Careers in this field are very lucrative and the job market is better than the norm, nation-wide. At DC3 we have all the courses required for these majors in the first two years of a 4 or 5 year program at most transfer universities. It is a very rigorous program of study, however, and students have to commit to anywhere from 19 to 21 credit hours (not including summer school or dual credit obtained through a high school) per semester to obtain the maximum number of preparatory credits for a four year transfer degree. Refer to the catalog link below to obtain a list of the suggested course work per semester and individual course descriptions.
A 3-hour per week lab component accompanies each chemistry and physics course. DC3 has all the required lab equipment and up-to-date facilities needed for producing lab-competent chemistry students who are ready to transfer to a university.
Students who make an “A” in the first semester CHEM 111 course are invited to enroll in Honors CHEM 212—which meets at the same time each day as the CHEM 112 course but requires an additional one to two-hour commitment per week with the instructor in either the lecture hall or the laboratory.
Find your plan of study in the 2017-18 Course Catalog.