Chemical Technology

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Note: Chemical technology students requiring developmental courses in math must complete MAT-016 Intermediate Algebra prior to taking courses in Biology and Chemistry.

The chemical industry, a major New Jersey employer, is important for the creation and manufacture of such basic items as pharmaceuticals, cosmetic/personal care products, gasoline, plastics, fabrics and foods. Chemical Technology is an ideal program of study for students who are interested in this field and desire a more practical hands-on approach to learning. Students learn to use GC, HPLC, FTIR and other state-of-the-art equipment, as well as modern wet chemical techniques.

Graduates of the Chemical Technology program with an Associate in Applied Science degree have the theoretical and technical expertise to be employed at the technician level in research laboratories, quality control labs, pilot plants, chemical production and environmental-monitoring facilities and testing labs. Graduates can also choose to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree in chemistry or related scientific disciplines. Courses in this program are also ideal for retraining purposes.

The Cooperative Education (co-op) program provides students the opportunity to gain valuable, practical skills working in industry as part of their educational experience.

For more information, visit the Chemical Technology website.

AAS Chemical Technology

(P3450)

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology3
Statistics
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list
General Education Electives8
Choose from General Education course list
General Education Foundation Credits20
Chemical Technology Core
CHM-125General Chemistry I - Lecture3
CHM-126General Chemistry I - Laboratory1
CHM-127General Chemistry II - Lecture3
CHM-128General Chemistry II - Laboratory1
BIO-123Cell Biology (Fall)4
CHM-219Quantitative Chemical Analysis (Fall)5
CHM-220Instrumental Methods of Analysis (Spring)5
CHM-210Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Summer)4
PHY-103Concepts of Physics4
Restricted Elective8
Free Electives6
Chemical Technology Core Credits44
Total Credits64

Students should consult with their academic advisors when selecting free electives.

Science courses completed by students prior to entering the Chemical Technology program must have been taken within the last seven years. If the science courses exceed the seven-year limit, students can prove their competency by testing or they must retake the courses.

Environmental Science

An Option within Chemical Technology

(P3451)

Note: Environmental Science students requiring developmental courses in math must complete MAT-016 Intermediate Algebra prior to taking courses in Biology and Chemistry.

The Environmental Science option is a two-year degree program designed for students who plan to enter the rapidly growing field of environmental science. The curriculum stresses the interdisciplinary nature of ecological problems and provides students with a wide range of courses necessary to prepare them for the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

Graduates have the theoretical and technical expertise required to enter positions at the technician level in diversified fields such as water pollution control; environmental analysis of water, air and soil; hazardous waste management; site remediation (cleanup); and a variety of other areas. The program also provides several introductory courses which may be transferable to a four-year degree program in environmental science.

General Education Foundation
Communication6
English Composition I
English Composition II
Math-Science-Technology3
Statistics
Social Science or Humanities3
Choose from General Education course list
General Education Electives8
Choose from General Education course list
General Education Foundation Credits20
Environmental Science Core
CHM-125General Chemistry I - Lecture3
CHM-126General Chemistry I - Laboratory1
CHM-127General Chemistry II - Lecture3
CHM-128General Chemistry II - Laboratory1
BIO-123Cell Biology (Fall)4
BIO-121General Biology I4
BIO-202Ecology (Fall)4-5
or CHM-219 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHM-136Environmental Regulation3
CHM-210Essentials of Organic Chemistry (Summer)4
CHM-220Instrumental Methods of Analysis (Spring)5
PHY-103Concepts of Physics4
Free Electives4
Technical Electives4
Environmental Science Core Credits44-45
Total Credits64-65

Students should consult with their academic advisors when selecting free electives.

Science courses completed by students prior to entering the Environmental Science option must have been taken within the last seven years. If the science courses exceed the seven-year limit, students can prove their competency by testing or they must retake the courses.

Dr. Maria Isaza
Chairperson, Biology and Chemistry
Associate Professor, Biology
Ph. D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey
B.S., College of Saint Elizabeth
A.S., County College of Morris
A.A.S., County College of Morris
SH 208   973-328-5360   misaza@ccm.edu

Christine Kelly
Assistant Chairperson, Biology and Chemistry
Assistant Professor, Biology
M.S., B.S., William Paterson University
A.S., County College of Morris
SH 205   973-328-5371   ckelly@ccm.edu

Dr. John Berger
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
M.S., B.S., Stevens Institute of Technology
SH 207     973-328-5731     jberger@ccm.edu 

Anthony DiStasio
Special Projects, Biotechnology/Chemical Technology
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
M.S., Wagner College
B.A., Marist College
SH 207   973-328-5339   adistasio@ccm.edu

Keri A. Flanagan
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
M.S., University of North Carolina
B.S., Montclair State University
SH 207     973-328-5732     kflanagan@ccm.edu 

Samantha E. Gigliotti
Instructor, Biology
M.S., B.S., East Stroudsburg University
SH 250     973-328-5370     sgigliotti@ccm.edu 

Dr. Jason Hudzik
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D., M.S., B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
A.S., County College of Morris
SH 250     973-328-5222     jhudzik@ccm.edu 

Janet Johannessen
Professor, Chemistry
M.S., B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
A.A., County College of Morris
SH 209   973-328-5358   jjohannessen@ccm.edu

Jenifer Martin
Associate Professor, Biology
M.S., Yale University
B.S., California State University, Fullerton
SH 207     973-328-5357     jlmartin@ccm.edu 

Helen G. Mastrobuoni
Professor, Biology
M.S., B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University
SH 209     973-328-5374     hmastrobuoni@ccm.edu 

Dr. Loryn Stoler
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County
M.Ch.E., B.S., Johns Hopkins University
SH 205     973-328-5376     lstoler@ccm.edu

Courses

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BIO-100. Elements in Biology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A foundation providing necessary skills and concepts needed to pursue the biology major. The course stresses skill development in areas such as communication, classification, inquiry, mathematical measurement, data analysis and report writing. Skills then are applied to the study of the cell cycle and diverse life processes.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-101. Anatomy and Physiology I. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
The structure and function of the human organism is studied. Special emphasis is given to interrelationships of organs and organ systems. Cellular morphology and function are included for an appreciation of the adult form. The student is introduced to basic chemistry, the cell, basic tissues, the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. All remedial courses must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025 and MAT-016
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-102. Anatomy and Physiology II. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
A continuation of Anatomy and Physiology I. The circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive systems are studied. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. All remedial courses must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: BIO-101 (Minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-116. Animal Control Officer's Training Course. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Preparation for New Jersey State Certification as an Animal Control Officer. Topics include legal authority for animal control (federal, state, local); courtroom procedures; animal behavior, capture and handling; disease recognition, prevention and control; shelter operations; and community relations.

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BIO-118. Biomedical Ethics. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces students to major ethical issues in areas of biomedicine in contemporary society. The focal point of the course is a process for ethical reasoning and ethical decision making.Students identify ethical problems, assess information relevant to decisions, identify stakeholders affected by decisions, recognize competing values, consider options, make decisions and realize the consequences of decisions. The process is applied to issues in such fields as genetics, death and dying, reproduction, public policy and medical decision making. This course does not fulfill a laboratory science requirement.

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BIO-121. General Biology I. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
An introduction to the biological sciences through a study of concepts basic to the biology science major. Topics include the fundamentals of chemistry, cell structure and function, and the nature of biological molecules, bioenergetics, protein synthesis and photosynthesis. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. All remedial courses must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 and ENG-007 or ENG-025 or ENG-022
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-122. General Biology II. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
A continuation of General Biology I. Topics include homeostasis, animal reproduction, embryonic development, genetics, ecology and evolution. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. All remedial courses must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: BIO-121 or BIO-180 (Minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-123. Cell Biology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Fall semester only. An introduction to the fundamentals of cellular biology. Topics covered are the nature of biologically important molecules, molecular synthesis, energetics, cellular structure and function, cell reproduction, heredity, and basic laboratory techniques for cellular study. All remedial courses must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 and ENG-007 or ENG-025 or ENG-022
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-127. Biology of Environmental Concerns. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Designed for the non-science major. A survey of ecological issues from a variety of perspectives. The course provides an awareness of environmental problems, a knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships of diverse activities on this planet and a basis for making informed judgments about the potential solutions to environmental problems. Major topics include the roots of our environmental problems, introductory concepts in ecology, human population dynamics and control, food resources and world hunger, renewable and nonrenewable energy resources, mineral resources and solid waste, wild plant and animal resources, water resources, air pollution, water pollution, pesticides and pest control, economics, politics and the environment, world views, and ethics and the environment. This course fulfills the general education laboratory science requirement.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-132. Concepts in Biology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Designed for the non-science major. A basic introduction to the study of biological science. Topics include the hierarchy of organization, life processes, cell theory, human genetics, theories of evolution, biochemistry and some principles of ecology. This course fulfills the general education laboratory science requirement.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-133. Human Biology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Designed for the non-science major. An introduction to the body systems and the factors which affect human physiology. Lectures include the basic anatomy and physiology of the major systems plus discussion topics emphasizing nutrition, exercise, sexuality, genetic engineering and recent advances in biotechnology. This course fulfills the general education laboratory science requirement.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-180. General Biology I - Honors. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Fall Semester only. This is an introduction to the biological sciences through a study of principles and concepts basic to the major discipline of biology. Topics include fundamentals of chemistry, cell structure and function, the nature of biological molecules, energetics, synthesis and the morphology and physiology of animals and plants. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. Lecture and laboratory use an investigatory approach which will emphasize both written and oral communication skills.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 and ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025 and permission of department chair or honors advisor
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-181. General Biology II - Honors. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Spring Semester only. A continuation of BIO-180 General Biology I Honors. Topics include homeostasis, animal reproduction and embryonic development, genetics, ecology, and evolution. Dissection is required as part of the laboratory syllabus. Lecture and laboratory use an investigatory approach that emphasizes both written and oral communication skills.
Prerequisites: BIO-180 or BIO-121 and permission of honors advisor
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-201. Genetics. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Spring Semester only. Provides the student with a broad knowledge of genetics from the molecular to the organismal level. Topics covered include the molecular and Mendelian concepts of heredity and their relationship to cell function, development, population changes and evolution,and biotechnology. Laboratory exercises emphasize a variety of techniques and skills used in genetic research and testing.
Prerequisites: BIO-121 and BIO-122 or BIO-180 and BIO-181(Minimum grade of C required for all prerequisites)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-202. Ecology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Fall Semester only. This course introduces the basic fundamentals of ecology, the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Topics include an introduction to ecosystem structure and function, abiotic factors in ecosystems, energy flow and mineral cycling, population and evolutionary ecology, community ecology, a comprehensive survey of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, and human ecology. Laboratories and field trips are designed to introduce students to techniques used in basic ecological research.
Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C required for either BIO-121 or BIO-180 or LHT-110
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-215. Microbiology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
A comprehensive study of microorganisms, including viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and algae. Topics covered include microbial anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology and methods of control. Research methods and modern immunological concepts also are discussed. Laboratory exercises in basic microbiological techniques and the study of living microorganisms are designed to supplement the theory presented.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025 and BIO-101 or BIO-121 or BIO-123 or BIO-180 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-117 or CHM-125 and CHM-126 (minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-223. Cell and Molecular Biology. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
A comprehensive study of biological molecules and their functions. Emphasis will be placed on the mechanism and regulation of macromolecule synthesis. Laboratory exercises will focus on instrumentation and techniques used in biological research.
Prerequisites: BIO-121 or BIO-123 and CHM-125 and CHM-126 Minimum grade of C required for all prerequisites
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-226. Cooperative Work Experience - Biology. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Biotechnology or Biology Major with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in a paid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chairperson by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Biotechnology or Biology major and permission of department chair.

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BIO-228. Internship Work Experience - Biology. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Biotechnology or Biology Major with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in an unpaid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chairperson by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Biotechnology or Biology major and permission of department chair.

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BIO-233. Independent Study in Biology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An opportunity for selected students to participate in biological research under close supervision of the biology faculty. Interested students should make their interest known early in the prior semester to the department chair, who will familiarize the students with criteria for selection and the steps to be taken to gain entrance to this course. This course does not fulfill any of the science requirements in biology but is offered as a free elective.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BIO-274. Pathophysiology. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Pathophysiology is a course which studies the physiological alterations associated with common disease processes which affect human beings across the lifespan. Common diseases of the major organ systems are covered as well as such general issues as infection, neoplasm, inflammation, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, trauma, and shock.
Prerequisites: BIO-101 and BIO-102 and CHM-117 Minimum grade of C required for all prerequisites.

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BIO-295. Special Topics in Biology. 4 Credits.

LECT 4 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in biology. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Biology and permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-100. Elements of Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A one-semester, introductory 3-credit, non-laboratory course designed for students with little or no background in chemistry. Emphasis is on preparing students for General Chemistry and Introductory Chemistry courses. The course encompasses chemical principles and calculations with a brief review of algebra.
Prerequisites: MAT-016 - minimum grade of C required.

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CHM-105. Forensic Science. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Designed for the non-science major. An introduction to the applications of the physical and biological sciences in analyzing and evaluating physical evidence as related to crime and the law.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-117. Introductory Chemistry Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
An introduction to the basic concepts of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. The emphasis is on the relationship of these concepts to physiological chemistry and living systems. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 (minimum grade of C) and ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-118.

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CHM-118. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 1 hr
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-117. Required for Landscape and Horticultural Technology, liberal arts majors and some Allied Health programs.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 (minimum grade of C) and ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-125. General Chemistry I - Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application to chemical reactions. Topics include the structure of the atom, concepts of matter, mass relationships for pure substances and chemical reactions, solutions, electronic structure, the chemical bond, nuclear reactions and gases. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement College Level Math test or MAT-110 (minimum grade of C) and Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-126.

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CHM-126. General Chemistry I - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-125. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement College Level Math test or MAT-110 (minimum grade of C) and Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-125
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-127. General Chemistry II - Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
A continuation of General Chemistry I with emphasis on chemical equilibrium and energy changes in chemical reactions. Also included are acids, bases, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, qualitative analysis and electrochemistry. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 (minimum grade of C), CHM-126 and placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-128.

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CHM-128. General Chemistry II - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-127. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 and CHM-126 (minimum grade of C required for both) and placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Corequisites: CHM-127
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-136. Environmental Regulation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an overview of critical environmental issues encountered by industry from a regulatory perspective. Various federal and New Jersey state regulations pertaining to air, water, hazardous waste and hazardous materials management are investigated. Students acquire knowledge on how industry complies with the diversity of regulatory requirements. Students are exposed to examples of instances where industrial non-compliance with applicable regulations has led to deleterious environmental and occupational health effects. Current issues and their significance to environmental and occupational health are discussed including, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (ECRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Asbestos, indoor air quality and underground storage tanks.
Prerequisites: BIO-123 and CHM-125.

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CHM-204. Principles of Occupational Health and Safety. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A survey course providing an overview of industrial hygiene and the roles that the industrial hygiene professional plays in recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards in the workplace. This course provides an introduction to the qualitative and quantitative issues essential to comprehend occupational safety and health principles. Case studies and hands-on exercises are utilized to stress key concepts.

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CHM-210. Essentials of Organic Chemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Summer Semester only. This course is the study of the basic principles of structure, reactivity and nomenclature in organic chemistry. The laboratory develops basic work skills in the types of experiments performed in a typical organic chemistry laboratory with emphasis on the safe handling of laboratory chemicals and the proper presentation of experimental results.
Prerequisites: CHM-117 and CHM-118 or CHM-127 and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C for all prerequisites)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-212. Biochemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
An introduction to physiological chemistry. Lectures cover amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, molecular genetics, energetics and metabolic pathways. Lab reinforces concepts covered in lecture. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-117 (minimum grade of C) or CHM-125 (minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-219. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 5 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 6 hrs
Fall Semester only. Principles of modern quantitative methods in chemistry, including the study of chemical equilibria, solubility, acidity and complex formation. The laboratory work involves practical applications of inorganic and organic analysis including volumetric, gravimetric,chromatographic and instrumental techniques. Emphasis is placed on the statistical treatment of data and report writing. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-220. Instrumental Methods of Analysis. 5 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 6 hrs
Spring Semester only. This survey course covers theory and applications of modern instrumentation utilized to solve problems in chemical analysis. Laboratory work involves hands-on experience utilizing instruments such as gas(GC), liquid(HPLC) and ion chromatography; spectrophotometric methods including visible, ultraviolet, infrared(FTIR)and atomic absorption; ICP and other methods, including ion selective electrode methods; and electrophoretic methods including capillary electrophoresis(HPCE). Emphasis is placed on the comparison of methods, the collection and interpretation of laboratory data, technical report writing and record keeping. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 or equivalent (minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-228. Cooperative Work Experience - Chemistry. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Chemical Technology or Chemistry programs with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in a paid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chair by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Chemical Technology or Chemistry major and permission of department chair.

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CHM-229. Internship Work Experience - Chemistry. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Chemical Technology or Chemistry Major with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in an unpaid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chairperson by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Chemical Technology or Chemistry major and permission of department chair.

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CHM-231. Organic Chemistry I - Lecture. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds.Topics include a study of the fundamental concepts of structure and stereochemistry, physical properties of organic compounds and a functional approach to the interpretation of organic reactions. This course is designed for majors in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, and for students preparing for medical, dental and veterinary schools. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-232.

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CHM-232. Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments stress techniques involved in the synthesis and purification of typical organic compounds using both macroscale and microscale techniques. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-231
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-233. Organic Chemistry II - Lecture. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A continuation of the study of organic compounds with further study of functional groups, reaction mechanisms including nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-231 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-232 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-234.

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CHM-234. Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments involve the multi-step synthesis of organic compounds, which illustrate the principles of CHM-233, using macroscale and microscale techniques. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-231 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-232 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-233
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-235. Independent Study in Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an opportunity for selected students to participate in independent research under close supervision of a Chemistry faculty member. Interested students should make their interest known early in the prior semester to the department chair who will detail the criteria for selection.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-295. Special Topics in Chemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in chemistry. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Chemistry and permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-296. Special Topics in Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in chemistry. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Chemistry and permission of department chair.