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Math

If you enjoy solving puzzles and working with numbers, mathematics could be the perfect degree choice for you.

In this program, you’ll learn how to use mathematical concepts to break down complicated problems into manageable pieces. You’ll build strong problem-solving, reasoning and analytical-thinking skills through math courses ranging from basic arithmetic to differential equations.

Math skills are in high demand by today’s employers. Whether you want to work in banking, economics, business or education, a strong background in mathematics can prepare you for a variety of challenging career opportunities.

SFCC is a MESA College

MESA: Mathematics, Engineering Science, Achievement logo
SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, you will have support all along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!

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Total Credits: 90 - 92

First Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
ENGL& 101
English Composition I
5
GUID 105
Student Success
2
MATH& 151
Calculus I
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 101
Health and Wellness
3
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
Total Credits
 
15
 

Second Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 152
Calculus II
5
Choose 1 course from:
CMST& 101
Introduction to Communication
5
ENGL& 102
Composition II
5
ENGL& 235
Technical Writing
5
Choose 1 course from:
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
HIST 107
World History Since 1500
5
HIST& 214
Pacific Northwest History
5
POLS 125
Introduction to Global Issues
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Third Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 153
Calculus III
5
Choose 1 course from:
BIOL& 160
General Biology with Lab
5
CHEM& 161
General Chemistry w/Lab I
5
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
ENGL 278
Women Writers
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fourth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH 220
Elementary Linear Algebra
5
PHYS 201
Engineering Physics I
5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Fifth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH& 254
Calculus IV
5
Choose 1 course from:
ECON& 202
Macro Economics
5
GEOG 101
Introduction to Geography
5
Choose 1 course from:
SOC 221
Race and Ethnic Relations
5
SOC& 101
Introduction to Sociology
5
Total Credits
 
15
 

Sixth Quarter

Course ID
Course Title
Credits
MATH 274
Elementary Differential Equations
5
Choose 1 course from:
ENGL 259
African American Literature
5
ENGL 278
Women Writers
5
JOURN 110
Mass Media
5
MUSC& 105
Music Appreciation
5
PHIL& 101
Introduction to Philosophy
5
Choose 1 course from:
HLTH 104
Stress Management
3
JOURN 101
College Newspaper Production I
3 - 5
Choose 1 course from:
MUSC 145
Concert Band
2
PE 138
Fundamentals of Resistance Training
2
Total Credits
 
15-17
 
  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
  • Non-Resident

    $
  • International

    $
  • Avg. Books

    $
  • Max. Course Fees

    $
  • Institutional Fees

    $

These dollar amounts reflect the total cost of completing the program. More details
All dollar figures appearing below reflect the total cost of completing the program described by the Typical Student Schedule located on this web page, which are for the current graduation requirements of this program. Exact totals may vary depending on the catalog requirements you are following, if you have transferred in courses, or if you have been granted substitutions.

Tuition, program fees, and course fees are for the current academic year, as approved by the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees. Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Washington State Legislature and/or the Community Colleges of Spokane Board of Trustees.

Resident tuition is what Washington residents pay. Non-Resident tuition is what out-of-state students pay. International tuition is what out-of-country students pay. For clarification on residency, see Determining your Residency Status.

Avg. Books & Supplies: $942 for an academic year.
The cost for books and course-related material is an estimate based on the Washington Financial Aid Association’s annual student budget. The actual cost of textbooks and course-related supplies can vary widely depending on your program of study and the options you have for obtaining textbooks and other course material.

Program Fees are one-time costs required for the program that are not included in course fees or in tuition. These fees include things like tools, equipment, and uniforms. Only a few programs have program fees.

Max. Course Fees cover the cost of special equipment and materials needed to complete coursework. These fees are not included in tuition. Not all courses have fees and the actual costs that a student pays will vary depending on the courses taken.

Institutional Fees cover a variety of services for students, such as class registration, technology support, health clinic services, bus passes, and more. Most of these fees are instituted after a vote by the student body.

  • Janae Carrothers
    Janae Carrothers
    Director of MESA
    Janae.Carrothers@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3431
  • Chris Cary
    Chris Cary
    Mathematics
    A.A., Spokane Falls Community College; B.A., Eastern Washington University; M.A.T., University of Idaho; Additional Studies, Whitworth College
    Chris.Cary@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3265
  • Greg Cripe
    Greg Cripe
    Mathematics
    B.S., B.M., Indiana University, Bloomington, M.S., Eastern Washington University, M.S., Ph.D., University of Montana
    Greg.Cripe@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3675
  • Beverly Daily
    Beverly Daily
    Mathematics
    A.S., North Idaho College, Coeur d'Alene; B.A., M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Beverly.Daily@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3247
  • Michael Gaul
    Michael Gaul
    Mathematics
    B.S., M.S., University of Washington
    Michael.Gaul@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3677
  • Jessica Hoppe
    Jessica Hoppe
    Mathematics
    B.S., Saginaw Valley State University; M.I.T., Gonzaga University; M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Jessica.Hoppe@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3655
  • Jennifer Huri
    Jennifer Huri
    Mathematics
    B.S., University of Washington; M.S., Washington State University
    Jennifer.Huri@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3669
  • Jeremy Koziol
    Jeremy Koziol
    Mathematics
    A.A., Spokane Community College; B.S., M. Ed., Eastern Washington University; M.S., University of Washington; Additional studies, Gonzaga University
    Jeremy.Koziol@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3663
  • Ashlee McQueen
    Ashlee McQueen
    Mathematics
    B.S., Whitworth University; M.S., University of Central Missouri
    Ashlee.Mcqueen@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3774
  • Sabrina Robinson
    Sabrina Robinson
    Mathematics
    B.S., Montana State University; M.S., Eastern Washington University
    Sabrina.Robinson@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3902
  • Peter Wildman
    Peter Wildman
    Mathematics
    B.A., Occidental College; M.S., New Mexico State University; Additional studies: California State University Los Angeles
    Peter.Wildman@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3481

SFCC offers two math pathways: the Math Literacy Pathway and the Algebra Intensive Pathway. Each pathway is made up of different math courses. The pathway you choose depends on what you would like to do in the future. To see what the different pathways look like, view our Placement Flowchart.

How Do I Choose the Right Pathway?

The Math Literacy Pathway (New Courses: Math 87-88)

The Algebra Intensive Pathway (Existing Courses: Math 93-94-98)

Why can’t a student wait to choose a pathway until after taking the placement test?

Each pathway focuses upon different aspects of the mathematical content. Therefore, students will be placed into the two pathways using two different series of placement tests. As a result, students will need to choose a pathway before beginning the placement testing process.

*If a student is uncertain as to which test to take, they will be placed using the Algebra Intensive placement tests.

What if a student needs to change pathways?

 There is always a way to switch from one pathway to another but it may come at the expense of taking one or two additional math courses. Therefore, it’s important to choose as carefully as possible now. Students who do choose to change pathways after beginning their coursework will want to work closely with an academic consultant to make the transition as smooth as possible.

What if a student has a placement from an old test or a different institution?

Any student who has a placement not determined by the new tests should be advised to retest to assure they can place as high as possible in the most appropriate pathway. 

*Download a printable version of the Pathway choices here.

Have a question? Let's hear it.

Pete Wildman

Faculty
Peter.Wildman@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-3481
Building 18, room 206

Rudy Morrow

Administrative Assistant, STEM
Rudy.Morrow@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4321
Building 28, room 123