The Chemistry AA program provides students with the necessary foundation in mathematics, science, and liberal arts to transfer and succeed in a baccalaureate degree program in chemistry. This program also premits students to complete the pre-requisite courses for application to institutions offering degrees/programs in pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, teaching, veterinary science, or other science curricula. Because the requirements of transfer institutions and their degree programs may vary widely, it is reccommended that students carefully review the program requirements of their chosen transfer institution and align their HACC course sequence with the program outlined in that intitutions catalog. Students who complete HACCs Chemistry AA degree will be admitted at the Junior-level in chemistry to any institution participating in Pennsylvania's statewide college credit transfer system. The complete program is available at the Harrisburg and Lancaster campuses. Some of the required courses are available at the Gettysburg, Lebanon, and York campuses, as well as through Virtual Learning.
This transfer curriculum is provided as a guide for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree granting institution. Courses in chemistry and related subjects are offered for students who expect to transfer to four-year college or university programs in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, teaching, veterinary science, or other science curricula.
This curriculum is designed to prepare students to:
- Transfer to, with the skills required for success in, a Baccalaureate degree program in chemistry
- Discuss and apply scientific principles and concepts
- Demonstrate an appreciation of scientific accomplishments and how they affect technology, politics, and society
- Apply the scientific method to solve scientific problems
- Demonstrate computer literacy in data manipulation and analysis
- Perform technician work in a typical laboratory while following appropriate safety procedures
- Demonstrate communication of results both orally and through written reports
- Appreciate accomplishments in the arts and sciences