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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 Phoenix College?

Ever hear of a spectrophotometer? If not, you’ll soon learn its uses with Phoenix College’s hands-on classes in chemistry. PC’s chemistry program offers classes in general chemistry, organic chemistry, fundamental biochemistry, and all sorts of laboratory courses.

While our chemistry courses do not lead to any specific degree, PC does offer a multitude of courses to satisfy the natural science requirements or electives needed for a certificate or Associate in Science. Completion of our classes in chemistry can lead to graduate school or work in the pharmaceutical industry or as a chemist.

Next Steps

Discuss your course load with an academic advisor inside the Hannelly Enrollment Center (HC) at our historic, centrally located campus. Future chemists may contact the program director, Dr. James White, for more information.