Online Biochemistry Course with Lab

  1. Hello all!

    My apologies that this question has already been asked in the past. However, I'm re-asking to see if anything new has turned up in regards to online biochemistry, particularly with a lab (and preferably at a reasonably priced community college).

    Also, does anyone know of any credit-by-examination source for biochemistry? (I realize that, if so, the exam won't grant lab credit.)

    Thanks in advance to all of the helpful, knowledgeable people on these discussion forums. Have a great day!

  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   vampiregirl
    Are you looking for a course that is online with the labs completed online(simulated), labs that you complete at your home or a course that is online except for 1 visit for an all day lab? I know that Ivy Tech College in Indiana offers all three of these options for different courses, but I've not taken a biochemistry course there. I'm also guessing that since they offer these different options, other colleges do too.

    While completing my degree requirements, I've had courses in all three of these styles. Just because they are online, I quickly discovered that online doesn't mean less work that traditional classroom courses. However, I was successful in each course and online was pretty much my only option due to work schedules.
  4. by   777RN
    Thanks emtrachel for your reply! I really appreciate it.

    I'm looking for a biochemistry class that is administered 100% online, but I'm definitely not seeking online because I think it might be easier. Having just completed A&P I with lab online, I've found that online classes often involve more homework/assignments than similar courses in the traditional setting. I need convenience due to scheduling and transportation issues. So, a course that requires one or more campus visits is not feasible for me (while I'm working on my prerequisites).

    Thanks again and any additional info on specific places where I could take such an online biochem course will be greatly appreciated!

  5. by   caliotter3
    Check for their Intro Biochem X105 online course. I don't know if there is a lab.
  6. by   777RN
    Hi Caliotter3!

    So sorry for the delayed thanks. Nevertheless, thanks for the tip!

  7. by   mutchleete
    Wendyyvonne, Did you ever find an online course for biochem with lab?
  8. by   EquuszARNP
    University of New England, Eastern Oregon University, Oregon State, and UC Berkeley have online Biochem. Several in Florida. Check them out to see if they offer labs.

    There's a huge thread regarding online prerequisite courses over at the PA Forum.
  9. by   mutchleete
    Thank you for the tip Equusz
  10. by   jaostrander
    If you don't mind me asking, where did you take your AP and biochem online at? Thanks.
  11. by   777RN
    It's been a while since I've checked this thread. Sorry for the delayed reply.

    I did find a fully online Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry course with lab at Clinton Community College, part of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium at Home. The course was quite challenging. Labs were done using ChemLab, a simulation software, and also with common household chemicals and products. We even had to create models of certain organic molecules, photograph them, and place pictures of our models in one of our lab reports, along with commentary on particular properties of the molecules.

    In all, I found the course not only challenging, but also very interesting. Though I managed to get a solid A in the course, it wasn't without a considerable amount of work. About three quarters of the way through, I thought there was a chance I wouldn't even get a B.

    Also, someone asked where to take AP (with lab) online? I took AP I & II online through Clovis Community College.
  12. by   **00**

    Do you know if schools accept online lab courses?

  13. by   MsPC
    It is very school specific. California Community Colleges usually don't accept online sciences with labs, but I asked one for pre-requisite transfer information and they said they would take them from rio salado even though it's online, because it's both regionally accredited and part of the maricopa community college district. The courses don't say online on the transcripts.