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The Chemistry Department at West Valley College offers a series of chemistry courses designed to meet transfer requirements for students majoring in any scientific field including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Engineering and all health sciences. Most science students will take the courses Ch emistry 1A, Chemistry 1B, Chemistry 12A, and Chemistry 12B in this or der, as far as their major requires. Additionally, we offer a course, Chemistry 2 (equivalent to a year of high school chemistry), designed specifically for s tudents who require preparation or review of the more basic chemical concepts to ensure success in future chemistry courses (meaning this class could be taken before Chemistry 1A). Most non-science students will take Chemistry 30A and Chemistry 30B in this order as far as their major requires. All chemistry courses at West Valley College (except CHEM 050) include a hands-on practical component where students conduct chemical experiments in a modern, well-equipped laboratory. Our student-focused faculty understand that chemistry is a challenging field of study and pride ourselv es on making chemistry accessible to all students and being r eadily available to students both inside the classrooms and laboratories, as well as during office hours.


Degree or Certificate ProgramAward TypeRequirements
Chemistry Associate in Science for UC Transfer 70 - 74 units

CHEMISTRY: For transfer information see and/or consult with a counselor.

The Faculty

  • Glenn Eldridge
  • Elizabeth Flynn
  • Blaine Harrison
  • Terry Ng

Career Options

  • Allied Health Sciences
  • Biology/Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Geochemistry/Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Veterinary Medicine
Career options may require more than two years of college study.
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  • Dean
    Laura Hyatt
  • Department Chair
    Terry Ng
  • Department Chair Phone
  • Department Chair Email
  • Embedded Counselor
    Claudio Silva
  • Embedded Counselor Phone
  • Embedded Counselor Email
Last Updated 10/17/22