Last Updated on November 9, 2021
Introduction to Chemistry
Gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry and master its core principles. This course will teach you about chemical reactions in the body and prepare you for a health-related career or for success in a college chemistry course.6 Weeks Access / 24 Course HrsSHARE
Even if chemistry tormented you in high school or college, you can master its principles! In this course, you’ll gain a solid foundation in the basics of chemistry. Along the way, you’ll learn how everything that goes on in your body depends on a chemical reaction.
You’ll gain interesting insights about your body’s use of food, the role of isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, nutritional deficiencies, the importance of enzymes, and the function of many specific chemicals in your body. This course also prepares you for a health-related career or for success in a college chemistry course.
Instructor-Led6 Weeks AccessCourse Code: icmStart Dates*Nov 17 | Dec 15 | Jan 12 | Feb 09*Choose start date in cart$89.00USDAdd to CartSelf-Paced3 Months AccessCourse Code: T9669No Instructor, Start Anytime$115.00USDAdd to Cart
Lesson 1 – Understanding Matter
You’ll start this course by learning about matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space, so every structure in your body consists of matter. You’ll learn about the three main states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases), where they are in your body, and how they change from one state to another. You’ll also learn about the particles that make up matter, the differences between elements and compounds, and physical and chemical characteristics of substances. The lesson will conclude with a discussion of surface tension and its effect on premature babies.
Lesson 2 – Understanding Energy
Lesson 3 – Measurements in Chemistry
Lesson 4 – The Structure of an Atom
Lesson 5 – The Periodic Table of the Elements
Lesson 6 – Chemical Bonds
Lesson 7 – Chemical Equations
Lesson 8 – Chemical Kinetics
Lesson 9 – Stoichiometry: The Arithmetic of Chemistry
Lesson 10 – Solutions
Lesson 11 – Acids, Bases, and Salts
Lesson 12 – Organic Molecules
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or later.
- Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Holly Trimble earned a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado, a master’s degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy from Boston University, a master’s degree in Biology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Arcadia University. After working as a physical therapist for many years, Dr. Trimble transitioned into teaching. She has lectured on health-related topics to all age groups and has taught middle and high school science courses in both private and public school settings. She currently teaches Anatomy and Physiology for a local community college system, where she has taught for the past 15 years. Holly received the Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award both of the years she was nominated and is the author of the eBook, “College Success Now!”
I enjoyed the class. I love biology, so I enjoyed the medical references. It was more fun than my high school course!
Thank you, Holly! This course has helped me tremendously, and I now feel more confident in my chemistry knowledge. I now feel more prepared for a college chemistry course, and I have you to thank!
The instructor presented her lecture in a very easy to understand format. I liked how she tied the lecture into everyday life. It made it even more easy to understand, and the information sticks with me.
One of the truly outstanding aspects of this course is the inclusion of many examples of where and how chemistry affects our biologic lives.
I loved this course. It is a great review for college chemistry. Thank you, Ms. Holly Trimble!
I’ve mentioned several times what a good writer you are. All the lessons were packed full of information, yet written clearly and interestingly. I know from experience what a challenging task that is….I have really enjoyed this course. I loved how you always included at least one chapter on how the topic of that lesson affects the human body. Also, the assignments were fun!
I really enjoyed the course, and I hope to take another course with you again someday. You did a good job of giving me the edge I need for later on in my Chemistry studies. Thanks.
This is the first online course I have ever taken and I really learned a lot. I think it will help me get through the organic chemistry class that I am taking in the spring. Thank you for teaching me the basics about chemistry. The last time I took a chemistry class was in high school over 26 years ago, and this was a good refresher course.
Excellent course! Exactly the overview and type of content that I needed to better understand chemistry. The instructor was professional and helpful, and the exercises were at the right level for even the non-chemist to understand. Thank you!
This course has certainly created a good foundation as I start my new career in healthcare. Holly has a way of explaining and simplifying topics to make it easy, especially for someone like myself who has no background in chemistry. Thank you, Holly!
Meridian Community College
910 Hwy 19 N
Meridian, MS 39307
Type: Public 2-Year
Main Website: www.meridiancc.edu
Financial Aid: financial aid link
Tuition and fees: $2,350.00
Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $10,926.00
Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $12,206.00
|Percentage of students receiving any financial aid||93%|
|Percentage of students receiving Federal Grants||72%|
|Average Federal Grant||$4,348.00|
|Percentage of students receiving state aid||26%|
|Average state aid||$1,245.00|
|Percentage of students receiving institutional aid||28%|
|Average institutional aid||$1,343.00|
|Percentage of students receiving a student loan||18%|
|Average student loan||$3,195.00|
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