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Department of Biology and Chemistry

Maria IsazaWelcome to the Biology and Chemistry Department!

You've come to the right place whether you are:
  • Beginning a career in the sciences
  • Planning to transition into the sciences from your current career
  • Completing general education courses to complete a degree in a different field

Did you know?

  • New Jersey has the highest concentration of companies in the biological and chemical industries.
  • Exciting career opportunities for college graduates in New Jersey include:
    • Biotechnology
    • Environmental Science
    • Food science
    • Forensic Sciences
    • Healthcare
    • Petrochemicals
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Science Education

Let us help you achieve your goals!

We can help by providing you with:

  • Enthusiastic and dedicated faculty members who have the knowledge and experience to guide you
  • A wide range of courses to help you achieve your goals
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and equipment
  • The marketable skills you need to launch an exciting career in the sciences
  • A solid foundation of knowledge, as well as critical thinking and problem solving skills

Our Associate in Science (A.S.) programs in Biology and Chemistry

can prepare you with specialized tracks:

Biology tracks:

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  • Traditional. This is the most general track, designed to prepare you for later specialization.
  • Health Related. This track prepares you for entry into healthcare fields and occupations such as nursing, physician assistant, optometry, or podiatry.
  • Pre-Professional/Scientific. This is the most demanding track, preparing you to major in many fields of biology or to attend professional schools: medical, dental, veterinary and others.
  • Environmental. This track prepares you for various majors in the environmental field. Students may also take field courses in Marine Science since the Department is a member of the Marine Sciences Consortium.
  • Education (Click to visit the Education page). This track prepares you for a for a career in teaching biology.
  • Nutrition. This track prepares students for fields such as Registered Dietician (RD) or Dietetic Technicians, Registered (DTR).

Chemistry tracks:

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  • Chemistry. This track prepares you to major in any chemistry or biochemistry field, and also is designed for students preparing for medical, dental or veterinary school, including those with previous degrees.
  • Education. This track prepares you for a for a career in teaching chemistry.

Our Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) programs

Our A.A.S. Programs are specifically designed to further your career goals by:
  • emphasizing hands-on skills using state-of-the-art equipment and providing a direct entry pathway into the job market at the technician level.
  • providing access to valuable opportunities to work in industry while acquiring college credit.

More than 80% of graduates continue on for further degrees.

Our A.A.S. Programs include:
  • Biotechnology (Visit our Biotechnology page here) provides training in molecular genetics, DNA fingerprinting, and the use of the state-of-the-art instrumentation currently used in the biotechnology field. This Program is designed to prepare you for a technician-level position in several industries.
  • Chemical Technology (Visit our Chemical Technology page here) allows you to master techniques in analytical chemistry and in high tech instrumentation including GC, HPLC, FTIR and many others that are used in all branches of the chemical industry. This Program is designed to prepare you for a technician-level position in several industries, and is approved by the Program Approval Service of the American Chemical Society. CCM is proud to be one of only ten colleges in the nation to have this certification.
  • Environmental Technology (Visit our Environmental Technology page here) provides opportunity for field studies and mastering a variety environmental techniques including water quality analysis and high tech instrumentation. This Program prepares you for a variety of occupations as an environmental technician. You may also take field courses in Marine Sciences.

Whether you plan to take a single course with us or intend to complete a degree program, your future begins here.
Our only goal is to help you achieve your dreams, so contact us today!

Maria Isaza, Chairperson
Department of Biology and Chemistry

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