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Physics AOC

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow…
If you are interested in a career in physics, geology, astronomy, or meteorology, then earning a Science degree in Physics from ACM is a great, inexpensive way to start your educational journey. We offer all your core physics and mathematical courses, as well as many physical science electives, such as Meteorology, Astronomy, and Geology.
Professor of Chemistry/Physics
Location: SCIENCE (S) 70
What will you learn?
  • An understanding of the natural laws of our world, including:
    • Optics
    • Electricity and magnetism
    • Astronomy
    • Geology
    • Meteorology
  • Laboratory skills
  • Data Analysis
  • Application of Physics to environmental and societal issues
What will you do?
  • Research scientist
  • Geophysical Surveyor
  • Marine Geophysicist
  • Optical Physicist
  • Astrophysicist

Why ACM?

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Program Details
Our physics program is perfect if you plan to transfer to a four year school with a major in physical science, or into a pre-professional program such as pre-medicine or pre-pharmacy. We can offer you all the basic science, mathematics, and general studies courses that are typically required the first two years at most four-year institutions at a greatly reduced tuition cost. You will get a high quality education taught by our faculty of diverse scientists with advanced degrees. You will gain knowledge and skills through hands-on learning as we provide you amazing access to state-of-the-art scientific laboratory equipment and interactive field experiences.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Physics faculty will clearly and professionally share scientific knowledge and concepts in lecture and lab
  • Laboratory instructors will teach scientific skill sets needed for students to succeed with their continued education or when entering the workforce
  • The Science Division will support and promote seamless 2+2 degrees with transferability to four year University partner institutions
Learning Outcomes
  • Students effectively communicate physical science concepts and processes using both written and verbal skills
  • Students exhibit appropriate use of laboratory equipment and technology
  • Students can use analytic tools to problem solve
  • Physic majors are prepared to transfer to a four year institution in a scientific field

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, scientific field of physics.

Donna Brunelli
Chair of Science Division, Professor

Science 51

B.S., Wikes University
D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Joy Freidenbloom
Science Lab Coordinator

Science 52

B.S., Pennsylvania State University

Steven Heninger
Professor, Chemistry/Physics

Science 70

B.S., University of Connecticut
M.S, Pennsylvania State University

Roberta Mills
Office Manager, Science Division and Auto Technology

Science 50

A.A.S., Allegany College of Maryland

Stacie Rafter
Associate Professor, Biology/Physics

Science 61

B.S., Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed., George Washington University

James Stickler 

Professor Emeritus, Biology/Chemistry/Physics


B.S., West Virginia University
M.S., Ph.D. University of Kentucky
B.A., Morris Harvey College
C.A.S. West Virginia College of Graduate Studies

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