Pharmaceutical and Laboratory Science

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: A1532)

Composed of a comprehensive collection of instructional and laboratory experiences directed toward readying graduates for entry-level positions in a wide variety of chemistry-based industries such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, paints and coatings, and electronic materials. The program curriculum is structured to equip students with many of the technical skills and competencies identified by the American Chemical Society as essential in the preparation of well-trained chemical technicians.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • The student will be able to apply knowledge and skills acquired from courses in chemistry to solve problems connected to the pharmaceutical industry.
Prerequisites
MATH 121APPLIED CALCULUS I3-5
or MATH 250 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I
CHEM 200GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5
CHEM 210GENERAL CHEMISTRY II5
Total Units13-15
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CHEM 150 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY 2
CHEM 180 COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN CHEMISTRY 2
MATH 122
APPLIED CALCULUS II
or ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II
3-4
PHYS 170
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
or PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS I
3
PHYS 171
COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I
or PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY I
1
 Units11-12
Second Semester
CHEM 190 CHEMICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 2
Select one of the following options: 4
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II
 
PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS II
and PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICS LABORATORY II
 
 Units6
Third Semester
CHEM 240 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 5
CHEM 250 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY 5
 Units10
Fourth Semester
CHEM 160 INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY 3
CHEM 242 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5
CHEM 244 ORGANIC ANALYSIS AND SPECTROSCOPY 2
 Units10
 Total Units37-38

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.