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Bio/Chemical Engineering

Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS)

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Science Track 2 (AS Track 2) degree with a concentration in Bio/Chemical Engineering. Completion of this degree pens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including research and design, business, government, and industries in Bio/Chemical Engineering fields.Students ...

This pathway meets requirements for the Associate of Science Track 2 (AS Track 2) degree with a concentration in Bio/Chemical Engineering. Completion of this degree pens doors to a variety of careers in sectors including research and design, business, government, and industries in Bio/Chemical Engineering fields.

Students in this pathway develop skills in problem solving, critical thinking, verbal communication, analysis and research, computer and technical literacy, group communication and collaboration, interpersonal communication and leadership.

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS) Full time : 8 90-107

You may need more or fewer units depending on your transferred credits, individual situation, and goals.

Before Quarter One

Step 1: Apply and register at North Seattle College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Step 2: See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

Note about the sample schedule: Courses are offered in various formats and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90-107 Units

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List
CHEM&161
General Chem W/Lab I
6 units
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List
CHEM&162
General Chem W/Lab II
6 units
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
16 UNITS
To-Do List
CHEM&163
General Chem W/Lab III
6 units
MATH&163
Calculus 3
5 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
5 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan and confirm your program of study with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Engineering department at potential universities.
PHYS&223
Engineering Physics III
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
14 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Update your educational plan with your assigned advisor.
  • Contact Engineering department at potential universities.
  • Attend transfer events at North and universities of interest.
  • Write your personal statement for university applications.
CSC110
Intro to Cmptr Progming
5 units
MATH238
Differential Equations
5 units
CHEM&241
Organic Chem I
4 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Apply for financial aid for the upcoming academic year in Winter or Spring quarter to maximize your funding options.
  • Apply to universities and colleges and scholarships.

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Visual, Literary and Perf Arts
5 units
CSC142 or ENGR240
Choose a course
5 units
BIOL&211 or CHEM&242
Choose a course
variable units
Quarter 7
To-Do List
10 UNITS
To-Do List

 

BIOL&212 or MATH220
Choose a course
5 units
Individuals/Cultures/Societies
5 units
Quarter 8
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List
  • Check in with university for transfer plan.
BIOL&213
Majors Plant
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or Individuals/Cultures/Societies
Choose a course
5 units
Recommended: ENGL&235
Technical Writing
5 units

More Information

A Bio/Chemical Engineering pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

Bio Engineering 

  • Biomedical
  • Biochemical
  • Biological Systems
  • Bioprocess
  • Biotechnology
  • Biomechanical
  • Environmental Health

Chemical Engineering

  • Plant Design and Operation
  • Safety and Hazard Assessment
  • Process Design
  • Modeling/Control
  • Chemical Reaction
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Biological Engineer

A Bachelor's degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.

Once you complete this associates degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or a related field at a four-year college or university.

North Seattle College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. Graduates from North have also transferred to out-of-state institutions.

Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a North advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit North's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Contact

Program Coordinator
Jae Hyeuk Suk
email
(206) 934-4586

Math & Science Division

Location
IB 2424A

Division Contacts
(206) 934-3746
(206) 934-3748 (fax)

Mailing Address
NSC Math & Science Division
9600 College Way N
3N2429
Seattle, WA 98103

Dean
Vashti Bryant