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

Division Chair:  Kelly Neary

Counseling: 408-855-5030

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

James Kawamoto

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.

AS Degree

  • 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.