May the force be with you as you work towards a Life.Changing. career in Physics with Indian Hills!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term All Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Science Degree in Physics (A.S.)


Do you have a passion for understanding how things work? Enjoy scientific experiments? Curious about how things move through space and time in the universe? Then a Life.Changing. career in Physics may be perfect for you!  Our talented instructors will teach you how to use and understand facts, concepts, and theories, use various techniques and tools in the lab and field, use the scientific process, employ analytic and problem-solving skills, and apply your skills in REAL-world applications! Additionally, our degree is specifically designed to help you gain the foundational knowledge and understanding to prepare you to continue your education at a four-year college after graduation!


What you will learn:
  • To use and understand the facts, concepts, and theories of physics
  • To use the scientific process and describe the development of scientific ideas
  • To employ analytic, problem solving, and critical thinking skills
  • To be successful in upper-level physics courses
  • To use thought experiments to predict events
  • To develop physical intuition

Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the details of this degree below to see how our courses at Indian Hills Community College will help you get on your way to a Life.Changing. career as an Engineer, Teacher, or Scientist!

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Want more details about transferring your associate credits to a four-year school once you’re done? Don’t stress. Just ask Heidi!

heidiHeidi Munsell, Department Chair, Arts & Sciences
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1832 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1832
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