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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Chemical Engineering, A.S.

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The Associate of Science degree in Chemical Engineering will provide students with principles, knowledge, and skills required to begin a career in the fields requiring chemical engineering.  Students will take courses that will provide an introduction to the many specialties within the field of chemical engineering.  The Associate of Science degree in Chemical Engineering is intended to prepare students for transfer to the Bachelor of Science Chemical Engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU).  The program was developed in collaboration with NMSU's Engineering School to provide all of the courses in the first two years of their four year program.  Several of the courses in this program will be taught through synchronous distance education by the NMSU faculty.

For detailed information on the BSCHE Chemical Engineering Program at NMSU, please visit

Note:  Student must earn a grade of 'C' or higher in all courses to obtain a Chemical Engineering A.S. degree.

SJC First Year Experience Requirement: 3 Credits

Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites:

Initial placement into Math, Chemistry, and Physics is determined by coursework successfully completed in high school.  Students who did not complete high school chemistry will need to enroll in CHEM-1120  and CHEM-1120L .   Students who have not completed Intermediate Algebra, Pre-Calculus, and Trigonometry in high school will need to enroll in these courses before taking Calculus I.  Students needing all five of these courses will need to complete 18 additional credit hours of coursework to meet the degree requirements.

General Education Requirements: 28 Credits

Students completing this degree will satisfy 8 of the 10 required NM General Education Courses.  The remaining two courses (one course in Humanities, and one course in Behavioral and Social Sciences) will be taken during their junior and senior years at NMSU.  Alternatively, students can enroll in these two courses while taking prerequisite course material to graduate general education core complete.  

NMSU Chemical Engineering Courses: 17 Credits

In addition to the courses listed above students must complete 17 credits in the following courses through concurrent distance education from New Mexico State University and transfer back the credits:

CHME-101 - Introduction to CHEM Calculations 2 cr.SJC CHEM-101T
CHME-102 - Material Balance 2 cr.SJC CHEM-102T
CHME-201 - Energy Balances 3 cr. SJC CHEM-201T
CHME-303 - Thermodynamics 4 cr. SJC CHEM-203T
CHME-305 - Fluid Flow 3 cr. SJC CHEM-205T
IE-311 - Engineering Data Analysis 3 cr. SJC CHEM-211T

See the Dean of Science, Math, and Engineering for information on registering for these courses.  One or more of these courses will be taken each semester as you complete your San Juan College coursework. ​


Suggested Course Sequence for Full-Time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

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