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Associate in Science – Chemical Technology: Pre-Major (2019-2020)

Four-Year College/University Transfer Program
Associate Degree
School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 20-800-2


For Information: 414-297-6584
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC

Overview — The Associate in Science degree with Chemical Technology emphasis provides the first two years of bachelor's degree credit courses that will transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

MATC offers students state-of-the-art labs on its Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The coursework helps prepare students for transfer to a four-year chemistry degree, as well as give them the skills needed to work in an industrial chemistry lab.

Students who plan to transfer should consult with the four-year college/university regarding specific requirements for a major. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

Also see the Four-Year College/University Transfer Agreements section on matc.edu for more details.


Admission Requirement

  • A high school diploma or GED

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Effective Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Global Awareness
  • Analytical/Critical Thinking
  • Professionalism
  • Scientific Method

Full description of each Program Learning Outcome is listed below, after the curriculum requirements.

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Associate in Science
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Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to four-year institutions.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 


ENGLISH - Six Credits Are Required 




English 1 ‡




English 2 ‡



SPEECH - Three Credits Are Required




Elements of Speech




(or) SPEECH-203 Interpersonal Communication
(or) SPEECH Intercultural Communication


HUMANITIES - Nine Credits Are Required



Select nine credits from 200-level courses in the humanities (such as English, music, art, foreign language, speech). Examples: SPEECH-212, FLANG-214.

Three credits must be in 200-level diversity/ethnic studies courses.

Three credits must be in 200-level fine arts courses.
Examples: MUSIC-205, ART-201.


SOCIAL SCIENCES - Nine Credits Are Required



The nine credits must be taken from at least three of these five areas:

1. ECONOMICS- ECON-195 or any 200-level ECON course

2. SOCSCI-203   Introduction to Sociology

3. PSYCH-231     Introductory Psychology

4. SOCSCI-221   American National Government and Politics Today 
(or) SOCSCI-222 American State and Local Government

5. HISTORY        Any 200-level HIST course


WORLD/FOREIGN LANGUAGE - Four Credits Are Required



This requirement may be waived if student has successfully completed four high school semesters of the same foreign language with a grade of C or higher; the four waived credits must be made up by another 200-level course. Students may earn retroactive credit and credit by exam. Strongly recommended: Take two semesters of the same language if not already taken in high school.




NATURAL SCIENCES - 20 Credits Are Required   20  

NATSCI-211  Chemistry 1 ‡ 
NATSCI-212  Chemistry 2 ‡ 
NATSCI-215  Quantitative Analysis ‡ 
NATSCI-217  Organic Chemistry 1 ‡ 
NATSCI-219  Organic Chemistry Lab ‡


MATHEMATICS - Five Credits Are Required



MATH-231  Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 ‡


PHYSICAL EDUCATION - Three Credits Are Required                             


Select any 200-level PHYED course


ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES - Seven Credits Are Required                         


CHEMT-103 Introduction to Chemical Technology
CHEMT-107 Industrial Methods of Analysis
CHEMT-109 Chemical Processes ‡


Successful completion of this degree requires a grade-point average of 2.0 (C) or higher, with 25% of the credits taken at MATC.

‡ Prerequisite required.
Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes (full description)

The Associate of Science degree (AS) prepares students with the necessary academic and practical skills to complete a program of general education study and successfully transfer to a four-year college/university or to the workforce. The Associate of Science requires coursework to prepare students to enter into many different areas of study, emphasizing the Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Specifically, program learning outcomes for graduates of the AS degree include the following:

  • Effective Communication - In writing, speaking and listening.

    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Communication Career Essential.

  • Information Literacy - Students will possess basic skills to access, evaluate, and use information technology to support academic, community, and career-related interests.

    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Technological Competency Career Essential.

  • Global Awareness - Students will be able to explain cultural difference and its importance, identify global interdependencies, and work productively with cultural differences.

    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Global Awareness Career Essential.

  • Analytical/Critical Thinking - Students will be able to perform analyses of messages, problems, or issues using a logically structured approach such as qualitative, quantitative, scientific, logical, critical or other human reasoning systems.

    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Effective Problem Solving Career Essential.

  • Professionalism - Students will display the behaviors of successful students and pre-professionals, identify the individual behaviors conducive to learning and succeeding in college, and display the abilities to interact successfully in classes, with instructors, other students, and student life personnel.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.
  • Scientific Method - Students will be able to conduct research by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesize results in an academic document.
    This outcome is aligned with MATC’s Professionalism Career Essential.

With additional education and work experience, graduates may find employment in a variety of fields and occupations.

Page updated April 2019.