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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

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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).

What You’ll Learn

  • Express mathematical ideas in multiple ways such as numerically, symbolically, graphically and verbally
  • Create mathematical models to use in problem solving situations. Use appropriate technology to solve these problems.
  • Communicate their results in verbal and written form when presenting solutions involving quantitative information
  • Apply fundamental concepts of functions, rates of change and accumulation of change
  • Analyze data and numerical information to evaluate, interpret, and draw objective conclusions when facing quantitative problems
  • Recognize mathematics in context and display a curiosity and confidence for problem solving

You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals.
Need more details? Check out the requirements worksheet for the AA-DTA degree and work with your advisor to make sure you take the right classes to transfer in Math. Course descriptions and course learning outcomes can be found in our online catalogue.

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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& 100
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

You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for this degree, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Arts, Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA)

Maximum estimated costs for completing this program

  • Tuition

  • Resident

    $
    9,428
  • Non-Resident

    $
    11,538
  • International

    $
    21,353
  • Books

    $
    1,964
  • Course Fees

    $
    43
  • Institutional Fees

    $
    1,536

  • The amounts listed for tuition and lab & course fees reflects a maximum estimated cost and may be lower based on courses selected.
  • The amount listed for books is a maximum estimated cost based on the price of new textbooks purchased during the previous school year. Costs may be lower based on student choices and availability (used books vs new, rental vs purchase).
  • For more information about costs, visit our page How Much Does It Cost?

  • Vicki Moore
    Vicki Moore
    Stem Pathway Specialist
    Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-4150

  • Charles Bland
    Charles Bland
    Mlc/Mesa Program Assistant
    Charles.Bland@sfcc.spokane.edu
    509-533-3441
  • 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
  • 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

Vicki Moore

Pathways Specialist
Vicki.Moore@sfcc.spokane.edu
509-533-4150
Building 28, room 115