Choosing the Right Math Course

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Science and Health

 

 Math and Science Pathways
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (Math 119)

This course reviews topics in algebra, including factoring polynomials, fractional equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, and functions.  This course is intended for students who have not successfully completed a course equivalent to high school Algebra II and who plan to take Math 121 Plane Trigonometry or Math 135 College Algebra.  This course does not transfer to UC or CSU and is open to all students. 

To take this course, you must have completed the online form at http://www.dvc.edu/icmath. 

Trigonometry + Support for Success in Trigonometry (Math 121 + Math 021)
This combination gives you more opportunity to review the algebra skills needed for success in Trigonometry.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your Trigonometry instructor.  Trigonometry focuses on right triangle, general, and unit circle trigonometry, and the trigonometric functions of real numbers.  Math 121 transfers to CSU only.  This combination of courses is open to all students. 
Trigonometry (Math 121)

Trigonometry focuses on right triangle, general, and unit circle trigonometry, and the trigonometric functions of real numbers.  Math 121 transfers to CSU only. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Pre-Calculus (Math 191)

Pre-Calculus includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 191 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Math 192)

Analytic Geometry and Calculus integrates algebraic and transcendental functions in the study of derivatives and integrals and their applications to science and engineering fields.  Math 192 transfers to UC and CSU. 

 To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Social Sciences

 

Social Science Sequences
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (Math 119)

This course reviews topics in algebra, including factoring polynomials, fractional equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, and functions.  This course is intended for students who have not successfully completed a course equivalent to high school Algebra II and who plan to take Math 121 Plane Trigonometry or Math 135 College Algebra.  This course does not transfer to UC or CSU and is open to all students. 

To take this course, you must have completed the online form at:  http://www.dvc.edu/icmath

College Algebra + Support for Success in College Algebra (Math 135 + Math 035)
This combination gives you more opportunity to review the math skills needed for success in College Algebra.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your College Algebra instructor.  College Algebra includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 135 transfers to UC and CSU.  This combination of courses is open to all students. 
College Algebra (Math 135)
 

College Algebra includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 135 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Finite Mathematics (Math 181)
 

Finite Mathematics applies intermediate algebra and critical thinking to the solution of contemporary problems in business and the life sciences.  Topics include linear models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, sets and probabilities, and finance.  Math 181 transfers to UC and CSU and is an elective for the AST in Business Administration, the AAT in Economics, and the CA in Information and Communication Technology. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Calculus for Management, Life Science, and Social Science I (Math 182)
 

Calculus for Management, Life Science, and Social Science includes the study of derivatives and integrals and their applications to these fields.  Math 182 transfers to UC and CSU. 

 To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Elementary Statistics with Probability + Support for Success in Elementary Support with Probability (Math 142 + Math 042)
This combination integrates algebraic and arithmetic topics throughout the course to refresh the math skills that you need for success in Statistics.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your Statistics instructor.  Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU.  This combination of courses is open to all students. 
Elementary Statistics with Probability (Math 142)
 

Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers (Math 125)

This course is for students earning an Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree.  You will learn the concepts and theory of arithmetic as it relates to the Common Core Math Standards and develop quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth exploration of these topics.  Math 125 transfers to CSU? 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

 
Information Technology, Business and Economics

 

Social Science Sequences

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (Math 119)

This course reviews topics in algebra, including factoring polynomials, fractional equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, and functions.  This course is intended for students who have not successfully completed a course equivalent to high school Algebra II and who plan to take Math 121 Plane Trigonometry or Math 135 College Algebra.  This course does not transfer to UC or CSU and is open to all students. 

To take this course, you must have completed the online form at:  http://www.dvc.edu/icmath

College Algebra + Support for Success in College Algebra (Math 135 + Math 035)
This combination gives you more opportunity to review the math skills needed for success in College Algebra.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your College Algebra instructor.  College Algebra includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 135 transfers to UC and CSU.  This combination of courses is open to all students. 
College Algebra (Math 135)

College Algebra includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 135 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Finite Mathematics (Math 181)

Finite Mathematics applies intermediate algebra and critical thinking to the solution of contemporary problems in business and the life sciences.  Topics include linear models, systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, sets and probabilities, and finance.  Math 181 transfers to UC and CSU and is an elective for the AST in Business Administration, the AAT in Economics, and the CA in Information and Communication Technology. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Calculus for Management, Life Science, and Social Science I (Math 182)

Calculus for Management, Life Science, and Social Science includes the study of derivatives and integrals and their applications to these fields.  Math 182 transfers to UC and CSU. 

 To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Elementary Statistics with Probability + Support for Success in Elementary Support with Probability (Math 142 + Math 042)
This combination integrates algebraic and arithmetic topics throughout the course to refresh the math skills that you need for success in Statistics.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your Statistics instructor.  Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU.  This combination of courses is open to all students.
Elementary Statistics with Probability (Math 142)

Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Mathematical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers (Math 125)

This course is for students earning an Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer degree.  You will learn the concepts and theory of arithmetic as it relates to the Common Core Math Standards and develop quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth exploration of these topics.  Math 125 transfers to CSU? 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Math, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering

 

Science and Math Sequences
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra (Math 119)

This course reviews topics in algebra, including factoring polynomials, fractional equations, inequalities, logarithms, exponentials, and functions.  This course is intended for students who have not successfully completed a course equivalent to high school Algebra II and who plan to take Math 121 Plane Trigonometry or Math 135 College Algebra.  This course does not transfer to UC or CSU and is open to all students. 

To take this course, you must have completed the online form at http://www.dvc.edu/icmath. 

Trigonometry + Support for Success in Trigonometry (Math 121 + Math 021)
This combination gives you more opportunity to review the algebra skills needed for success in Trigonometry.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your Trigonometry instructor.  Trigonometry focuses on right triangle, general, and unit circle trigonometry, and the trigonometric functions of real numbers.  Math 121 transfers to CSU only.  This combination of courses is open to all students.
Trigonometry (Math 121)

Trigonometry focuses on right triangle, general, and unit circle trigonometry, and the trigonometric functions of real numbers.  Math 121 transfers to CSU only. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Pre-Calculus (Math 191)

Pre-Calculus includes creating mathematical models and solving equations using the family of functions typically found in Calculus.  Math 191 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (Math 192)

Analytic Geometry and Calculus integrates algebraic and transcendental functions in the study of derivatives and integrals and their applications to science and engineering fields.  Math 192 transfers to UC and CSU. 

 To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Arts, Communication and Language
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Math 142 + Math 042

Elementary Statistics with Probability + Support for Success in Elementary Support with Probability (Math 142 + Math 042)

This combination integrates algebraic and arithmetic topics throughout the course to refresh the math skills that you need for success in Statistics.  It gives you a chance to increase your confidence in your math skills, improve your study skills, and allows more time with your Statistics instructor.  Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU.  This combination of courses is open to all students. 

Elementary Statistics with Probability (Math 142)

Elementary Statistics includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, design of experiments, introductory probability and statistical distributions and inference.  Math 142 transfers to UC and CSU. 

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Mathematics for Liberal Arts (Math 124)

Mathematics for Liberal Arts includes applications and concepts of intermediate algebra and critical thinking to the solving of contemporary problems in mathematics. Topics  include statistics, finance, voting/apportionment and include one of the following:  sets, probability, geometry, graph theory, exponential and logarithmic functions, mathematics and culture.  Math 124 transfers to UC and CSU.

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: 

Statway I and Statway II (Math 094 + Math 144)

Statway is a two-semester sequence that introduces the concepts of probability and statistics with arithmetic and algebraic topics integrated throughout.  This sequence is appropriate if you enjoy group-work in a cooperative learning environment, prefer a gentler pace and/or the increased contact hours of two semesters versus one semester Statistics with support course, or you are apprehensive about directly entering transfer-level, even with a support course.  You should enroll in Statway only if statistics is your last necessary math class. (Note that this path is not accepted at all institutions for all majors.  Please consult with a counselor before enrolling.)

To take this course, you must have completed one of the following: