DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
The Department of Mathematics offers a comprehensive program, which includes everything from remedial mathematics and beginning algebra through four semesters of calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations. Free tutoring services (both dropin and computerized tutoring) are available for all students registered in a Department of Mathematics math class.
For a list of course offerings, go to Courses Offered:
REQUIREMENTS
Mathematics A. S. Degree
The degree is designed for students planning to transfer with a major in mathematics. The student will acquire the ability to apply the principles of differential and integral calculus of one and several variables, differential equations, and linear algebra. Competencies will be assessed through problem solving involving limits; derivatives and integrals of real and vector valued functions of one and several variables; areas and volumes; line, surface, and volume integrals; numerical methods; sequences and series; ordinary differential equations; power series solutions; Laplace transforms; eigenvectors; vector spaces; and application problems. Students will have the ability to utilize computer algebra systems in problem solving.
The student who has not completed the high school prerequisite courses will be required to remove the deficiencies by completing the appropriate course or courses selected from: Mathematics 10A, 10B, 12, 23, 25, 33,40, 43, 60, 73,80, 170, 180. The course with which the student must start is determined by his or her grades in prerequisite courses listed in the course description, or by Placement Test scores and assessment. The El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test may be taken only for initial mathematics course placement. Skipping a course by retaking the Mathematics Placement Test is not permitted.
Liberal Studies (Elementary Teaching)
Major:
Students with this major should complete Mathematics 110 and 111 .
Mathematics 150 is recommended
Preparation for the Transfer Major:
For information on specific university major requirements, please
obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult
with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You
may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your
associate degree requirements.
Mathematics General A. A. Degree
The program is designed as a terminal degree in general mathematics. The student will acquire the ability to apply the principles of analytic geometry and differential and integral calculus of one variable. Competencies will be assessed through problem solving involving limits; derivatives and integrals of functions of one variable; areas and volumes; and application problems. Students will have the ability to utilize computer algebra systems in problem solving.
Note: Students planning to transfer with a major in mathematics should also refer to the program description for the A. S. Degree in Mathematics.
El Camino College Major Requirements:
At least 17 units for this degree must be completed at El
Camino College.
Complete the Following:
Mathematics 190, 191;
And three courses from:
Mathematics 140, 150, 210, 220, 270,
Physics 1A,
one Computer Science course.
Total Units: 2123
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MAA (Mathematical Association of America)  