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FSCC Physics & Pre-Engineering

Fort Scott Community College is a great place to launch your study in the fields of Physics, Engineering or Engineering Technology. Students who are planning on pursuing a terminal degree in these fields can complete the first and second years at FSCC and then transfer to a university to finish the degree requirement in their chosen fields.













Here are some good reasons which make FSCC a great place to start your higher education in these fields:

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  • The Physics and Engineering courses, when successfully completed at FSCC, are fully transferable and counted towards the student's major at the other Universities (prospective Physics and Engineering students are encouraged to contact the Physics department at FSCC for course enrollment recommendations).
  • High quality education is a standard at FSCC.
  • State-of-the-art Physics laboratory equipment.
  • The cost of obtaining an education at FSCC is relatively low compared to other colleges and universities.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Instructors are available to help students.
  • Fort Scott is a friendly and safe community.

The following are courses offered by the Physics department at Fort Scott Community College. It is highly recommended that Physics, Engineering and Engineering Technology students plan to complete these courses during the first 2 years of enrollment at FSCC as follows:

Physics and Engineering Majors

Course

Year

Semester

PHS 2015 College Physics I (calculus based) & Physics I lab

First

Fall

PHS 2025 College Physics II (calculus based) & Physics II lab

First or Second

Spring

PHS 2103 Statics

First or Second

Spring

OR

Course

Year

Semester

PHS 2015 College Physics I (calculus based) & Physics I lab

Second

Fall

PHS 2025 College Physics II (calculus based) & Physics II lab

Second

Spring

PHS 2103 Statics

Second

Spring

Engineering Technology Majors

Course

Year

Semester

PHS 2065 College Physics I (algebra based) & Physics I lab

First

Fall

PHS 2075 College Physics II (algebra based) & Physics II lab

First or Second

Spring

PHS 2103 Statics

First or Second

Spring

OR

Course

Year

Semester

PHS 2065 College Physics I (algebra based) & Physics I lab

Second

Fall

PHS 2075 College Physics II (algebra based) & Physics II lab

Second

Spring

PHS 2103 Statics

Second

Spring

Course Descriptions:

PHS 2015 College Physics I - calculus based, 5 credit hours, (Fall only): This introductory course is the first part of a two part sequence in physics and includes weekly lectures and laboratory sessions. Topics studied include: classical mechanics, waves, sound, fluids and thermodynamics. Calculus and algebra based techniques will be used in problem solving.  This course is a requirement for a degree in the Physical Sciences and Engineering (it can also be substituted for PHS 2065, but not the reverse).
Prerequisite or co-requisite: MAT 1015 Calculus w/analytical geometry I.

PHS 2025 College Physics II - calculus based, 5 credit hours, (Spring only): This introductory course is the second part of a two part sequence in physics and includes weekly lectures and laboratory sessions. Topics studied include: electricity and magnetism, optics and, as time permits, atomic and nuclear physics. Calculus and algebra based techniques will be used in problem solving.  This course is a requirement for a degree in the Physical Sciences and Engineering (it can also be substituted for PHS 2075, but not the reverse).
Prerequisite: PHS 2015 College Physics I - calculus based with a grade of C or better.

PHS 2065 College Physics I – algebra based, 5 credit hours, (Fall only): This introductory course is the first part of a two part sequence in physics and includes weekly lectures and laboratory sessions. Topics studied include: classical mechanics, waves, sound, fluids and thermodynamics. Algebra based techniques will be used in problem solving.  This course is a requirement for a degree in Engineering Technology (BSET), Biological, Health and Medical Fields (note: some Engineering Technology and Medical degrees prefer PHS 2015).
Prerequisite: MAT 1083 College Algebra with a grade of C or better.

PHS 2075 College Physics II – algebra based, 5 credit hours, (Spring only): This introductory course is the second part of a two part sequence in physics and includes weekly lectures and laboratory sessions. Topics studied include: electricity and magnetism, optics and, as time permits, atomic and nuclear physics.  Algebra based techniques will be used in problem solving.  This course is a requirement for a degree in Engineering Technology (BSET), Biological, Health and Medical Fields.
Prerequisite: PHS 2065 College Physics I – algebra based with a grade of C or better.

PHS 2103 Statics, 3 credit hours, (Spring only): A study of vectors, forces, equilibrium, FBD, couples, structures, centroids, moments of inertia, friction, loads, cables, beams, virtual work and potential energy.  This is an introductory course in engineering mechanics dealing with static systems.  This course is a standard requirement in any engineering as well as in most engineering technology disciplines.
Prerequisite: PHS 2015 (or any Engineering Physics I, or College Physics I and Calculus I).

Meet the Instructors

Elie Riachi

Physical Science

620-223-2700 ext. 3250

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Name: Elie Riachi

Phone: 620-223-2700 ext. 3250

Email: elier@fortscott.edu

Education:
B.S. Pittsburg State University
M.S. Pittsburg State University

Page Last Updated On 1/16/2012