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CHEM 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, RLC.

Chemical Calculations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Mathematics 0090 or higher or the equivalent AND (2) Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Chemical calculations are studied. This course is intended for students needing additional practice or preparation. Variable credit (one or two hours) is available. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 1204. The student may register for either CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1204, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025203

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CHEM 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC.

Chemical Calculations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Mathematics 0090 or higher or the equivalent AND (2) Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Chemical calculations are reviewed. Emphasis is on stoichiometry and chemical equilibrium. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 1104. The student may register for either CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1204, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025203

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


CHEM 1405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introductory Chemistry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: The following must be met: (1) Developmental Mathematics 0090 or higher or the equivalent AND (2) Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts are presented in lecture and laboratory including the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, properties of metals, nonmetals and compounds, chemical nomenclature, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction and solutions. Descriptive chemistry is emphasized. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


CHEM 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis)
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: The following must be met: (1) Developmental Mathematics 0090 or higher or the equivalent AND (2) Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This is a survey course introducing chemistry to allied health students. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, environmental/consumer chemistry. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

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CHEM 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Introductory Chemistry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This course is for non-science majors. It surveys organic chemistry and biochemistry. The reactions, syntheses, nomenclature, uses, purposes and properties of the important classes of organic and biochemical compounds are studied. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


CHEM 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

General Chemistry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Mathematics of 0097 or higher or the equivalent placement scores and CHEM 1405 (2) Developmental Mathematics 097 or higher or equivalent placement test scores and High School Chemistry and Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This course is for science and science-related majors. Fundamental concepts of chemistry are presented including measurement and the metric system, the history of chemistry, the mole concept, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, energy and chemical reactions, states and properties of matter, the periodic table, chemical bonding, atomic and molecular structure, gas laws, and concentrations of solutions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015203

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)


CHEM 1412 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

General Chemistry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1411. One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: This course is for science and science-related majors. It is a continuation of Chemistry 1411. Topics include states of matter, phase diagrams and intermolecular interactions; reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, modern acid-base theory, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, colligative properties of solutions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Topics may further include transition-metal chemistry, an introduction to organic chemistry and qualitative inorganic analysis. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015203

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CHEM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC.

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412. One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the physical sciences. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual students will set specific goals and objectives in the scientific study of inanimate objects, processes of matter and energy, and associated phenomena. (1 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015303


CHEM 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC, RLC.

Quantitative Analysis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412. Mathematics 1314 or Mathematics 1414. One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: A survey of methods used in analytical chemistry: gravimetric and volumetric methods based on equilibria, oxidation-reduction, and acid-base theory, spectrophotometry, chromatography and electroanalytical chemistry. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025103


CHEM 2402 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC.

Instrumental Analysis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412, Mathematics 1314 or Mathematics 1414. One of the following must be met: (1) Developmental Reading 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: The role of modern electronic instrumentation in analysis is explored. Topics include infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, gas chromatography, potentiometric titration, electrochemistry, continuous flow analysis, scintillation counting, electrophoresis, flame photometry, and atomic absorption spectro-photometry as analytical tools. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025103


CHEM 2423 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Organic Chemistry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412.
Course Description: This course is for science and science-related majors. It introduces the fundamental classes of organic (carbon) compounds, and begins the study of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, including nomenclature, structure and isomerism, stereochemistry, types of reactions, common mechanisms and syntheses. Lab includes synthesis, purification by distillation, extraction, recrystallization and chromatography, and identification by physical and chemical means and may include spectroscopic identification. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203

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CHEM 2425 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC.

Organic Chemistry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2423.
Course Description: This course is for science and science-related majors. It is a continuation of Chemistry 2423. Topics include properties and syntheses of aliphatic and aromatic systems of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, alcohols, amines and amides. Spectroscopy is included. Further topics may include polyfunctional and heterocyclic compounds, amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Laboratory includes spectroscopy and qualitative organic analysis, and further work in synthesis. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on May 28, 2010. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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