Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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CHMY 155G - CHEMISTRY AND SOCIETY 3(3)
Course designed for non-science and non-Allied Health and Nursing students. An introduction to chemistry presented in the context of current world problems (i.e. ozone depletion, acid rain, and global warming) and commercial products (foods, drugs, plastics). Natural Science Core Course. Prerequisite: A score on the placement assessment demonstrating a competency of at least one year of high school algebra or concurrent enrollment in MTHM 022.

Prerequisite: A score on the placement assessment demonstrating a competency of at least one year of high school algebra or concurrent enrollment in MTHM 061

CHMY 161 - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I 4(6)
Designed to give the Allied Health student an understanding of and appreciation for general chemistry. Includes atomic and molecular structure, intermolecular and intramolecular forces, properties of matter, states of matter, solutions, principles of reactions (including acid-base, redox), and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course. Prerequisite: A score on the placement assessment demonstrating a competency of at least one year of high school algebra or MTHM 022.

Prerequisite: A score on the placement assessment demonstrating a competency of at least one year of high school algebra or MTHM 061

CHMY 162 - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY II 4(6)
Continuation of CHMY 161. Emphasis is on organic and biochemistry. Topics include nomenclature; structure classification and typical reactions of organic compounds; and properties, synthesis, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Role of enzymes, hormones, vitamins, and drugs is also discussed. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course. Prerequisite: CHMY 161 or divisional approval.

Prerequisite: CHMY 161 or divisional approval

CHMY 171 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 5(7)
Course recommended for Science majors as an introduction to the principles of chemistry. Emphasis is on atomic, molecular, and electronic structures, gas laws, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, solutions, and equilibrium. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course. Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency at the Algebra II level on the placement assessment or MTHM 023 or divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated proficiency at the Algebra II level on the placement assessment or MTHM 081or divisional approval

CHMY 172 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 5(7)
Continuation of CHMY 171. Emphasis is on acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry, descriptive chemistry, and reaction kinetic. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course.

Prerequisite: CHMY 171

CHMY 265 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 5(9)
Theory and applications of gravimetric, volumetric, and spectroscopic methods of analysis along with common separation techniques. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course.

Prerequisite: CHMY 172

CHMY 271 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 5(9)
Fundamentals of hydrocarbon and functional group chemistry with emphasis on structure, properties, preparation, stereochemistry, reactions (mechanism and synthesis), and spectroscopy. Theoretical discussion of lab techniques. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course.

Prerequisite: CHMY 172

CHMY 272 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 5(9)
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I with emphasis on structure, properties, and reactions of aromatic and polyfunctional compounds. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Natural Science Core Course.

Prerequisite: CHMY 271

CHMY 273 - ANALYTICAL AND QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY 5(6)
The course covers theory and application of volumetric, gravimetric, and spectroscopic methods of analysis along with chromatographic separation.

Prerequisite: MTHM 168 AND CHMY 172

CHMY 274 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 3(3)
The course covers chemical theory on the carbon cycle (organic chemistry of fossil fuels), the atmosphere (oxygen chemistry,, ozone, and air pollution), the hydrosphere (water quality and health hazards), and the biosphere(nitrogen cycle and environmental toxicity including pesticides and insecticides).

Prerequisite: CHMY 273

CHMY 286 - INTERNSHIP IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 3(0)
The overall goal of this class is to further develop and refine the students' laboratory and analytical skills within the restrictions of a real-world environmental laboratory setting. This course will provide students with unique opportunities to gain hands-on experience with employers. Throughout the class students will work in specific duties assigned and in positions developed around the needs of the laboratory. Students will gain valuable experience in sample collection, sample analysis, data analysis and reporting.

Prerequisite: CHMY 274 and second year standing and/or divisional approval.

CHMY 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - CHMY 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis. Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; and have divisional approval.

Prerequisite: A student must be pursuing an approved program at LCCC; have completed 15 semester hours with a minimum of six semester hours in the discipline of placement; have a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the discipline and a 2.0 overall GPA; & have divisional approval

CHMY 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN CHEMISTRY 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas in Chemistry presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours. Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval.

Prerequisite: Second-year standing and divisional approval