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Program Overview

In today’s highly technological society, the study of mathematics has become increasingly important. Mathematics is a study that provides a foundation for problem solving and logical reasoning skills. It includes arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and computer programming, among others. Mathematics is the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions. In addition to college-level mathematics courses (numbered 100 or above) that will meet the lower-division needs of college transfer students, Southwestern College offers developmental courses consisting of pre-algebra through intermediate algebra.

Students may opt to take their developmental courses in one of several formats. All formats require students to study and complete assignments outside of class. Traditional lecture sections may include computer-aided instruction or online assignments. Other sections are self-paced and computer-aided, giving students the opportunity to complete more than one course per semester. Hybrid classes meet with an instructor, but with less-frequent campus meetings, and require additional computer-aided instruction outside of class.

Many of the mathematics courses are designated “Requires graphing Calculator” in the class schedule. These classes incorporate hand-held technology into the curriculum. Both traditional and calculator methods of problem solving are taught. Instructors may choose to require or prohibit calculator use on certain assignments. Graphing calculators which perform algebraic manipulation are not permitted in any Southwestern College math course.

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Associate Degree

Associate of Science in Mathematics Studies in Transfer - Associate in Science Transfer

Associate Degree

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