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About the Program

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.

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.

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Career Opportunities

Careers for math majors include positions as mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians. However, many of these jobs will require completion of bachelor’s and graduate degrees. To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Math Occupations. Math majors may also teach at the elementary, secondary and university levels.

Why study at CLC?

Regardless of your level of skill in mathematics, CLC offers many services to help you succeed in your math courses:

  • Instructors who will help you inside and outside class.
  • Small class sizes.
  • Free tutoring available six days a week at all three CLC campuses.
  • Embedded tutors in select math courses.
  • Dedicated math computer lab.
  • Variety of instructional formats—online, in-class or blended—to meet your learning style and needs.