This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of chemistry through lecture and laboratory activities. The content includes the scientific method, measurements, safety measures in a laboratory environment, density, elements and compounds, properties of matter, early atomic theory, atomic mass, nomenclature, percent composition, mole and molar mass, balancing equations, stoichiometry, gases, and heat in chemical reactions.
Both Chemistry 1061 and Chemistry 1071 are required for covering the chemistry topics contained in high school courses up to and including the Grade 11 level.
It is recommended that Chemistry 1061 be taken before or at the same time as Chemistry 1071.
Course code: CHEM 1061
Length: 60 hours
Prerequisites• English 10 or equivalent
• Precalculus 11 (successfully completed within the last 3 years, a minimum score of 72% on the Intermediate Algebra Math Assessment, or equivalent). If the math prerequisite is not met, MATH 0861 or MATH 1061 must be taken at the same time as CHEM 1061.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.