FAQ

What courses at ASU, NAU and UofA are equivalent to the physics courses at MCC?

Course

ASU

NAU

UA

PHY 101 (4)
Introduction to Physics

PHY 101, Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHY 107 (3) --and-- PHY 107L (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

PHYS Departmental Elective  

PHY 111 (4)
General Physics I

PHY 111 (3) & PHY 113 (1) , Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ), Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHY 111 (3) --and-- PHY 111L (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

PHYS102 (3) --and-- PHYS181 (1)  

PHY 112 (4)
General Physics II

PHY 112 (3) & PHY 114 (1) , Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ), Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHY 112 (3) --and-- PHY 112L (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

PHYS103 (3) --and-- PHYS182 (1)  

PHY 121 (4)
University Physics I:  Mechanics

PHY 121 (3) & PHY 122 (1) , Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ), Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHY 161 (3) --and-- PHY 161L (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

PHYS141  

PHY 131 (4)
University Physics II:  Electricity and Magnetism

PHY 131 (3) & PHY 132 (1) , Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ), Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHY 262 (3) also satisfies: Science/Applied Science [SAS] --and-- PHY 262L (1)  

PHYS241  

PHY 282AA (1)
VOL PHYSICAL SCI:SERV LEARNIN

Elective Credit  

Elective Credit  

Elective Credit  

What courses at ASU, NAU and UofA are equivalents to PHS110 at MCC?

Course

ASU

NAU

UA

PHS 110 (4)
Fundamentals of Physical Science

PHS 110, Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

PHS 101 (3) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS] --and-- PHS 101L (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

Elective Credit  

What courses at ASU, NAU and UA are equivalent to the astronomy courses at MCC?

Course

ASU

NAU

UA

AST 111 (3)
Introduction to Astronomy I

AST 111  

AST 180 also satisfies: Science/Applied Science [SAS]  

ASTR Departmental Elective  

AST 111 (3) and AST 113 (1)
Introduction to Astronomy I / Astronomy I Laboratory

AST 111 (3) & AST 113 (1) , Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ), Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ)  

AST 180 (3) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS] --and-- AST 181 (1) also satisfies: Lab Science [LS]  

ASTR102  

AST 113 (1)
Astronomy I Laboratory

AST 113  

AST 181  

ASTR Departmental Elective  

How can I find out if a course I want to take at the community college is equivalent to a course at one of the state colleges?

The Course Applicability System (CAS) can be used to determine the equivalency between community college courses and courses at all three of the state universities. The CAS URL is http://az.transfer.org/cas/students/index.html. You will want to acess the Course Equivalency Guide in the Quick Links box on the left hand side. This will bring you to a page where you can select a community college (or university) and then a prefix and find equivalencies for courses with the selected prefix. If you want a more specific search, you can select Search All CEGs at the bottom of the page. You can also set up a personal account on the CAS system that will let you track your own program of study and how your community college courses transfer to any of the state universities.

I want to start at MCC but don't know how to get started. Who should I contact to get more information about building a program of study for physics and astronomy?

Contact the Physical Science Department at (480) 461-7015, contact physics and astronomy faculty members Barron Arenson at (480) 461-7016, John Griffith at (480) 654-7794, Kevin Healy at (480) 461-7027, Mangala Joshua at (480) 461-7053, Mark Somers at (480) 461-7005 or Heidi Van Tassell at (480) 461-7008 or contact MCC Academic Advisement at (480) 461-7222 or click here.

What if I don't want to attend NAU, ASU, or UofA? Will universities in other states accept the courses I take at MCC?

Over the past 40 years, MCC has had many students complete engineering degrees at universities outside the state of Arizona. If you plan to attend a university other than ASU, UofA, or NAU be sure to meet with an advisor or an engineering faculty member to discuss how best to develop a program of study for the university you are interested in attending.

Can I Take a Physics or astronomy course at other colleges in the Maricopa Community College District?

Yes, you can take any of the physics and astronomy courses offered at MCC at any of the other community colleges in the Maricopa Community College District (MCCD). MCC has the largest offering of courses in MCCD but all of the courses offered by colleges in MCCD transfer the same regardless of where you take them.

None of these questions address the questions that I have. How can I get my specific question answered?

Contact the Physical Science Department at (480) 461-7015, contact physics and astronomy faculty members Barron Arenson at (480) 461-7016, John Griffith at (480) 654-7794, Kevin Healy at (480) 461-7027, Mangala Joshua at (480) 461-7053, Mark Somers at (480) 461-7005 or Heidi Van Tassell at (480) 461-7008 or contact MCC Academic Advisement at (480) 461-7222 or click here.