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Mathematics, Associate in Science

Curriculum MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)

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:

At the 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.

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 #

5 credits

MAT 111Pre-Calculus #

5 credits

MAT 114Plane Trigonometry #

3 credits

Anyone intending to pursue Calculus can qualify by completing both MAT 110◊ and MAT 114◊ OR only 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

Course NumberTitleCredits
CHM 140General Chemistry I #

5 credits

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Two

Course NumberTitleCredits
CIS 121Introduction to Programming #

3 credits

MAT 133Calculus & Analytic Geometry II #

5 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

General education/Life Science

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-15

RHT 101◊, RHT 102◊: Grade of 'C' or higher is an IAI requirement.

Semester Three

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 235Calculus & Analytic Geometry III #

5 credits

PHY 106General Physics (Mechanics) #

4 credits

SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester Four

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 224Linear Algebra #

3 credits

MAT 341Differential Equations #

3 credits

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

4 credits

General education/Humanities and Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

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

General education requirements:

AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:37-41

Mathematics courses or other electives for AS degree

Course NumberTitleCredits
Total Credit Hours:19-23

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

Two courses (six semester credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Course NumberTitleCredits

Humanities and Fine Arts:

Two courses (six semester credits) with at least one course selected from Humanities and one course selected from Fine Arts. 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.

Course NumberTitleCredits

Physical and Life Sciences:

Three courses (10-15 semester credits) with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course selected from Physical Sciences.

Recommended Life Science Courses:

Course NumberTitleCredits
BIS 100General Biology

4 credits

BIS 105Environmental Biology

4 credits

BIS 108Biology of Humans

3 credits

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