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Physics

If you are curious about the mysteries of the universe—and you enjoy math and science—physics could be a good choice for you.

Physics teaches you the rules of the universe. It investigates how matter…

  • moves through space and time,
  • relates to energy, and
  • interacts with forces.

We offer classes for science and non-science students. Topics include classical physics, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, optics, thermodynamics, and fluids.

Physics builds a foundation for careers in science, engineering, technology, health fields, education, and many others.

Our faculty have experience in Particle Physics, Medical Physics, Information Technology, Computer Programming, and more.

We look forward to guiding you on your amazing journey through the wonders of the world.

SFCC is a MESA College

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SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

What You’ll Learn

  • Explain the fundamental assumptions and models used in classical physics, and show the advantages and limitations of these when making predictions
  • Collect, interpret, and analyze experimental data in a laboratory setting
  • Present experimental results or logical argumentation in problem-solving in verbal, visual, or written form
  • Solve physics problems by working in diverse teams
  • Apply advanced mathematical techniques and critical thinking methods to analyze complex mathematical and scientific information
  • Conduct lab experiments safely and draw scientific conclusions from results

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, we will support you along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2.

Program Map for

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Total Credits: 90

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
PHYS 202
Engineering Physics II
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST 226
Gender Communication
5
CMST 227
Intercultural Communication
5
Total Credits
 
15

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
PHYS 203
Engineering Physics III
5
Choose 1 course from:
FILM 141
Introduction to Film
5
HUM 107
Introduction to Cultural Studies
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
CS& 141
Computer Science I Java
5
MATH& 254
Calculus IV
5
Choose 1 course from:
ASTR& 101
Introduction to Astronomy
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
Total Credits
 
15

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH 220
Elementary Linear Algebra
5
Choose 1 course from:
CHEM& 162
General Chemistry w/Lab II
5
CS 142
Introduction to Computer Science II
5
Choose 1 course from:
ANTH& 100
Survey of Anthropology
5
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
Total Credits
 
15

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH 274
Elementary Differential Equations
5
PHIL 110
Introduction to Ethics
5
Choose 1 course from:
CHEM& 163
General Chemistry w/Lab III
5
GEOL& 101
Intro to Physical Geology
5
Total Credits
 
15

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the AS-T2 - Engineering, Computer Science, Physics and Atmospheric Science, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 2 (AS-T2)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,245
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,459
  • International

    $
    21,146
  • Books

    $
    1,894
  • Course Fees

    $
    170
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,511

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Asa Bradley
    Asa Bradley
    Physics
    B.S., Sam Houston State University; M.S., University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; M.F.A., Eastern Washington University; additional studies, University of California Extension
    Asa.Bradley@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3837
  • Kira Burt
    Kira Burt
    Physics
    B.S., Eastern Washington University; M.S., Ph.D., University of California
    Kira.Burt@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3668
  • Holly Lodoen
    Holly Lodoen
    Instr&Classroom Supt Tch2
    Holly.Lodoen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3656

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Asa Bradley

Faculty
Asa.Bradley@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3837
Building 28, Room 235

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115