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Disciplines

  • Mathematics
  • Science
    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Engineering
    • Horticulture Science
    • Physics
    • Science, General
    • Water and Wastewater Technology

Mathematics

Mathematics

Successful completion of this major will assure competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning advanced study.

AA Degree
• Mathematics

Mathematics for Transfer

Successful completion of this major will assure competence in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, providing an adequate background for employment in many technological and scientific areas as well as providing a firm foundation for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree in mathematics.

AA-T Degree
• Mathematics


Science

Biology

Students in the biology program examine life at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecological levels. The program gives students the knowledge and laboratory skills required to transfer to a university as a major in the biological sciences. The biology program emphasizes the core basic concepts of biology including the unity and diversity of life generated by evolution by natural selection, the relationship of structure and function, and the continuity of the genetic material.

AS Degree
• Biology

Biotechnology

This program prepares graduates to work in the biotechnology industry as production technicians. A production technician operates and maintains the equipment used to manufacture protein pharmaceutical products. Students will grow bacterial, yeast, and mammalian cells and recover the proteins that they produce. They will follow good manufacturing practices by maintaining records in order to comply with quality assurance procedures and government regulations. Students in the program must be able to adjust their time to a flexible schedule.

Gainful Employment Information: Applied Biotechnology

AS Degree Certificate
• Industrial Biotechnology • Industrial Biotechnology
• Applied Biotechnology

Chemistry

This program is designed to foster an understanding of the fundamental principles of chemistry in a variety of applications. Students will learn how chemical knowledge is derived, theorized, and applied in solving problems in everyday life.

AS Degree
• Chemistry

Engineering

The field of engineering deals with the design, production, and testing of new products as well as maintaining and improving existing ones. Engineers are professionals who apply mathematical and scientific principles to solve technical problems.

Geography for Transfer

Solano Community College offers an Associate in Arts for Transfer degree in Geography to introduce students to principles, theory, and applied methods of spatial analysis in studying both the natural and human environment. The degree provides students with a foundation in the knowledge and skills of the Geography profession and prepares them for upper division university course work. Recipients of the Associate in Arts for Transfer degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing at a campus of the California State University system. The program in Geography is designed to develop the student's awareness of human environment relationships and changes in the physical and cultural landscape induced by human activities.

AA-T Degree
• Geography

Horticulture Science

This program is designed to provide theory and practical experience needed to enter the horticulture field or prepare for advancement or certification. It also offers some of the basic courses required of horticulture majors transferring to four-year institutions. This program offers certificates and degrees in Ornamental Horticulture.

Gainful Employment Information: Horticulture Science

AS Degree Certificate Job-Direct Program
• Horticulture Science • Horticulture Science • Landscape Worker

Physics

The focus of this program is on developing an understanding of and appreciation for the basic laws of our physical universe. This is done largely through the development of conceptual understanding, problem solving skills, and laboratory investigations.

AS Degree
• Physics

Physics for Transfer

The focus of this program is on developing an understanding of and appreciation for the basic laws of our physical universe. This is done largely through the development of conceptual understanding, problem solving skills, and laboratory investigations. The Physics 006,007,008 sequence is a three-semester offering in introductory physics requiring math through calculus. This sequence satisfies the lower division physics requirement for majors in physics, chemistry, geology or other physical sciences, and engineering. Physics 006 is a study of mechanics, gravitation, vibration and fluids. In Physics 007, students will cover the topics of electricity, magnetism, wave motion, and sound. In Physics 008, students will cover heat, optics, relativity, and modern physics. Students will learn to analyze and solve problems appropriate for this level. Experiments relating to the topics covered will be performed.

AS-T Degree
• Physics

Science, General

This program is designed to provide students with a basic science background, preparing them to move into a curriculum at a four-year institution leading to a degree in such fields as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, or health sciences. This program is a path for immediate entry into science-based technology careers.

AA Degree
• General Science

Water and Wastewater Technology

A study of the principles of water and wastewater disposal and purification including municipal and industrial wastewater collection and treatment. The program will satisfy most of the requirements for certification of water and wastewater treatment personnel.

Gainful Employment Information: Water and Wastewater Technology

AS Degree Certificate
• Water and Wastewater Technology • Water and Wastewater Technology