Dec 07, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Physics Mass Transfer Option, Arts and Science, A.S.


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CONTACT

Robert Greeney, 413.552.2368, rgreeney@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Physics Mass Transfer Option prepares students for transfer to public or private four-year colleges or universities with a major in physics. This option satisfies the requirements of the MassTransfer Program, facilitating transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs at state universities and the University of Massachusetts. Physicists find employment opportunities in industry, government, and education in fields such as, physics, engineering, computer software, and business.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • use the terms, concepts, relationships, principles, and laws of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and mathematics to solve quantitative word problems
  • use the terms, concepts, relationships, principles, and laws of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and mathematics to explain the results of laboratory investigations and other real world phenomenon
  • state and explain the terms, concepts, relationships, principles, and laws of mechanics, electricity and magnetism using spoken language, written language, equations, mathematics, diagrams and examples
  • use written instructions to construct and carry out laboratory investigations in physics
  • design and carry out laboratory or field investigations that lead to the understanding and predictability of basic physical phenomenon
  • be prepared to transfer to a Massachusetts Public University and successfully complete the courses required to acquire a bachelor’s degree in physics

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 8 CREDITS


PROGRAM ELECTIVES: 16 CREDITS


TOTAL: 60 CREDITS


NOTES

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning  for more information. 

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