20202021 Catalog Addendum [ARCHIVED]
Mathematics


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Dean: Lianna Zhao, MD
Academic CoChairs: Brent Monte, PhD; Lan Pham, PhD
Faculty: Nichole Carver; Miriam Castroconde; Carlo Chan, PhD; Terry Cheng; Joshua Danufsky; RJ Dolbin, PhD; Ilknur Erbas White; Sanjai Gupta, PhD; Kenn Huber, PhD; Leonard Lamp; Brent Monte, PhD; Lan Pham, PhD; Joel Sheldon; Deanna Valdez; Benjamin Vargas, PhD; Mohamad Youssef
Courses
The Mathematics Department at Irvine Valley College offers a wide range of courses to meet the varied needs of students pursuing their academic and vocational goals. The department offers a comprehensive curriculum for students who plan to transfer to fouryear colleges and universities. In addition, the department offers developmental courses taught in a variety of formats. Students can enroll in these courses for personal enrichment and/or to get ready to take courses at the college level. The department offers support for all mathematics students in the Mathematics Center, a facility staffed by faculty and tutors.
Major
The completion of an Associate in Arts degree in mathematics or an Associate in Science degree in mathematics for transfer demonstrates commitment to the field and provides comprehensive preparation for upperdivision courses in most professional careers related to mathematics.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the mathematics program, students will be able to
 Perform arithmetic operations proficiently.
 Demonstrate proficiency in algebra.
 Solve application problems at the level of the course in which they are enrolled.
 Interpret the solution of an application problem and provide an answer appropriate to the context of the problem.
 Demonstrate proficiency in the material of the course in which they are enrolled.
 Use technology in the problemsolving process, when appropriate.
Potential Careers (For NonTransfer Degree Recipients)
A twoyear degree in mathematics equips students with problemsolving skills that employers in many fields find attractive. Some of the jobs that a person with an AS in mathematics could obtain are:
 Accounts payable or receivables clerk
 Assistant to a certified public accountant
 Auditing clerk
 Bank teller
 Bookkeeper
 Clerk in a brokerage firm
 Computer technician
 Insurance sales agent
 Loan processor
 New accounts clerk
 Payroll clerks
 Tutor
Additionally, an AS in mathematics will give students a strong background to continue their education in fouryear colleges in any STEM field. Below is a list of some career paths that a student with an AS degree in mathematics could follow.
 Astronomy
 Business Administration
 Chemistry
 Computer Science
 Economy
 Engineering
 Mathematics
 Operations Research
 Physics
 Psychology
 Statistics
 Teaching
ProgramsAssociate in ScienceAssociate in Science for Transfer
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