For many years, FCCJ's North Campus had fewer than 10 chemistry course offerings per major term and several of them were the non-lab CHM 1020 course. North Campus's main offerings were the allied health chemistry support courses CHM 1025C and CHM 1032C. Prior to 2007, these two courses and CHM 1020 served as the course allied health students needed. During 2007 CHM 1020 was removed as a prerequiste to Microbiology and a chemistry with a lab became required.
Along with FCCJ becoming a four year institution and a new four year Bachelor's program in Nursing, the demand for chemistry has doubled with nearly 20 sections per term. The chemistry faculty has expanded from one fulltime faculty to three. The number of adjuncts has tripled.
All eight courses in the FCCJ chemistry curriculum have been offered in the last two years. This has created a chaotic condition in the lab. Before every faculty member did her/his own thing for lab. Fall 2008 had six of the eight courses offered with 19 total sections. Spring 2009 again six different courses were being taught.