If you are working toward a degree at CLC, math will be an important part of your studies. If you are a math major, our courses will provide you with thorough preparation for transfer and continuing your studies in math at a four-year college or university. If, like most students, you are not a math major, our courses will fulfill the mathematics component of your degree requirements, whether you are seeking a transfer degree or the career preparation of an Associate in Applied Science.
Careers for math majors include positions as mathematicians, actuaries, statisticians and teaching at the elementary, secondary and university levels. However, many of these jobs will require completion of bachelor’s and graduate degrees.
Pay for math-focused jobs can be excellent. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for actuaries (who calculate the financial cost of risk) are projected to grow much faster than average, and the median annual salary for them in 2012 was $93,680. Similarly, jobs for statisticians are also expected to grow much faster than average, and the median annual salary for them in 2012 was $75,560. Jobs for math professors are projected to grow faster than average, and their median annual pay in 2012 was $68,970.
The mathematics courses you take will depend on your program of study and your current level of skill in mathematics. The link, “A Student’s Guide to Mathematics at CLC,” details the courses to take for different academic goals. In general:
If you wish to earn a transfer degree: You will take college-level math courses, provided you meet the prerequisites. (If you do not meet the prerequisites, you will have to complete them before enrolling in the courses required for your degree. To determine math course prerequisites, refer to the course desriptions.) To ensure that your CLC courses will transfer to your intended four-year college or university, check this school’s specific requirements. College-level math courses at CLC have an even number other than zero in the middle digit of their CLC course number.
If you are enrolled in a career program: You will take courses with an applied mathematics focus. These courses have an odd number in the middle digit of their CLC course number. Again, you will need to meet all perquisites for these courses. See deciding which course to take.
If you need to take developmental mathematics: If you do not meet the prerequisites for college-level mathematics courses, you will need to take one or more developmental math courses. These courses have a zero in the middle digit of their CLC course number.
Learn more about math courses and the program options.
Why Choose CLC?
Regardless of your level of skill in mathematics, CLC offers many services to help you succeed in your math courses:
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