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Four New Math Pathways

These pathways will allow students to take a math course aligned to their program and career needs.

These pathways were developed to help students successfully complete their degree and any math requirement standing between them and graduation. The pathways have eliminated some of our courses and provide a concise set of courses that students will complete — with less chance of needing to repeat a math course when changing majors. Higher level mathematics is no longer required for a majority of our majors and has been replaced with statistics and reasoning classes that better align to the math skills needed in the field. All of these changes, along with a corequisite design, will allow you to complete your degree in less time.

Which math course(s) should I take first?

View the math placement by pathway document.

Here are the four pathways:

  1. Quantitative Reasoning
    This is our largest pathway with the math focused on developing reasoning skills meaningful to your program. This math includes numeracy, modeling, basic statistical reasoning, and analysis of information using graphical strategies.
  2. Classes you will take:

    If you are college-ready, meaning you have assessed using SAT scores, high school GPA, previous college courses or degree, or you have scored well on a placement test, then you could be placed in MAT 152. If you have assessed below college-ready and need support, you will take MAT 052 and MAT 152 in the same semester.


    MAT 052

    MAT 152

    Programs in this pathway:

    • Accounting
    • Advertising Design
    • Agribusiness Management
    • Associate Degree Nursing
    • Automotive Tech Studies Diploma
    • Automotive Tech Studies Diploma
    • Aviation Maintenance Tech
    • Baking and Pastry Skills Certificate
    • Building Automation Systems
    • Communications
    • Cooking Certificate
    • Criminal Justice
    • Culinary Arts
    • Diesel Technology
    • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
    • Early Childhood Development
    • Early Childhood Studies
    • Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic
    • Energy Management
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Entrepreneurship Certificate
    • Food Science
    • General Business
    • General Studies
    • Homeland Security and Emergency Management
    • Hospitality Management
    • Human Services
    • Information Technology and Networking (ITN)
    • ITN Information Security Concentration
    • ITN Networking Concentration
    • ITN Programming Concentration
    • Law Enforcement Option
    • Legal Studies
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Medical Assistant
    • Medical Assistant Studies
    • Multimedia
    • Office Administration
    • Paralegal Certificate
    • Photo Imaging
    • Practical Nursing Diploma
    • Production Agriculture
    • Refrigeration, Heating, and Air
    • Refrigeration, Heating, and Air Diploma
    • Renewable Energy Solar
    • Surgical Technology
    • Turf and Ornamental Agriculture

    Please note that this is an overview of math changes. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your specific situation based on your specific educational goals.


  3. Statistical Reasoning
    This pathway is designed for programs requiring an introductory statistics course around broad statistical concepts. Students will learn how to analyze data, construct and test hypotheses, solve problems, and reflect. Student will use technology to analyze and understand data.
  4. Classes you will take:

    If you are college-ready, meaning you have assessed using SAT scores, high school GPA, previous college courses or degree, or you have scored well on a placement test, then you could be placed in MAT 162. If you have assessed below college-ready and need support, you will take MAT 062 and MAT 162 in the same semester.


    MAT 062

    MAT 162

    Programs in this pathway:

    • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
    • Business Administration Transfer
    • Cardiovascular Sonography
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Georgetown
    • Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Wilmington
    • Exercise Science
    • Health Information Mgt
    • Histotechnician
    • Medical Laboratory Technician
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Physical Therapist Assistant
    • Radiologic Technology
    • Respiratory Care
    • Veterinary Technology

    Please note that this is an overview of math changes. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your specific situation based on your specific educational goals.


  5. Math for Teachers
    This pathway is designed for our future educators. This pathway will provide students the opportunity for conceptual understanding needed to teach mathematics.
  6. Classes you will take:

    All students can enroll directly into MAT 172. There is not a pre-requisite or corequisite for this course. Students will take: MAT 172, MAT 173, MAT 274.

    MAT 172

    MAT 173

    MAT 274

    Programs in this pathway:

    • Early Care and Education (Birth-2)
    • Elementary Education
    • Paraeducator

    Please note that this is an overview of math changes. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your specific situation based on your specific educational goals.


  7. Calculus Pathway
    This pathway includes two courses designed to prepare students for college-level Calculus. Depending on the program requirements, you might take one or both courses in this series.
  8. Classes you will take:

    If you are college-ready, meaning you have assessed using SAT scores, high school GPA, previous college courses or degree, or you have scored well on a placement test, then you could be placed in MAT 183. If you have assessed below college-ready and need support, you will first take MAT 099. After MAT 183, you will follow the sequence as prescribed by your program.

    MAT 099

    MAT 183

    MAT 193

    Calculus

    Programs in this pathway:

    • Architectural Engineering Technology
    • Biological Sciences
    • Biotechnology
    • Building Automation Systems Option
    • Chemical Process Operator
    • Chemical Process Operator Diploma
    • Chemistry
    • Chemistry Math Concentration
    • Civil Engineering Technology
    • Civil Engineering Transfer
    • Computer Aided Drafting/Design
    • Computer Engineering Tcy Option
    • Computing and Information Science
    • Construction Management
    • Design Engineering Mechanical
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering Transfer Option
    • Electromechanical
    • Electronics Engineering Tech Transfer Option
    • Electronics Engineering Technology
    • Electronics Engineering Technology Biomed Option
    • Electronics Engineering Technology computer option
    • Electronics Engineering Tech Instrumentation Cert
    • Environmental Engineering Tech
    • Geographic Information System Tech
    • Math Secondary
    • Mechanical Engineering Tech
    • Middle Level Math
    • Science Education (chemistry/physics)
    • Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

    Please note that this is an overview of math changes. Please meet with your academic advisor to discuss your specific situation based on your specific educational goals.