Chemistry Transfer AA/AS

Black Hawk College students in Organic Chemistry lab class.

Black Hawk College students in Organic Chemistry lab class.

Last updated 6/25/2015

Associate in Science/Associate in Arts Codes 1521, 1031

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Brian Glaser, 309-796-5238, glaserb@bhc.edu
East Campus
Alan Abbott, 309-854-1812, abbotta@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in chemistry at a four-year college should follow the Associate in Science curriculum. It is a rigorous, math oriented curriculum. The variety of analytical and synthesizing skills obtained from the listed courses place the student in a position to continue in chemistry and related sciences. Lab work complements the lecture material and gives the student practical applications of the theoretical lecture material.


Chemistry Transfer AA/AS
Associate in Science/Associate in Arts Codes 1521, 1031
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)

First Semester
CHEM 101 — General Chemistry I (4)
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
MATH 124 — Calculus I (4)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Second Semester
CHEM 102 — General Chemistry II (4)
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
MATH 225 — Calculus II (4)
Humanities  or  Fine Arts Elective (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Third Semester
CHEM 203 — Organic Chemistry I (5)
PHYS 201 — General Physics (5)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)
Life Science (3)

Fourth Semester
CHEM 204 — Organic Chemistry II (5)
Humanities  and  Fine Arts Electives – 2 courses (6)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

Note: Students wishing to take junior level chemistry courses after transferring to a four-year school may need MATH 226 and PHYS 202 as prerequisites.

Courses for this program include: »

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM 110; or the completion of MATH 112 “C” or better, Math 118 “C” or better, or Math 123 “C or better, or by Algebra assessment.
Fundamental principles of stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure and thermochemistry with applications to gases, liquids, solids and solutions. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II
4 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Continuation of CHEM 101. Equilibrium calculations, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, coordination compounds, inorganic chemistry. IAI: CHM 912

CHEM 203 Organic Chemistry I
5 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 3 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
Topics include structure, bonding, molecular properties, reactivity and nomenclature of alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkenes, and alkynes; stereochemistry, alkyl halides, reaction mechanism, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, conjugated dienes, benzene, aromaticity and electrophilic and nucleophilic aromatic substitution. IAI: CHM 913

CHEM 204 Organic Chemistry II
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 6 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: CHEM 203.
Continuation of CHEM 203. Topics include mass spectrometry; IR, NMR, and UV spectroscopy, bonding, molecular properties, reactivity and nomenclature organometallic compounds, alcohols, phenols and ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, dicarbonyl compounds, amines, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, heterocyclic compounds and nucleic acids. IAI: CHM 914

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

MATH 124 Calculus I with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or MATH 118 or MATH 112 and MATH 116 “C” or better.
First semester calculus including analytic geometry, with emphasis on functions, limits, continuity, derivative and some of its applications, differentials, antiderivatives, and the definite integral. IAI: M1 900-1, MTH 901

MATH 225 Calculus II with Analytic Geometry
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: MATH 124 “C” or better.
Second semester calculus. Includes applications of the definite integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, sequences and series, polar coordinates and parametric equation. IAI: M1 900-2, MTH 902

PHYS 201 General Physics
5 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 4 lab hours per week.enrollment in MATH 124.
For students preparing to major in engineering, physics, chemistry or mathematics. Analytical study of the theory of mechanics, heat and sound. Graduation credit will not be permitted for both PHYS 101 and 201. IAI: P2 900L; PHY 911

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900