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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 98 - 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
CHM 101 - Introductory Chemistry
Explores the experimental and theoretical concepts of general chemistry while emphasizing scientific reasoning, critical and analytical thinking. Designed for the non-science major. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion.
4 credits
CHM 101 Detailed Outline
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
CHM 102 Detailed Outline
CHM 110 - Survey of Chemistry
Introduces the basic concepts of general, organic, and biochemistry with emphasis on their applications to other disciplines. No previous chemistry background required.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in the lecture portion of the course to earn an overall grade of C or higher. Part I of II. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTE 1-9 and ENG 111 Eligible
4 credits
CHM 111 Detailed Outline
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. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in the lecture portion of the course to earn an overall grade of C or higher. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHM 111 with a grade of C or higher
4 credits
CHM 112 Detailed Outline
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 122 - Health Science Chemistry II
Introduces the health science student to concepts of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry as applicable to the allied health profession. Part II 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 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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
CHM 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
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. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: CHM 112 with a grade of C or higher
3 credits
CHM 241 Detailed Outline
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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): CHM 241 with grade of C or higher
3 credits
CHM 242 Detailed Outline
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 245 - Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Introduces various methods and procedures used in present day organic laboratories. Covers the general techniques, organic synthesis, and the use of common spectroscopic instrumentation; synthesizing a variety of compounds; and analyzing the products through physical properties and spectroscopy. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHM 112 with a grade of C or better; Corequisite: CHM 241.
2 credits
CHM 245 Detailed Outline
CHM 246 - Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Introduces various methods and procedures used in present day organic laboratories. Covers the general techniques, organic synthesis, and the use of common spectroscopic instrumentation; synthesizing a variety of compounds; and analyzing the products through physical properties and spectroscopy. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHM 245; Corequisite: CHM 242.
2 credits
CHM 246 Detailed Outline
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 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits