Should I take Chemistry in Summer school at one of the DCCCD campuses???

  1. Hi! I'm new here and I have a question that I'm hoping that some of you can give me advice about. I've taken all of my prereqs for the nursing program here in Dallas EXCEPT for Chemistry (for the DCCCCD Brookhaven program). I've heard it is a hard class and does take a lot of studying. My question is - should I take the leap and take it in the summer session? You meet for nearly 6 hours Mon-Thurs. A bit about my situation which I hope some of you can relate to: I have a 4 year old son and I work nights. I have that "gut" feeling that tells me I should wait until the Fall to take it so it is not as condensed but then again I have that voice in my head that says take it and get it over with. Its not like I'm just taking Chem and don't have any other responsibilities because I do. Have any of you that work and/or have kids, etc. taken this in Summer school? Is it easier to take it then? Any recommendations on teachers for Summer or Fall (preferably at Eastfield or Richland)? Any advice? Thanks for your help!!! amethystflame
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  3. by   dorisemoore1
    hi flame,
    I am taking chemistry this summer. It will be Introduction to chemistry. My son's father will be down here for the whole summer to help me out and that will be great. If you feel like it will be too much than wait ( better to be safe than sorry).

    Good luck to you
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    I took it at TCC last summer and I liked it because 6 weeks and I was done . There was not enough time to cover all the material , so we skipped the hardest stuff. It does go fast and it is hard. I lived and breathed chem I even took the book to the bathroom. Dont take anything with it or you will be sorry. On the other hand during a regul.ar semester you have more time to study and the test are spaced futher apart , I still would take it in the summer. I had read somewhere that Brookhaven was requiring Chem inplace of algebra like EL Centro. Do you have any reason why? I was trying to get into the LVN to RN program and called them to see if I could use my Chem instead of algebra, and the lady damn near chewed my head off. Good luck to you .I know a great teacher at TCC ,if you want to take chem here during the summer...
  5. by   sunnyjohn
    They do offer it at Northlake in the day and at night during the summer. You can do Chem I in six weeks. I will dig up my old info and post it for you.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    I took it at TCC last summer and I liked it because 6 weeks and I was done . There was not enough time to cover all the material , so we skipped the hardest stuff. It does go fast and it is hard. I lived and breathed chem I even took the book to the bathroom. Dont take anything with it or you will be sorry. On the other hand during a regul.ar semester you have more time to study and the test are spaced futher apart , I still would take it in the summer. I had read somewhere that Brookhaven was requiring Chem inplace of algebra like EL Centro. Do you have any reason why? I was trying to get into the LVN to RN program and called them to see if I could use my Chem instead of algebra, and the lady damn near chewed my head off. Good luck to you .I know a great teacher at TCC ,if you want to take chem here during the summer...

    The lady at El Centro chewed your head off??? Yep they can get a little "fiesty" down at good ol' El Centro...

    This I know from experience...
  7. by   Shastalee99
    I can totally relate to your question. I changed majors and took on the responsiblity my husband's 13 y.o. daughter. Although I get her on the weekends, I do however have her for a large chunk of the summer. I have taken summer classes since I started college. They're fast and a little harder, but in my experiences teachers skip some content because there isn't enough time in 6 weeks to complete the full class.
    Last summer I took A&P I and II with labs and everyone thought i was crazy especially with a 12 y.o. I took her as often as possible, we sat in back and she kept busy. I don't know how old your children are, but there is daycare on my camps and possibly yours.
    Chemistry is a hard class. It does take committment to study time, but so does Nursing school. If you think you can handle it and have a plan for childcare, then get it out of the way. If it's just not feesable, take it first or second semester. Third and fourth are super hard where I go. Good luck! :hatparty:

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