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Mathematics

Mathematics

Solve the equation for success in tomorrow's workforce with a solid foundation in mathematics.

Career growth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) remains above average and competitive, especially in Maryland with proximity to key national agencies and a high concentration of professional and technical positions. In STEM education, mathematics courses are the entryway into understanding and solving the issues and challenges in all of these fields.

Math literacy has also become a survival skill in our daily lives, from calculating an interest rate to balancing finances to calculating how many tiles to buy for a new floor; and mathematics plays a role in building and enhancing the work of every career field, from manufacturing to entertainment to finance to sports, and more.

Whatever your career or life goal, HCC’s Mathematics Division includes academic courses, programs, support services, and resources to help you get there from here, including:

Developmental Courses

Assessment of entering student’s mathematics skills for accurate course level placement into either a sequence of developmental math courses, or eligibility to register for college-level classes. Successful completion of courses in the developmental sequence are required to enroll in the college-level credit courses, but do not fulfill requirements for any HCC degree or certificate programs and are non-transferable,

College-Level Mathematics

Enrollment in college-level math courses depends on placement test scores or successful completion of developmental course placements. A variety of math courses are offered to fulfill general education core requirements; as well as curriculum pre-requisites of certain HCC majors, such as teacher education or business or information technology, and any specific transfer institution requirements.

Math Support Services

HCC’s Mathematics courses offer students at all skill levels extensive study and tutoring support, including placement pre-test support and practice, a drop-in Math Lab, an innovative peer tutoring/work study program, reference and practice materials, and opportunities for engagement and outreach activities such as the campus-wide Math Awareness Weeks each semester.

STEM Programs

Both the selective admissions STEM Scholars honors program for graduating high school seniors, and the STEM Learning Community are unique enrichment opportunities that bring together students interested in those fields for academic research, mentorship, career planning, service learning, leadership development, travel, and cultural and recreational experiences.

Associate Transfer Degrees

For students intending to complete their baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution, HCC offers associate transfer degrees in Mathematics or in Actuarial Science:

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