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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Chemistry?

Chemistry is the key to the natural sciences. To understand astronomy, biology, geology, or environmental science, you have to first know how atoms and molecules behave. At WWCC, you’ll build a strong foundation of science concepts and skills that will prepare you to transfer to a four-year program. And you’ll be ready to take on the challenge of earning a advanced degree in Chemistry or another science.

Careers in Chemistry

Bring Sought-After Science Skills to the Table

Chemistry gives you a broad set of skills for the job market. If you love teaching others the joy of science, you could work toward a career as a teacher or professor. If you love seeing chemistry at work in the world, you could find jobs in manufacturing, engineering, agriculture or architecture. If you love research, you could work in a lab developing new products and materials. And eastern Washington has one of the highest concentrations of chemist jobs of any non-metro area in the country. So you can count on chances to use your skills right here in the Northwest.

Certificates & Degrees in Chemistry

Chemistry provides many of the terms, facts and tools you’ll need to succeed in science. That’s why many science programs require at least a year or two of Chemistry to get you started. If you plan to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, an Associate in Science is a good way to start. If you plan to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, you can start with an Associate in Arts.

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Chemistry Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the knowledge foundational to physical, life and/or sports sciences.
  • Test hypotheses in the laboratory or field using discipline-specific tools and techniques for data collection and analysis.
  • Use empirical evidence or mathematical models generated from observable phenomena to reach an informed conclusion.
  • Evaluate the validity of scientific information and reflect upon its implications.
  • Communicate scientific information effectively using written, oral, and/or visual forms.
  • Make decisions and propose solutions based on science regarding their own personal health as well as issues that impact their communities.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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