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Mathematics, Associate in Science

Curriculum MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)

(Total Program Credits: 60)

The study of mathematical sciences involves ideas and techniques that are essential for the natural and social sciences and increasingly important in all areas of society.

Triton College Mathematics department offers a variety of classes, including those described below.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Mathematics) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • construct an appropriate mathematical or statistical model such as a formula, function, graph, table or schematic to solve a real world problem;
  • solve equations involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric functions;
  • apply the techniques of both differential calculus and integral calculus to solve problems;
  • utilize appropriate mathematical technology to analyze a mathematical problem;
  • prove or disprove conjectures by making a mathematical argument; and
  • interpret graphs to accurately convey mathematical concepts.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

The following courses all are articulated and intended to transfer under the Illinois Articulation Initiative.

They may be used to fulfill General Education Core requirements.

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

MAT 117Math for Elementary School Teachers II #

3 credits

MAT 124Finite Mathematics #

3 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

MAT 224Linear Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

MAT 224◊: usually offered as independent study

Students who select a major in Mathematics or a related field should plan their selections with the transfer college requirements in mind. In all cases, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence be completed at Triton College, as many transfer schools will not accept single courses as evidence of meeting requirements.

Some students will be required to take courses, which transfer as electives and are not applied to the General Education Core, but do constitute a prerequisite toward the calculus sequence and Finite Math.

They are:

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 110College Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

Anyone intending to pursue Calculus (MAT 131) can qualify by completing both MAT 110◊ and MAT 111◊. Credit for MAT 110◊ or MAT 114◊ will not be given if credit for MAT 111◊ previously has been earned.

Occupational fields open to students who complete college Mathematics curricula include analysis in industry or government, teaching, actuarial work, computer programming, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

Suggested Program:

Course NumberTitleCredits

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

 

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 224Linear Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 341Differential Equations #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

Program electives

9 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-18

Program Elective: A student may need to take an extra program elective in semester four to meet the degree requirement of 60 total credit hours.

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Program Electives(3-6):

Mathematics Electives:
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 224Linear Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

MAT 341Differential Equations #

3 credits

 

Secondary Education Electives:
Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 101Quantitative Literacy #

3 credits

MAT 102Liberal Arts Mathematics #

3 credits

MAT 117Math for Elementary School Teachers II #

3 credits

MAT 124Finite Mathematics #

3 credits

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5 credits

MAT 170Elementary Statistics #

4 credits

MAT 224Linear Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

 

STEM Electives:

Many of these courses fulfill the general education physical science requirement.

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

CHM 141General Chemistry II #

5 credits

CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

PHY 107General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics) #

4 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                                   Subtotal: 37-41

Mathematics courses or other electives
toward the AS degree                                              Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See MAT course descriptions.

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