The Chemistry Department offers lower division chemistry classes to chemistry novices, pre-allied health students, pre-health professional students, AA degree candidates, and or course science majors. Whether you are just starting your college life or are in the middle of creating a transfer plan, the Columbia College Chemistry Team has the classes you need for your future.

Programs

Transfers and Degree Opportunities (click on the degree for it’s SLOs)


• All chemistry classes fulfill area 5A for IGETC transfer credit to UC and CSU Campuses.
• All chemistry classes fulfill breadth requirements for area B1 and all but CHEM 20 fulfill area B3 for graduation requirements with an AA or AS at Columbia College.
• AS degrees that include chemistry in the program:
SCIENCE:
     Emphasis in Physical Science
     Emphasis in Biology
     Emphasis in Earth Science
     Emphasis in Environmental Science
     Emphasis in General Science
ALLIED HEALTH
POST-SECONDARY STUDIES DEGREE:
     Emphasis in Biological Sciences
     Emphasis in Computer Science
     Emphasis in Environmental Sciences
     Emphasis in Physical Sciences
     Emphasis in Pre-Engineering
• AA degrees which include chemistry as part of the program:
LIBERAL STUDIES:
     Emphasis in Elementary Teaching Preparation
     Emphasis in Science

Department

Chemistry Department SLOs

Mission and Goals of the Department


The Chemistry Department endeavors to develop within our community a scientific realization of the underlying physical and chemical characteristics of the world around us by offering the highest quality chemical education available. Our educational team seeks to:
• Raise intellectual aspiration and educational achievement.
• Develop knowledge and apply models to issues of social and economic importance.
• Provide a diverse and comprehensive range of learning activities that utilize existing and emerging technologies.
• Develop a sense of ethics and integrity within our students.
• Contribute thinkers to the workforce.
• Foster effectiveness in collaboration and interdisciplinary work.
• Encourage understanding and respect in academic and human relationships.

Courses

Chem 1A
Chem 1B
Chem 10
Chem 11
Chem 12
Chem 20