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 Northwest Vista College Library
1st Floor, Redbud Learning Center (RLC)
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251
Mon - Thur: 7:30am to 4:30pm
Fri: 7:30am to 4:00pm

About the Discipline

Northwest Vista College (NVC) offers a variety of chemistry courses for science majors, students pursuing an allied health or nursing career and for non-science majors.

Most of the courses are transfer courses for the student who will eventually pursue a Bachelor's of Science or a Pre-Med degree at a 4-year college or university.

Courses offered for science majors are General Chemistry (2 semesters), Organic Chemistry (2 semesters) and Analytical Chemistry (1 semester). For the allied health and nursing students, as well as the non-science majors we offer one semester each of Introductory Chemistry I (emphasis on general chemistry) and Introductory Chemistry II (emphasis on Organic and Biochemistry).

All lecture courses have accompanying lab courses that provide direct hands-on experience with chemistry and chemicals. The labs are tailored towards the demonstration and practice of principles discussed in the lecture class.

The chemistry department offers day-time and evening classes, as well as a series of once-a-week lectures and labs on Fridays.

Academic Departments

Discipline Coordinator

David Casanova
Phone: 210-486-4844
Office: LOH 306-M

Area Contacts

Erica Arcos
Administrative Secretary
Phone: 210-486-4067
Fax: 210-486-4039
Office: LOH-306

Richard Chamblin
Academic Chair
Phone: 210-486-4336
Office: LOH-306A