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Modesto Junior College

Physics

The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (A.S.-T in Physics) degree includes lower division coursework that is required for transfer. This program is designed to prepare
students who wish to transfer to a California State University campus to complete a bachelor’s degree in physics, physics education or a related field of study. It will educate
the student in applying the scientific method to collect and analyze data in forming conclusions, to verify physical principles through measurement and experimentation,
to solve problems and to predict outcomes in nature using physical laws, and to state and apply physical concepts to explain phenomena encountered in our everyday world.
The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (A.S.-T in Physics) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Physics at a California State
University campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU System, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus
that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree. The Associate in Science in Physics for Transfer (A.S.-T
in Physics) may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases,
students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon satisfactory completion of this award, the student should be prepared to:
1. Use the Scientific Method to collect and analyze data in forming conclusions and to verify physical principles through measurement and experimentation.
2. Solve problems and predict outcomes in nature using physical laws.
3. State and apply physical concepts to explain phenomena encountered in our everyday world.

 

Physics Courses

PHYS 101 General Physics: Mechanics  
PHYS 102 General Physics: Waves, Thermodynamics & Optics  
PHYS 103 General Physics: Electricity Magnetism & Modern Physics  
PHYS 142 Mechanics, Heat & Waves  
PHYS 143 Electricity, Magnetism, Optics Atomic & Nuclear Structures  
PHYS 160 Descriptive Introduction to Physics  
PHYS 165 Introductory Physics  
PHYS 180 Conceptual Physics: A Hands-On Approach  

 

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Full Time Staff

Garcia, Michael
Title:     Instructional Support Specialist
Office:   Science Community Center Room 327A
Phone:  (209) 575-6804
Email:   garciami@mjc.edu

Meidl, Kenneth
Title: Instructor of Physics
Office: Science Community Center Room 343
Phone: (209) 575-6288
Email: meidlk@mjc.edu
Web: http://people.mjc.edu/meidlk

Nomof, Thomas
Title: Instructor of Physics
Office: Science Community Center Room 346
Phone: (209) 575-6811
Email: nomoft@mjc.edu
Web: http://people.mjc.edu/nomoft

Adjunct Staff

Science, Mathematics & Engineering

Contact Us

Division Office

Phone: (209) 575-6173

Fax: (209) 575-6216

 

GVM/Planetarium: (209) 575-6196

Location

Modesto Junior College - West Campus

Science Community Center - Room 134

2201 Blue Gum Ave

Modesto, CA 95358

 

Fall & Spring Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday -

8:00 am to 4:30 pm