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Why Choose WWCC for Math?

Math is an important part of virtually every field of study. It helps us solve problems, interpret data and share crucial information with each other. At WWCC, non-majors can learn algebra, business math and more to help deepen their understanding of their subject. Meanwhile math majors can choose from transfer degrees focused on science, humanities or education. Any of them can prepare you to earn a degree from a four-year college. Math can lead to a career as an engineer, programmer, analyst, teacher or scientist. With math skills, you’ll be a valuable part of any team.

Careers in Math

The Numbers Tell the Story

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects jobs for mathematicians and statisticians to grow by 31% between 2021 and 2031. That makes it one of the fastest-growing career paths out there. Why the surge? Think big data. In the modern world, data drives decision making in business, healthcare, policy and more. People who can gather and analyze it will be highly valued in the job market.

Math is also the foundation on which many other disciplines are built. So if you’re interested in a career in physics, chemistry, geology, engineering, economics or finance, you’ll need math to support your work. If you’re not yet sure what you want to go into, starting your college career with a math major can open up a number of doors down the road.

Certificates & Degrees in Mathematics

Students may earn an Associate in Arts degree, an Associate in Science Option II degree, or an Associate in Math Education degree (for students planning to teach high school math), all of which are designed to prepare students for upper division study in math. Please consult with an advisor at WWCC and your intended transfer institution to determine an appropriate education plan. (See Degrees section of the catalog.)

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Mathematics Program Details

Entrance Requirements

To determine enrollment level, students may take a placement exam or submit applicable documents as indicated by the Multiple Measures Placement Process found here.

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
  • Logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
  • An ability to interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (symbols, tables, graphs, formulas, etc.).
  • The ability to communicate mathematical information effectively.
  • Mathematical skills in critical thinking and reasoning.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some

WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

The Tutoring and Learning Center is a great place for students to work one-on-one with a tutor to review their math in any course at the College. Students can also work on math, whether or not they need help. It is a comfortable and supportive atmosphere for students to come together and study, in groups or individually.

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