Physics

Explore the physical universe: Cosmic to nano

While you puzzle out dark energy, use your knowledge of space-time to make GPS maps a little more accurate. Or, use your expertise to help create life-saving nanotechnology in medicine.

Physics is involved with everything from long-distance telecommunications to healthcare. Whichever industry you choose, combine your curiosity about our mysterious universe with data. Visualize and develop solutions that improve quality of life on this planet.

When you study physics at the College of Lake County, you save money on your way to a 4-year university or college.

Why study Physics with us?

Your instructors know you by name—not by number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, researchers second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and understand the significance of our nearly 14-billion-year-old universe.

You learn the same material studied at 4-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Work with our Academic Success Advisors to plan your transfer to a 4-year institution. We can recommend schools that fit your future goals.

Highlights

  • Financial Aid/Scholarships Available

    Based on need and/or achievement. Explore ways to pay for college.
  • Transfer Degree

    Save on your first 2 years and transfer your credits to the 4-year school of your choice.
  • Program Length: 2 Years

    Full-time students finish in 2 years.

Transfer Degree

For students planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university for a bachelor’s degree.

These programs are built around general education classes that lead to an associate degree designed to transfer to a 4-year school. CLC participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ensure that approved courses will transfer to other participating colleges and universities. Transfer degrees typically take 2 years* to complete.

*Assumes full-time enrollment.

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A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

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Courses in the program

Build your foundation in core Math and Science courses. Then, choose from electives that match your interests and goals.

Meet our instructors

Experience the benefit of small class sizes and personalized instruction from your CLC instructors.



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CLC has some of the lowest tuition around. Financial aid and scholarships are available—even for working adults.

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