Astronomy Courses

ASTRO-099                     Occupational Work Experience

1-4 Units: 18-72 hours of work experience, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Employment in career-related field.

For more information on this course, refer to Cooperative Education. Units are determined by number of hours worked.

This course offers on-the-job learning experiences for employed students, whether paid or volunteer, in cooperation with their employers.If students’ career goals are directly related to their work they can earn credit for jobs they hold during the term.Students must be enrolled in at least seven units, including their cooperative education units (proportionately fewer in summer session).Petition to repeat for a maximum of 16 units.


ASTRO-100                     Topics in Astronomy

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Astronomy. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.


ASTRO-120                     Elementary Astronomy

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, LR, DG, CSU, UC

This course meets the CSU General Education requirement for Area B1-Physical Science, and the IGETC for Area 5A: Physical Sciences.

This course discusses the solar system, stars, interstellar gases, galaxies, and the universe.


ASTRO-298                     Independent Study

.2-4 Units:  3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and Vice President. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Astronomy under the direction of an instructor