Chemistry Department

Why Study Chemistry

Chemistry is the "scientific study of matter, its properties, and interactions with other matter and with energy".

Chemistry is essential for meeting our basic needs of food, clothing, shelter, health, energy, and clean air, water, and soil. Chemical technologies enrich our quality of life in numerous ways by providing new solutions to problems in health, materials, and energy usage. Thus, studying chemistry is useful in preparing us for the real world.
Getting Started

Always check course prerequisites when planning your schedule of classes. Plan well in advance to submit your prerequisite clearance request if you think you've already met the prerequisite requirement through another college.

Contact Us

Erik Woodbury

Chemistry Department Coordinator
Phone: 408.864.5722

Campus Map: Science Center


Chem Lab

Our Facilities

We have state of the art chemistry equipment in our Science Center classrooms. Watch the slide show or click to view our Chemistry Facilities image gallery.

Chemistry Building:  S31
Contact: Erik Woodbury
Phone: 408.864.5722

Last Updated: 4/13/18