Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T)
The Associate in Science Degree in Mathematics for Transfer (60 units total, 22 units in the major) prepares students for transfer to the CSU System to earn a baccalaureate in applied or theoretical mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, engineering, natural or physical science, or economics. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as extending the concepts of derivatives, differentials, and integrals to include multiple independent variables, solving simple differential equations of the first and second order, and analyzing and modeling the behaviors of physical phenomena using calculus. Baccalaureate options for students include General Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, and Economics. To complete the degree, students must fulfill both of the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0
Please note that our local Cerro Coso general education pattern MAY NOT be used to fulfill the requirements of this degree and that all required courses for the degree must be transferable to CSU.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Use the Cartesian, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems effectively.
- Use scalar and vector products in applications.
- Use vector-valued functions to describe motion in space.
- Extend the concepts of derivatives, differentials, and integrals to include multiple independent variables.
- Solve simple differential equations of the first and second order.
- Analyze and model the behaviors of physical phenomena by applying advanced calculus concepts.
- Apply broad mathematical concepts to practical applications.
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|MATH C151||Analytic Geometry and Calculus I||5 Units|
|MATH C152||Analytic Geometry and Calculus II||5|
|MATH C251||Analytic Geometry and Calculus III||5|
Choose a minimum of 7 units from below with at least 4 units from Area A:
|MATH C255||Ordinary Differential Equations||4 Units|
|MATH C257||Linear Algebra||4|
|MATH C121||Elementary Probability and Statistics||4 Units|
|or MATH C121H||Elementary Probability and Statistics - Honors||5|
|CSCI C251||Introduction to Visual Basic Programming||3|
|CSCI C252||Introduction to Computer Science||3|
|CSCI C265||Introductory C++ Programming||3|
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
|OPTION B||CSU General Education Breadth|
|OPTION C||IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum|