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.

The Department of Mathematics offers two degree tracks:

- Associate of Science (A.S.)
- Associate of Science Transfer (A.S.T)

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.

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.

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 the Catalog.

At least 8 units for this degree must be completed at El Camino College.

**Complete the following courses (20 units):**

- MATH 190: Single Variable Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (
*5 units*) - MATH 191: Single Variable Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (
*5 units*) - MATH 220: Multi-Variable Calculus (
*5 units*) - MATH 270: Differential Equations with Linear Algebra (
*5 units*)

**And one course from (4 to 5 units):**

- CSCI 1: Problem Solving and Program Design using C++ (
*4 units*) - CSCI 2: Introduction to Data Structures (
*5 units*) - CSCI 3: Computer Programming with Java (
*4 units*) - MATH 150: Elementary Statistics with Probability (
*4 units*) - MATH 150H: Honors Elementary Statistics with Probability (
*4 units*) - MATH 210: Introduction to Discrete Structures (
*4 units*) - PHYS 1A: Mechanics of Solids (
*4 units*) - PHYS 3A: General Physics with Calculus (
*5 units*)

**Total Units: 24-25**

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Additional career information is available from the professional society **Mathematical Association of America (MAA).**