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.

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

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Science, Emphasis in Chemistry

SCC Program Description

The Chemistry program at Scottsdale Community College offers a full selection of courses applicable to the first two years of a college degree. We offer lecture-lab combined (AA) courses that allow for an immersive learning experience. Our courses transfer to ASU, UofA, and NAU and may fulfill pre-determined requirements specified in the CHM Course Equivalency Guide.

At Scottsdale Community College, you will find approachable, friendly, and talented chemists who will help you with your academic or professional career path. Our Chemistry facilities are well-equipped with technology and safety features to ensure high-quality learning and education.

The course descriptions for all our chemistry courses can be found in the Maricopa Find-a-Class tool, and course outlines and competencies at the Maricopa Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

Chemistry is often called central science as it connects mathematics with the physical, life, and applied sciences. Chemistry is the science of molecules and their transformations. Chemists study matter's composition, properties, and reactivity, synthesizing and discovering new molecules and materials. Since the transformation of matter is integral to the modern world, studying chemistry can lead to various careers. This degree also prepares students to enter aerospace, agriculture, biology, engineering, environmental science, and health science programs.

Course Format/Textbooks

Course Format/Textbooks

Classes are offered in various formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no-cost material your instructors provide. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.