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If you’re interested in working as an astronomer, biophysicist, meteorologist, nuclear engineer or other careers, you’ll need a solid foundation in physics. Chaffey College’s physics program can provide you the instruction you need for either entry-level work in the sciences or transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. Advanced degrees can lead to careers in aerospace companies, laboratories, federal and state government, technical consulting and more.


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Degrees and Certificates

The Associate of Science for Transfer in Physics prepares you for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities. Students who complete this programs should be able to:

  1. Apply basic physics concepts of symbolism, language and physical laws to describe the fundamental properties of nature.
  2. Apply chemical and physical concepts, symbolism, language, atomic structure and use of periodic table to describe the changes that matter undergoes and the applications of chemistry.
  3. Apply experimental techniques to the laboratory environment as demonstrated by safe handling and disposal of chemicals, proper use of lab materials, evaluating and validating scientific data and using proper laboratory etiquette.
  4. Provide technical information in a clear and concise manner to demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills for chemical and physical concepts, results of laboratory experiments and articles in the general public scientific literature