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Physics

Crazy Fun in Physics 111 Class
Crazy Fun in Physics 111 Class

Do you wonder what subatomic particles have in common with the furthest reaches of the observable universe? Do you enjoy problem solving, analysis and logical thinking? If you do then physics/astronomy is the program for you!  The program provides students with a solid foundation in the concepts of physics including the study of classical mechanics, electricity, light, magnetism, thermodynamics and wave motion. Additionally, use the laws of physics to reveal the nature of celestial objects.  You'll benefit from our very own SCC Planetarium.  Lay the foundation for a professional program in physics/engineering/astronomy at a four-year institution by graduating with your Associate in Science degree in two years.

Students in the program earn the Associate of Science, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. If students follow the correct transfer path, they enter transfer partner universities as juniors. Courses are available in-person (day and evening). 

Program Code

8606 Associate in Science (AS), Physics

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

Textbooks

Most of our courses use low cost text books or no cost material provided by your instructors.  General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.