Analytical Chemistry Certificate of Achievement

Chemistry technicians play very important roles in analytical laboratories in academic, research and industrial institutions. They perform chores such as assisting instructors prepare materials for laboratory classes, assisting researchers collect and analyze scientific data, or gathering data for product quality control in industries.

At Berkeley City College we offer a two-year (four-semester) chemistry program designed to provide individuals with the analytical skills needed for entry-level employment as laboratory technicians in those institutions. At the same time, the Analytical Chemistry program at BCC also prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Students have to complete the minimum requirements to receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Career Opportunities

Entry level technicians in State and Federal laboratories, academic research laboratories, industrial, pharmaceutical and environmental health laboratories.


Required Courses Units
CHEM 001A General Chemistry 5
CHEM 001B General Chemistry 5
CHEM 012A Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 012B Organic Chemistry 5
CHEM 018 Analytical Instrumentation 3
CIS 001 Introduction to Computer Information Systems 4
Select two of the following courses (9-10 units) Units
BIOL 001A General Biology 5
BIOL 001B General Biology 5
MATH 003A Calculus I 5
MATH 003B Calculus II 5
MATH 013 Introduction to Statistics 4
PHYS 003A General Physics 5
PHYS 003B General Physics 5
PHYS 004A General Physics with Calculus 5
PHYS 004B General Physics with Calculus 5
Total Units 36–37