Begin a Rewarding Career in Science

Chemicals are the building blocks of our existence. Every object in the world, living and inanimate, consists of a set of chemical compounds, which is why chemistry is at the root of so many industries and professions. San Jacinto College can help you get started down a road full of opportunities with our associate’s degree program. An Associate of Science Degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year or upper-level college or university.


CHEM 1305/1105 Update 

If you are in PTAC/INST/NDT programs, you are needing to take the CHEM 1305/1105 offered in the new CPET building, C-45.  We have partnered with the department to offer those students a particular lab setting that will help you in your budding career.  Please talk with Admissions or EPCC for more information so that you register for the right classes.  You can call our office as well, 281-998-6150 ext 1560 as well.

Summer is coming, why take classes?

Enrolling in a summer science course allows you to focus more on the subject matter.

You can complete your science credential in a shorter time period.

Summer semesters have more parking available.

Summer science courses keep you in the groove of studying and attending classes and helps avoid long gaps in your learning. 

Completing prerequisites during the summer semester allows you to stay on track towards graduation.

The Student Success Center in the library is open for help during the summer semester.

Most summer science classes are from Monday through Thursday, which lend itself to form effective study groups.

Why take classes in the summer




Career Opportunities

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree pathway in chemistry will be prepared for careers as:

  • Chemists $76,282*
  • Chemical engineers $125,362*
  • Environmental scientists $89,997*

*Source:, 2016 annual median salaries for Gulf Coast region


Contact Information

Rachel Garcia, Chair - Central Campus
281-998-6150 x 1882
Susan Starr, Chair - North Campus
281-998-6150 x 7395
Christopher Wild, Chair - South Campus

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