Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Physics

ALLEGHENY, BOYCE, SOUTH 
Associate of Science (047.1)

This program prepares the student for transfer to a four-year institution with a broad college background and skill and knowledge in physics.

Graduates may earn a bachelor's degree and prepare for graduate training in many scientific fields. 

 Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate qualitative understandings of physical processes in nature by recognizing the concepts involved.     
  2. Demonstrate quantitative understandings of physical processes in nature by analyzing with the use of proper quantitative methods.      
  3. Discuss objectively new scientific ideas and concepts.   
  4. Recognize basic connections of all of the scientific disciplines.     
  5. Demonstrate scientific literacy by defining terminology correctly and employing it appropriately and by retrieving and evaluating appropriate resource materials.

See the Checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 61–66

First Semester

Course #      

Course Name

Credits

ENG-101

English Composition 1

3

MAT-201

Calculus 1

4

PHY-221

Physics for Science & Engineering 1        

4

  

Humanities Elective

3

    

Total Credits  

14

Second Semester

ENG-102

English Composition 2

3

MAT-202

Calculus 2

4

PHY-222

Physics for Science & Engineering 2

4

         

Restricted CIT Elective1 

34

        

Total Credits  

14–15

Third Semester

CHM-151

General Chemistry 1

4

MAT-250

Calculus 3

4

PHY-223

Physics for Science & Engineering 3

4

        

Restricted Elective2

34

 

Social Science Elective

3

        

Total Credits  

18–19

Fourth Semester

MAT-251

Differential Equations

3

PHY-224

Modern Physics

3

        

Restricted Electives2

9–12

        

Total Credits  

15–18

Students are to choose their restricted electives based upon joint consultation with a Physics faculty member and a transfer counselor.

1 Restricted CIT Elective

CIT-145       

Programming in C 

3

CIT-161

Visual Basic: Windows Programming              

4

CIT-245

Data Structures & Programming in C++

4

2Restricted Electives

BIO-151        

General Biology 1 

4

CHM-152

General Chemistry 2                     

4

CIT-111

Introduction to Programming: JAVA              

4

GGY-201

Introduction to Geology

3

GGY-203

Physical Geology

 4

MAT-253

Linear Algebra

 3

PHS-101

Earth Science

 3

PHS-107

Introductory Astronomy

 3

PHS-108

Introduction to Weather

 3

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