Mathematics Department

Math Department LogoMathematics and related subjects play important dual roles in our culture. On the one hand, mathematics is a study in its own right; on the other hand it is an indispensable tool for expressing and understanding ideas in the sciences, engineering, and an increasing number of other fields.

Employment opportunities for persons with training in mathematics are increasing! The courses offered in Foothill College's Department of Mathematics are designed to develop the skills and competencies that not only support the skill areas needed in engineering, physical and biological sciences, but also satisfy the necessary course requirements for the first two years of baccalaureate programs.

Foothill College Math Sequence

Not sure what your next math class should be? Course numbers not making any sense? (Don't worry, they actually are historic versus sequential.) View a PDF of our entire math sequence (Math Hierarchy) to see your path to reaching your goals. Please be sure to contact the Counseling Division with specific questions regarding transfer and career plans.

Grouping of popular math sequences:
Pre-Algebra Sequence: Math 235, Math 230 (together known as "Math My Way")
Algebra Sequence: Math 220, Math 105
Pre-calculus Sequence: Math 48A, Math 48B, Math 48C
Calculus Sequence: Math 1A, Math 1B, Math 1C, Math 1D

Frequency of Math Course Offerings for 2015-2016
Trying to plan your academic future? The Mathematics Department strives to offer courses year-round to help students reach their educational goals. Please view the PDF on the frequency of course offerings in the Math Department (Link). Please note course offerings are subject to course enrollment and available faculty.

Course Highlights for Winter 2016

Statway™ Program

Foothill is participating in an exciting program that allows students who are Liberal Arts or Social Science majors to move through elementary algebra to complete a transferable Statistics course in two quarters! The two courses, Math 217 and Math 57, are different approaches to the way elementary algebra and Statistics have been traditionally taught. Math 57 is NOW both UC and CSU transferable!

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Math My Way

Think you're not a "math person"? Foothill's Award-Winning "Math My Way" is your solution! Math 235 and Math 230 is a two quarter sequence of pre-algebra classes that help build a solid mathematics foundation for success in later algebra and pre-calculus courses.

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