Instructional Programs

 The Associate of Science in Physics

Physics is the science concerned with investigating and understanding the basic laws of nature from the very small domains of sub-atomic particles to very large astronomical objects. This Area of Concentration prepares students for entry-level physical science jobs and/or further academic study, including engineering, industrial research and development, computer science, medicine, teaching, business and other areas of physical science such as astronomy, meteorology, biophysics, geophysics, chemistry, space science and others.


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 EPCC Mission

The mission of El Paso County Community College District is to provide educational opportunities and support services that prepare individuals to improve their personal quality of life and to contribute to their economically and culturally diverse community.


 EPCC Vision

The El Paso County Community College District will be the progressive leader in high-quality, innovative, educational opportunities in response to our border community.


 Student Success Initiative

EPCC is committed to enhancing learning and success for all students regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, race, or socio-economic status.



 District Wide Coordinator

Fariba Ansari

Rio Grande Campus

Tel: (915)-831-4531



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 Achieving & Excelling

Students come to El Paso Community College for a variety of reasons—to transfer to a university, directly enter the workforce, get a promotion, become college-ready, or just have fun and grow personally.


El Paso Community College offers a transferable Associate of Science degree. This degree features blocks of instruction in nine key academic areas which is the 42-hour core curriculum. Once a student has successfully completed all the courses in the core curriculum with an average of "C" or better, that block of courses is fully transferable to any Texas state-supported college or university. The student can earn the Associate of Science degree by completing an additional 18 semester credit hours of elective courses from one or more of the academic areas of concentration or Fields of Study.