Students achieving a Chemical Tech Level 1 Certificate will be able to apply basic chemistry principles and laboratory skills needed to safely work in a commercial chemical lab with direct supervision.
The program sequence below is for Pathway 2 of the Beginning Chemical Technician (Level 1) Certificate. Pathway 2 is designed for students who are already pursuing an AS degree in chemistry. Students pursuing the AS degree and/or transferring and wish to add a CHEMT certificate will likely have already taken higher-level chemistry courses.
Review the SCC catalog for full course description and prerequisites.
|CHEM 400||General Chemistry I||5||CHEM 300 and MATH 120 or 124*|
|CHEMT 201||Careers in Chemical Technology||2||None|
|ENGWR 300||College Composition||3||**||See options #1 below|
* CHEM 300 with a grade of "C" or better completed within one year prior to enrollment in CHEM 400 or placement through the assessment process (ACS California Chemistry Diagnostic Exam) completed within one year prior to enrollment in CHEM 400 (students having taken CHEM 310, CHEM 305, or another chemistry course must complete the assessment process within one year prior to enrollment in CHEM 400) AND MATH 120 or MATH 124 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process. Both prerequisites will be checked at the beginning of the first class meeting.
** ESL 325 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.; or concurrent enrollment in ENGWR 80
|Option #||Instead of||Alternate Course||Title||Unit||Prerequisites|
|1||ENGWR 300||BUS 100||English for the Professional||3||ENGRD 110 or placement|
|BUS 310||Business Communications||3||
ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340
|ENGWR 302||Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking||3||ENGWR 300, ENGWR 488, or ESLW 340|
|ENGWR 488||Honors College Composition and Research||4||ENGWR 110, ESL 325, or placement|
|ESLW 340||Advanced Composition||4||ESL 325 or placement|