The Chemistry program at Hartnell College is designed to meet the needs of the diverse
community of interest served by the community college. A full program of chemistry
for the professional scientist is offered through general chemistry and a two-semester
course in organic chemistry. A separate track is offered for nursing students which
includes general inorganic, organic and biochemistry. The Chemistry discipline also
has a strong commitment to the student with no prior chemistry or one whose background
is weak. The entire program is taught with a strong emphasis on the laboratory and
in the more advanced classes, students receive hands-on experience with a wide variety
Four-year graduates in chemistry are qualified for positions in research, industry, education, engineering, and the allied medical fields.
Chemistry Program Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the Chemistry program, a student should be able to:
- apply appropriate chemical theories, concepts, principles, methods, and laboratory skills to relevant science and engineering settings.
- demonstrate competence in chemistry laboratory techniques and experimental methods.
Chemistry Faculty & Staff
- Elizabeth Hutchins
- Tony Chhom
- Melanie Diess
Chemistry Adjunct Faculty
- Crystal Gonzalez
- Grant Holder
- Matthew Love
- Jessica Palomino
- Mary Touton