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Chemistry is often called the “central science” because it connects the other branches of science. It focuses on matter – what substances compose it, their properties and how they interact. Chemistry helps those who study it understand the world around them. It covers a wide range of topics including the food we eat, the development of medical treatments, why leaves change color and even fireworks. LLCC’s chemistry program provides students a strong foundation with classroom and lab experience in contemporary, general and organic chemistry and prepares students for transfer to a four-year college or university. The college also offers additional opportunities for students in the LLCC Chemistry Club.
Careers in chemistry can be in such areas as research, product development, chemical engineering, toxicology, chemical health and safety regulations, industrial management, manufacturing, environmental health and public health. The employment of chemists is expected to increase 6.5 percent between 2016 and 2026. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the 2017 median annual wage for chemists was $74,740.
The following associate degree program is appropriate for those students interested in studying chemistry, chemical engineering, pharmacy and other related majors. Learn more about it:
Time to completion: 2 years
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- CHE 100 – Contemporary Chemistry, 4 credits
- CHE 101 – General Chemistry I, 4 credits
- CHE 102 – General Chemistry II, 4 credits
- CHE 201 – Organic Chemistry I, 5 credits
- CHE 202 – Organic Chemistry II, 5 credits
CHE 100 is offered every semester. CHE 101 and 102 are offered every fall and spring semester, and frequently, but not always, during summer semesters. CHE 201 is typically offered just during the fall semester, while CHE 202 is only offered during the spring semester.
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Courses for the chemistry program have standard tuition rates. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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