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Chemistry

Department Overview
Chemistry is the study of the materials that make up the physical universe and the transformations that these materials can undergo. Career opportunities include teaching, research, chemical laboratory work, chemical engineering, quality control, Environmental monitoring and medicine. Many opportunities are available to those with associate degrees, particularly as chemical lab technicians, but most positions require a bachelors or graduate degree. Pierce College offers courses for students planning to transfer to fouryear institutions, for those completing their associate degree, for those who are preparing for nursing, dental hygiene or veterinary technology programs, as well as for students who desire elective credits in natural science.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Chemistry
CHEM& 100 - Preparatory ChemistryNatural ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 110 - Chemical Concepts w/ Lab (formerly CHEM 105-CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 121 - Introduction to Chemistry (formerly CHEM 101 - CCN)General ElectivesNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CHEM& 131 - Intro to Organic/Biochem (formerly CHEM 102-CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 139 - General Chemistry Prep (formerly CHEM 139 - CCN)General ElectivesNatural ScienceGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 161 - General Chem w/Lab I (formerly CHEM 140 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 162 - General Chemistry w/Lab llGeneral ElectivesNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CHEM& 163 - General Chem w/Lab III (formerly CHEM 160 - CCN)General ElectivesNatural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable ElectivesPre-College & Prerequisite
CHEM& 261 - Organic Chem w/Lab I (formerly CHEM 220 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 262 - Organic Chem w/Lab II (formerly CHEM 221 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives
CHEM& 263 - Organic Chem w/Lab III (formerly CHEM 222 - CCN)Natural Science w/ labGeneral Transferable Electives