Course Descriptions

CHE 120 (3 credits) Chemistry in Society

Introduces non-science majors to the main concepts and applications of chemistry in our society. Prerequisite: (Completion of one developmental math course above Pre-Algebra with a grade of “C” or better) OR (College level math ACT score) OR equivalent. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN - Science

CHE 125 (1 credit) Chemistry in Society Laboratory

Reinforces concepts covered in CHE 120 and introduces scientific inquiry through selected experiments. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 120. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours) (45:1 ratio).
Components: Laboratory
Attributes: SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 130 (4 credits) Introductory General and Biological Chemistry

Presents the elementary principles of general, organic and biological chemistry. Prerequisite: (Applied Mathematics OR Intermediate Algebra or higher) with a grade of “C or better OR (College level math ACT score). Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours). Lab: 1.0 credit (30 contact hours).
Components: Laboratory, Lecture
Attributes: SL - Science Laboratory, SN - Science

CHE 140 (3 credits) Introductory General Chemistry

Introduces topics in general chemistry, including properties of matter, stoichiometry, gases, atomic structure, bonding, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, and nuclear chemistry. Intended for students interested in a one-semester course in general chemistry and recommended for students seeking careers in allied health fields. Prerequisite: [(Intermediate Algebra) or (College Algebra or higher) with a grade of “C” or better] OR (College Level math ACT score). Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN - Science

CHE 145 (1 credit) Introductory General Chemistry Laboratory

Reinforces concepts covered in CHE 140 and introduces basic laboratory techniques, methods, and instrumentation through selected experiments dealing with chemical and physical properties, qualitative analysis, and quantitative analysis. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 140. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours, 45:1 ratio).
Components: Laboratory
Attributes: SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 150 (3 credits) Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

Continues the sequence begun in CHE 140. Introduces topics in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Introduces organic functional groups, their reactions, and the chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prerequisite: CHE 140 with a grade of C or better Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN - Science, SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 155 (1 credit) Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry Laboratory

Reinforces concepts covered in CHE 150 and introduces basic laboratory techniques, methods, and instrumentation through selected experiments dealing with the preparation, characterization, and purification of organic compounds and the reactions of biomolecules. Prerequisite: CHE 140 and CHE 145. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 150. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours, 45:1 ratio).
Components: Laboratory
Attributes: SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 170 (4 credits) General College Chemistry I

Focuses on major chemical topics, including stoichiometry, atomic structure, properties of matter and the relationship between molecular structure and chemical behavior. Emphasizes solving of mathematical problems which illustrate the principles of chemistry. Designed for students in the sciences, engineering, and pre-professional programs. Prerequisite: (ACT math score of 21) OR (College Algebra with C or better) OR (CHE 130 OR CHE 140 with a grade of C or better) OR (CHE 160 with a grade of P) OR (Appropriate score on math or chemistry placement exam). Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN – Science

CHE 175 (1 credit) General College Chemistry Laboratory I

Reinforces concepts covered in CHE 170 and introduces basic laboratory techniques, methods, and instrumentation through selected experiments. Emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 170. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours, 45:1 ratio).
Components: Laboratory
Attributes: SN - Science, SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 180 (4 credits) General College Chemistry II

Continues CHE 170. Focuses on major chemical topics, including acid-base chemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, and chemical equilibrium. Emphasizes solving of mathematical problems which illustrate the principles of chemistry. Designed for students in the sciences, engineering, and pre-professional programs. Prerequisite: (CHE 170 with a grade of C or better) and (College Algebra with C or better). Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN – Science 

CHE 185 (1 credit) General College Chemistry Laboratory II

Reinforces concepts covered in CHE 180 and introduces basic laboratory techniques, methods, and instrumentation through selected experiments. Emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 175 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHE 180. Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours, 45:1 ratio).
Components: Laboratory
Attributes: SL - Science Laboratory

CHE 270 (3 credits) Organic Chemistry I

Presents the fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Emphasizes the structures and properties of carbon-containing compounds. Introduces organic reactions, their mechanisms, and applications to synthesis. Prerequisite: CHE 180 with a grade of C or better. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN – Science

NOTE: The Organic Chemistry Laboratory Courses, CHE 275 and CHE 285, are not currently offered at BCTC. It is possible to take the equivalent courses at UK through the Blue Plus program. (See Transfer Center for details.)

CHE 280 (3 credits) Organic Chemistry II

Presents further applications of the principles of organic chemistry. Continues the study of organic reactions, their mechanisms, synthesis and modern spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 270 with a grade of C or better. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Components: Lecture
Attributes: SN - Science