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Chemical Technology/AS

The associate degree program in Chemical Technology promotes an understanding of modern theory, applications and issues in chemistry; development of laboratory techniques and analytical skills; and enhanced communication skills with a focus on scientific writing. City Tech’s AS curriculum includes classroom and laboratory course work in general and organic chemistry; the curriculum also requires courses in calculus, caluculus-based general physics I and II, two elective courses in science or mathematics and all Pathways general education required courses.

The AS in Chemical Technology provides graduates with the foundations for a bachelor’s degree or higher in disciplines such as chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, education, applied mathematics and other related sciences. These programs may lead to admission to medical and dental schools, for highly qualified applicants. The AS in Chemical Technology also provides the preparation needed for transfer to professional schools in the health sciences in areas such as medical technology, pharmaceutical sciences and physician assistant programs. The majority of graduates pursue higher education in baccalaureate programs within the City University of New York.

We recommend that all students consult with faculty advisors in the Chemistry Department for assistance with their academic programs and selection of courses, as well as in their career planning. Students interested in continuing their studies in the College of Pharmacy at SUNY Buffalo or at the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at LIU should consult with their academic advisors and consider taking Biology courses including BIO 1101, BIO 1201 and BIO 2311.

The Chemical Technology program at City Tech is one of the few in the country to be approved by the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Chemical/Environmental Laboratory Technology program Approval Service (now part of ACS Two-Year Programs), signifying to industry that it meets quality standards similar to those of the most effective chemistry-based programs in the U.S. An articulation agreement with the Chemistry Department at Hunter College facilitates transfer to their BA in Chemistry.

Chemical Technology Degree: Learning Outcomes

  1. A sound understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including: atomic and molecular structures and states of matter; methods for measuring matter and energy; uncertainty in scientific measurement; chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics; conservation of matter and the changes in composition and energy that accompany chemical reactions; mechanisms of chemical reactions; electrochemistry and energy conversion.
  2. Skill in written and spoken communication, particularly in the field of chemistry and experimental science: facility with the language of chemistry, with chemical formulae and chemical nomenclature; facility with descriptions of chemical energy and chemical thermodynamics.
  3. Skill in experimentation and scientific method: knowledge and experience with techniques of chemical measurement and synthesis; understanding of the theoretical and mathematical principles of chemical analysis and chemical separations; experience with modern methods for spectroscopic identification of compounds.
  4. Experience in the discovery and development of knowledge through experimental work and in the spoken and written presentation, discussion and critical analysis of scientific ideas.
  5. Skill in problem solving, critical thinking and analytical reasoning.
  6. A sound general education, including coursework specified under the CUNY Pathways Common Core.

Degree Requirements

The College will grant an associate in science (AS) degree with a major in Chemical Technology upon satisfactory completion of the required 60 credits.

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE1

33 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE (4 COURSES, 14 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1475 or higher2 Calculus I 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4 credits)

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I 4

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 19 CREDITS)
In addition to the required course listed below, select one course from each of the following areas, plus one additional course from any of the five areas; no more than two courses may be selected from any discipline.

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Scientific World

CHEM 1210 General Chemistry II 4
One additional course from any group
Any Approved Course

Writing Intensive Requirement3

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 28 CREDITS

REQUIRED

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I Met as GenEd
CHEM 1210 General Chemistry II Met as GenEd
CHEM 2223 Organic Chemistry I 5
CHEM 2323 Organic Chemistry II 5
PHYS 1441 General Physics I: Calculus Based 5
PHYS 1442 General Physics II: Calculus Based 5

SCIENCE/MATHEMATICS ELECTIVES
Select 8 or more credits from the following:

BIO 1101 Biology I 4
BIO 1201 Biology II 4
BIO 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 2312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 3302 Microbiology 4
BIO 3350 Elements of Bioinformatics 4
BIO 3601 Biochemistry 4
CHEM 3312 Analytical Chemistry 5
CHEM 3412 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 5
MAT 1575 Calculus II 4
MAT 2675 Calculus III 4
PHYS 1117 Astronomy I 4
PHYS 1118 Astronomy II: Stars, Galaxies, Cosmology 4
PHYS 2443 Physics 3.3 4
PHYS 2605 Laser Physics and Photonics 4
MATH 1476L Calculus Laboratory 1
CHEM 2411 Special Topics in Chemistry 3
IS 9010 Independent Study1-3
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 28
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 33
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 61

1 For purposes of advisement, specific courses listed are “double-duty” courses: degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category. Students are not required to take these courses to meet their GenEd requirements; however, making a different choice may result in additional credits needed to complete the degree.