Oakland Community College
at Highland Lakes Campus

Chemistry Skills

The Chemistry department suggests you have the following skills before registering for chemistry courses.

Basic laboratory Skills
  • Follow laboratory safety regulations
  • Basic algebra skills including
  • Set-up and solve word problems
  • Work with exponents
  • Work with logs
  • Use the quadratic formula
CHE 1000 - Introductory Chemistry
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Basic arithmetic skills including
CHE 1320 - Survey of Organic and Biochemistry and/or CHE 1510 General Chemistry I
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • Language of chemistry
  • The meaning and use of the mole, atomic theory and structure
  • Understand the periodic table
  • Chemical bonding, chemical reactions and equations
  • Stoichiometry
  • Solution chemistry
CHE 1520 - General Chemistry II
  • Basic laboratory skills
  • The principles of atomic structure
  • Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory
  • Chemical bonding
  • Stoichiometry
  • Acids and bases
  • Thermochemistry Kinetic molecular theory