Mathematics

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to prove mathematical statements, solve mathematical problems, and execute mathematical algorithms.

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Our Mathematics program can teach you how to unlock the logic behind practically everything in our world. You will learn to communicate mathematical ideas; apply algorithms; analyze and solve problems; construct mathematical proofs; develop the capacity for logical, inductive and deductive reasoning; and describe the behavior of physical phenomena using mathematical models. Within your coursework, you will explore emerging fields and career possibilities through computer programming and algorithm development, linear algebra and differential equations.

This program leads to an A.S. degree in Mathematics. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in mathematics. This curriculum provides freshman- and sophomore-level courses in both continuous and discrete mathematics.

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Statistical Assistant – est. salary $55,095*
Mathematician – est. salary $106,108*
Middle School Math Teacher  – est. salary $60,869*

 

EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Mathematics degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits   ENGL 101
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS 4 or 5  credits Counts as the first of three Lab Science electives. Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites) Natural Science
MATH 171 - Calculus I 3 credits Critical to major. Must earn a “C” or better. Should be completed within 15 credits of admission to major. Prerequisite: MATH 162 (with a “C” or better). Major Course
MATH 163 - Discrete Mathematics I 3 credits Critical to major. Must earn a “C” or better. Prerequisite: MATH 161 (with a “C” or better). Major Course

This is a select program. You must pass MATH 161 and MATH162 prior to entering this program.

  • This program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program after earning their associate’s degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits Prerequisite: ENGL 101 ENGL 102 Information Literacy
MATH 172 - Calculus II 4 credits Critical to major. Should be completed within 15 credits of successful completion of MATH 171. Must earn a “C” or better.
Prerequisites: MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better
Major Course
MATH 263 - Discrete Mathematics II 4 credits Critical to major. Prerequisite: MATH 163 (with a “C” or better). Major Course
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS. 4/5 credits Counts as the second of three Lab Science electives. Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites.) Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra 4 credits Critical to major. Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Should be completed within 24 credits of successful completion of MATH 171.
Prerequisites: MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better
Major Course
Social Science Elective* 3 credits (Some Social Science electives fulfill one or more academic approaches.) Must be ENGL 101 ready. Social Science Elective
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I with Java 4 credits Must be ENGL 101 and FNMT 118 ready. Technology Competency
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS. 4 or 5 credits Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites.) Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 271 - Calculus III 4 credits Critical to major. Must earn a “C” or better. Prerequisites: MATH 172 and MATH 270 (each with a "C" or better.) Major Course
MATH 272 - Differential Equations 4 credits Prerequisites: MATH 172 and MATH 270 (each with a “C” or better). Must earn a “C” or better. Major Course
Humanities Elective** 3 credits Some Humanities electives fulfill one or more academic approaches. Must be ENGL 101 ready. Humanities Elective
CSCI 112 - Computer Science II with Java 4 or 5 credits Together with CSCI 111, fulfills Technological Competency Gen Ed requirement. Prerequisite: CSCI 111 (with a ”C” or better). Technology Competency
  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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