Physical Sciences

The Department of Physical Sciences at Greenville Technical College explores key concepts in astronomy, chemistry, physical sciences and physics. This foundation will prepare students for engineering and medical professions and will also provide applications in everyday life including awareness of environmental, consumer, agricultural, industrial, and political issues.

Classroom and lab experiences teach use of the scientific method and problem solving skills. Instructors have an open door policy and caring attitudes that help students grasp concepts they will need to become better prepared employees and more involved citizens.

Tutoring is available – Beside PC Planet on 2nd Floor of the Nursing Sciences Building (117), Room 219.     

Program details and courses

The Physical Sciences department offers courses in

Physical Sciences - Fast Track

Fast track classes are designed in the physical sciences to complete a two-semester sequence of classes in one semester. For a fall or spring class, the 15-week term is in two 7.5-week classes. For summer, the 10-week term is two 5-week classes. You may sign up for only the second semester class, assuming you have previously passed the first semester. No material is left out in either session. You should be sure you set aside adequate study time for each class.

CHM 211/212, CHM 110/111 and PHY 201/202 are offered fast track in the summer only.


Greenville Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404)679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Greenville Technical College.