We offer many courses under physics/physical Sciences. The lists of courses currently being offered at KCKCC are listed below. The further information in detail regarding these courses can be found in the course syllabi section through the link: Physics/Physical Sciences Syllabi.

NASC0101 Introduction to Physical Science Credits – 3

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This is an introductory course into the major areas of the physical sciences including concepts of physics such as forces, energy, electricity / magnetism, nuclear science, earth science and astronomy. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the scientist's approach to the world. It is not recommended for science majors. No laboratory is required.

 
NASC0103 General Physical Science Credits – 5

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. The study of matter and energy is the central theme unifying the various areas of physical science such as motion of objects, energy, waves, electricity / magnetism, light, nuclear science, earth science and astronomy. This is a general course which satisfies the laboratory natural science requirement. The course requires numerous brief laboratory and discussion activities plus outside work. This is not an online course but does require minimal computer skills.

 
NASC0107 Introduction to Astronomy Credits – 3

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. A survey of astronomy, the topics included in this course are the moon, planets, the sun, stellar birth and death, galaxies and their evolution, and the evolution of our universe. Emphasis is descriptive rather than mathematical.

 
NASC0108 Introduction to Astronomy Lab Credit – 1

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This laboratory introduces the variety of techniques used by astronomers to learn information about the planets, stars, and galaxies. This course counts as a lab science when taken concurrently or after NASC0107.

 
NASC0130 Introductory Physics Credits – 3

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This is a 3 credits introductory physics course. The main objective of the course is to provide learners with introductory concepts of broader area of general physics without any mathematical emphasis, using simplest algebraic equations. The course coves most areas of general physics such as mechanics, waves, optics, electricity & magnetism, and modern physics. This course is offered both fall and spring semesters, including summer.

 
NASC0131 Introductory Physics Lab Credit – 1

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This laboratory introduces the variety of techniques used by astronomers to learn information about the planets, stars, and galaxies. This course counts as a lab science when taken concurrently or after NASC0107.

 
NASC0175 Introduction to Meteorology (with Lab) Credits – 4

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This course provides students with a comprehensive study of the principles of meteorology while simultaneously providing classroom and laboratory applications focused on current weather situations. It provides real experiences demonstrating the value of computers and electronic access to time-sensitive data and information. The structure and composition of the atmosphere, the general circulation pattern over the Northern Hemisphere and how it arises, winds in relation to pressure patterns, and weather maps and their analyses are among the topics covered.

 
NASC0186 Physical Geology (with Lab) Credits – 4

College Algebra (MATH-0105) is recommended; Coreq: None. This course provides students with a comprehensive study of the principles of geology, while simultaneously providing classroom and laboratory applications. The course is a study of the structural and dynamic features of the Earth. Rock-forming minerals, rocks and their decay are studied. A short history of the earth is included.

 
NASC0231 General Physics I (with Lab) Credits – 5

Prereq: College Algebra (MATH-0105); Coreq: General Physics I Lab. This is the first course of two sequential courses commonly required for the study of all the areas of physics. This course covers a study of mechanics, waves, and heat and thermodynamics using algebra and trigonometry. Mathematical analysis and understanding of fundamental concepts is emphasized. This course is offered in the fall semester only.

 
NASC0232 General Physics I (with Lab) Credits – 5

Prereq: General Physics I with Lab; Coreq: General Physics II Lab. This is the second course of two sequential courses commonly required for the study of all the areas of physics. This course covers a study of electricity, magnetism, light, and concepts of modern physics. Mathematical analysis and understanding of fundamental concepts is emphasized. This course is offered in the spring semester only.

 
NASC0245 Engineering Physics I (with Lab) Credits – 5

Prereq: MATH-0122; Coreq: Engineering Physics I Lab OR consent of the instructor. This is the first semester course of a two semester sequential course. The course is designed primarily for those students who are majoring in physical science and pre-engineering. The course provides solid foundation for the undergraduate level physics and other branches of engineering and fulfills a requirement for those students who want to transfer their credits to any four-year college and university. The course covers mechanics, waves and heat and thermodynamics using mathematical tools algebra, calculus and preliminary differential equations. This course is offered in the fall semester only.

 
NASC0246 Engineering Physics II (with Lab) Credits – 5

Prereq: Engineering Physics I with Lab (NASC0245), MATH-0123 OR consent of the instructor; Coreq: Engineering Physics II Lab. This is the second semester course of a two semester sequential course. The course is designed primarily for those students who are majoring in physical science and pre-engineering. The course provides solid foundation for the undergraduate level physics and other branches of engineering and fulfills a requirement for those students who want to transfer their credits to any four-year college and university. The course covers electricity, magnetism, light, and concepts of modern physics using mathematical tools algebra, calculus and preliminary differential equations. This course is offered in the spring semester only.

 
NASC0248 Statics Credits – 3

Prereq: Engineering Physics I with Lab (NASC0245), MATH-0123 OR consent of the instructor; Coreq: None. Material covered in this course includes forces and force systems as applied to engineering problems, equilibrium, moment of force, center of gravity, and moment of inertia. Emphasis is on problem solving using vector notation. It is designed to give a general background in engineering mechanics (statics) for all students planning to go to engineering fields.

 
NASC0249 Dynamics Credits – 3

Prereq: Engineering Physics I with Lab, MATH-0123 OR consent of the instructor. This is a three-credit hour course involving lecture/recitation with strong emphasis on problem solving using vector notation. It is designed to give a general background in engineering mechanics (dynamics) for all students planning to go to engineering fields.