The department has installed state of the art new equipment to be used in the course, among them a high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC), gas chromatograph/mass spec, an ion chromatograph, and an FT-IR spectrophotometer. Students will use these instruments to perform many laboratory analyses during the semester, including analyzing the caffeine content in soda, measuring the amount of trans-fats in food samples and determining the chemical composition of kidney stones.
The course was developed in collaboration with analytical chemists at the North Carolina Research Campus and at Forsyth Tech. This class is being offered at RCCC’s North Carolina Research Campus facility and is five credit hours, consisting of three hours of lecture and four laboratory hours. Please contact Denise Schweizer or Lara Swenson for additional information if the course appeals to you.