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Physics and Other Science Courses

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Here at QVCC we offer a variety of introductory physics courses, including:

PHY* 121 General Physics I
PHY* 122 General Physics II
PHY* 221 Calculus-Based Physics I
PHY* 222 Calculus-Based Physics II


In addition to the four main disciplines of biology, chemistry, environmental science, and physics, the Science Department offers introductory courses in a number of other areas including:

Astronomy (AST)
Geology (GLG)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Health and Physical Education Science (HPE)
Horticulture (HRT)
Oceanography (OCE)
Science – general (SCI)

Please click on the College Catalog link located in the footer of this page for more information about courses, prerequisites, and additional degree information.


Career Outlook

The job outlook for Life, Physical and Social Science occupations is expected to grow about as fast as average through 2029.
The job outlook for Healthcare occupations is expected to grow much faster than average through 2029.

Job Salary

Life, Physical and Social Science occupation is $69,760
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations is $41,950.
Healthcare Support occupation is $29,960

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.