As a student in the California Community Colleges, you have the right to begin your education in transfer-level math course, which may help you graduate faster. Sometimes transfer-level courses need additional supports like tutoring or corequisites. We have developed a Placement process to help make sure that you get into the right class and receive the support you deserve.
Standardized assessment tests are no longer used to place students into English and math class. (yay!) Our new and improved placement process will work off your high school GPA as well as the highest math class that you have successfully completed. To access the self-guided questionnaire, follow this link on Self-Service (Scroll down to Orientation/Placement/Advise and click - Step Two Placement Questionnaire).
Note: If you have completed a math class at another college, you may also receive placement by presenting transcripts to the Counseling Center or by submitting an Online Placement/Prerequisite Clearance Form that can be found here: PreRequisite Clearance Form
After taking the Placement Questionnaire, you will most likely be recommended to enroll in one of the courses below. You may or may not be required to enroll in the linked support class. The support class will provide extra help on prerequisite skills, tutoring, etc. All students are welcome to enroll in one of the support classes with their transfer level math class, even if it is not a recommended placement course. If you feel this extra help will benefit you, then we want you to enroll.
Note* - Support courses provide additional math instruction on prerequisite topics for those students whose placement results indicate a need, and for those students who would like additional support.
Math 120 – Quantitative Reasoning (3 units)
Meant for: Liberal Arts/Humanities.
This course is an exciting compilation of real-world applications in the context of science, technology, and/or society. Quantitative Reasoning is designed to stimulate interest in and appreciation of mathematics as a valuable tool for comprehending the world in which we live.
Math 020 – Support (1 unit)*
This will give extra instruction and resources to students who may be missing some of the prerequisite knowledge necessary for Math 120.
Math 160 – Elementary Statistics (4 units)
Excellent for Business, Earth Science, Social Science, and Allied Health majors.
This course will explain how to display and describe data. It will cover topics such as the normal curve, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. Students will have the opportunity to analyze data sets using technology.
Math 060 – Support (2 units)*
This will give extra instruction and resources to students who may be missing some of the prerequisite knowledge necessary for Math 160.
Math 175 – College Algebra (4 units)
This course will center on algebraic relationships, functions and graphs that go beyond the high school algebra curriculum. Topics will include polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, system of equations, sequences and series, conic sections.
Math 075 – Support (2 units)*
This will give extra instruction and resources to students who may be missing some of the prerequisite knowledge necessary for Math 175.
Math 176 – Precalculus (6 units)
This course is a combination of college algebra and trigonometry. The level is designed to prepare you for the study of Calculus for STEM majors. If 6-units seems like a bit too much math at once, you can choose to take two separate courses – Math 175 (College Algebra) and Math 170 (Trigonometry).
Math 076 – Support (2 units)*
This will give extra instruction and resources to students who may be missing some of the prerequisite knowledge necessary for Math 176.
Math 178 – Business Calculus (4 units)
Great for Business majors
This course is one-variable calculus and stresses applications in business and economics. It is intended to give business students the appropriate conceptual and computational mathematical background for future study in business.
Math 078 – Support (2 units)*
This will give extra instruction and resources to students who may be missing some of the prerequisite knowledge necessary for Math 178.
The following Math Pathway guide contains course sequences that are based on educational goals: MATH PATHWAYS
The Grossmont Math Department is excited to help you complete your math requirements!
If you have questions about choosing the best Math course for your educational goal,
please see your counselor for assistance.