Mathematics

Our Mathematics program can teach you how to unlock the logic behind practically everything in our world. You will learn to communicate mathematical ideas; apply algorithms; analyze and solve problems; construct mathematical proofs; develop the capacity for logical, inductive and deductive reasoning; and describe the behavior of physical phenomena using mathematical models. Within your coursework, you will explore emerging fields and career possibilities through computer programming and algorithm development, linear algebra and differential equations.

This program leads to an A.S. degree in Mathematics. The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for transfer to a baccalaureate program in mathematics. This curriculum provides freshman- and sophomore-level courses in both continuous and discrete mathematics.

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Mathematician – est. salary $41,607
Middle School Math Teacher  – est. salary $56,317
Operations Research Analysts – est. salary $88,909*
Statistical Assistant – est. salary $50,400 

 

**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Mathematics degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credits   Writing, Research, & Info Lit. 1
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS 4 or 5  credits Counts as the first of three Lab Science electives. Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites) Scientific Reasoning
MATH 171 - Calculus I 3 credits Critical to major. Must earn a grade of "C" or better. Should be completed within 15 credits of admission to major. Prerequisite: MATH 162 (with a “C” or better) or placement in MATH 171 or higher. Major Course
MATH 163 - Discrete Mathematics I 3 credits Critical to major. Must earn a grade of grade of "C" or better. Prerequisite: MATH 161 (with a grade of "C" or better) or placement in MATH 162 or higher. Major Course

This is a select program. You must pass MATH 161 and MATH162 prior to entering this program.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate degree
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits Prerequisite: ENGL 101 Writing, Research, & Info Lit. 2
MATH 172 - Calculus II 4 credits Critical to major. Should be completed within 15 credits of successful completion of MATH 171. Must earn a “C” or better.
Prerequisites: MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better or placement in MATH 172 or higher.
Major Course
MATH 263 - Discrete Mathematics II 4 credits Critical to major. Prerequisite: MATH 163 (with a “C” or better). Major Course
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS. 4/5 credits Counts as the second of three Lab Science electives. Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites.) Major Course

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 270 - Linear Algebra 4 credits Critical to major. Must earn a grade of “C” or better. Should be completed within 24 credits of successful completion of MATH 171.
Prerequisites: MATH 171 with a grade of “C” or better and MATH 172 with a grade of “C” or better
MATH 172 may be taken concurrently.
Major Course
ANTH 112 - Cultural Anthropology or
GEOG 103 - Intro to Human Geography or
HIST 101 - United States History: Colonial America through the Revolutionary Era or
HIST 102 - United States History: The Civil War and the 19th Century or
HIS 103 - United States History: The 20th Century and Beyond or
HIST 121 - World History: The Distant Past or
HIST 122 - World History: The Recent Past or
HIST 142 - Food History or
HIST 150 - History of American Health Care or
SOC 101 - Intro to Sociology or
SOC 115 - Gender and Society 
3 credits Must be ENGL 101 ready. Social Science Elective
CSCI 111 - Computer Science I 4 credits Counts as the third of three Lab Sciences.
Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites.)
Technology Competency
Natural Science with a Lab in BIOL, CHEM or PHYS. 4 or 5 credits Must be ENGL 101 ready. (Some science courses have science or math prerequisites.) Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
MATH 271 - Calculus III 4 credits Critical to major. Must earn a “C” or better. Prerequisites: MATH 172 and MATH 270 (each with a "C" or better.) Major Course
MATH 272 - Differential Equations 4 credits Prerequisites: MATH 172 and MATH 270 (each with a “C” or better). Must earn a “C” or better. Major Course
ENGL 115 - Public Speaking or 
ENGL 117 - Group and Team Communication or
any course that meets the Oral Communication/Creative Expression requirement
3 credits

Prerequisites for ENGL 115 and ENGL 117: ENGL 101, which may be taken concurrently

Please consult the catalog or your advisor for other courses that meet the Oral Communication/Creative Expression requirement.

Oral Communication/Creative Expression
CSCI 112 - Computer Science II 4 or 5 credits Together with CSCI 111, fulfills Technological Competency Gen Ed requirement. Prerequisite: CSCI 111 (with a ”C” or better). Technology Competency
  • If this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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