Mission College Chemistry Department

Dept Chair: Ashley Piekarski, Ph.D.
email: ashley.piekarski@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5269
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Division: Math & Science
Division Chair: Clement Lam

The Chemistry Program at Mission College consists of:

  • A series of chemistry courses designed to meet transfer requirements for physical and biological science majors.
  • A series of courses intended for students majoring in fields other than chemistry, biology, or physical science.
  • A course designed specifically for students who require preparation or review of the more basic chemical concepts.

All chemistry courses at Mission College include a practical component where students conduct hands-on chemical experimentation in a modern, well-equipped laboratory.

Highlights
  • An outstanding chemistry faculty striving to maintain an aggressive and well-respected chemistry program.
  • Ample contact with the instructor and the relaxed atmosphere that only a limited class size can offer.
Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the major in Chemistry, students will be able to understand fundamental chemical concepts and techniques.

Career Options:
  • Chemist
  • Physician
  • Biologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Physicist
  • Allied Health Professional
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Veterinarian
  • Geologist/Geochemist

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.

AA Degree/Certificate
  • Physical Science
Catalog Information/Courses