Sep 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
  
College Catalog 2021-2022

Mathematics General Transfer Option, Arts and Science, A.S.


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees & Certificates

CONTACT

Ileana Vasu, 413.552.2438, ivasu@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This option prepares students to transfer to mathematics programs at four-year colleges and universities outside the Massachusetts state system.

With a bachelor’s or graduate degree in mathematics, one can qualify for a broad range of careers in industry, business, government, and teaching.

The primary function of this program is to prepare the student to transfer to a four-year college and major in mathematics. The program can also serve as a first step towards pursuing a four year degree in a related field where a strong background in mathematics is needed, such as engineering, computer science, actuarial science, business management and finance.

Regardless of their future plans, this program is intended to provide all students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of mathematics and improve their skills in problem solving and critical thinking. The ability to solve problems and figure things out is of tremendous value in so many areas, and in life in general, that this program can serve as a first step towards a career in many different fields.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a solid knowledge of mathematics which exhibits breadth and depth in calculus I, II, III and courses from linear algebra, differential equations, discrete mathematics, and others
  • be able to identify, formulate, and solve problems by means of creativity, guessing, proofs and modeling
  • model real data and build or use mathematical models via technology or otherwise
  • cooperate as part of disciplinary and multidisciplinary teams
  • communicate mathematical ideas in both written and oral form effectively
  • understand the global, economic, and societal impact and power of mathematics
  • understand career possibilities for mathematics majors
  • have participated in professional development such as the AMATYC competition and honors projects
  • comprehend contemporary issues related to access, equity and diversity in the field of mathematics
  • be lifelong learners
  • transfer to a four year school

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 20 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 16 CREDITS


GENERAL ELECTIVE: 0-1 CREDITS


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • General Elective Credit(s): 0-1

TOTAL: 60 CREDITS


NOTES

1 PHS 111 -PHS 112  or CHM 121 -CHM 124  recommended.

CSI 106 , CSI 111 , CSI 254 , CSI 256 , EGR 118 , MTH 205 , MTH 214 , MTH 230 , and MTH 245  are recommended. Transfer institutions require courses such as MTH 205 , MTH 214 , or MTH 230  in their first 2 years of college. However, any course listed in the college catalog may be used to complete 60 credit graduation requirement.

Students should check with their intended transfer institution. Students planning to transfer to a college or university within the Massachusetts State System should consider the Mathematics Mass Transfer Option  instead.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

(N017)

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Degrees & Certificates