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Contact: Jimmy TamayoTitle: Department ChairContact: jtamayo@mtsac.edu
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Degree A8989
An emphasis in Mathematics provides the student with an understanding of college level mathematics. In addition to the foundational calculus courses, students may select from computer science programming options.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

AA-T/AS-T degrees are designed to facilitate transfer to four-year institutions. Mt. San Antonio College ranks in the Top 10 in transferring students to UC, CSU, and private universities. Please visit Counseling Services for information on how to transfer, workshops, activities, events, and advising.

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    • Mathematicians

      Mathematicians

      SOC Career Code: 15-2021.00

      Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $70.22

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $104,527.28
      Annual Job Openings
      59

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Operations Research Analysts

      Operations Research Analysts

      SOC Career Code: 15-2031.00

      Formulate and apply mathematical modeling and other optimizing methods to develop and interpret information that assists management with decision making, policy formulation, or other managerial functions. May collect and analyze data and develop decision support software, service, or products. May develop and supply optimal time, cost, or logistics networks for program evaluation, review, or implementation.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $76.83

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $94,922.84
      Annual Job Openings
      1,104

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Statisticians

      Statisticians

      SOC Career Code: 15-2041.00

      Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.58

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $106,154.40
      Annual Job Openings
      659

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Mathematical Technicians

      Mathematical Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 15-2091.00

      Apply standardized mathematical formulas, principles, and methodology to technological problems in engineering and physical sciences in relation to specific industrial and research objectives, processes, equipment, and products.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $87.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $105,118.15
      Annual Job Openings
      489

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers

      Postsecondary Mathematical Science Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-1022.00

      Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.90

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $98,498.55
      Annual Job Openings
      16,578

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Elementary School Teachers

      Elementary School Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2021.00

      Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $56.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $82,796.20
      Annual Job Openings
      14,954

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Middle School Teachers

      Middle School Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2022.00

      Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $52.67

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $79,203.64
      Annual Job Openings
      4,083

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Secondary School Teachers

      Secondary School Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2031.00

      Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $55.55

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $86,870.56
      Annual Job Openings
      9,650

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Adult Education and Literacy Teachers

      Adult Education and Literacy Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-3011.00

      Teach or instruct out-of-school youths and adults in remedial education classes, preparatory classes for the General Educational Development test, literacy, or English as a Second Language. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $63.45

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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $81,963.73
      Annual Job Openings
      1,136

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Mathematics Emphasis, AA Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Degree A8989
    An emphasis in Mathematics provides the student with an understanding of college level mathematics. In addition to the foundational calculus courses, students may select from computer science programming options.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Choose a minimum of 18 units from the following with at most two CSCI courses:18
    MATH 130
    College Algebra
    MATH 140
    Calculus for Business
    MATH 150
    Trigonometry
    MATH 160
    Precalculus Mathematics
    MATH 180
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    MATH 181
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    MATH 245
    A Transition to Advanced Mathematics
    MATH 280
    Calculus and Analytic Geometry
    MATH 285
    Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
    CSCI 110
    Fundamentals of Computer Science
    CSCI 140
    C++ Language and Object Development
    CSCI 145
    Java Language and Object Oriented Programming
    For Area of Emphasis
    Total Units18

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    MATH 100Survey of College Mathematics3
    MATH 110Elementary Statistics3
    or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
    MATH 120Finite Mathematics3
    CHEM 50General Chemistry I5
    or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
    CHEM 51General Chemistry II5
    PHYS 4AEngineering Physics5
    PHYS 4BEngineering Physics5
    PHYS 4CEngineering Physics5

    Math and Computer Science Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Mathematics, AS-T

    Natural Sciences Division

    The Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to a baccalaureate mathematics program. This degree provides the lower division breadth and depth of calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra. Students who complete the requirements for this degree will be prepared to continue their studies in mathematics. Students in the STEM fields can complete a majority, if not all, of their lower division Math requirements by completing the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer degree requirements.

    To earn an Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU that consist of: IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    MATH 180Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
    MATH 181Calculus and Analytic Geometry4
    MATH 280Calculus and Analytic Geometry5
    List A:
    MATH 260Linear Algebra3
    MATH 290Differential Equations4
    Total Units for Major20
    CSU General Education of IGETC Pattern 139-42
    Total Units 60

    Math and Computer Science Website 

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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