Course description

This course offers an introduction to the general concepts of chemistry and physics for those interested in pursuing careers in the indoor environmental science field. The foundational principles of atomic structure, chemical bonding, properties of gases, liquids and solutions, chemical kinetics and equilibrium are covered. Real world environmental building issues are surveyed through the study of the chemistry of everyday materials (drugs, cleaning chemicals, etc.), and toxins. This course includes a laboratory component.

Course details

Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2023 registration opens February 27, 2023. Fall 2023 registration opens July 24, 2023.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery