Shasta College offers a full range of transfer-level chemistry courses, both in traditional format and online, designed to help students complete their general education requirements, or to prepare them for further studies in the health sciences.
CHEMISTRY 1A - General Chemistry 5 units. A course for science and engineering majors which covers the nature of atoms, molecules, and ions; chemical reactions; stoichiometry; properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; electronic structure; periodicity; chemical bonding; and an introduction to thermodynamics, equilibrium, and precipitation oxidation-reduction, and acid/base chemist.
CHEMISTRY 1B - General Chemistry 5 units. An introduction to chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry and transition metals, along with continued, in-depth study of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, equilibrium, acid-base and solution chemistry.
CHEMISTRY 2A - Introduction to Chemistry 5 units. This course is a survey of inorganic chemistry and some organic hemistry suitable for agriculture and nursing students. The basic fundamentals of the metric system, chemical nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions, energy changes, states of matter, solutions, chemical equilibria and kinetics, and organic functional groups are presented. The quantitative nature of chemistry is developed by introduction of the Avogadro’s number and the mole and continuing with toichiometry, gas law, solution concentrations and pH calculations.
CHEMISTRY 2B - Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 5 units. A survey of the major classes of organic compounds including structure, nomenclature, properties, reactions, and the reaction mechanisms; an introduction to the biochemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and their basic metabolic reactions. Suitable for nursing, dental hygiene, agriculture/natural resources and non-science majors.
CHEMISTRY 10 - Chemistry for Liberal Arts 3 units. A non-mathematical introduction to the major concepts of chemistry with attention to their relevance to practical and societal problems. This course is intended for non-science majors who wish to gain an appreciation for the application of chemistry to everyday living. The course includes such topics as nuclear energy and energy alternatives; health issues of drugs; food additives, nutrition, hormones; chemicals for household use, chemicals in the environment, and synthetics. This course may include field trips.
CHEMISTRY 26 - Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry 4 units. An introduction to the undamental principles of general, organic, and biochemistry delivered completely online that will emphasize practical applications to nursing and health professions. This course will fulfill the CSU-Chico requirement for entry to the RN and BSN program and is also suitable for AA degree programs and non-science transfer students.
CHEMISTRY 71 - Organic Chemistry 3 units. A continuation of CHEM 70. Infrared Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Conjugated Dienes and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy, Benzene and Aromaticity, Chemistry of Benzene, Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution Alcohols and Phenols, Ethers and Epoxides, Thiols and Sulfides, Aldehydes and Ketones, Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylic Acids, Carboxylic Acid Derivatives and Nucleophilic Acyl substitution, Carbonyl alpha-substitution Reactions Carbonyl Condensation, Amines, arbohydrates, Amino Acids, Peptides and Proteins, Lipids. This course completes a two-semester sequence for science majors. CHEM 71A, laboratory course, should be taken concurrently for science majors.