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CHM 1 - Chemistry
Presents basic inorganic and organic principles to students with little or no chemistry background. Can be taken in subsequent semesters as necessary until course objectives are completed.
Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-7 hours per week.
1-5 credits
CHM 5 - Developmental Chemistry for Health Sciences
Introduces basic principles of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Emphasizes applications to the health sciences. Laboratory is optional.
Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 1-7 hours per week.
1-5 credits
CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry I
Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Part I of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
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CHM 102 - Introductory Chemistry II
Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite CHM 101
4 credits
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CHM 111 - General Chemistry I
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part I of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
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CHM 112 - General Chemistry II
Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite CHM 111
4 credits
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CHM 121 - Health Science Chemistry I
Introduces the health science student to concepts of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry as applicable to the allied health profession. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
CHM 125 - Chemistry for Nurses
Introduces the basic concepts of general, organic, and biological chemistry necessary for practicing nurses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CHM 126 - College Chemistry for Engineers
Examines principles and concepts of chemistry with an emphasis on applications useful to engineers. Includes stoichiometry; atomic structure; chemical equations and reactions; chemical bonding and molecular structure, gases, liquids, and solids; materials science; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics: equilibrium; electro-chemistry; and polymers. Prerequisite: CHM 01 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits
CHM 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CHM 241 - Organic Chemistry I
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part I of II
Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHM 112
3 credits
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CHM 242 - Organic Chemistry II
Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Part II of II.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHM 241
3 credits
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CHM 243 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Part I of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CHM 244 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Is taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Part II of II.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CHM 260 - Introductory Biochemistry
Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Prerequisite CHM 112 or divisional approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
CHM 261 - Biochemistry Lab
Provides hands on lab experiences designed to reinforce the fundamentals of biological chemistry taught in CHM 260 such as biochemistry assays, enzyme kinetics, enzyme purification, chromatography, electrophoresis and use of western blots.
Laboratory 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CHM 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CHM 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CHM 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits