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4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Grayslake
English
23 August 2021

Program description

Chemistry

Chemistry is a transfer program housed in the Biological and Health Sciences division. Transfer programs are for students who plan to continue their education at a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree. Some students take chemistry courses to fulfill the physical science requirement for a transfer degree.

Admission requirements

All course prerequisites must be met. Additionally, students are required to select one course from the International/Multicultural list to meet graduation requirements. A grade of C or better is required for all English course requirements.

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.


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Program content

First Semester

  • General Chemistry I
  • English Composition I
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry I
  • Fine Arts Elective

Second Semester

  • General Chemistry II
  • English Composition II
  • Advanced Composition: Scientific and Technical Composition
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
  • General Biology I

Third Semester

  • Organic Chemistry I
  • General Physics I
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Organic Chemistry II
  • General Physics II
  • Social and Behavioral Science Elective
  • Humanities Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.

Qualification

Degree: Associate in Science

Career opportunities

You can qualify for some career opportunities with just an Associate in Science degree in chemistry; other positions require a bachelor’s degree or graduate study. Chemists are employed in many industries, from pharmaceuticals to agriculture to government agencies.

Potential Jobs with An Associate Degree

  • Lab technician
  • Forensic science technician
  • Sustainability/environmental technician

Potential Jobs with Further Education

  • Chemist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Teaching (high school through university)

Students with an Associate Degree in chemistry will have experience to work as laboratory or research assistants, and as pharmacy technicians in the following settings: academia, hospital, and industry.

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...


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College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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www.clcillinois.edu

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