Science and Transfer Studies are the February Programs of the Month at Hutchinson Community College. The Natural Science, Social Science and Mathematics department provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of biology, chemistry, physics, education, nutrition, physical education, psychology, sociology, and math that will serve as a cornerstone for your future academic, civic, and career success.
Biology students explored starch digestion by studying salivary amylase, an enzyme that digests starch. Students collected saliva samples and analyzed how quickly starches were digested through a series of laboratory tests in the HCC state of the art science lab rooms.
Chemistry students use a series of analyses to provide qualitative answers in a recent laboratory class for Chemistry I. HCC offers a variety of chemistry courses that are designed to prepare students for careers in a variety of physical and biological science fields, in addition to preparation for fields in medical sciences.
-Instructor Brian Bird took a group of geology students to explore caves in Horsethief Canyon near Lake Kanapolis last spring. The group looked at various geological formations and studied the importance of cave geology in the structure of Earth.
Students in the engineering physics class work on circular motion calculations in a recent lab exercise. Hutchinson Community College offers a variety of science courses from introductory sections to more complex and specialized scientific offerings designed for careers in science and technology.