Physics Program at Orange Coast College

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Physics Program

The physics degree program at Orange Coast College instructs students on the scientific study of matter and energy, as well as the testing and formulation of laws that govern the behavior of the matter-energy continuum. Students who graduate the physics degree program may follow a career path in ecology, healthcare, archaeology, and more. Course instruction includes classes in classical and modern physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, wave properties, nuclear processes, relativity and quantum theory, and more. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer physics program.

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Students Enrolled in the Physics Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Orange Coast College offers an associate's degree program in physics.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male11
Female6

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian9
Hispanic1
White5
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown1

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physics program at Orange Coast College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Natural Sciences Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, natural sciences managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.3% from 2014 to 2024

Physicists

Description

Conduct research into physical phenomena, develop theories on the basis of observation and experiments, and devise methods to apply physical laws and theories.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, physicists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.9% from 2014 to 2024

Physics Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to the laws of matter and energy. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physics Programs in California

Physics programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of California - Irvine

Irvine, CA
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  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 41 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M,D)

Golden West College

Huntington Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Irvine Valley College

Irvine, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Santiago Canyon College

Orange, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 18 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Cypress College

Cypress, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

Fullerton College

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 12 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 31 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M)

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (B,M)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, CA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physics (A)

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