Physical Science

Physical Science

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From Astronomy to Oceanography, many Physical Science classes at Lake Tahoe Community College can be applied to a variety of degrees. Courses emphasize exploration and the study of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding area. Come study the Physical Sciences in a natural lab of outstanding beauty and richness.


Environmental Science course

PHS 102 Survey of Concepts in Chemistry and Physics (5)
PHS 111 Astronomy (4)
PHS 117 Oceanography (5) 

This list is not exhaustive, but it provides an idea of the job opportunities out there for students interested in the Physical Sciences.

  • Agricultural Technologist
  • Air Quality Inspector
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Arborist
  • Botanist
  • Community Developer
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Conservation Officer
  • Ecologist
  • Eco-tourism Operator
  • Environmental Analyst
  • Environmental Communicator
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Land Consultant
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Environmental Planner
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Field Guide
  • Fisheries Consultant
  • Forest Resource Officer
  • Geologist
  • GIS Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Hydrologist
  • Journalist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Land Use Planner
  • Lobbyist
  • Materials Tester
  • Media Correspondent
  • Meteorologist
  • Mining Consultant
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Oceanographer
  • Park Ranger
  • Policy Advisor
  • Political Advisor
  • Professor
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Soil Scientist
  • Sustainability Development Manager
  • Teacher
  • Treatment Plant Operator
  • Urban Planner
  • Water Quality Inspector
  • Wildlife Conservationist

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education, or professional formative courses and exams.

There are A NUMBER OF STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS that you can apply for each spring. Scholarships make it possible to earn money for college that does not ever need to be repaid. While some of LTCC's scholarships are competitive, there is a wide variety available you can apply for for free that are awarded based on all kinds of qualities and interests.

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Physical Science
  • Scott Valentine
    Dr. Scott Valentine
    Faculty Lead
  • Cathy Cox
    Dr. Cathy Cox
  • Bruce Armbrust
    Bruce Armbrust