Uncover wonders of the central science

At CLC, build your confidence in chemistry as you become a critical thinker and science enthusiast. Learn the fundamentals of matter and its transformations. Chemistry majors feel at home in a lab because they are in their element.

Chemistry is involved with, well, everything. This exciting and experiential field is essential to careers in medicine, biochemistry, biology, pharmacy, engineering and earth science.

Why study Chemistry with us?

At CLC, chemistry classes are brimming with active learning opportunities. Practice job-related instrumentation and techniques in interactive, supportive classrooms. Guided labs and demonstrations teach you to safely apply the chemical principles you learn during lectures.

State-of-the-art chemistry labs

As a chemistry student at CLC, you take classes in contemporary laboratories at the Southlake and Grayslake campuses. The labs feature open designs and active classroom technologies, including instrument laboratories, preparation rooms and storage rooms.


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  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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Courses in the program

We offer courses in general, organic and biochemistry, as well as environmental chemistry for non-science majors.

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