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Physics Courses Offered at
Pitt Community College

For more information on physics courses offered at PCC contact:
Stephanie Woodley, Math and Physics Department Chair, 252-493-7438
OR
Charles Goodman, Physics Instructor, 252-493-7269.

PHY 110 CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS          3 Lecture 0 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: Take One: DRE 097 or ENG 095 or appropriate placement test score
Local Coreq: PHY 110A
This course provides a conceptually-based exposure to the fundamental principles and
processes of the physical world. Topics include basic concepts of motion, forces, energy,
heat, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of matter and the universe. Upon
completion, students should be able to describe examples and applications of the
principles studied. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AA/AS.

PHY 110A CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS LAB          0 Lecture 2 Lab 1 Credit

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: PHY 110
Local Prereq: Take One: DRE 097 or ENG 095 or appropriate placement test score
This course is a laboratory for PHY 110. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences
that enhance materials presented in PHY 110. Upon completion, students should be able
to apply the laboratory experiences to the concepts presented in PHY 110. This course
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal
General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS. There is a $7.50
lab fee for this course.

PHY 131 PHYSICS-MECHANICS          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: Take One: MAT 121 or MAT 171
Corequisites: None
This algebra/trigonometry-based course introduces fundamental physical concepts as
applied to engineering technology fields. Topics include systems of units, problemsolving
methods, graphical analysis, vectors, motion, forces, Newton's laws of motion,
work, energy, power, momentum, and properties of matter. Upon completion, students
should be able to apply the principles studied to applications in engineering technology
fields.

PHY 151 COLLEGE PHYSICS I          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 171
Corequisites: None
Local Prereq: Take One: MAT 161, MAT 171, MAT 172, or MAT 175
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the
fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and
measurement, vectors, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, fluid
mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an
understanding of the principles involved and display analytical problem-solving ability
for the topics covered. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AS. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

PHY 152 COLLEGE PHYSICS II 3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: PHY 151
Corequisites: None
This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the
fundamental concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic
forces, electric fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces,
magnetic fields, electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon
completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles
involved and display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal
General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AS. There is a $7.50 lab
fee for this course.

PHY 251 GENERAL PHYSICS I          3 Lecture 3 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 271
Corequisites: MAT 272
This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental
concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include units and measurement, vector
operations, linear kinematics and dynamics, energy, power, momentum, rotational
mechanics, periodic motion, fluid mechanics, and heat. Upon completion, students
should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and display
analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been approved
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement
in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AS. There is a $11.25 lab fee for this course.

PHY 252 GENERAL PHYSICS II          3 Lecture 3 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: Take All: MAT 272 and PHY 251
Corequisites: None
This course uses calculus-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental
concepts that describe the physical world. Topics include electrostatic forces, electric
fields, electric potentials, direct-current circuits, magnetostatic forces, magnetic fields,
electromagnetic induction, alternating-current circuits, and light. Upon completion,
students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles involved and
display analytical problem-solving ability for the topics covered. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education
Transfer Component (UGETC) course for AS. There is a $11.25 lab fee for this course.