Physics

The Physics Department offers courses for transfer students in physics, prerequisite courses for engineering students, and general education courses in physical and life sciences. The department faculty and staff are dedicated to providing excellent instruction and academic support to meet the diverse needs of our students. 

Students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution should contact the particular institution to determine their specific requirements. Most NVC Physics courses are UC- and CSU-transferrable, but individual institutions vary in their transfer requirements and articulation agreements with NVC physics courses.

Physics course credits earned at NVC can be applied toward an Associate in Science Degree (AS) in Natural Science and an Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Physics.

Career Opportunities

Physics majors can be successful in many different careers!  For a list of some possible career choices please visit the Physics.org website.

Contact Information

Division

Science and Engineering
Building 1000
Phone: (707) 256-7727

Dean

Robert Van Der Velde
Senior Dean, Arts and Sciences
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Robert.Vandervelde@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7768

Program Coordinator

Antonio Castro
Professor, Physics and Engineering
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Acastro@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7267

Faculty

Erin Quealy
Professor, Physics
2277 Napa Vallejo Highway, 94558, Napa, CA
Email: Equealy@napavalley.edu
Phone: (707) 256-7266