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Mathematics Associate in Arts

Program Details

The Associate in Arts Degree in Mathematics, 60 units total, 22 units in the major, prepares students to earn a baccalaureate in applied or theoretical mathematics, mathematics education, statistics, engineering, natural or physical science, or economics. Upon successful completion of the program students will be able to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as extending the concepts of derivatives, differentials, and integrals to include multiple independent variables, solving simple differential equations of the first and second order, and analyzing and modeling the behaviors of physical phenomena using calculus.

Baccalaureate options for students include General Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems, and Economics. To complete the degree, students must fulfill 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements. Also, a minimum of 18 semester units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the Kern Community College District Board of Trustees. Students must obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

After completion of the program, the student will be able to use the Cartesian, polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinate systems effectively; use scalar and vector products in applications; use vector-valued functions to describe motion in space; and solve simple differential equations of the first and second order.


Graduates of accredited high schools; or have the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) certificate or the General Education Development (GED) certificate; or be 18 years of age or older and able to benefit from the college's instructional programs.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Cerro Coso Community College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)