Academic Catalogs

Chemistry

Our mission is to provide students with chemistry courses that teach concepts, problem-solving skills, laboratory and safety skills, and to assist students in the development of higher-level reasoning skills, such as synthesis and analysis

Department Contact Information

Dr. John Laux
jlaux@occ.cccd.edu

Chemistry Department Website

Credit Courses

CHEM A0201 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry 1  
Co-requisite(s): CHEM A220.

Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

This course covers problem-solving skills and strategies that enhance success in Chemistry A220. Topics include problems in organic chemical structure, nomenclature, reactions and reaction mechanisms.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A020

    CHEM A0251 Unit (18 lecture hours)  
    Problem Solving in Organic Chemistry 2  
    Co-requisite(s): CHEM A225.

    Grading Mode: Pass/No Pass

    This course covers problem-solving skills and strategies that enhance success in Chemistry A225. Topics include problems in organic chemical structure, nomenclature, reactions and reaction mechanisms.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A025

      CHEM A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
      Principles of Chemistry  

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      Non-mathematical chemistry for students not majoring in science. Emphasis on relationship of chemistry to the human body with particular attention to drugs of all kinds, food, metabolism, cancer and environmental contaminants. Includes concepts of structure of matter, bonding, acid-base chemistry, organic chemistry and thermodynamics. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A100

        CHEM A1105 Units (81 lecture hours; 45 lab hours)  
        Introduction to Chemistry  
        Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or higher.
        Co-requisite(s): CHEM A010N.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        Principles of inorganic, organic, and bio-chemistry. Not for those who will take CHEM A180 or CHEM A130. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis. C-ID: CHEM 102.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A110

          CHEM A1304 Units (63 lecture hours; 45 lab hours)  
          Preparation for General Chemistry  
          Prerequisite(s): MATH A030 or higher (or appropriate placement).
          Co-requisite(s): CHEM A030N.
          Advisory: Eligibility for ESL A060 or ENGL A099.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          Introduction to the principles, calculations, and laboratory techniques of chemistry for students planning to take CHEM A180. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A130

            CHEM A1805 Units (72 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
            General Chemistry A  
            Prerequisite(s): MATH A030 or MATH A045, and CHEM A130.
            Co-requisite(s): CHEM A080N.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            This course studies gases, solutions, reactions, bonding theories, acid-base, and redox theory. CID CHEM 110.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A180

              CHEM A1855 Units (72 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
              General Chemistry B  
              Prerequisite(s): CHEM A180.
              Co-requisite(s): CHEM A085N.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              Study of non-ideal solutions, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics and nuclear chemistry. C-ID: CHEM 120S as CHEM A180 and CHEM A185.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A185

                CHEM A2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                Organic Chemistry A  
                Prerequisite(s): CHEM A185.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                A study of organic compounds and their reactions from the standpoint of structure, mechanisms and kinetics. Introduction to spectroscopic methods of identification. C-ID: CHEM 150 when CHEM A220L is also completed.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A220

                  CHEM A220L2 Units (18 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
                  Organic Chemistry A Lab  
                  Prerequisite(s): CHEM A185.

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                  Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                  Theory and techniques of separation, purification, synthesis, and analysis of organic compounds including instrumental methods of chromatography and spectroscopy.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A220L

                    CHEM A2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Organic Chemistry B  
                    Prerequisite(s): CHEM A220.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                    Further study of the structures, reactions, mechanisms and kinetics of organic compounds. Introduction to biologically important compounds and natural products.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A225

                      CHEM A225L2 Units (18 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
                      Organic Chemistry B Laboratory  
                      Prerequisite(s): CHEM A220 and CHEM A220L.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                      Further applications of laboratory theory and techniques in the synthesis and analysis of organic compounds including instrumental methods of chromatography.

                      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A225L

                        Noncredit Courses 

                        CHEM A010N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                        Chemistry Skills for Introductory Chemistry Noncredit  
                        Co-requisite(s): CHEM A110.

                        Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                        Not Transferable.

                        This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A110 - Introductory Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A110. This course is expected to increase retention and student success and is a part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

                        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A010N

                          CHEM A030N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                          Chemistry Skills for Preparation for General Chemistry Noncredit  
                          Co-requisite(s): CHEM A130.

                          Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                          Not Transferable.

                          This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A130 - Preparation for General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A130. This course is part if the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A030N

                            CHEM A080N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                            Chemistry Study Skills for General Chemistry A  
                            Co-requisite(s): CHEM A180.

                            Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                            Not Transferable.

                            This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A180 - General Chemistry A. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A180. This course is expected to increase retention and student success in CHEM A180 and is part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A080N

                              CHEM A081N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                              Lab Skills for General Chemistry A  
                              Co-requisite(s): CHEM A180 or CHEM A185.

                              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                              Not Transferable.

                              This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional instruction and practice of the lab skills taught in CHEM A180 - General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A180 Laboratory. This course will be part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency and is expected to increase student retention and success in CHEM A180.

                              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A081N

                                CHEM A085N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                Chemistry Study Skills for General Chemistry B  
                                Co-requisite(s): CHEM A185.

                                Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                Not Transferable.

                                This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional practice of the concepts learned in CHEM A185 - General Chemistry B. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A185. This course is expected to increase retention and student success in CHEM A185 and is a part of the Chemistry Skills Certificate of Competency.

                                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A085N

                                  CHEM A086N18 Hours (18 lecture hours)  
                                  Lab Skills for General Chemistry B  
                                  Co-requisite(s): CHEM A185.

                                  Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

                                  Not Transferable.

                                  This is a non-credit course designed to provide additional instruction and practice of the lab skills taught in CHEM A185- General Chemistry. Students will develop skills necessary to successfully demonstrate competency in CHEM A185 laboratory. This non-credit course will be a part of the new Chemistry Skills Certificate and is expected to increase student retention and success in CHEM A185.

                                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM A086N