Chemistry, Associate of Science

Central New Mexico Community College

Date Posted: Feb. 8, 2017
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Associate (2-year) degree
Completion: 2 years
Commitment: Both


The Chemistry Department at Central New Mexico Community College started down a greener path several years ago, by re-writing their introduction to Chemistry lab manual to incorporate the principles of green chemistry. The department is currently working on incorporating more green chemistry into the General and Organic laboratory curriculum.

Central New Mexico Community College is a proud signatory of the Green Chemistry Commitment.

Learning Outcomes

Green Chemistry Commitment Student Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, we believe all chemistry majors should have proficiency in the following essential green chemistry competencies:

Theory: Have a working knowledge of the Twelve Principles of Green Chemistry

Toxicology: Have an understanding of the principles of toxicology, the molecular mechanisms of how chemicals affect human health and the environment, and the resources to identify and assess molecular hazards

Laboratory Skills: Possess the ability to assess chemical products and processes and design greener alternatives when appropriate

Application: Be prepared to serve society in their professional capacity as scientists and professionals through the articulation, evaluation, and employment of methods and chemicals that are benign for human health and the environment

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