Apr 01, 2023  
2016-2017 SLCC General Catalog 

Mathematics: AS

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Associate of Science | 63 credits minimum

Mathematics Department
Taylorsville Redwood Campus, SI 220
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-4267

Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advising, SI 209, (801) 957-4858

Program Faculty:
Professor - John Close, Kathy Eppler, Celestina Punzalan
Associate Professor - Joseph Gallegos, Mark Glines, Shawna Haider, Carla Kulinsky, Dale Nelson, Zeph Smith, Cindy Soderstrom, Shane Tang , Ruth Trygstad, Candace Wignall, James Woodall
Assistant Professors - Spencer Bartholomew,  Garth Butcher, Kyle Costello, Brenda Gardner, Charles Hemming, J Terry Kidd Alia Maw, Ron McKay, Cesar Melo, Robert Morelli, , Michael Oremus, Suzanne Mozdy, Laurie Paxton, Todd Riggs, Brenda Santistevan
Instructor - Kristin Cartwright, John Schweitzer, Sadie Thomas

Program Description: An Associate of Science degree can be earned through the study of Mathematics. It requires a minimum of 63 credit hours of coursework, including 22 hours of mathematics courses and 8 hours of physics courses. All classes are transferable to other schools in the state system of higher education and most other universities and colleges. These courses will prepare a student for completion of a mathematics or mathematics education degree at a four year institution. Students in this program also complete General Education requirements.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Requirements at four-year colleges and universities are subject to change; ongoing planning is essential. Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested semester schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy
1.a. Acquire substantive knowledge of mathematical concepts in calculus, linear algebra, differential equations and calculus based physics.
b. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of a Computer Algebra System for problem-solving and application of mathematical principles.
c. Preparation for further study in mathematics or a related discipline at a four-year college or university.
1 - Substantive Knowledge
2.a. Organize, present and explain, both orally and in writing, solutions to mathematics problems.
b. Communicate well in a group.
2 - Communicate Effectively
3.a. Obtain and interpret information represented by solutions and graphs.
b. Use appropriate mathematical techniques and concepts to analyze data.
c. Model and predict outcomes for physical situations with mathematical equations.
3 - Develop Quantitative Literacy
4.a. Demonstrate effective problem solving.
b. Critically analyze mathematical problems and solutions for validity/credibility.
c. Make connections across disciplines with mathematical models from physics, engineering, economics, medicine etc.
4 - Think Critically

General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Quantitative Literacy (QL) 4 Credits

American Institutions (AI) Choose 3 Credits from one of the Following

Institutional Requirements:

Lifelong Wellness (LW) 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or DEPTH) 3 Credits

Distribution Areas:

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. One of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

NOTE: Physical Science (PS)  General Education component is satisfied through pre-major coursework. 

Sample Schedule

Advising Notes:

Cooperative Education is SLCC’s strategy for recognizing and rewarding new learning associated with study related employment in a business, industrial or government work environment. Credit earned for MATH 2000  is applied toward graduation requirements as a mathematics elective credit.

The semesters in which courses are taught are listed in course descriptions. Students should check the semester class schedule for day/evening/weekend availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment.

MATH 1010 and MATH 0990 will no longer be offered after the academic year 2015-2016. The last semester it will be available for students will be Summer 2016.

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