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Program Info


Stacy Dowd
Curriculum Chair, Natural Science
[email protected]
Smyrna Campus, MLA 210

Chemistry A.S. Tennessee Transfer Pathway

Program Description

The Chemistry program within the Natural Science Department is designed to provide you with an understanding of what chemistry means, how to identify the chemical makeup of certain matter and how to apply that knowledge for the creation of processes that form new substances. This program area will allow you an opportunity to develop a solid foundation for further educational and career opportunities.

You will be introduced to concepts:

  • atoms and molecules
  • equation writing and compound naming
  • the classification of common elements
  • solids and liquids
  • solutions, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics
  • carbon compounds
  • and more dynamic and interesting coursework that prepare students for bachelor's degree completion at any one of Tennessee's colleges and universities

Practical Experience

Students will be introduced to the following:

  • hands-on lab opportunities
  • making predictions
  • a study of fundamental chemical principles
  • an understanding of molecular structure

Career Opportunities

  • nursing
  • physical therapy
  • dietician
  • pharmacist
  • physician or physician's assistant