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College Catalog & Student Handbook 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog & Student Handbook 2020-2021

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Mathematics, A.S.



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Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics

Students who intend to complete an Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics and transfer to a four-year institution should consult with an Indian Hills Academic Advisor and the four-year institution to determine any additional requirements at the four-year institution. 

The Mathematics Transfer Major provides a foundation for students interested in the life sciences. Graduates of the Mathematics Transfer Major will receive an Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics. This degree provides a foundation for students interested in mathematics (as well as many other careers). It is suitable for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in order to pursue a baccalaureate degree or advanced degrees in mathematics, science, or business.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Communication: Students will communicate mathematical ideas clearly, using appropriate mathematical terminology and notation.
  2. Computation: Students will apply computational knowledge utilizing a variety of techniques to accurately and efficiently solve problems containing limits, derivatives, integrals, and differential equations.
  3. Application: Students will demonstrate the ability to apply analytical and theoretical skills to model and solve mathematical problems using derivatives, integrals, and differential equations.
  4. Technology: Students will use appropriate technological tools to contribute to concept development, reasoning, and problem-solving.

Career Possibilities

A mathematics major is one of the most versatile majors in Arts and Sciences. An understanding of mathematics is necessary for the study of many disciplines in science and business. The Associate of Science Degree in Mathematics Transfer Major graduate has three major options:

  1. Transfer to a four-year institution and complete a baccalaureate degree in mathematics and find employment as a computer scientist, financial analyst, statistician, systems analyst, actuary, economist, laboratory supervisor, insurance salesman, secondary school teacher, bookkeeper, accountant, biostatistician, auditor, surveyor, air traffic controller, or tax consultant.
  2. Transfer to a four-year institution and complete a baccalaureate degree in science such as biology, chemistry, or physics.
  3. Transfer to a four-year institution in a pre-professional or professional program and develop a career in architecture, bioengineering, business, chiropractic, clinical laboratory technology, dentistry, education, law, medicine, occupational or physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy, plant pathology, or veterinary medicine.

Preparation for IHCC

Prospective students should have a strong background in mathematics, science, writing , and reading skills. At least two years of high school algebra, one year of high school geometry, one-half year of high school trigonometry, four years of high school English and one year of high school laboratory science are highly recommended.

Recommended Courses

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution are strongly advised to familiarize themselves with the requirements of the mathematics program at the college to which they plan to transfer and work with a counselor and the  mathematics faculty at IHCC to plan a program that meets those requirements. 

Program Total: 64 Credits

Term I


Total: 13 Credits


Total: 10 Credits


Term III


  • - Credits: 4.00
  • Literature Elective- Credits: 3.00
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective- Credits: 3.00
  • Lab/Science Elective- Credits: 3.00

Total: 13 Credits


Term IV


Total: 9 Credits


Term V


  • - Credits: 3.00
  • A.A. Elective- Credits: 2.00
  • Social Science Elective- Credits: 3.00
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective- Credits: 2.00

Total: 10 Credits


Term VI


Total: 9 Credits


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