Mission College Physics Department

students working on project in lab

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.

  • 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.

Contact Information

Senior Office Coordinator:

Clement Lam

Admin. Assistant:
Lori Hampton

Department Chair:
Clint Poe


John Beck
email: john.beck@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-3301

Jim Burrell
email: jim.burrell@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5263

James Kawamoto

Clint Poe
email: clint.poe@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5262

AS Degree