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Porterville College

degrees

Mathematics (AS-T)

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is designed to prepare students to continue studies toward a B.A. or B.S. degree in Mathematics or for entry-level into a variety of career options. The intent of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is to assist students in seamlessly transferring to a campus in the California State University (CSU) system. Students who pursue a Mathematics degree enjoy a wealth of career options ranging from Business, Engineering, Computer Science, Education, the Sciences and the many others.

Program Learning Outcomes: Use mathematics to investigate, model, and solve a variety of real-world problems; use a variety of problem-solving methods to solve equations and related applications; use technology as a tool for exploring mathematical concepts; demonstrate an understanding of concepts and skills needed for future mathematics courses or courses in related disciplines; demonstrate a solid understanding of functions from multiple perspectives; use numerical, graphical, and symbolic representations to solve problems and communicate with others; demonstrate an ability to work with mathematical abstractions; analyze mathematical relationships, and make plausible conjectures.

Students must satisfy both of the following requirements in order to earn the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree:

1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements. b. A minimum of 21 semester units in the major as determined by the required courses described below.

2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Required Courses

MATH P103 - Calculus 1 with Analytical Geometry 4 units

MATH P104 - Calculus 2 with Analytical Geometry 4 units

MATH P205 - Calculus 3 with Analytical Geometry 4 units

MATH P206 - Differential Equations and Linear Algebra 5 units

PHYS P104A - Physics for Scientists and Engineers 4 units

Major Total  21 units

Total Overall Units 60 units

Students are not required to complete additional campus course graduation requirements.

Effective Summer 2014