Scott Johnson

Dr. Scott D. Johnson

Associate Professor of Engineering

Engineering Coordinator
Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering
Division of Sciences, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
301 Largo Road
Prince George's Community College
Largo, MD 20774-2199

Office: CAT-229R (or more often CAT-305)
Office Hours: MW 4:00-4:30pm; TTh 3:00-3:30pm and 6:00-7:30pm, by appointment all other times

Note: Part or all of my office hours might be in the classroom [CAT-305] as student questions warrant. By appointment could be anywhere that is convenient for me and the student.
Office Telephone: 301-322-0420 (department line) - Leave message
Professor's E-mail: {Click here if your e-mail has bounced or been delayed}

Link to the Engineering Program is here.
The current engineering brochure is here.

Courses for Spring 2017 by Dr. Johnson

Courses Dr Johnson taught at PGCC (syllabi, etc.)

Courses offered in the Engineering program:

See the Engineering Program web site.

Important resources offered by the STEM division, PGCC, and beyond

Sample schedule for primary engineering fields -- FULL TIME (this is a work in progress):

PGCC offers only the first two years of an engineering degree, thus any schedule involving the traditional core courses is sufficient to continue study at another school. At most usually only 70 credits are transferable.

Note: To get any engineering degree requires a demanding schedule. Five year programs for BS degrees are typical. Hence 2.5 years at PGCC would be considered normal for a full time student.
Please seek advice from the engineering department before embarking on any particular program in engineering. The following contain sample programs that are designed for transferring to a four-year university. A different program is required for getting an AS degree. Seek advisement.

Required for Engineering Degree (for discipline specific use suggested schedules) Suggested schedules for specific disciplines

Sample schedule for pre-engineering fields -- FULL TIME:

If your are not calculus ready at the start of your engineering program, you will be required to follow the pre-engineering schedule below. Deviation from this program must be approved by the engineering department. As always seek advisement before embarking on any program at any college.

Students in developmental courses should follow a general studies with a STEM direction approach. -- This approach has been careful worked out for maximum benefit -- Assumes FULL-TIME:

Brief Bio:

Dr. Johnson joined Prince George's Community College in the Fall of 2005.

Previous to that he worked for 10 years as a system engineer and scientist at the Goddard Space Flight Center. For the majority of those years, he helped develop the Detector Characterization Laboratory.

Dr. Johnson has twenty years experience in systems engineering, scientific analysis and research, and professional lecturing in science and mathematics. He participated in many activities beyond defined responsibilities, including but not limited to business development, public relations, and web development.

Research Interests:

Research interests include radiation effects on electronics, computer simulation (in engineering and physics), buckyballs, egyptology, paleontology, and coffee.

Educational Background:

Ph.D. Physics, The Catholic University of America, 1995
----Thesis: Investigation of the properties of fullerenes by means of molecular dynamics simulation
An interesting footnote is that Dr. Johnson was born in Washington Hospital Center which is one block from CUA
M.S. Physics, The Catholic University of America, 1992
B.S. Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis, 1986
B.S. Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1984
-- Second oldest EE department in the nation

Current Projects:

Dr. Johnson's Select Publications

Fun Links:

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