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Chemistry

Program Overview

If you are inquisitive about the world around you and enjoy building knowledge to arrive at logical solutions, you've come to the right place! Sign up today for our Chemistry program and begin an exciting and challenging career as a chemical technician or chemical equipment operator and tender. This program is a stepping stone to transfer to a university to earn a bachelor or graduate degree in Chemistry, where you can pursue a job as a chemist, chemical engineer, materials scientist, or a chemistry professor.

The Chemistry program will teach you the fundamentals of chemistry. You'll get hands-on experience in a laboratory setting, designing a procedure while exercising safety and mitigating risk. You'll also learn safety protocols and make informed, actionable decisions while practicing ethical, social responsibility. You'll come away from this program with new skills in analyzing, collecting, and reporting data in both formal and informal settings and the ability to think critically and collaborate with others in the quest to solve real-world problems.

Sign up today and make it happen!

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why GateWay Community College?

As a GateWay Community College student in this field, you are able to start your bachelor's degree at a significant savings. Through partnerships with our state universities, you are able to transfer many of your credits earned at GateWay. 

Review the course requirements for complete details, and work with an advisor regarding pathways to transfer credits to one of the state universities. 

GateWay Community College offers several courses in chemistry, from introductory to more advanced. For example, CHM091 - Preparatory Chemistry provides review of the basic concepts of chemistry, including matter, energy and chemical characteristics of atoms. Other courses include:

  • Preparation for Fundamental Chemistry
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • General Chemistry I
  • Fundamental Organic Chemistry

Program Location

Washington Campus

Program Cost Estimate*

Associate in Science: $5,774

*Please note that these are only estimates and do not include books. These estimates may change based on increases to tuition, course fees and book costs. Estimates are based on tuition rates for in-county students. Additional fees may apply.

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization. GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.