Department of Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science

Department Goals and Objectives

Goals

  1. Provide a high quality education that parallels university curricula and conforms to the standards of the American Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges (AMATYC).
  2. Provide comprehensive student advising for mathematics, computer science and engineering majors.
  3. Provide mathematics courses for students with majors in other academic and technical departments.
  4. Serve as a community resource and a representative for mathematics.

Objectives

(#1 7 are from the AMATYC Standards)

  1. Students will engage in substantial mathematical problem solving.
  2. Students will learn mathematics through modeling real-world situations.
  3. Students will expand their mathematical reasoning skills as they develop convincing mathematical arguments.
  4. 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.
  5. Students will have opportunities to read, write, listen to, and speak mathematics.
  6. 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.
  7. Students will have opportunities to be successful in doing meaningful mathematics that fosters self-confidence and persistence.
  8. Computer Science students will learn to solve problems by developing a logical solution design that results in a computer language coded solution.
  9. Computer Science students will be able to read and write at least two computer languages.
  10. Computer Science students will understand abstract data structures.
  11. Engineering students will engage in substantial engineering problem solving.
  12. Engineering students will have opportunities to use technology to solve and analyze problems and be able to evaluate their results.
  13. Engineering students will have opportunities to apply their mathematical training throughout their engineering course work.
  14. 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.