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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Chemistry (SCI-105)


Varies (self study; self-paced). 

Various; distance learning format.

November 2015 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: perform mathematical functions and conduct measurements and calculations necessary for the study and use of chemistry, including problem-solving and the usage of appropriate units; identify the distinctions between matter and energy and the relationship between them; distinguish between elements, compounds and mixtures (heterogeneous and homogeneous) and describe the relationships between them; utilize the periodic table and the various pieces of information available thereon; describe the components of an atomic nucleus and relate those concepts to radioactivity and nuclear energy; balance chemical equations between various reactants; identify the special properties of various solids, liquids, gasses and solutions; determine the effects of various factors such as heat, moisture and other factors on chemical reactions and the rates at which they occur; distinguish between acids and bases and identify their varying roles in nature and in industry; and describe various types of organic compounds and identify their roles in life on Earth. 


Introduction to Chemistry covers a variety of subjects related to the study of matter. Instruction deals with the impact of chemistry on daily lives and focuses on the relationship of matter and energy and the structure of subatomic particles, atoms and molecules (the building blocks of matter). Topics include: compounds, bonds and chemical reactions and the characteristics of various types of molecules, such as acids, bases and organic compounds. Because it is anticipated that most Coopersmith students taking this course are doing so as part of preparation for a career in a healthcare-related field, the course has been designed to focus on knowledge and skills necessary for those entering health-related careers. The course uses a self-study format and asks students to prepare for a proficiency exam by completing a course of study that includes reading assignments and video assignments as presented in the course syllabus.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in general science or Chemistry (11/15) (1/20 revalidation).