Mathematics

Program of Study

Mathematics Designation

Curriculum
Colorado Guaranteed Transfer
Offered in the Classroom & 100% Online

About the Program

The Associate of Science degree with a designation in mathematics is a two-year program designed for you to graduate and transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

You will explore calculus and computer/engineering applications. Mathematics is the study of motion, space and quantity, and is the building block for a variety of subjects like finance, engineering and the physical sciences. Career paths in mathematics include finance, engineering, computer science, coding, accounting, statistics and research.

Academic Support

Academic support is provided through CCD’s Excel Knowledge Zone

It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:

  • Confluence Building, 4th Floor | The Main Zone
  • Cherry Creek Building, Rooms 205 & 210 | Career & Technical Education (CTE) Zone
  • Science Building, Room 1019 | The Science Zone

Available Online

CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 100 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.

Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.

Online Experience Questions?
303.352.6785 | TLC@ccd.edu

Course & Program Fees

Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.

Course Fees

The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees: 

Course Description Fee
MAT 025, MAT 050, MAT 055, MAT 091,
MAT 092, MAT 093, MAT 103, MAT 107,
MAT 108, MAT 120, MAT 121, MAT 122,
MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135, MAT 155,
MAT 156, MAT 166, MAT 201, MAT 202,
MAT 204, MAT 255, MAT 265, MAT 266
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Online Course Fees

A separate fee is used to absorb the cost of any lab kits needed for lab-based online courses. This fee eliminates the need for students to purchase lab kits separately.

Course Description Fee
MAT 025, MAT 050, MAT 055, MAT 091,
MAT 092, MAT 093, MAT 103, MAT 107,
MAT 108, MAT 112, MAT 120, MAT 121,
MAT 122, MAT 123, MAT 125, MAT 135,
MAT 155, MAT 156, MAT 166, MAT 201,
MAT 202, MAT 203, MAT 255, MAT 265
High-cost course fee $7.21 (per credit hour)

Financial Aid Eligibility

This program is eligible for federal financial aid.

Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.

In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.

Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.

Four-Year Transfer Agreements

This program is a guaranteed transfer (GT) program.

GT programs enable all college students to complete their first two years of college here at CCD and then transfer to any public college in Colorado as a junior. It is called the DWD program (Degrees with Designation). This program saves you money and time.

A Two-Year Degree from CCD Can Lead to a Four-Year Degree from ...

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Colorado State University – Ft. Collins
  • Colorado State University – Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Western State Colorado University

Internships & Service Learning Opportunities

Please speak with your program chair regarding internship opportunities.

Job Outlook & Salary Information

What Can I Do with My Major?

There are unlimited possibilities with a math degree. An A.S. in math sets the formula for a career in a number of areas, including:

  • Business
  • Computer Analyst or Programmer
  • Economist
  • Engineering Analyst
  • Information Scientist
  • Marketing Research Analyst
  • Meteorologist
  • Numerical Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Teacher
  • and More!

Overall employment of mathematicians and statisticians is projected to grow 33 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will vary by occupation.

Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 34 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions. In addition, the large increase in available data from the Internet will open up new areas for analysis.

Employment of mathematicians is projected to grow 30 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 900 new jobs over the 10-year period. The amount of digitally stored data will increase over the next decade as more people and companies conduct business online and use social media, smartphones, and other mobile devices. As a result, businesses will increasingly need mathematicians to analyze a large amount of information and data collected. Analyses will help companies improve their business processes, design and develop new products, and even advertise products to potential customers.

In addition, mathematicians and statisticians will be needed in the scientific research and development services and pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing industries. The aging of the U.S. population is expected to prompt pharmaceutical companies to develop new treatments and medical technologies. Biostatisticians will be needed to conduct the research and clinical trials necessary for companies to obtain approval for their products from the Food and Drug Administration.

Learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.

How Much Can I Expect to Earn?

An associate in mathematics prepares you for further study. The median annual wage for mathematicians with a doctoral degree was $103,010 in May 2017. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,860, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $161,900.

The median annual wage for statisticians with a master’s degree was $84,060 in May 2017. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $50,660, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $133,720.

The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.