Chemistry Courses

Chem 3: Introductory Chemistry

4 units, UC/CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 3 hrs lab weekly
Prerequisite: Math 253
Course Description: A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry. This is an excellent prepara-tory course for students planning to take Chem 1A.

Chem 1A: General Chemistry I

5 units, UC/CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 6 hrs lab weekly
Corequisite: Chem 106
Prerequisite: Chem 3 or Challenge Exam & Math 124
Course Description: A study of the principles of chemistry. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, bonding, nomenclature, formulas, equations, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, liquids, solids & solutions.

Chem 1B: General Chemistry II

5 units, UC/CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 6 hrs lab weekly
Prerequisite: Chem 1A (Grade 'C' or better)
Course Description: A continuation of Chem 1A in the study of the principles of chemistry. Topics include thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry & qualitative analysis.

Chem 12A: Organic Chemistry I

5 units, UC/CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 6 hrs lab weekly
Prerequisite: Chem 1B (Grade 'C' or better)
Course Description: A study of the principles, theories, and reactions of organic chemistry with emphasis on the relations of structure and reactivity.

Chem 12B: Organic Chemistry II

5 units, UC/CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 6 hrs lab weekly
Prerequisite: Chem 12A (Grade 'C' or better)
Course Description: A continuation of Chem 12A in the study of the principles, theories, and reactions of organic chemistry with emphasis on the relations of structure and reactivity.

Chem 106: Basics of Chemistry

2 units, CSU transferrable (not guaranteed)
2 hrs lecture
Corequisite: Chem 1A
Course Description: A course to be taken concurrently with Chem 1A. Consists of quiz, discussion, problem solving, and drill sessions. Designed to help students succeed in their study of general chemistry.

Chem 108: Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry

4 units, CSU transferrable
3 hrs lecture / 3 hrs lab weekly
Course Description: A course for health pre-professionals and non-science majors. Ideal for students planning to enter nursing and dental hygiene programs. Designed as the first chemistry course to assist students in biology and health-related professions. The focus is on the biochemistry of the human body. Health, nutrition, and basic laboratory techniques included.