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Are you interested in studying matter, motion, energy, and force? Look no further than Johnson County Community College to fulfill your curiosity on the laws of physics.

What Will I Learn in JCCC’s Physics Courses?

From the smallest quarks and leptons to the biggest supercluster ever observed, the field of physics examines everything from the microscopic to the massive that makes up our physical world. It dares to ask the questions that can challenge what we think we know: Why are things the way they are? How does it all work?

To answer those and millions of other questions, physics applies the tools of mathematics to real-world situations. Its discoveries and theories also form the basis for nearly every other physical and biological science we study.

In JCCC’s Physics courses, you’ll learn about:

  • Translational and rotational motion, force, work, energy, momentum and fluid mechanics
  • Electricity and magnetism, waves, optics and modern physics
  • Areas of applied physics, including heat, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, light and more
  • Mathematics and physics concepts needed to program video games

Physics for Your Future

When you understand the real-world application of physics, you can succeed in a challenging and rewarding career. Fields that require a strong foundation in physics include:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Medicine and allied health, including physical therapy, pharmacy and dentistry
  • Aeronautics
  • Architecture
  • Information technology

JCCC also offers courses in Introduction to Teaching Math and Science, allowing you to learn about providing quality instruction on math and science subjects in a classroom setting.

Why JCCC’s Physics Courses?

JCCC Physics classes meet science requirements for associate degree programs and transfer requirements of area colleges and universities, including seamless transfer to all Kansas public institutions. Learn more about our Transfer Services or meet with an academic advisor.

Free Tutoring for Physics Students

Feeling out of your element? JCCC’s Math Resource Center and Science Resource Center can help. As a JCCC student, you’ll have access to free tutoring if you are having trouble comprehending your Physics lessons.

Small Class Sizes

At JCCC, all of your classes will be small, so you can get one-on-one time with your instructor. Small classes allow for personalized instruction and hands-on learning opportunities.

Physics for Technology, Medicine and Some Science Majors:

Use algebra and trigonometry to learn more about physics, including mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, and optics. These classes do not fulfill engineering program requirements.

Physics for Engineering and Some Science Majors:

Use mathematical approaches to the study of mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism and optics.

View the Physics classes available at JCCC to see complete overviews of each course.

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When you understand the real-world application of Physics, you can succeed in a challenging and rewarding career. Fields that require a strong foundation in Physics include:

  • Engineering
  • Medicine and allied health, including physical therapy, pharmacy, and dentistry
  • Finance
  • Aeronautics
  • Architecture
  • Information technology
  • And more!

When you take a Physics course at JCCC, you can apply the credits to an Associates of Applied Science or transfer credits to a four-year degree program.


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At JCCC, we know money matters when it comes to deciding on where to pursue your education. For this reason, our team works hard to make tuition affordable for you and ensure you won’t worry need to worry about finances.

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Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.