The Transfer Math Sequence you choose will depend on your major and your transfer
destination. See a counselor for more information.
Multiple measures, including high school transcripts, are now being used to help determine
proper placement of students into Mathematics courses. The Math Placement Test is
recommended but not required of all entering freshmen to assist with placement. Students
transferring to College of San Mateo with credit in college Mathematics can use their
transcripts to assist with placement, bypassing the need for placement testing.
Prerequisites are listed in the descriptions of Mathematics courses in the catalog
and the web schedule. Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required
for all prerequisite courses. Prerequisites may be met by showing proof of satisfactory
completion of an equivalent course at a post-secondary institution.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
Equivalent to MATH 130 and 222. This course combines the topics of Trigonometry and
Pre-Calculus and is designed to fulfill the requirements of both courses as a prerequisite
for MATH 251. Topics include a study of functions, function families, their properties
and transformations, compositions, inverses and combinations, complex numbers, and
vectors. Function families include linear, trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential,
polynomial, power, and rational. Multiple representations of functions are emphasized.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 96-108
Homework hours/semester: 192-216
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or Math 123 or appropriate score on the District math placement test and
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area C1; Area E2c
(CSU GE Area B4), UC (IGETC Area 2A)