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WHY STUDY CHEMISTRY AT NC?

The Chemistry program offers flexible and interdisciplinary coursework within the basic fields of Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Biochemistry.  Students explore these areas and develop an understanding of how chemists, in particular, in each field approach ideas and problems. Our Chemistry program offers coursework in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and bio-organic chemistry. In addition, in the course of fulfilling the Chemistry transfer curriculum for students who plan to enter medical or other health profession schools after completing their studies at Navarro College.

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Course Descriptions

CHEM 1405 Introductory Chemistry I

Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic, organic biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Emphasis on measurement, atoms, molecules, chemical bonding, types of chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, colloids, rates of chemical reaction, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases. Designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles and introduction of the scientific method.

 

CHEM 1407 Introductory Chemistry II

Survey course introducing chemistry. Topics may include inorganic/organic biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, and environmental/consumer chemistry. Emphasis on nuclear chemistry, the study of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, alcohols, phenols, ethers, alkyl halides, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, and amides. Designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles, introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of lab reports. Prerequisite: CHEM 1405 with grade of “C” or better. 

 

CHEM 1411 General Chemistry I

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 experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in this course; introduction of the scientific methods, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. Prerequisite: Math 1314-College Algebra or equivalent academic preparation. High school chemistry or CHEM 1405 -Introductory Chemistry I is strongly recommended. 

 

CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II

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 experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in this course; introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports. Prerequisite: CHEM 1411.

 

CHEM 2389 Academic Cooperative in Chemistry

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.

 

CHEM 2423 Organic Chemistry I

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. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 General Chemistry II with a grade of “C” or better.

 

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry II

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. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS. Laboratory activities reinforce advanced principles of organic chemistry 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 2423.

OFFERED ON CAMPUS

Corsicana  |  Waxahachie  |  Midlothian  

DEGREE PLANS OFFERED
Chemistry (AS)
60 credit hours

NEXT TERM: SPRING 16-WEEK & 1st 8-WEEK

November 6 - January 10Registration
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January 16Classes start
DEGREE & TRANSFER OPTIONS
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.

 

Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

ACCREDITATION
Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7594

Program Coordinator, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7513

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Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.