Mathematics and Statistics

Associate Degrees for Transfer

A.S.-T. in Mathematics

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree is designed to meet common lower-division requirements for a major in mathematics at most California State University (CSU) campuses. Satisfactory completion of the CRC Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) degree provides a solid foundation and satisfies the standard prerequisites for upper division coursework for mathematics majors at most CSU and other four-year universities. However, it is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor since major and general education requirements vary for each college/university.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
Total Units: 22

The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain and apply basic concepts of single variable calculus including various forms of derivatives and integrals, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • explain and apply basic concepts of multivariable calculus, linear algebra, or differential equation techniques, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems.
  • prepare logical arguments and use them to prove basic mathematical theorems.
  • solve real-world application problems using appropriate mathematical problem-solving skills.

Career Information

Mathematicians work as statisticians, analysts, computer programmers, actuaries, researchers, planners, and educators.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
The Associate Degree for Transfer program is designed for students who plan to transfer to a campus of the California State University (CSU). Other than the required core, the courses you choose to complete this degree will depend to some extent on the selected CSU for transfer. In addition, some CSU-GE Breadth or IGETC requirements can also be completed using courses required for this associate degree for transfer major (known as "double-counting"). Meeting with a counselor to determine the most appropriate course choices will facilitate efficient completion of your transfer requirements. For students wishing to transfer to other universities (UC System, private, or out-of-state), the Associate Degree for Transfer may not provide adequate preparation for upper-division transfer admissions; it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for the major, as programs vary widely in terms of the required preparation.

Associate Degrees

A.S. in Mathematics

This degree is designed to provide a foundation in mathematics and to meet common lower-division requirements for a major in Mathematics or Statistics at many four-year institutions. It is highly recommended that students meet with a counselor because major and general education requirements vary for each college/university.

NOTE TO TRANSFER STUDENTS:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an Associate’s degree in Mathematics may be different from the courses required for the Bachelor’s degree.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
MATH 400 Calculus I 5
MATH 401 Calculus II 5
MATH 402 Calculus III 5
MATH 420 Differential Equations 4
MATH 410 Introduction to Linear Algebra 3
CISP 360 Introduction to Structured Programming (4) 4
   or CISP 370 Beginning Visual Basic (4)
   or CISP 400 Object Oriented Programming with C++ (4)
   or CISP 401 Object Oriented Programming with Java (4)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
Total Units: 26

The Mathematics Associate in Science (A.S.) degree may be obtained by completion of the required program, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See CRC graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • explain and apply basic concepts of single variable calculus including various forms of derivatives and integrals, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems.(P-SLO #1)
  • explain and apply basic concepts of multivariable calculus, linear algebra, or differential equation techniques, their interconnections, and their uses in analyzing and solving real-world problems. (P-SLO #2)
  • prepare logical arguments and use them to prove basic mathematical theorems. (P-SLO #3)
  • solve real-world application problems using appropriate mathematical problem-solving skills. (P-SLO #4)
  • use mathematics in the context of computer programming or statistics. (P-SLO #5)

Career Information

Mathematicians work as statisticians, analysts, computer programmers, actuaries, researchers, planners, and educators. Most of these careers require education beyond the two-year college level.