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CHEM 1104 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Chemical Calculations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of 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: 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


CHEM 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Chemical Calculations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of 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: 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


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, 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)
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: 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 4005015403


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 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: 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 4005015703


CHEM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at 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., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4001015303

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CHEM 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at MVC

Quantitative Analysis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1412. MATH 1314 or MATH 1414. 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: 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)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Instrumental Analysis
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1412, MATH 1314 or MATH 1414. 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: 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 Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: CHEM 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


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: 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



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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