Mathematics and Sciences
All of our chemistry courses are transferable to UC and CSU campuses as well as most private Universities and degree programs nationwide. This link contains a description of each chemistry course we offer and current semester’s schedule of classes. You can find a wealth of information, including prerequisite and articulation information. To find out more consult our Counselors.
Chemistry Department Brochure (pdf)
Faculty & Staff
All of the full-time chemistry faculty hold Ph.D.’s from highly respected Universities. We pride ourselves in teaching excellence and have nearly a century of combined years of teaching. Our faculty encompass a diverse range of expertise in chemistry, ranging from analytical, to inorganic, organic, & physical chemistry.
Result of a 1998 bond measure passed by voters in the San Jose community, a $16 million state-of-the-art science building was built in 2007. Facilities Slide show
Certain courses use the Chime Tutorial. Chime is a computer software program that can help you visualize the 3-D nature of molecules. For students of Dr. John Song, visit Dr. Song's Web Page
Recently, we acquired state-of-the art equipment including Analytical Balances, research quality FT-IR Spectrometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, GOWMAC Gas Chromatograph, High Performance Liquid Chromatograph, NMR Spectrometer, Refractometer, Digital Polarimeter, Modern Rotoevaporators, Chemistry Computational Software, , and more.
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Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) is a small-group collaborative approach to learning, studying, and orally communicating chemistry as well as biology, math and physics. Click on the first link to find out our current semester’s 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.