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					ChEMIStRy
  School of Physical Sciences and Technologies
Dean: Kathleen Schrader, DNSc
Academic Chair: John Davison, PhD
Faculty: Anthony Albert, PhD, Dale Carranza, Andrea Chen, Brian Clamp, John Davison, PhD, Walter Floser, Nancy Gardner, Laura Garfinkle,




                                                                                                                                                 C O U R S E S
Joshua Junker, Joshua Mandir, PhD, Jennifer McAdam, Upasna Sharma, Kiana Tabibzadeh, Jennifer Wilcox



Curriculum                                        Career Options                                   Associate degree
The chemistry curriculum is designed              Examples of careers for the chemistry            Associate in Arts Degree in
to foster an understanding of the funda-          major include the following:                       Chemistry
mental principles of chemistry in a variety                                                        Students must complete a minimum of
of applications—medicine, health-care             •	 Medicine
                                                  •	 Chemist                                       60 units of credit, including the courses
products, energy, food production,                                                                 in the major (“Major Requirements”)




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body metabolism, structural materials,            •	 Pharmacist
                                                  •	 Agrochemist                                   and general education requirements
microelectronics, and the environment.                                                             (pages 43-49), with an overall GPA of 2.0




                                                                                                                                                 P R O G R A M S
Students learn how chemical knowledge             •	 Biotechnologist
                                                  •	 Ceramics	Industry                             or better, and a grade of “A,” “B,” “C,” or
is derived, theorized, and applied in solv-                                                        “P” in all courses to be counted toward
ing problems in everyday life. They per-          •	 Engineer
                                                  •	 Environmental	Law                             the major. A minimum of 12 units must be
form experiments in a modern chemistry                                                             completed at Irvine Valley College. See
laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment        •	 Forensic	Scientist
                                                  •	 Geochemist                                    pages 34-35 for further information.
under the guidance of experienced fac-
                                                  •	 Government	Policy
ulty. In addition, students have an oppor-
                                                  •	 Metallurgist                                  transfer Preparation
tunity to enhance their understanding
                                                  •	 Oceanographer                                 Courses that fulfill major requirements
of chemical concepts and improve their
                                                  •	 Patent	Law                                    for an associate degree at Irvine Valley
laboratory skills through a series of com-
                                                  •	 Plastics	Industry                             College may not be the same as those
puter-aided lessons and exercises. The
                                                  •	 Software	Designer                             required for completing the major at a




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chemistry curriculum is designed to meet
                                                  •	 Space	Exploration                             transfer institution offering a bachelor’s
the needs of students who wish to pursue
                                                  •	 Teaching                                      degree. Students who plan to transfer to




                                                                                                                                                 d E P A R t M E n t A l
a major in (1) chemistry, biology, marine
                                                  •	 Technical	Writer                              a four-year college or university should
science, geology, physics, medicine,
                                                                                                   schedule an appointment with an IVC
engineering, or technology; (2) para-
                                                                                                   counselor to develop a plan of study
medical or allied health science, including
                                                                                                   before beginning their program. It may
nursing, dental hygiene, physical therapy,
                                                                                                   be helpful to meet with the department
or nutrition; or (3) liberal arts.
                                                                                                   faculty at IVC.



                                                       Associate in Arts degree
                                              Major Requirements: ChEMIStRy
                         Complete the following courses:                                             Units
                           * CHEM 1A       General Chemistry I                                           5
                             CHEM 1B       General Chemistry II                                          5
                             CHEM 12A	     Organic	Chemistry	                                            5                                       M A J O R S
                             CHEM 12B	     Organic	Chemistry	                                           	5

                                               ToTal uniTs:                                             20
                         * Students who have not successfully completed high school chemistry should
                           complete CHEM 3 prior to enrolling in CHEM 1A.

                         Recommended electives:
                         BIO	2,	5;	Mathematics	(at	least	first-year	calculus);	Physics	(choose	appropriate	
                         series, PHYS 2A and 2B or 4A and 4B).




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                          COURSES                                                                                           CHEM 12A: oRGAniC CHEMistRy
                                                                                                                            5 Units
                          CHEM 1A: GEnERAl CHEMistRy i                                                                      3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
                          5 Units                                                                                           transfers: CsU, UC credit proviso (see
                          3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab                                                                      UC course list)
                          transfers: CsU, UC                                                                                Prerequisite: Chem. 1B
                          Prerequisite: Math 253                                                                            This is a study of the principles, theories,
M A J O R S




                          Recommended Preparation: Recent                                                                   and reactions of organic chemistry with an
                          completion of Chem. 3 or high school                                                              emphasis on the relations of structure and
                          chemistry; concurrent enrollment in                                                               reactivity. The course is recommended
                          Chem. 106.                                                                                        for students whose major is chemistry or
                          This is the first semester of a one-year                                                          a related field such as medicine, dentistry,
                          course in chemistry intended for but not                                                          pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, or chem-
                          limited to majors in the natural sciences                                                         ical engineering. The following topics are
                          (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics,                                                       included: stereochemistry, aliphatic and
                          pre-medicine), mathematics, and engi-                                                             aromatic compounds, preparations and
d E P A R t M E n t A l




                          neering. Topics include nomenclature,                                                             reactions of certain organic compound
                          stoichiometry, gas laws, bonding, atomic                                                          families, and spectroscopic methods. NR
                          theory, quantum theory, thermochemistry,
                          liquids, solids, and solutions. Chemistry 1A                                                      CHEM 12B: oRGAniC CHEMistRy
                          is part of the General Chemistry course                                                           5 Units
                          sequence. It is recommended that                                                                  3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
                          Chemistry 1A and 1B be completed at a                                                             transfers: CsU, UC
                          single institution before transfer. NR                                                            Prerequisite: Chem. 12A
                                                                                                                            This is a continuation of Chemistry 12A.
                          CHEM 1B: GEnERAl CHEMistRy ii                     CHEM 3: FUnDAMEntAl CHEMistRy                   The following topics are included: prepa-
                          5 Units                                           4 Units                                         rations and reactions of certain organic
                          3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab                      3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab                    compound families, polynuclear and het-
                          transfers: CsU, UC                                transfers: CsU, UC credit proviso (see          erocyclic compounds, polymers, lipids,
                          Prerequisite: Chem. 1A                            UC course list)                                 carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and
                          This is the second semester of a one-year         Recommended Preparation: Math 353               biochemical processes. NR
                          course in chemistry intended for majors           This course is a study of the basic
                          in the natural sciences (chemistry, bio-          principles of chemistry. It is designed         CHEM 106: BAsiCs oF CHEMistRy
                          chemistry, physics, pre-medicine), allied         especially for the student who intends to       2 Units
                          health, mathematics, and engineering.             take Chemistry 1A but needs more prepa-         2 hours lecture
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                          Topics include chemical kinetics, chemi-          ration. Topics include problem-solving          transfers: CsU
                          cal equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium,           and calculation methods, nomenclature,          Corequisite: Chem. 1A
P R O G R A M S




                          thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and             chemical formulas, chemical equations,          Recommended Preparation: Prior com-
                          coordination chemistry. Chemistry 1B              stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic          pletion of or concurrent enrollment in
                          is part of the General Chemistry course           and molecular structure, bonding, gases,        Math 253
                          sequence. It is recommended that                  solutions, acids, and bases. Laboratory         This course provides the student with a
                          Chemistry 1A and 1B be completed at a             activities will familiarize students with the   strong background in the basics of chemistry
                          single institution before transfer. NR            use of basic equipment.                         through discussion, problem solving and
                                                                                                                            question sessions. The course introduces
                                                                            CHEM 4: intRoDUCtion to                         the fundamental laws, models and theories
                                                                               GEnERAl & oRGAniC CHEMistRy &                of modern chemistry. It includes a study of
                                                                               BioCHEMistRy                                 molecular structure, chemical bonding, states
                                                                            5 Units                                         of matter, the behavior of gases, and solu-
                                                                            4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab                    tions. NR
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                                                                            transfers: CsU, UC credit proviso (see
                                                                            UC course list)
                                                                            This course introduces major topics
C O U R S E S




                                                                            of general and organic chemistry, and
                                                                            biochemistry. The course is designed
                                                                            primarily for students planning to enter
                                                                            a nursing program, an allied health or
                                                                            paramedical field, the liberal arts, or envi-
                                                                            ronmental technology. The following top-
                                                                            ics are included: measurements, atomic
                                                                            structure, bonding, nomenclature, solu-
                                                                            tions, kinetics, thermochemistry, nuclear
                                                                            chemistry, equilibrium, acids and bases,
                                                                            carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes,
                                                                            nucleic acids, and organic chemistry,
                                                                            including common functional groups,
                                                                            nomenclature, and reactions. NR




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