Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    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)


    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.

    School Overview

    First established in 1973, Cerro Coso Community College is a two-year, public school, and one of three higher educational institutions within the Kern Community College District. As part of the school’s mission and philosophy statement, CCCC retains a vision to “be recognized as a leader in higher education, a source of programs and services for tomorrow’s workforce, a model for student learning, and a partner with its diverse clientele and communities.”

    Cerro Coso Community College is approved to award associate's degrees, and these include degrees for transfer into four-year programs. Added programs of study include certificates, career development, job skills, occupational training, and workforce education programs. CC Online is the distance education campus within Cerro Coso Community College that provides students with a wide range of associate’s degrees and certificate programs.


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