Chemistry

The Chemistry program is dedicated to the success of all our students. We create a warm and open atmosphere for learning with extensive instructor interaction in small classes. The program includes five full-time faculty plus several adjuncts and a full time instructional technician. We provide a wide range of chemistry courses necessary to complete programs of study for both science majors and non-science majors.

Chemistry student with model of molecules

In addition to our state-of-the-art new classroom and laboratory facilities, the Chemistry program has an emphasis on hands-on use of equipment and instrumentation for general science laboratory experiments using pH meters and visible spectrometers. Students can also utilize instrumentation such as;

  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy FT-IR
  • Gas Chromatography with both Flame Ionization and Thermal Conductivity (GC-FID/TCD)
  • Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectrometer (LC-MS)
  • H-1/C-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR)

Associate in Science Degree

  • Biological Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Engineering

Associate in Arts Degree

  • Physical Education

Classes

  • CHEM 3A INTRODUCTORY GENERAL CHEMISTRY (4 units, 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours )
  • CHEM 3B INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY (3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)
  • CHEM 8 ELEMENTARY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3 units, 3 lecture hours )
  • CHEM 10 ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY (4 units, 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours )
  • CHEM 1A GENERAL CHEMISTRY (5 units, 3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours )
  • CHEM 1B GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS (5 units, 3 lecture hours, 6 lab hours )
  • CHEM 28A ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 units, 3 lecture hours )
  • CHEM 28B ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3 units, 3 lecture hours )
  • CHEM 29A ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (2 units, 2 units, 6 lab hours )
  • CHEM 29B ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (2 units, 6 lab hours )

Chemistry Flow Chart (PDF)


Most popular career choices

  • Nursing
  • Dental hygienist
  • Pre-med
  • Chemist
  • Biologist
  • Pharmacist

Visit the ACS (American Chemistry Society) for more information about careers and chemistry education.


Full Time Faculty

  • Jordan Anderson, Ph.D.
  • Derek Dormedy, Ph.D.
  • Shawn Fleming, M.S.
  • Brian Shamp, M.S.
  • Bret Wood, M.S.

Instructional Technician

  • Austin Fite, B.S.