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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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: The following must be met: (1)Developmental Math 0091 or Developmental Math 0098 or equivalent or higher, 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


CHEM 1406 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at CVC, EFC, MVC, NLC

Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis)
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: The following must be met: (1) DMAT 0090 or higher or the equivalent AND (2) DREA 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


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

Introductory Chemistry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 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


CHEM 1411 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

General Chemistry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or equivalent academic preparation AND Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard. High school chemistry is strongly recommended.
Course Description: Fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, properties of gases, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. Basic laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of general chemistry, introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015403


CHEM 1412 (4 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

General Chemistry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1411. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Course Description: Chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Basic laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of general chemistry, introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015703


CHEM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, MVC

Academic Cooperative
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1412. One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 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., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015303


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1412.
Course Description: Fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Methods for the purification and identification of organic compounds will be examined. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of organic chemistry I. This course is intended for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203


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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: CHEM 2423.
Course Description: Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of Organic Chemistry II. This course is intended for students in science or pre-professional programs. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045203



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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