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Chemical Laboratory Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The Associate in Applied Science degree program for Chemical Laboratory Technology focuses on the study of the development, production and utilization of industrial chemicals, and methods used in modern chemical laboratories. The program can lead to employment as a chemical lab technician (working under supervision of senior technicians), engineer, or scientist in production or testing, as well as in commercial utilization of chemicals and chemical products.  
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

137

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

16 CH
Fine Arts & Humanities course...................................................,3​ CH
Social & Behavioral Sciences​ course............................................3​ CH
Human Diversity course...............................................................3 CH
 
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 140
College Algebra 4
Algebra of real and complex numbers, functions, algebraic and graphical solutions of linear, quadratic and systems of equations. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Additional topics from determinants, sequences, series, the Binomial Theorem, Mathematical Induction, and elements of the Theory of Equations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

31 CH
Chemistry
CHEM 201
General Chemistry I 5
Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermo-chemistry, the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids, and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for Mathematics 140 or higher and Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 203
General Chemistry II 5
Topics include equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and descriptive topics in organic chemistry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Chemistry 201, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 205-1
Organic Chemistry I 6
Fundamentals of organic chemistry, orbital and structural theory, aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, structural isomerism, introduction to functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, resonance theory, and spectroscopy. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Chemistry 203 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 207-1
Organic Chemistry II 6
Continuation of study of organic chemistry: alcohols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, functional derivatives of carboxylic acids, O, N and S containing compounds, heterocyclic compounds, spectroscopy; laboratory emphasis on organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Chemistry 205, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
CHEM 217
Intro Instrumental Analysis 4
Use of modern optical and electrical methods in chemical analysis: filter photometers; visible, ultraviolet and infrared spectrophotometer; gas chromatographs, radioactive counters, and pH meters; potentiometers; refractometers; polarimeters; and polarographs. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in (Chemistry 201 AND 205), OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harry S Truman
Mathematics
MATH 207
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I 5
Equations of lines, circles and conic sections, limits, and continuity. Derivatives and their applications to curve sketching, maxima-minima, and related rate problems. The antiderivative and definite integral, including change of variables and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 140 & 141 with a C or better, or completion of MATH 143 with a C or better, or ALEKS score of 76+, or COMPASS Algebra 43+ AND College ALG. 51+ AND TRIG. 51+, or ACT Math 24+, or SAT Math 560+ if before 3/1/16 (580+ if after 3/1/16)
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

18 CH
Students must select a minimum of 16 credit hours from the following courses:
Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 141
Plane Trigonometry 3
Definition of trigonometric functions, graphs of trigonometric functions and their universes. Applications to triangles, law of sines and cosines, trigonometric identities, equations, vectors and applications. Complex numbers in trigonometric form and DeMoivres Theorem. Calculators will be used. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 140 with a C or better, or ALEKS math score of 61+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 51+ AND TRIGONOMETRY 1-50, or ACT Math 24+, or SAT Math 560+ if before 3/1/16 (580+ if after 3/1/16) or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
MATH 208
Calculus & Analytic Geometry II 5
Derivatives of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions. Techniques and applications of integration. Indeterminate forms and L-Hospitals rule. Improper integrals. Infinite series and power series. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 207, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Physics
PHYSICS 235
Engineering Physics I: Mechanics & Wave Motion 5
Exploration of the laws of mechanics and wave motion using calculus to analyze practical and theoretical problems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 207, OR concurrent enrollment in Math 207 and Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
PHYSICS 236
Engineering Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism 5
Exploration of electricity and magnetism as they relate to fields, forces and energy using calculus to analyze theoretical and practical problems in lecture and laboratory. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Physics 235, and Math 207 and Eligibility for English 101 or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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Focus Electives

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