*This Program Path sunsets starting Fall 2024
*The Program Path starting Fall 2024 is To Be Determined
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.
Program Path 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.
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 .
Students will develop an understanding of the following:
- Show concept knowledge in measuring, mechanics of motion, the mechanical and thermal properties of matter, by application in problem solving.
- Show concept knowledge in waves, simple harmonic motion, Electricity, magnetism, and optics, by application in problem solving.
- Formulate problems in physics using the tools of mathematics.
- Incorporation of graphing calculators in math and physics lab analysis.
- Calculation in three-dimensional coordinate systems.
- Apply the scientific method in lab work settings.
- Analyze experimental error in lab work, and relate it to lab measurement.