………………………………. 5 cr
PHYS 1411*    Classical Physics I (Goal 3)………………………… 5 cr
PHYS 1412*    Classical Physics II (Goal 3)………………………. 5 cr

Goal 1** COMM course………………………………………………….. 3 cr

Goal 5** course………………………………………………………………. 3 cr

Goal 6** course………………………………………………………………. 3 cr

Goal 7-10** course…………………………………………………………. 3 cr

Electives (4 credits)

Electives          …………………………………………………………………. 4 cr

GRADUATION REQUIREMENT – 60 CREDITS
*Denotes Prerequisites

**Many courses from Goals 1 – 6 also meet Goal 7 – 10. Credits count only once. Students are advised to select MnTC courses with multiple goal assignments whenever possible.

Program Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28
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