Pathway: Science, Engineering and Math
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown Studio
Transferability: Transferable, Guaranteed Transfer (GT)
While studying math at PPSC you will develop problem solving skills that are applicable to a wide range of careers and technical fields. You will learn to listen, write and speak using mathematic language and concepts. Also, you will apply math to real world problems, come up with solutions and reflect on their results. In addition, you will consider use of technology in modern day mathematics. Finally, you will gain a broad understanding of technology, physics and engineering fields as they relate to math.
An understanding of mathematics is necessary for the study of many disciplines and opens doors to many careers. We are dedicated to helping you obtain a solid foundation of academic rigor, excellence and performance. Math provides solid concepts that apply to multiple fields. Completing this degree guarantees transfer in the state of Colorado to any state university and gives you the foundation to further your understanding of math.
Our Mathematics Associate of Science (AS) with Designation degree is a great foundation for many Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.
This degree can be completed in about a two year time frame with a full-time course load. The Associate of Science degree is guaranteed to transfer within the state of Colorado and will fulfill the Associate degree requirement to continue your education to a Bachelor's degree and beyond. We also have many internship possibilities so you can apply what you are learning.
Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Exactly 50% of jobs for Mathematicians require a Doctoral degree, while only 8% require a Bachelor's degree.
The below classes are classes you might take while pursuing an Mathematics, AS with Designation degree.
Reviews college algebra and college trigonometry intended for those planning to take calculus. Topics include algebraic manipulations, properties of algebraic and trigonometric functions and their graphs, trig identities and equations, conic sections, polar coordinates, and parametric equations.
Introduces single variable calculus and analytic geometry. It includes limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives as well as indefinite and definite integrals and some applications.
Concentrates on formal logic, algorithms, induction proofs, equivalence relations and graphs. This course is designed for mathematics and computer science students.view in catalog
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Looking for more outside of the class room? Check out our yearly Mathematics Colloquium.
Date: Friday, April 21, 2023
Time: 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Venue: In person, Rampart Range Campus, Room W-101
Keynote Presenter: Nate Wadman, Computer Networking/Cybersecurity Faculty
Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
Convert information into and between various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
Select or develop elements of the methodology or theoretical framework to solve problems
Examine evidence to identify patterns, differences, similarities, limitations, and/or implications related to the focus
Utilize multiple representations to interpret the data
State a conclusion based on findings
Course Description: Includes a brief review of intermediate algebra, equations, and inequalities, functions and their graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, selection of topics from among graphing of the conic sections, introduction to sequences and series, permutations and combinations, the binomial theorem, and theory of equations. A graphing calculator is required.
MAT 2410 - Calculus I MA1 5 Credit Hour(s)
ADDTIONAL REQUIRED MATH:
Please note: if these credits are not required for the major at a receiving four-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.
MAT 2420 - Calculus II MA1 5 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 2430 - Calculus III MA1 4 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 2431 - Calculus III with Engineering Applications MA1 5 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 1021 - English Composition I CO1 3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 1022 - English Composition II CO2 3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 2001 - English Composition III CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)
HIS 2765 - Writing About History CO3 3 Credit Hour(s)
All degrees have a math requirement and most certificates do as well. Some degrees will require multiple math classes. The Associate of Science Math requires students to take math courses up to Calculus, but can vary depending on each student's previous math experience. Working with your Academic Advisor will help you figure out what is best for you and your plan.
Students choosing careers with a strong mathematical component will require four year degrees and in some cases beyond.
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Some of our 1000-level courses (the courses with "1" as their first number) are paired with lab or support courses that start with a "0". These "0" courses are to help supplement previous math skills you may not have had which you need to understand the material in the "1" portion of the course. These pairings include:
MAT 0240 (paired with MAT 1240)
MAT 0120 (paired with MAT 1120)
MAT 0260 (paired with MAT 1260)
MAT 0140 (paired with MAT 1140)
Your placement scores determine whether or not you will need a "0" course paired with your "1" course. If self-registering, and you have placed into the area needing a "0" and "1" class, remember to look for "0" and "1" course which share the same section number. However, if you are a new student, please work with your Academic Advisor to create your personalized semester schedule.
Pikes Peak State College requires that you take a college placement test to determine your readiness for college-level courses. The following tools are used to determine where you start in your math sequence:
The PPSC Mathematics Department is committed to helping our students move to the next step in their educational and career journey. That is why we have partnered to offer scholarships and internships to help our students be successful.
$500 for tuition awarded for spring semester
Particularly for women majoring in mathematics education
Must be a declared math major
Completed MAT 201 with a C or better
Recommendation from non-family member
Please contact Sharon.McPherson@pikespeak.edu for more information.