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 drop-in 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.
The Department of Mathematics offers two degree tracks:
- Associate of Science (A.S.)
- Associate of Science Transfer (A.S.T)
Below are the requirements to complete each degree.
Associate of Science (A.S.)
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.
A 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 12, 23, 40, 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 assessment. The El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test may be taken only for initial mathematics course placement. Skipping a course by re-taking 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.S. 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.
At least 8 units for this degree must be completed at El Camino College.
MATH 190: Single Variable Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (5 units)
CSCI 1: Problem Solving and Program Design using C++ (4 units)
Total Units: 24-25
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