What is Chemistry?
Chemistry is often called ‘The Central Science’ because to understand subjects such as biology, geology, biochemical sciences, molecular biology you must have a grasp of the fundamental ideas of chemistry.
Chemistry at LAVC
Chemistry classes offered at LAVC are required for students who wish to major in geology, engineering, physics, or any of the biological sciences. One or more introductory courses are required for students preparing for a career in nursing, respiratory therapy, or other medical fields. The department also offers a two-year sequence of general and organic chemistry courses required for transfer to a chemistry or biology program at most four-year universities. For additional information, see the College Catalog or speak with an Academic Counselor.
Advanced courses generally have prerequisites. If you feel you have met these prerequisites you can meet with a counselor or contact the Department to have your prerequisite validated.
If you would like to challenge a course prerequisite, fill out a Prerequisite Challenge Form and email it to the Department along with supporting documentation, such as unofficial transcripts. Emails must be from your LACCD student email address. Students may be asked to take a Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam as part of the Prerequisite Challenge.