Mission College Physics Department

CERN Large Hadron Collider Tunnel
CERN Large Hadron Collider Tunnel

Dept Chairman: Clint Poe
email: clint.poe@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5262
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Full Time Faculty:
Jim Burrell
email: jim.burrell@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5263
Clint Poe
email: clint.poe@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5262

Mission College's Physics program presents physics as a dynamic, exciting field and is taught by experienced and dedicated instructors who consider teaching as a primary responsibility. Laboratories are a central, not subservient, part of the courses. The sequences are designed to meet transfer requirements for majors in the Physical and Natural Sciences.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of courses, students will understand the principles of physics and be able to apply these theoretical and analytical principles to real world situations.

AS Degree
  • Physical Science

Additional Catalog Information

  • Modern and well-equipped laboratories
  • Class size limited
Career Options
Calculus Based Physics
  • Physicist
  • Physical Scientist
  • Oceanographer
  • Geologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Chemist
  • Engineer
  • Astronomer
  • Architect
Non-Calculus Based Physics
  • Pre-Med
  • All Life Sciences fields

Most career options require a B.S. degree. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required for preparation for transfer to a university program.