Physics

Physics

Department Description: Courses in Physics cover the physical laws that govern the natural world in which we live, from the smallest particles that make up matter to the structure of the universe. All physics courses include a laboratory component that is designed to reinforce theoretical concepts with hands-on experiences and physical measurements. All physics courses use computer-based data acquisition and simulations to help students visualize and understand abstract concepts.

Department Learning Outcomes:

  • Accurately use mathematical functions that apply to physics.
  • Use graphing technologies to help explain physical phenomena and discuss them orally or in writing.
  • Correctly use unit analysis to solve problems collaboratively.

Special Department Information: College Physics is designed for students in a pre-professional track such as pre-pharmacy, architecture, pre-medicine, and pre-veterinary and requires a math competency at the level of Precalculus (Math 1472). Engineering Physics is designed for students majoring in physics, engineering, or students wanting a challenge consistent with their mathematical skill level and requires a math competency at the level of Calculus (Math 1477).

Select this link to view a complete listing of Physics course offerings. 

Transfer Opportunities: All Minnesota and area universities offer Bachelor’s and advanced degrees in physics. Physics is also required for anyone interested in engineering, medical technology, medicine, pharmacy, and veterinary fields. Because of their need for strong math skills, physicists often have dual degrees in Physics and Mathematics.

Career Opportunities: Physics majors are a rare breed. In a world of high technology, a physicist is a generalist in a world of specialists. Many students majoring in physics will teach in high school or go on for advanced degrees, allowing them to teach at the post-secondary and university level where they can also engage in scientific research. Physicists also find jobs in government or industry as researchers and analysts. Physicists tend to have very interesting careers. Physicists with advanced degrees must choose a specialty. A partial list of more common areas of expertise include astrophysics, atomic and nuclear physics, solid state physics, high energy and plasma physics, spectroscopy, biological physics, and computational physics.

Career Titles: Physicist, Professor, Researcher, Scientific Analyst

Instructors

Photo First Name Last Name Position Department Phone Email Alt. Phone: URL wdt_ID
Aubrey Beadell Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8014 aubrey.beadell@clcmn.edu 1
Nick O'Reilly Occupational Skills Program College Lab Assistant OccupationalSkills 218-855-8077 Nicholas.oreilly@clcmn.edu 2
Kevin Lomax College Lab Assistant Automotive Faculty 218-855-8000 KLomax@clcmn.edu 3
Jody Flynn Accessibility Services Assistant Accessibility 218-855-8056 jody.flynn@clcmn.edu 5
Missy Tureson Box Office Assistant Theatre 218-855-8199 mtureson@clcmn.edu 6
Deana Bobzien Instructor CollegeCareerStudies - Mathematics - Supportive Services 218-855-8339 deana.bobzien@clcmn.edu 7
Brianna Rajkowski Advisor TRIOStudentSupportServices 218-855-8228 brianna.rajkowski@clcmn.edu 8
Cynthia Dionysius AD Nursing Faculty NursingASDegree 218-855-8133 cindy.dionysius@clcmn.edu 9
Tajia Anderson PSEO Specialist Admissions - CollegeCreditInHighSchool- PSEO 218-855-8079 tajia.anderson@clcmn.edu 10
Tracy Tschida Instructor Psychology - CollegeCareerStudies 2188-855-8328 tracy.tschida@clcmn.edu 11
Mike Fitcher Adjunct Instructor MachineTool 218-855-8000 michael.fitcher@clcmn.edu 12
Brent Balmer Videography CLA Videography 218-855-8727 brent.balmer@clcmn.edu 13
David Gray Instructor History 218-855-8276 david.gray@clcmn.edu 14
Jim Nagy Adjunct Instructor GraphicDesign 218-855-8157 james.nagy@clcmn.edu 15
Brandon Schneider Instructor HeavyEquipment 218-894-5179 brandon.schneider@clcmn.edu 16
Natalia DePauw Director of Dual Enrollment Advising - PSEO - CollegeCreditInHighSchool 218-855-8263 natalia.depauw@clcmn.edu 18
Amy Disterhaupt Admissions Specialist Admissions 218-855-8250 amy.disterhaupt@clcmn.edu 20
Nick Heisserer Instructor BusinessFaculty - StudentLearningAssessment 218-855-8089 nick.heisserer@clcmn.edu https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/CentralLakesCollege6@MinnState.edu/bookings/ 21
Matthew Krueger Environmental Health and Safety Officer Maintenance 218-855-8115 matthew.krueger@clcmn.edu 22
Mark Lindquist Instructor Music 218-855-8236 mark.lindquist@clcmn.edu 23
Joy Larson Emergency Management and Security Coordinator Security 218-855-8143 joy.larson@clcmn.edu 24
Jeremy Goddard Bookstore/Print Shop Bookstore Supportive Services 218-855-8146 Jeremy.Goddard@clcmn.edu 25
Sarah Jennissen Instsructor NursingAssistant - PracticalNursing - TrainedMedicationAid 218-894-5308 sarah.jennissen@clcmn.edu 26
Kevin Lattu Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8117 kevin.lattu@clcmn.edu 27
Cash Robinson Upward Bound Advisor TRIOUpwardBound 218-855-8076 cash.robinson@clcmn.edu 28

Employment Statistics

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https://apps.deed.state.mn.us/lmi/ces/
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/home.htm
http://www.iseek.org/jobs/jobmarket.html

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