Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department serves more than 900 full- and part-time students each semester. We offer a dynamic environment in which to learn chemistry that includes a strong emphasis on hand-on use of equipment and instrumentation: from the simple–pH meters and visible spectrometers–to the complex–a Gas Chromatograph with a Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS) and a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer.

Chemistry Course Sequences and Prerequisites Handout

SCC/UCD Scanning Electron Microscopy Collaboration

Programs of Study

With an Associates Degree in either Chemistry or Chemical Technology, you can get a job as a chemical technician with an average salary of $20.64/hour (in 2012). The unemployment rate among chemical technicians is around 4% and has stayed 2-6% below the national average of unemployment. Chemical technicians use special instruments and techniques to help chemists and chemical engineers research, develop, and produce chemical products and processes.

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    Chemistry

    Chemistry is the study of the properties, composition, and transformations of all material substances. It is often called the “central science” since it draws from mathematics and physics and forms a necessary background to the study of all the earth sciences and all the biological disciplines, including the various… MORE >>

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    Chemical Technology

    The Chemical Technology Program trains students for a wide variety of scientific laboratory technician career opportunities. Students not only will be instructed in the theory and fundamentals of chemistry, but they will also be exposed to hands-on training with lab equipment and sophisticated state-of-the-art lab instrumentation. Students will be… MORE >>