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CHEM 100 Introductory Chemistry

Effective date: September 2013

This course is a basic introduction to chemistry and is intended for students with little or no background in chemistry. Topics include: chemical formulae and equations, simplest formula, atomic mass, mole concept, molarity, periodic table, molecules and chemical bonding, and some descriptive chemistry. Experiments will emphasize basic lab techniques.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$495.90 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

CHEM 105 ACB Seminar 1

Effective date: October 2002

This course includes biweekly presentations by guest speakers or faculty on topics concerning the Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology Program and related careers. Students are required to prepare a review of a scientific report. Materials on written communication skills will be included.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
0.5
Format
0.5 lab hours per week
Tuition
$33.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.

CHEM 106 ACB Seminar 2

Effective date: October 2002

This course involves biweekly seminars or workshops focusing on instructional application of verbal communication skills. Students will receive instruction in the preparation and delivery of scientific talks and, working in pairs, will prepare and present one ten-minute seminar on a scientific topic relevant to the Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology program.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
0.5
Format
0.5 lab hours per week
Tuition
$33.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.

CHEM 110 General College Chemistry 1

Effective date: September 2011

The first part of a college level package for students in the life sciences and non-science programs. The topics comprise chemical energetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and oxidation/reduction chemistry.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry; Engineering Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

CHEM 112 General College Chemistry 2

Effective date: January 2010

This course, along with CHEM110, constitutes a first year university transfer package. Topics include hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

CHEM 116 Advanced Placement Chemistry Lab

Effective date: January 2008

This is a laboratory-only course specifically designed for students enrolled in Advanced Placement Chemistry at secondary schools. Students are introduced to various techniques used in a laboratory. Experiments illustrate concepts taught in the lecture portion of the course. They include thermochemistry, kinetics, organic synthesis and an introduction to spectrophotometry.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
1
Format
3 lab hours per week
Tuition
$203.85 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

  • C in Chemistry 12

Restricted course Open to students in Advanced Placement Chemistry.

CHEM 117 Introduction to Nutrition

Effective date: January 2017

This course examines fundamental aspects of nutrition in relation to optimal health. Topics include the nature and nutritional significance of dietary proteins, lipids (fats and oils), carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, energy metabolism, dietary standards, and food additives, and the relationship of nutrition to exercise, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and aging.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

Camosun offers English assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

CHEM 120 College Chemistry 1

Effective date: January 2010

For both university and technology students, this course starts with atomic structure and periodic properties and leads to a discussion of chemical bonding, thermochemistry, molecular structure, intermolecular structure, intermolecular forces and their role in environmental issues. The experiments include chemical synthesis and analysis by titration and spectroscopy.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry; Engineering Transfer
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

CHEM 121 College Chemistry 2

Effective date: June 2003

This course is a continuation of CHEM 120 and covers the following topics: chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, colligative properties and provides an introduction to organic chemistry. The laboratory experiments provide practical experience in nearly all the areas covered in the lectures.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 150 Engineering Chemistry

Effective date: January 2017

Topics include: thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, gases, liquids and solids, solutions and phase equilibria, equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2.5 lab hours per week
Tuition
$441.68 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Engineering Bridge.

CHEM 160 Chemistry and Materials

Effective date: November 2002 | Cancellation date: August 2019

This course is an introduction to chemistry emphasizing topics of relevance to mechanical engineering. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, equilibrium, thermochemistry, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, properties of solids, liquids and gases, phase diagrams, organic nomenclature, polymers and engineering materials.

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Credits
3
Format
4 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

CHEM 175 Chemistry Essentials for Civil/Mechanical

Effective Date: January 2017

Students are introduced to chemistry concepts essential to success in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students will study the periodic table of the elements and chemical nomenclature, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, and stoichiometry. Students will also learn basic lab techniques.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
3
Format
2 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternating weeks
Related programs
Civil Engineering Technology Access, Mechanical Engineering Technology Access
Tuition
$247.95 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

CHEM 180 Applied Science for Civil

Effective date: September 2016

This chemistry course emphasizes the chemistry of water, the detection of pollutants and water treatment. Students will study basic concepts in chemistry, gases, solubility, electrolytes, pH, pollutants and methods of detection, natural cycles of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon as well as the role of bacteria. Applications to civil engineering are included throughout the course.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternating weeks
Related programs
Civil Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology Access
Tuition
$413.25 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

And one of:

Camosun offers Math assessment testing to determine current level of skill.

CHEM 207 ACB Seminar 3

Effective date: October 2002

This course involves biweekly presentations by guest speakers in analytical environmental chemistry, biotechnology, biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, medicine and/or veterinary science. Students receive education in the preparation of resumes and correspondence involved in the job application process, and will prepare their own professional-quality resume and job cover letter.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
0.5
Format
0.5 lab hours per week
Tuition
$33.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.

CHEM 208 ACB Seminar 4

Effective date: October 2002

Seminars involving speakers from the college, or industry or government laboratories are held biweekly. Students will receive instruction in personal professional presentation, and are required to prepare for and attend a mock job interview.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
0.5
Format
0.5 lab hours per week
Tuition
$33.98 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

None.

Restricted course Open to students in Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology.

CHEM 213 Molecular Spectroscopy

Effective date: April 2003

The elementary theories and applications of IR, UV/visible, mass and NMR spectroscopy are presented in one unified course. The problems of identification, bonding and structure encountered in chemistry, biochemistry and environmental science are used as illustrations and case studies throughout.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

CHEM 214 Nutrition for Fitness

Effective date: January 2012

Fundamental aspects of nutrition associated with improved fitness and health through exercise are presented. Topics include balanced roles of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals and water; supplements; dietary intake and energy usage; dietary programs and myths; nutrition for exercise and sports performance cardiovascular health, diabetes, osteoporosis, hypokinetic disorders, obesity, and aging.

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Credits
3
Format
3 lecture hours per week and 2 lab hours on alternate weeks
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$271.80 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 220 Inorganic Chemistry

Effective date: June 2003

This course extends many concepts from CHEM 120 and 121, and also covers main group and first row transition metals. The emphasis is on chemical bonding, structure and reactivity, coordination compounds, catalysts, and bioinorganic chemistry. Experiments emphasize the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds and expose students to many techniques.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 221 Physical Chemistry

Effective date: April 2003

This course covers the fundamentals of physical chemistry and their application, where appropriate, to the preparation and isolation of materials. The main topics are thermodynamics, colligative properties, phase equilibria, electrochemistry and kinetics. Labs introduce students to many associated techniques, including the use of bomb calorimeters and gas chromatographs.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 224 Analytical Chemistry

Effective date: September 2012

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of chemical separation and identification. The major techniques are examined including chromatography, solvent extraction, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. The problems associated with data acquisition and the statistics of sampling are stressed throughout.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry 1

Effective date: November 2002

This course provides a general introduction to the theory and practice of organic chemistry. Topics include alkanes, stereochemistry, alkyl halides, substitution and elimination reactions, free radical reactions, alcohols, ethers, spectroscopy, alkenes, and alkynes. The laboratory experiments are designed to expose students to a wide range of organic laboratory techniques.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

One of:

Pre/Corequisites

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry 2

Effective date: November 2002

This course is a continuation of CHEM 230. Topics include aromatic compounds, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, amino acids and peptides, and carbohydrates. The laboratory experiments are mainly directed towards the synthesis of various organic compounds.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

CHEM 250 Molecular Biotechnology

Effective date: December 2005

This course covers fundamentals of molecular biotechnology and applications to drug, vaccine, and diagnostics development with emphasis on medical biotechnologies, industrial processing, and agrobiotechnology. Topics include gene expression systems, protein engineering, targeted tissue delivery, gene therapy, DNA diagnostics, recombinant DNA vaccines, fermentation, bioremediation, and intellectual property and regulatory issues.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

CHEM 251 Immunology

Effective date: October 2002

This course describes the basic concepts of immunology and the application of immunochemistry to molecular, medical, and veterinary biotechnology. Topics include antigens and antibodies, immune responses, vaccines, antibody diagnostics, immunosuppression, hypersensitivity, transplants, cancer, auto-immune diseases, immunodeficiencies including AIDS, and current immunological technologies.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 253 Environmental Chemistry

Effective date: June 2003

Designed for students in the Environmental Technology Program, topics include chemical toxicity, chemistry of the atmosphere and aquatic systems, organic and inorganic contaminants in the environment, and associated chemical instrumentation. Emphasis on the laboratory part of the course will give students an introduction to chemical instrumentation and methodology.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

CHEM 255 Biochemistry

Effective date: September 2008

This course concerns fundamental aspects of biomolecules and biochemical processes and their relevance to biotechnology and health. Topics include: noncovalent interactions, buffers, structure-function relationships in biomolecules, enzymology, lipids and membranes, bioenergetics; carbohydrate, lipid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolism, DNA synthesis, gene expression, protein synthesis, and prevalent biochemistry laboratory techniques.

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Credits
4
Format
4 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

Pre/Corequisites

CHEM 259 QA in Environmental Chemistry

Effective date: January 2012

A working chemistry lab is used as a model for quality assurance (QA) practices. These include planning and preparing for the collection of field samples, laboratory analysis, data management, and data analysis. The data collected from two field trips are incorporated into a final report.

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Credits
4
Format
3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours per week
Related programs
Chemistry
Tuition
$407.70 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Pre/Corequisites

One of:

CHEM 290 Laboratory Internship

Effective Date: January 2015

The course involves a minimum of 300 hours of work experience at an approved external laboratory or, rarely, at the college. A selection of projects in environmental chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biotechnology, or related fields will be available. Students must prepare an internship project report in an approved scientific style. Successful completion is required to receive the internship designation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
15 field practice hours per week, 300 practical hours over duration
Tuition
$601.49 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Not open to Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology program graduates.

CHEM 291 Co-operative Work Experience 1

Effective Date: January 2015

This course involves a minimum of 420 hours of work experience and provides students with an opportunity to apply and extend academic knowledge while employed in an approved workplace setting. Student learning is monitored and evaluated by Camosun College. Successful completion is required to receive the internship designation.

Course offerings vary by term; search Camlink for scheduled sections

Credits
4
Format
35 field practice hours per week
Tuition
$601.49 plus additional fees. Effective from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Prerequisites

All of:

Restricted course Not open to Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology program graduates.

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