Have you ever wondered where medicines come from? Or how they are manufactured in the laboratory? Students in TSTA's advanced chemistry course have this knowledge, as they learn in detail how complex organic molecules, including pharmaceuticals, are synthesized. The lab class size permits each student to have close personal collaboration with faculty and hands-on use of our sophisticated technical equipment. Small class size also allows the incorporation of activities that indorse scientific script and oral presentation skills being developed in a research atmosphere. Students experience hands-on learning with synthetic and instrumental techniques routinely used in cutting-edge research.