If you’re not a part of the solution, you’re a part of the precipitate.  But don’t worry, chemists have all the solutions!  Start your Life.Changing career in Chemistry with Indian Hills today!

Campus Ottumwa and Centerville Campuses
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Science Degree in Chemistry (A.S.)


How often do we make chemistry jokes? Only periodically! Our Chemistry Program at Indian Hills is designed to help you keep an “ion” your Life.Changing. future! We provide you with the foundation in using and understanding chemical facts, concepts, and theories needed for success! In addition, you will learn how to use various techniques and tools in the lab, use critical thinking skills, and employ analytic and problem-solving skills to REAL-world challenges! What are you waiting for? Let’s get your education in motion!  


What you will learn:
  • The scientific method; fundamental principles of matter and measurement; atoms, molecules and ions; mass relationships in chemical reactions; reactions in aqueous solutions; and gases
  • Thermochemistry; quantum theory and electronic structure of atoms; periodic relationships among the elements; chemical bonding and intermolecular forces; and liquids and solids
  • Physical properties of solutions; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; acid-base equilibria and solubility equilibria; entropy, free energy, and equilibrium; and electrochemistry
  • Relationships between structure and properties; alkanes and cycloalkanes; chirality; and alcohols and alkyl halides. A knowledge of reaction mechanisms is stressed
  • The study of nucleophilic substitution, structure and preparation of alkenes; addition reactions of alkenes, alkynes; and introduction to free radicals
  • Conjugation in alkadienes and allylic systems; arenes, and aromaticity; electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution; spectroscopy; and organometallic compounds


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of the Chemistry Program below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as a Chemist, Chemical Engineer, or Chemical Technician!


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Want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Heidi!

heidiHeidi Munsell, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1832 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1832
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