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Chemistry

Chemistry

Oakton's chemistry curriculum begins with courses for students who have not yet taken high school chemistry, continues through general college chemistry, and includes advanced courses in organic chemistry, biochemistry, and quantitative analysis. A dynamic group of faculty share their enthusiasm for teaching chemistry every day in the classroom.

The program meets the needs of students pursuing a variety of study and career options in the chemical sciences. Bridging areas of science, including biology, physics, environmental science, and health sciences, chemistry is a stepping stone to many occupations in diverse fields such as engineering, medicine, pharmaceutical science, energy technology, toxicology, art preservation, and education. Students who enroll in the program find themselves intellectually stimulated -- and, as their skills and confidence grow, they become better analytical thinkers and problem solvers.

For more information, contact Gary Mines, department coordinator, at 847.376.7042 or gmines@oakton.edu.

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IMPORTANT DATES


August 17
Faculty return for fall 2015 semester.

August 21
Second summer interim classes end.

August 24
Fall 2015 semester classes begin.

August 25
Second summer interim faculty grading due.

August 31
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.


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