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Associate in Science for Transfer
About the Program
Mathematics is one of the oldest intellectual disciplines, yet it has never lost its relevance; we are continually finding new and exciting applications in fields as diverse as biology and counter-terrorism. Mathematical methods play a pivotal role in bioinformatics, cryptography, computer graphics, analysis of large-scale networks, cyber security and operations research, as well as in computer science, engineering, business, and the natural, physical and social sciences. Applications of mathematics can be found in many vocational disciplines such as carpentry, electronics, automotive technology and welding. The Mathematics department at Las Positas College offers a wide range of courses in a variety of formats designed to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Whatever your educational goals, we have the courses you need to succeed. We offer a full lower-division curriculum which prepares students for obtaining an associate degree or transferring to four-year institutions.
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer
to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CA State University General Education - Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT’s) also require that students must earn a "C " (or "P'') or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
About the Degree
The Las Positas College Mathematics program offers courses that lead to an Associate of Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree. The major requirements for the Associate of Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree align with the Intersegmental Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for Mathematics. Students will have guaranteed admission to a California State University (CSU) campus upon successful completion of the program requirements. Students should consult with a counselor to determine whether this degree is the best option for their transfer goals. General education requirements should be selected carefully based on the intended transfer institution.
The Associate of Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree is intended to provide an option for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus, or pursue a teaching career, since teachers of mathematics are always in demand. They study of mathematics can prepare students for a variety of technical and scientific careers. The problem-solving and communication skills acquired are valuable in business, industry, and everyday life, and mathematics is an essential component of any engineering or science degree.
- Upon completion of the Mathematics AS-T, students are able to demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and written representations of mathematical ideas.
- Upon completion of the Mathematics AS-T, students are able to learn mathematics through modeling real-world situations.
- Upon completion of the Mathematics AS-T, students are able to read, write, listen to, and speak mathematics with understanding.
- Upon completion of the Mathematics AS-T, students are able to use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking and understanding, solve mathematical problems, and judge the reasonableness of their results.
- Upon completion of the Mathematics AS-T, students are able to use mathematical reasoning
and, when appropriate, a general problem solving process to solve problems.
Math Emporium is a mode of learning that allows students to work at a semi-flexible pace through their course material. Students may work as quickly as desired to complete their course or take a little more time to absorb and remediate material as needed. Students will use online learning tools to practice content and will receive help from their instructor and instructional assistants in their classroom. Since students are all working at different speeds, there will not be a class-wide lecture during the scheduled class time. Instead, students are working independently, with their support staff and/or in small groups to learn the content. In order to progress through the course content, students complete their learning and practice assignments for a unit, and then pass the corresponding assessment in order to move on to the next unit of material. By only moving on to the next unit when understanding of the current unit’s material is demonstrated, students will feel more comfortable with the past content and feel less anxious about moving forward into new content. These courses are designated in the schedule by an “X” followed by the section number (e.g. Math 40 - X01 indicates this is a statistics course offered as part of the Math Emporium).
These courses work well for students with the following characteristics:
- I am a self-motivated, dedicated, and organized student.
- I can learn the material using my textbook, online supports, video lectures and classroom support staff.
- I would like to have more flexibility in how long I have to work on the material and when I take tests.
|MATH 1 Calculus I||5|
|MATH 2 Calculus II||5|
|MATH 3 Multivariable Calculus||5|
|MATH 5 Ordinary Differential Equations||3.5|
|MATH 7 Elementary Linear Algebra||3.5|
|Any LIST A course not already used||3.5|
|CS 1 Computing Fundamentals I||4|
|MATH 40 Statistics and Probability||4|
|PHYS 1A General Physics I||5|
|Total Units in the Major||22-23.5|
|General Education and Electives||36.5-38|
See the Las Positas College California State University General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (for CSU) patterns for a listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Elective units are CSU transferable. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Updated: July 2022