West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Mathematics

Math Department

Degrees

West Valley College offers two degrees for mathematics, an Associate of Arts degree in Mathematics and an Associate of Science - Transfer in Mathematics.

 

AS-T Mathematics


The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree is a 60 unit program which is designed to provide lower division education to students planning to transfer to a CSU institution in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree in Mathematics.  Students completing the program will be able to solve problems using mathematical symbols, operation, and techniques; apply appropriate technology including calculators and computers to the solution of mathematical problems; demonstrate computational, estimation, and problem-solving skills; construct mathematical models of physical problems, draw conclusions from these models, and communicate those conclusions; formulate and test mathematical conjectures; and adapt general mathematical techniques to course-specific problems.

Students must complete the following requirements:

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis

Students are not required to complete the information competency requirements, PE requirements or cultural diversity requirements found in other degrees at the College.

 Required Courses

Core Courses (15 units) Units
Math 003A Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5
Math 003B Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5
Math 004A Intermediate Calculus 5
List A: Select one or two (4 - 8 units)  
Math 004B Differential Equations 4
Math 004C Linear Algebra 4
List B: One course if only one course was chosen from List A (3 - 5 units)  
Math 019 Discrete Mathematics 4
Math 10 Elementary Statistics or Math 10H Elementary Statistics Honors 3
Phys 004A Engineering Physics - Mechanics 5

 

 

AA Mathematics


After completing an A.A. degree in Mathematics, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate computational, estimation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Formulate and test mathematical conjectures.
  • Adapt general mathematical techniques to course-specific problems.
  • Solve problems using mathematical symbols, operations, and techniques appropriate to the course content and level of study.
  • Apply appropriate technology including calculators and computers to the solution of mathematical problems.
  • Construct mathematical models of physical problems, draw conclusions from these models, and communicate their conclusions.

 Major Requirements:

Course Units
Math 003A Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5
Math 003B Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5
Math 004A Intermediate Calculus 4
Math 004B Differential Equations 4
Phys 004A Engineering Physics I 5
Phys 004B Engineering Physics II 5
Phys 004C Engineering Physics III 5
Required Electives from Recommended List 3

 

Recommended Electives:

Course Units
Engr 021 Intro to Computing for Scientists and Engineers 3
Math 004C Linear Algebra 4
Math 019 Discrete Mathematics 4
 

 

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