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The best online college chemistry courses are here! Hi I am Cliff and have been a chemistry professor at Shasta College since 1984.  I have been a pioneer in science education and online college chemistry, having received numerous grants.  I was one of the first in California to put chemistry courses online starting in 2002.

Shasta College is located in Redding, California which is in the far northern part of the state in the shadow of Mount Lassen and Mount Shasta.  Shasta College is a public 2 year community college, fully accredited in higher education by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  We offer a high quality personal learning experience that is surprisingly inexpensive even to folks outside of California.

When you take one of my online classes, you get notes written for student understanding (not textbook jargon), links to excellent other websites, and the most attentive online instructor period!  During the week and on most weekends your question will be answered no later than the next day and most of the time within 12 hours.  I am currently making available videos of chemical phenomena and of me lecturing using the notes online for those who like the extra modality of seeing and hearing.    If you are organized, try one of my online classes.  I will attend to all of your educational needs and one of my important class rules is
NO FREAKING OUT.

Spring Semester Starts January22, 2019  Register Now

 at Shasta College

It appears I will be on a hiatus beginning on summer 2019 through fall semester 2019.  I will be returning for the Spring 2020 semester.  So stick with me!

Online Courses that I offer that require no physical presence.  Links to these are in the table below.

Chem 10 - Chemistry for the Liberal Arts.  This is a 3 unit course for the non-scientist and is offered in the fall, spring and summer. It is virtually math free and covers a variety of consumer and chemistry applied to everyday life. This is a fun class!  It satisfies the requirement for related speech pathology majors.  This is offered every fall, spring and summers sessions.  

Chem 11: A do at home lab to accompany Chem 10.

Chem 16 - Chemical Problem Solving. This is a 3 unit course for folks who wish to become a scientist or engineer but have never had a chemistry course. This course will prepare the student to take General Chemistry. Offered periodically and by demand.  Please contact me.

Chem 26 - Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biochemistry. This is a 4 unit course typically for students in health related fields.  It has been used by students in RN to BSN nursing upgrade programs and by nutrition students  and other related allied health fields as well. Offered in the fall and spring.  Due to decreasing enrollment, only offered by demand.   Please contact me.

Chem 11: A do at home lab to accompany Chem 10. 

Student Comments about Chem 10 online

Student Comments about Chem 26

You can click on the course links below to get more information.

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Spring 2019 Office hours:  M 10:30 - 11:00 AM; T 11:00  – 2:00 PM;  W 9:30 – 11:00 AM   (Pacific time) and by appointment  to meet your needs in room 1412 or the Science Learning Center room 1626.

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Please note you can access current course syllabuses below. 

Fall 2018 semester starts August 20.

The acceptable text for 2A, 2B and 26 is Fundamentals of General, Organic & Biochemistry  by McMurry.  I will accept the 5th, 6th or 7th editions.  ISBN numbers are 5th  0131877488;  6th 0136054501 and 7th  0321750837.  Don't waste your money on the new 8th edition.  You can find the 5th and 6th online for cheap.  Go to http://www.directtextbook.com/ and enter isbn numbers to find deals.

Chem 10 text is Chemistry for Changing Times, 14th ed. by John Hill, et al. 9780321972026.  Available at the Shasta College Bookstore or any on-line book retailer.  I will also accept the 13th ed. 9780321750877 or 12th ed. ISBN 9780136054498.  Search for these online using the ISBN number and you will find them much cheaper than the Shasta College Bookstore.  The 12 edition will be very cheap.  Be careful some 12 editions only have 18 chapters in the text with an online link to the last 4 chapters.  THAT LINK DOES NOT WORK!!!!  The text has 22 chapters and about 640 pages depending on the edition.  Here are two links that will connect you to a list of these texts for cheap.  The12th edition http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9780136054498 and the 13th http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9780321750877.
 

You usually can find these cheaper online than the bookstore, especially the older editions.  Search using the ISBN numbers.  Below you will find webpages for Fall 2017.

Chem 2A                                          

Chem 2B hybrid (online lecture; in person lab) Not offered Fall 2018 :(

Chem 10 internet (entirely online)

Chem 11 internet (entirely online and do at home. The fall will be about the same as summer 2018)          

Spring 2019 semester starts January 22,  Register Now! I have not updated the syllabi for Spring 2019 but the texts will be the ones listed below.  The syllabi for 2019 will look pretty much the same as the ones for 2018.

The acceptable text for 2A, 2B and 26 is Fundamentals of General, Organic & Biochemistry  by McMurry.  I will accept the 5th, 6th or 7th editions.  ISBN numbers are 5th  0131877488;  6th 0136054501 and 7th  0321750837.  Don't waste your money on the new 8th edition.  You can find the 5th and 6th online for cheap.  Go to http://www.directtextbook.com/ and enter isbn numbers to find deals.

Chem 10 text is Chemistry for Changing Times, 14th ed. by John Hill, et al. 9780321972026.  Available at the Shasta College Bookstore or any on-line book retailer.  I will also accept the 13th ed. 9780321750877 or 12th ed. ISBN 9780136054498.  Search for these online using the ISBN number and you will find them much cheaper than the Shasta College Bookstore.  The 12 edition will be very cheap.  Be careful some 12 editions only have 18 chapters in the text with an online link to the last 4 chapters.  THAT LINK DOES NOT WORK!!!!  The text has 22 chapters and about 640 pages depending on the edition.  Here are two links that will connect you to a list of these texts for cheap.  The12th edition http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9780136054498 and the 13th http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9780321750877.

                                      
Chem 2B 

Chem 10 face to face

Chem 11 face to face lab

Chem 10 internet (entirely online)          

Chem 11 internet (entirely online and do at home)

About Cliff

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Links to Summer 2018 online course. .
Chem 10 internet (entirely online)

Chem 11 internet (entirely online and do at home)