Since new placement methods provide you access to transfer level math right away, it is important that you understand the math requirements of your educational program. Most Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) majors require the courses reflected in the sequence chart below. Please meet with a counselor to help you choose the required course for your major.
Science, Technology,

Business 
Liberal Arts 
Associates Degree



Four Levels Below Transfer  College Skills 371 (3.5 units) General Arithmetic ↓ 
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) General Arithmetic ↓ 
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) General Arithmetic ↓ 
College Skills 371 (3.5 units) General Arithmetic ↓ 
Three Levels Below Transfer 
College Skills 372 (3.5 units) 
College Skills 372 (3.5 units) PreAlgebra OR College Skills 373 (3.5 units) Arithmetic Foundation ^{(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)} ↓ 
College Skills 372 (3.5 units) PreAlgebra OR College Skills 373 (3.5 units) Arithmetic Foundation ^{(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)} ↓ 
College Skills 372 (3.5 units) PreAlgebra OR College Skills 373 (3.5 units) Arithmetic Foundation ^{(Math 373 is a combination of 371 & 372)} ↓ 
Two Levels Below Transfer  Math 150 (4 units) Elementary Algebra ↓ 
Math 150 (4 units) Elementary Algebra ↓ 
Math 150 (4 units) Elementary Algebra ↓ 
Math 150 (4 units) Elementary Algebra ↓ 
One Level Below Transfer  Math 154 (8 units) Elementary & Intermediate Algebra ^{(Math 154 is a combination of Math 150 & 156)} OR Math 156 (5 units) Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM ↓ 
Math 154 (8 units) Elementary & Intermediate Algebra ^{(Math 154 is a combination of Math 150 & 156)} OR Math 156 (5 units) Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM ↓ 
Math 161 (4 units) Statistics & Liberal Arts Math Prep ↓ 
Math 101 (3 units) Math for AA/AS Degree OR Any math course at this level: 154, 156, 161 or higher 
Transfer Level Math  Math 27 (5 units) Precalculus Algebra & Trig ^{(Math 27 is a combination of Math 25 & Math 58)} OR Math 25 (3 units) Precalculus Algebra AND Math 58 (3 units) Precalculus Trig ^{(Math 25 is the prerequisite to Math 58)} ↓ 
Math 9 (3 units) Finite Math OR Math 15 (4 units) Elementary Statistics May be required to take concurrent support, Math 215 (2 units)** OR Math 16 (4 units) Intro to Math Analysis 
Math 10 (3 units) Nature of Mathematics OR Math 15 (4 units) Elementary Statistics May be required to take concurrent support, Math 215 (2 units)* 
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Higher Level Math  Math 1A (5 units)* Calculus 1st course and other higher level math course 
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* Transfer Math requirements vary by fouryear universities. Please see a Counselor.
**Math 215 (2 units) Elementary Statistics Concurrent Support, is required for students with a HS GPA less than 2.9, and recommended for students with a HS GPA 2.9 and above and who did not pass Algebra 2 or Integrated Math 3.