All of SJCC's chemistry courses are transferable to universities in the UC and CSU systems, as well as most private universities and degree programs nationwide. This link contains a description of each chemistry course we offer and the current semester’s schedule of classes. You will find a wealth of information, including prerequisite and articulation information. ​


Faculty & Staff

All of the full-time chemistry faculty members hold Ph.D.s from highly respected universities. We pride ourselves in teaching excellence and have nearly a century of combined teaching experience. Our faculty encompass a diverse range of expertise in chemistry, from analytical, to inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry.


Chemistry Resources

In addition to our state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory facilities, the Chemistry Department has a wide range of teaching tools at its disposal. Certain courses use Chime computer software to help with the visualization of 3D  molecules. Recently, we acquired an analytical  FT-IR Spectrometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, GOWMAC Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Chromatograph, NMR Spectrometer, Refractometer, Digital Polarimeter, Modern Rotoevaporators, Chemistry Computational Software and more! 

(For students of Dr. John Song, visit Dr. Song's webpage.)

Peer-Led Learning

Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a small-group collaborative approach to learning, studying, and orally communicating chemistry, biology, math and physics. Click on the first link to find out our current semester schedule of PLTL workshops. Students who become peer leaders earn a modest stipend and are offered opportunities to participate in local and national conferences, internships, and more.

Chemistry Placement Exam

The chemistry placement exam is held four times a semester.  This exam is only for students who are challenging the prerequisite of Chemistry 015 to enter Chemistry 001A.  Students are required to obtain a Prerequisite Challenge Form initiated by an academic counselor before making an appointment for the chemistry placement exam. 

You may contact the counseling department at 408.288.3750 to schedule an appointment or find out about drop-in dates/times.


Fall 2018 Exam Dates and Times

​Date of ExamTime of Exam
​Friday, September 21, 2018​10:00am-11:00am
​Friday, October 19, 2018​10:00am-11:00am
​Friday, November 16, 2018​10:00am-11:00am
​Friday, December 14, 2018​10:00am-11:00am


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