Description of Chemistry Department (top of page)
The Chemistry Department is part of the Science and Math Division located in the SM building on the north side of the West Valley College campus.
Chemistry courses range from detailed major preparation to broad introductory courses. Laboratory experiences make up an integral part of most of our courses. Throughout the curriculum, the department emphasizes use of knowledge, rather than rote recognition of specific terms and structures. We seek to develop critical thinking and foster an awareness of the world of which we are a part.
Our courses meet general education and transfer requirements in physical sciences. In addition, courses can be taken to satisfy requirements for an Associate of Science degree or transfer major requirements in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, nursing, dental hygene, fire-science, chemical engineering, or a variety of pre-medical areas.
Faculty (top of page) To access available web pages in support of a course you are taking, or to e-mail faculty member please use these links.
Description of Courses Offered (top of page) To access available web pages in support of a course you are taking please use the links listed by instructor.
Chem 1A - General Chemistry | Chem 1B - General Chemistry | Chem 2 - Introductory Chemistry
Chem 5 - Quantitative Analysis | Chem 10- Survey Chemistry | Chem 12A - Organic Chemistry | Chem 12B - Organic Chemistry
Chem 30A - Fundamentals of Chemistry | Chem 30B - Fundamentals of Chemistry | Chem 50 - Chemical Skills | Chem 100 - Special Topics
Chemistry 1A - General Chemistry (5 units) (back)
Chemistry 1B - General Chemistry (5 units) (back)
Chemistry 2 - Introductory Chemistry (4 units) (back)
Lecture 3 hours;
lab 3 hours
Prerequisite: Math 106 or 106R or 1 yr. high school algebra II
Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University
Introduction to fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution chemistry. The course stresses problem solving and is designed specifically to prepare the student for Chemistry 1A.
Chemistry 5 - Quantitative Analysis (4 units) (back)
Chemistry 12A - Organic Chemistry (5 units) (back)
Chemistry 12B - General Chemistry (5 units) (back)
Chemistry 30A - Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 units) (back)
Chemistry 30B - Fundamentals of Chemistry (3 units) (back)
Chemistry 50 - Chemical Skills (1 unit) (back)
Chemistry 100 - Special Topics (.5-3 units) (back)
lab .5 to 9 hours
The course will explore topics related to this descipline and will be offered as needed. See the class schedule for current offerings. Credt/No Credit Option.
Schedule of Classes (via College Web Page) (top of page)
Revised 28 Aug 2005