# Our Math Courses

The following contains short descriptions of the math courses that students **typically take as their first (and often their last!) math course** at Solano Community College. These descriptions are intended to help inform students
of the basic course content and some recommendations for placement. Every student
is unique, so if you have questions or concerns you can visit an academic counselor
in our Counseling Department.

**Math 011 – Elementary Statistics**

This course provides an introduction to elementary statistics and probability. Certain majors require this course for transfer to a university.

Note: A corequisite course, Math 311, is available for this course. This corequisite course provides a review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in statistics. It is intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 011, Elementary Statistics, and who would benefit from extra support.

**Math 012- Mathematical Ideas**

This course provides an introduction to the diversity of mathematics with an emphasis on problem solving. It is intended for liberal arts students that need any transfer-level math course for their major.

Note: A corequisite course, Math 312, is available for this course. This corequisite course provides a review of the core prerequisite skills, competencies, and concepts needed in Mathematical Ideas. It is intended for students who are concurrently enrolled in MATH 012, Mathematical Ideas, and who would benefit from extra support.

**Math 002- Algebra for Calculus (College Algebra)**

This course provides rigorous transfer-level algebra designed for students who will take calculus. It is intended only for students needing calculus (MATH 20 series) who prefer to take trigonometry as a separate course, instead of precalculus.

**Math 051- Trigonometry**

This course provides the essentials of plane trigonometry to prepare students for subsequent studies in physics, calculus or related technical programs. It is intended only for students needing certain physics courses, or for students needing calculus (Math 20 series) that prefer to take Algebra for Calculus (College Algebra) as a separate course, instead of precalculus.

**Math 055 - Math for Elementary Education **

This course provides the development of quantitative reasoning skills through in-depth, integrated explorations of topics in mathematics, It is intended for students whose career objective is teaching in an elementary school. It may also be an acceptable transfer course for some liberal arts students.

**Math 030 – Analytic Geometry And Calculus (non-STEM calculus)**

This course provides the first part of a two-semester sequence in analytic geometry and calculus. It is intended for certain students majoring in business and social sciences.

**Math 020 - Analytic Geometry And Calculus I (STEM calculus)**

This course provides the first part of a three-semester sequence in analytic geometry and calculus. It is intended for most students selecting majors in the STEM areas.

The following courses are below transfer-level and are only recommended for students who

- have an Associate's degree as their final degree objective (do not intend to transfer)
- haven't had at least two years of high school algebra

**Math 112 – Intermediate Algebra for Liberal Arts**

This course provides instruction that will develop students’ ability to solve problems with algebraic reasoning. It is intended for students who only need to fulfill the math requirement for graduation from Solano.

**Math 104 – Intermediate Algebra**

This course provides an extension of the fundamental algebraic concepts developed in elementary algebra. It is intended for students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math as their major (and will need calculus), or students needing this course to fulfill a prerequisite for Nursing or Science. It is not intended for students who have already passed two years of high school algebra.