This course is designed to be a foundation course for college Organic Chemistry. Emphasis of the course is on naming organic compounds, learning the properties of different classes of compounds and producing mechanisms to show reactions. Students will learn to evaluate and think critically about the chemical situations to produce answers instead of memorization. The course will also be accompanied by a lab once a week. Students will work on developing a deeper understanding of a laboratory procedures and writing reports. This is a good course for students planning on a career in any medical or health field as well as science careers.