Chemistry Department

Science Building
3rd Floor Rooms 311 - 329

Department Chairperson
Dr. Jim Zoval View Faculty Profile View Faculty Website
Office: SCI 316
Phone: (949) 582-4695

Chemistry Computer Lab
Location: SCI 322
Hours of Operation: M-F / 11am-7pm
Phone: (949) 582-4957

Chemistry Stockroom
Location: SCI 331
Hours of Operation: M-Th / 9am-7pm
Phone: (949) 582-4955

The Saddleback College Chemistry Department has a tradition of excellence, as evidenced by the quality of its programs, the caliber of its faculty, and the excellence of its students.

Laboratory glassware with colorful liquids inside.The Department offers courses that lead to certificates and associates degrees in fields such as chemistry, biology, environmental studies, general studies, geology, nursing and more. Our courses are designed to prepare students for entry into four-year colleges or universities, professional schools in the health sciences, and for careers in industries and businesses that depend on chemically and biochemically based technology.

Leading the Department's teaching curriculums are five full-time professors and several associate faculty members. The Department's teaching operations are supported by two stockroom technical support staff and one instructional programmer. The Department has a select, high caliber student body of more than 1350 students annually. The Department is housed in the second level of the Science Math Building. Our facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation, including a GC/mass spectrophotometer, high-pressure liquid chromatograph, three gas chromatographs, four infrared spectrophotometers, and an extensive network of computer oriented equipment. These and other service activities extend the reach and impact of our faculty.

The Chemistry Department's vision is to continue a leading role in innovative education. The education of our students encompasses not only transfer of knowledge, but also training to be tomorrow's leaders in academia, government, health sciences, scientific research, and industry.

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