NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 23, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physics and Pre-Engineering Technology, AS

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The Associate of Science with an emphasis in Physics and Pre-Engineering is a two-year degree for students who intend to transfer to a four-year university and major in engineering and physics.


The student will need to demonstrate proficiencies in reading, English, and mathematics based on the Mandatory Placement Policy, or by taking the recommended/ required classes. Some of the courses in this curriculum have specific prerequisites.

General Education (GE) Courses

In order to graduate with a college degree, all students are required to take certain general education courses. These include English composition, speech, wellness, science, art and humanities, mathematics, computer systems, and social and behavioral science.

Program Core Courses

MATH 150 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus I , MATH 155 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus II , MATH 253 - Analytic Geometry and Calculus III , MATH 255 - Differential Equations , PHYS 104 - Engineering Physics I /PHYS 140 - Engineering Physics I Lab , PHYS 105 - Engineering Physics II /PHYS 145 - Engineering Physics II Lab .

Program Elective Courses

Students interested in biochemistry should take BIOL 251 - Biology I /BIOL 252 - Biology I Lab , BIOL 255 - Biology II /BIOL 256 - Biology II Lab .

Program Outcomes

Students will develop an understanding of the following:

  1. Show concept knowledge in measuring, mechanics of motion, the mechanical and thermal properties of matter, by application in problem solving.
  2. Show concept knowledge in waves, simple harmonic motion, Electricity, magnetism, and optics, by application in problem solving.
  3. Formulate problems in physics using the tools of mathematics.
  4. Incorporation of graphing calculators in math and physics lab analysis.
  5. Calculation in three-dimensional coordinate systems.
  6. Apply the scientific method in lab work settings.
  7. Analyze experimental error in lab work, and relate it to lab measurement.

Course Sequence

The listing that follows is a recommended sequence of courses for full-time students. The student should consult with an advisor for information specific to their academic situation.

For More Information Contact:

Program advisor
Luka Kapkiai, 620-432-0360

Physics and Pre-Engineering Technology AS Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 15

(Spring) Semester II

Total Credit Hours: 17

(Fall) Semester III

Total Credit Hours: 17

(Spring) Semester IV

Total Credit Hours: 17-19

Total Program Credits for AS Degree: 66-68

*Assuming the student has passed the equivalent of College Algebra and Trigonometry. If not, enroll first in MATH 125 - College Algebra And Trigonometry  (5 cr hrs).

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