Mathematics

The role of mathematics is vital and growing, providing solutions to problems in a wide range of sciences: social, biological, physical, behavioral, and management. The Mathematics program at Lake Tahoe Community College leading to the AS-T degrees provides students with the foundation necessary for understanding and expressing ideas in science, engineering, and human affairs. Mathematics is integrally related to computer science and statistics, which have proven invaluable to advancing research and modern industrial technology.

A math major is considered to be an excellent background for a variety of careers. The mathematics department at Lake Tahoe Community College offers a broad range of courses to meet the varied needs of students pursuing their academic goals.

Course offerings range from arithmetic to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus for the social and life sciences, calculus and analytical geometry, linear algebra, differential equations, and statistics.

Through such coursework, students acquire the ability to think logically and abstractly, as well as develop the problem-solving and computational skills necessary in all fields of study. Courses within the mathematics curriculum fulfill general education and transfer requirements (including requirements for science and engineering majors).

Program Learning Outcomes
• Engage in logical and critical thinking.
• Read technical information.
• Demonstrate the solution to problems by translating written language into mathematical statements, interpreting information, sketching relevant diagrams, analyzing given information, formulating appropriate math statements, and checking and verifying results.

Transfer Degree

To obtain the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree, students must complete the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

A. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
See current catalog for details.

B. REQUIRED COURSES
28-30 units distributed as follows:


1. All courses from the following (20 units):
MAT 105 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part I) (5)
MAT 106 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part II) (5)
MAT 107 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part III) (5)
MAT 202 Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Part IV) (5)

2. Two courses from the following (8-10 units):
CIS 120A Computer Programming I (4)
CIS 120B Computer Programming II (4)
MAT 203 Linear Algebra (5)
MAT 204 Differential Equations (5)

C. ELECTIVE UNITS to bring the total to 90.

 

Resources

Math Lecture Notes

Current Math Syllabi

Syllabi from previous quarters

Larry Green's Java Applets

Mathematics Resources on the Web