Mathematics Courses and Degrees
COURSE ELIGIBILITY is required of all students prior to enrolling
in any Math course. Course eligibility is obtained by one of the
following:

Satisfactorily complete all prerequisite courses.

Math assessment to determine current math skills.

Obtain a Math waiver form from the Counseling Center.
Present to the counseling staff college transcripts showing
satisfactory completion of equivalent prerequisite courses. When
possible, bring a course description to assist in determining course
equivalency.
Students with transcripts from foreign colleges should contact
the Mathematics Department or the Counseling Center.
Courses numbered 080 to 090 meet all Title 5 standards for
Nondegree Credit.
Courses numbered 103 and above meet all Title 5 standards for Degree
Credit.
2 units, 2 hours lecture
or 1 hour lecture and 2 hours computer assisted instruction
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Matriculation Process is
highly recommended.
Fundamentals of arithmetic including addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division are reviewed with stress placed upon
mental arithmetic involving whole numbers up to 12. Operations
with fraction, decimals and percent are stressed. Area and volume
formula for fundamental shapes will be stressed. This course is
offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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MATHEMATICS 088
BASIC MATHEMATICS AND PREALGEBRA
4 units, 4 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Matriculation Process is
highly recommended.
This course provides a review of basic arithmetic; the derivation
and use of selected measurement concepts; and the development of
prealgebra ideas such as variable, signed numbers and equations.
These topics are explored in a context of problem solving and
efficient calculator use. This course is offered on a Credit/No
Credit basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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MATHEMATICS 088L
COMPUTER TUTORIAL REVIEW: BASIC MATHEMATICS AND PREALGEBRA
1 Unit, 3 hours
laboratory
This course uses a variety of educational tools
to assist students. It should be used to strengthen prerequisite
skills prior to enrolling in a specific course or to receive
supplemental assistance while enrolled in basic mathematics or
prealgebra course. Educational tools include computeraided
tutorials, drills, and problem sets. This
course is offered on a Credit/No credit basis only.
(Nondegree credit course)
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MATHEMATICS 089
PREALGEBRA FOR THE MATH ANXIOUS
5 units, 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Matriculation Process is
highly recommended.
This course will teach students to overcome mathematics anxiety and
prepare them for elementary algebra. Emphasis in the course will be
on developing self confidence through successfully solving
arithmetic, algebraic and geometric problems. Students will learn
effective skills, including cooperative learning and test taking
techniques. A variety of nontraditional materials and techniques
will be used in the presentation of concepts. This course is offered
on a Credit/No Credit basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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5 units, 5 hours lecture, or 4 hours lecture
plus 2 hours computer assisted instruction
Recommended Preparation: Experience has shown you need a strong
background in Arithmetic and PreAlgebra to succeed in MATH 090.
Completion of Matriculation Process is highly recommended.
Vocabulary of algebra, translation from English to algebra and
evaluation of literal expressions. An introduction to the basic
properties of the integers, rational numbers, and real numbers;
polynomials, rational expressions, integral exponents, and radicals;
simple functions and relations, graphing, solving linear equations
and inequalities, linear systems, and second degree equations.
Recommended for students with little or no recent knowledge of
algebra. This course is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.
(Nondegree credit course)
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MATHEMATICS 090L
COMPUTER TUTORIAL REVIEW: ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA
1 Unit, 3 hours
laboratory
This course uses a variety of educational tools
to assist students. It could be used to strengthen prerequisite
skills prior to enrolling in a specific course or to receive
supplemental assistance while enrolled in an elementary algebra
course. Educational tools include computeraided tutorials, drills,
and problem sets. This course does
not replace Math 090. This course is offered on a Credit/No credit
basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: MATH 090 or equivalent.
This course introduces essential vocabulary,
properties and characteristics of geometric objects and geometric
constructions. The concepts of plane geometry are developed
inductively and then deductively. Integrated computer instruction
offers a dynamic presentation of geometric concepts. This
course is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only.
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MATHEMATICS 102
MATH TUTOR/SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "CR" grade in MATH 090 or
equivalent.
This course includes strategies on how to tutor
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers
and fractions using a minimum of four different types of
manipulatives, and an indepth study of fractions at the elementary
level. It also includes an overview of the California State
Standards in the area of Mathematics for Grades 36, and of current
trends in the teaching of mathematics. Recommended for students who
are interested in and elementary school environment. Upon successful
completion of this class, students will be able to tutor elementary
school students, grades 36, in arithmetic.
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "CR" grade in MATH 090 or
equivalent.
Graphic, numeric, analytic and applied problems
on topics include linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic
functions, exponents, and radicals. Additional topics include
systems of equations, algebraic fractions, radicals, mathematical
sentences involving inequalities and absolute value, and complex
numbers. A student can earn a maximum of 5 units for taking
MATH 103 and MATH 110.
Satisfies General Education for Grossmont
College
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MATHEMATICS 110
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, MATH, SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
MAJORS
5 units, 5 hours lecture or 4 hours lecture
plus 2 hours computer assisted instruction (4.5
hours lecture and 1.5 hours laboratory)
Prerequisite: A "CR" grade in MATH 090 or
equivalent.
Application of graphic, numeric, and analytic
methods to model, interpret, and solve realworld problems
involving: linear, quadratic, rational, radical, exponential, and
logarithmic functions; systems of linear and quadratic equations or
inequalities; and absolute value equations or inequalities.
Interpret, model and analyze a collection of data and / or
application problems. Additional topics include conic sections and
an introduction to matrices and determinants. Computational
techniques developed in beginning algebra are prerequisite skills
for this course. This course is appropriate for students with at
knowledge of beginning algebra or who have had at least two years of
high school algebra but have not used it for several years. A
student can earn a maximum of 5 units for taking MATH 103 and MATH
110.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College
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MATHEMATICS 110L
COMPUTER TUTORIAL REVIEW: INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA FOR BUSINESS, MATH,
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING MAJORS
1 Unit, 3 hours
laboratory
This course is designed for students who wish to
review and master previously completed coursework. It should be
taken to help strengthen concepts needed for the next course. This
course consists of computeraided
tutorials, drills, and problem sets
for the purpose of helping
the student master the concepts
intermediate algebra. This course is offered on a Credit/No
credit basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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MATHEMATICS 120
MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in
MATH 103 or 110 or equivalent.
Designed to give a brief survey at skills level of the historical
development and current application of such topics as algebra and
analysis, logic, geometry, probability and statistics, graphs, and
computers.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4
Transfers to CSU
(CAN MATH 2)
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MATHEMATICS 125
STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS I
3 units, 3 hours lecture,
1hour laboratory
Prerequisite: A "C" or "CR" grade or higher in
MATH 103 or 110 AND Math 097, or
equivalent.
Blending the mathematical topics of sets, whole numbers, numeration,
number theory, integers, rational and irrational
numbers, measurement relations, functions
and logic. The course will investigate the
interrelationships of the above topics using a problemsolving
approach. The course will also investigate
appropriate use of technology in the classroom.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4
Transfers to CSU, UC (credit limited)
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MATHEMATICS 126
STRUCTURE AND CONCEPTS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II
3 units, 3 hours lecture,
1 hour laboratory
Prerequisite: MATH 125 (a grade of "C" or better is recommended) or
equivalent.
Blending the mathematical topics of the
probability, statistics, relations, graphs, measurement, coordinate
geometry, plane geometry, solid geometry, logic, and number sense. The
course will investigate the interrelationships of the above topics
using a problemsolving approach. The course will
also investigate the use of technology in the classroom.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)
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MATHEMATICS 150
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING WITH FORTRAN
3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 103 or 110 or equivalent.
Problem solving using FORTRAN 77 in a terminal/timesharing
environment. Mathematical applications from statistics, mathematics,
engineering, physical science, business and information systems are
used to illustrate the development of structured programs using
flowcharts and topdown design. The problems will also provide the
framework for learning the FORTRAN 77 syntax for arithmetic
computations, inputoutput, decisions, loops, functions, and
subroutines.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 103 or 110 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Matriculation Process is
highly recommended.
Tabular and graphical presentation, measures of central tendency and
variability; standard elementary procedures involving binomial,
normal, Student's t, chisquare, nonparametric statistics, and
correlation. Applications from the fields of biology, business,
economics, education, engineering, and psychology.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)
(CAN STAT 2)
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MATHEMATICS 160L
COMPUTER TUTORIAL REVIEW: ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
1 Unit, 3 hours
laboratory
This course consists of computer tutorials,
drills, and problem sets for the purpose
of helping student master the
concepts of statistics. This course does
not replace Math 160. This course is offered on a Credit/No credit
basis only. (Nondegree credit course)
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 097 or equivalent and
MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is
not equivalent to MATH 110.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of Matriculation Process is
highly recommended.
A theoretical approach to the study of the trigonometric functions
with emphasis upon circular functions, trigonometric identities,
trigonometric equations, graphical methods, inverse functions,
vectors and applications, complex numbers and solving triangles with
applications.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU (credit limited)
(CAN MATH 8)
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is
not equivalent to MATH 110.
Graphic, numeric, and analytic approaches to the
study of precalculus concepts from college algebra. Application of
appropriate technology including but not limited to graphic
utilities to model, analyze, and interpret world application
problems from a wide variety of disciplines. Topics include the
real number system; algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions
and their inverses;graphing techniques for
polynomials, rational, and trigonometric functions; complex numbers;
theory of equations; partial fractions; mathematical induction;
sequences and series; matrices; and the
binomial theorem. A student can receive credit for only MATH
170 and 175, or MATH 176.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)
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MATHEMATICS 176
PRECALCULUS: FUNCTIONS AND GRAPHS
6 units, 6 hours lecture Prerequisite: A "C"
grade or higher in MATH 110 or
equivalent and MATH 097 or equivalent. Note:MATH
103 is not equivalent to MATH 110.
Unification of college algebra and analytical trigonometry based on
the function concept. Topics include properties of real number
system, inequalities, theory or equations, complex numbers, the
study of functions including inverse functions, logarithmic and
exponential functions, trigonometric functions with emphasis on
circular functions, trigonometric identities, trigonometric
equations, graphical methods and solving triangles with
applications, matrices, binomial theorem, mathematical induction,
sequences and series. Completion of the Matriculation Process is
highly recommended. Completion of college algebra or trigonometry
will enhance the student's preparation for this course. A student
can earn a maximum of 6 units when taking MATH 170, 175, and 176.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
Transfers to: CSU, UC
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MATHEMATICS 178
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
4 units, 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 110 or equivalent. Note: MATH 103 is
not equivalent to MATH 110.
Recommended Preparation: MATH 175
An introduction to matrix algebra, differential and integral
calculus with applications specifically designed for business,
social and behavioral sciences. Not open to students with credit in
MATH 180.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)
(CAN MATH 34)
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MATHEMATICS 180
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS
5 units, 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 170 and 175 or MATH 176 or equivalent.
MATH 180 includes topics from analytic plane geometry, limits and
continuity of function, differential and integral calculus with
applications involving algebraic, exponential, logarithmic,
trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC (credit limited)
(CAN MATH 18)
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IDS198
SUPERVISED TUTORING
0 units, TBA hours
This course uses a variety of educational tools
to assist students with various learning needs. It could be used to
strengthen prerequisite skills prior to enrolling in specific
course or to receive supplemental assistance while enrolled in a
specific course or to receive supplemental assistance while enrolled
in another course. The course may be repeated with different
content. This is a NO FEE/NO Credit course
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or
higher in MATH 280 (required by fouryear schools).
Introduction to discrete mathematics. Topics to include sets,
relations, summations, elementary counting techniques, recurrence
relations, logic and proofs. This course is appropriate for
mathematics and computer science majors.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC
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4 units, 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 180.
Continuation of MATH 180. Parametric equations, polar coordinates,
hyperbolic functions, techniques of integration, indeterminant
forms, infinite series, conics.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC
(CAN MATH 20)
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4 units, 4 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 280.
Sequel to Mathematics 280.
IncludesVectors in two and three
dimensions, partial differentiation,
iterated integration, line and surface integrals,
application of Green's and Stokes' theorems, work and cylindrical
and spherical coordinates and an introduction to linear to
algebra.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC
(CAN MATH 22)
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or higher in
MATH 280.
The central topics are matrix operations.
Gaussian elimination, determinants, vectorspaces, linear
transformations, orthogonality, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC
(CAN MATH 26)
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3 units, 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: A "C" grade or
higher in MATH 280.
Includes first order differential
equations, initial boundary value problems, the CauchyEuler
equation, series solutions, and Laplace
transformations, Fourier series, and separation of
variables for elementary partial
differential equations. Applications of these
topics will be explored.
Satisfies General Education for: Grossmont College, CSU
B4, IGETC 2A
Transfers to: CSU, UC
(CAN MATH 24)
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MATHEMATICS 299
Selected topics in Mathematics
15 units, 315 hours
Prerequisite: Varies with topic
Selected topics in mathematics not covered by
regular catalog offerings. Course content and unit credit to be
determined by the Division of Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and
Exercise Science and Wellness in relation to community / student
need(s) and / or available staff. May be offered as a seminar or
lecture class.
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