Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering at Los Angeles Valley College. Our classes employ a hands-on approach to learning, combining lecture, lab and problem-solving. Every semester, we offer several introductory and advanced classes in a variety of modes from on campus to hybrid or fully online. Should you have any questions about which physics, chemistry, or engineering class might be appropriate for you, begin by scheduling an appointment with an Academic Counselor.

Science, Technology, Engineer & Math CAP

Our students are successful in transferring to UCs, CSUs and private universities and are well prepared to complete a variety of STEM and related degrees. While at LAVC, students find several opportunities through outreach and REUs, such as PREM, MacREU, and JPL SIRI.

We offer degrees in Chemistry, Physics and Engineering as pathways designed to transfer students to university prepared for success. To find more information including degree, faculty, and other resources, click a button below to explore the different subjects.


Additional Resources

Take advantage of free in person and online tutoring through the General Tutoring Center.

If you are interested in becoming a Chemistry, Physics or Engineering tutor, email us for more information or follow the steps located here.

Lab space is limited for safety, and attendance is an obligation. If you are registered and cannot attend the first class meeting, be sure to contact your instructor to avoid being excluded.

Click a link below for faculty contact information:

Chemistry Faculty Physics Faculty Engineering Faculty



Need to request a current or previous class syllabus? Email us.

Requests must include all class information, including instructor, semester, and year.

Advanced courses generally have prerequisites. If you feel you have met these prerequisites you can meet with a counselor or contact the Department to have your prerequisite validated.

If you would like to challenge the prerequisite, fill out a Prerequisite Challenge Form and email it to the Department along with supporting documentation, such as unofficial transcripts. Emails must be from your LACCD student email address. Visit the Counseling Office for more information.


We offer three scholarships for LAVC students: 

  • The Timberlake Scholarship is awarded to two to four exceptional Chem 51 students pursuing a degree in healthcare. 
  • The Chemistry and Physics scholarship is awarded to two exceptional students pursuing a STEM degree and completing one year of either the Physics or Chemistry sequence at Valley. 
  • The Engineering scholarship will be awarded to exceptional LAVC Engineering students planning to transfer and pursue an Engineering degree. 

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship awards provided by our department, email us or visit the LAVC Foundation to learn about other scholarship opportunities and how to apply.

Department Contacts

Lucas Haley
Department Chair
(818) 947-2831

Jennifer Cole
Dean of STEM
(818) 947-2316