Chemistry

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Program Overview

The associate degree program in chemistry prepares students to begin upper-division work leading to a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or chemical engineering. It also provides some of the support courses required for the baccalaureate degree.

The graduate of the AA program in chemistry will:

  • Solve quantitative chemistry problems and demonstrate reasoning clearly and completely. Integrate multiple ideas in the problem solving process.
  • Apply problem-solving skills related to the nature of matter, solutions, phase changes, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, energy transformations, atomic and molecular structure, quantum theory, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, periodic properties, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
  • Design, construct and interpret graphs accurately.
  • Perform laboratory techniques correctly using appropriate safety procedures.

Location

Santa Maria Campus Bldg M207
LVC 
805-922-6933 ext. 3202

Hours

Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Closed on Fridays during the summer


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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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