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CHEM-100

Concepts of Chemistry I

Credit(s): 4

CHEM 100 is an introduction to chemistry as it relates to modern technological society. It is designed for non-science majors who would like to learn about chemistry in the context of their everyday lives. Upon completion of CHEM 101, CHEM 100 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. CHEM 100 fulfills a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S. and A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Corequisites: CHEM-100L

CHEM-101

Introduction to Essentials of General Chemistry I

Credit(s): 4

CHEM 101 is a survey of the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry that includes quantitative concepts and development of problem solving methods. This course is designed for general education majors. It can be used by students as preparation for CHEM 111. It also satisfies chemistry requirements for allied health majors. Upon completion of CHEM 101, CHEM 100 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab sceince credits. This course satisfies a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Math-025 or higher with grade of C- or better or COMPASS Algebra > 40, ACT Math > 18, or SAT Math > 430.
Corequisites: CHEM-101L

CHEM-102

Introduction to Essentials of General Chemistry II

Credit(s): 4

CHEM 102 is a continuation of CHEM 101 and surveys basic concepts of organic and biochemistry. It is designed for health science degrees and to satisfy general core requirements. CHEM 102 satisfies a laboratory science requirement for the A.S. and A.A. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CHEM-101 or passing scores on an ACS examination held during the first week the class meets and an assessment of laboratory skills equivalent to CHEM-101L.
Corequisites: CHEM-102L

CHEM-105

General, Organic and Biochemistry

Credit(s): 4

This introductory course provides a general overview of inorganic, organic and biological chemistry topics with a health care emphasis. CHEM 105 is designed to provide necessary chemistry background for subsequent classes in the health care field. CHEM 105 will count as elective science credits only and will not satisfy core lab science credits. CHEM 105 will not satisfy the chemistry prerequisite for CHEM 111. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-025 with a grade of C- or higher or earn appropriate test score: COMPASS Algebra >40, ACT >18 or SAT>430.
Corequisites: CHEM-105L

CHEM-111

Principles of General College Chemistry I

Credit(s): 5

CHEM 111 is a study of matter and its interactions, including properties of matter, changes that it undergoes, and energy changes that accompany these processes. Emphasis is on concepts and problem solving, however many applications are examined. Students entering CHEM 111 are expected to have some chemistry background. This may be satisfied by completing at least one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 101. CHEM 111 satisfies a laboratory science requirement for the A.S., A.A., and A.A.S. degrees, and is a required course for many transfer degree programs in sciences and engineering. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-108 or higher; minimum grade C- or COMPASS Algebra score > 40, ACT > 18, or SAT > 430.
Corequisites: CHEM-111L

CHEM-112

Principles of General College Chemistry II

Credit(s): 5

CHEM 112 is a continuation of a study of matter and its interactions, including properties of matter, changes that it undergoes, and energy changes that accompany these processes. Emphasis is on concepts and problem solving; however, many applications are examined. CHEM 112 satisfies a laboratory science course requirement for the A.S., A.A. and A.A.S. degrees and is a required course for many transfer degree programs in sciences and engineering. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-111 and CHEM-111L with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: CHEM-112L

CHEM-253

Quanitative Analysis

Credit(s): 5

CHEM 253 is the first course in the study of analytical chemistry for scientists. Students who are majoring in the physical or life sciences may take this course as an introduction to the basic concepts of quantitative analysis. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-112 with a minimum grade of C-.
Corequisites: CHEM-253L

CHEM-275

Carbon Compounds

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces students to aspects of organic chemistry important to life sciences. The course covers the structure, nomenclature, and physical and chemical organic compounds. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-101 or CHEM-111 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM-277

Organic Chemistry I

Credit(s): 3

CHEM 277 is the first course in a two-semester sequence of a comprehensive study of the principles and theories of organic chemistry emphasizing properties, synthesis structures, and reactions of organic compounds. CHEM 277 and CHEM 287 are required courses for transfer degree programs in chemistry, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, some engineering programs, and related fields. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: CHEM 278 is highly recommended, but not required
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-112 and CHEM-112L with a minimum grade of C-.

CHEM-278

Organic Chemistry I Lab

Credit(s): 1

CHEM 278 is the laboratory that accompanies CHEM 277. It is an introduction to organic laboratory techniques and spectroscopy, including organic compound synthesis. This course consists of three hours of laboratory per week. Lab: 3 hours per week Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM-277

CHEM-287

Organic Chemistry II

Credit(s): 3

CHEM 287 is a continuation of CHEM 277 and includes an introduction to biological molecules. Lecture: 3 hours per week Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 288 is highly recommended, but not required
Prerequisites: Complete CHEM-277 with a minimum grade of C-.

CHEM-288

Organic Chemistry II Lab

Credit(s): 1

CHEM 288 is the laboratory the accompanies CHEM 287. It is a continuation of organic synthesis and spectroscopy. This course consists of three hours of lab per week. Lab: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: CHEM-278 and prior successful completion or concurrent enrollment in CHEM-287.