Department Goals and Objectives
- Provide a high quality education that parallels university curricula and conforms to the standards of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC).
- Provide comprehensive student advising for mathematics, computer science and engineering majors.
- Provide mathematics courses for students with majors in other academic and technical departments.
- Serve as a community resource and a representative for mathematics.
(#1 – 7 are from the AMATYC Standards)
- Students will engage in substantial mathematical problem solving.
- Students will learn mathematics through modeling real-world situations.
- Students will expand their mathematical reasoning skills as they develop convincing mathematical arguments.
- Students will have opportunities to see that mathematics is a growing discipline that is interrelated with human culture and understand its connection to other disciplines.
- Students will have opportunities to read, write, listen to, and speak mathematics.
- Students will use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking and understanding. The students will use the technology to solve mathematical problems and judge the accuracy of their results.
- Students will have opportunities to be successful in doing meaningful mathematics that fosters self-confidence and persistence.
- Computer Science students will learn to solve problems by developing a logical solution design that results in a computer language coded solution.
- Computer Science students will be able to read and write at least two computer languages.
- Computer Science students will understand abstract data structures.
- Engineering students will engage in substantial engineering problem solving.
- Engineering students will have opportunities to use technology to solve and analyze problems and be able to evaluate their results.
- Engineering students will have opportunities to apply their mathematical training throughout their engineering course work.
- Engineering students will have opportunities to gain exposure to the world of engineering through seminars, field trips and/or activities that bring them in contact with practicing engineers.