CHE 2A:  Introductory Chemistry I

Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer

Course Outline

CHE2A is an introductory level chemistry course that provides a survey of chemical topics deemed important to students wishing to pursue the RCC Nursing Program. This course also serves as a laboratory science general education requirement. Students looking to transfer to a four-year university in the biological or physical sciences or in engineering are urged to take the other introductory chemistry course currently offered: CHE3. Students may test out of CHE2A through an assessment test. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 2B:  Introductory Chemistry II

Fall/Spring

Course Outline

CHE2B is a continuation of the CHE2A course, with a focus on organic and biological chemistry. This is a good course to consider if you are planning to transfer to a nursing program outside of RCC. Topics include structure, nomenclature, and reactions of some organic compounds and drugs; structure and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; enzyme activity and inhibition. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 3:  Fundamentals of Chemistry

Fall/Winter/Spring

Course Outline

CHE3 is an introductory level chemistry course that provides specific preparation for transfer students pursuing a STEM field. This course is designed to cover a survey of topics and include calculations that will be presented in greater depth in CHE1A.            (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 1A:  General Chemistry I

Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer

Course Outline

This course surveys a wide variety of chemical topics for transfer students pursuing a STEM field. Details include structure and bonding, reaction types and quantities, introductory thermodynamics and solution behavior. These topics relate to subsequent courses CHE1B, CHE12A and CHE12B. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 1B:  General Chemistry II

Fall/Spring/Summer

Course Outline

CHE1B is a continuation of CHE1A with an emphasis on factors controlling reaction extent and speed. Specific details for electrochemical, acid-base and metathesis systems are explored. Special topics on nuclear, introductory organic or descriptive inorganic chemistry included at instructor discretion. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 12A:  Organic Chemistry I

Fall/Winter

Course Outline

The first semester of the organic chemistry series focuses on a survey of topics related to hydrocarbons, including the framework necessary to discuss factors affecting the physical properties, reactivity and synthesis of such organic compounds. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 12B:  Organic Chemistry II

Spring

Course Outline

CHE12B continues the survey of physical properties, reactivity and synthesis for a variety of additional organic classes that incorporate nitrogen and oxygen into their structures. Spectroscopic techniques are utilized as a means to elucidate chemical structure. (Lecture + laboratory)


CHE 10:  Chemistry for Everyone

not currently offered regularly

Course Outline

This lecture-only course provides a wide survey on the subject, particularly focusing on the intersection of chemistry and society. Topics are introduced through lecture as well as by demonstrations. (Lecture only)


CHE 17:  Introduction to the Development of Modern Science

not currently offered regularly

Course Outline

This course looks at the historical factors that shaped the rise of scientific disciplines of Western societies starting in 16th and 17th centuries. Several disciplines are featured, including biology, physics, chemistry and geology. (Lecture only)