Physics and Astronomy
PCC's Physics and Astronomy courses provide a foundation for continued study at the upper division level in a physics, physical science, math, engineering or computer science major.
Our Physics and Astronomy courses cover a range of topics including practical and dynamical astronomy, astrophysics, thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and more. Take courses to fulfill a general education requirement, or complete the AS-T Degree in Physics, and be prepared to transfer and pursue a four-year degree in physics or another related field.
Astronomy and Physics Courses Offered
- ASTRON 1: Elementary Astronomy
- ASTRON 12: Description Introduction to Astronomy
- ASTRON 20: Independent Study
- PHYS 1A: General Physics
- PHYS 1B: General Physics
- PHYS 1C: General Physics
- PHYS 1D: General Physics
- PHYS 2A: General Physics
- PHYS 2B: General Physics
- PHYS 10/10L: Descriptive Introduction to Physics
- PHYS 20 : Independent Study
- PHYS 31A: General Physics
- PHYS 31B: General Physics
Use the links below to see full course descriptions as well as the current semester's offerings.
All Astronomy & Physics classes at PCC carry transfer credit CSUs. Many can also be transferred to a UC or other four-year university. Several courses also fulfill general education requirements. For more information, please visit the Transfer Center's "What Courses Will Transfer" resource page
Physics | Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree
Earn a degree AND prepare to transfer. By completing the AS-T in Physics, you will finish the general education requirements as well as the lower division major requirements for a BS degree in Physics prior to transferring to a CSU.
Carnegie @ PCC features a series of public lectures on current astronomical topics. These lectures are given by astronomers from the Carnegie Observatories.