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Four two-unit just-in-time support courses have been established to support students in completing a transfer-level mathematics course within the first year of enrollment at San Jose City College. 

  • Some sections of Elementary Statistics (Math 63) are coupled with a co-requisite course, Just-in-Time Support for Elementary Statistics (Math 63X). 
  • Some sections of Precalculus Algebra (Math 21) are coupled with a co-requisite course, Just-in-Time Support for Precalculus Algebra (Math 21X). 
  • Some sections of College Algebra for Liberal Arts (Math 20) are coupled with a co-requisite course, Just-in-Time Support for Algebra for Liberal Arts (Math 20X). 
  • Some sections of Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 25) are coupled with a co-requisite course, Just-in-Time Support for Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 25X) 

 transfer programs

Transfer Program (Business, Education, or Liberal Arts majors) 

Transfer-level math courses designed for students who plan to major in business, education, or liberal arts include the following: 

  • College Algebra for Liberal Arts (Math 20) 
  • Mathematics for Elementary Education (Math 52) 
  • Finite Mathematics (Math 61) 
  • Calculus for Business and the Social Sciences (Math 62) 
  • Elementary Statistics (Math 63) 

Transfer Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics majors) 

This program is designed for students who need advanced mathematics courses and includes the following courses: 

  • Pre-Calculus Algebra (Math 21) 
  • Trigonometry (Math 22) 
  • Precalculus and Trigonometry (Math 25) 
  • Discrete Mathematics (Math 70) 
  • Calculus I with Analytic Geometry (Math 71) 
  • Calculus II with Analytic Geometry (Math 72) 
  • Multivariable Calculus (Math 73) 
  • Differential Equations (Math 78
  • Linear Algebra (Math 79).  

Multivariable Calculus is offered each fall semester at Leland High School, and Differential Equations is offered each spring semester at Leland High School. Graphing calculators are required for all listed courses. Some courses may also incorporate the Maple mathematical software package. 

Catalog Descriptions of Mathematics Courses 

To view the catalog descriptions of the mathematics courses offered at San Jose City College, visit this webpage

Associate Degrees for Transfer 

In addition to AA and AS degrees, Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T and AS-T) are offered for students who intend to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a California State University.  For details regarding the Associate in Science in Mathematics for Transfer (AS-T) degree, visit this webpage

Mathematics Program Student Learning Outcomes  

  • Symbolic, graphical, numerical representation:  Demonstrate the ability to use symbolic, graphical, numerical, and/or written representation of mathematical ideas. 
  • Mathematical Reasoning:  Use mathematical reasoning to develop mathematical models to solve real-life problems. 
  • Appropriate technology:  Use appropriate technology to enhance their mathematical thinking, solve mathematical problems, and judge their results' reasonableness. 

amatyc mathematics contest

San Jose City College students participate in a national mathematics contest sponsored by the American Mathematics Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). 

Normally, one round of this contest is given in the fall, and one round is given in the spring for a given academic year.  

Each round consists of 20 problems to be solved within one hour with a graphing calculator's aid. 

Problems may include material up to and including pre-calculus mathematics, including some probability and logic problems. The national winner receives a $3,000 scholarship. 

Any San Jose City College student may participate. The San Jose City College team score for a given round consists of the five highest individual student scores for that round, among participating SJCC students who have not yet attained a two-year or higher college degree. 

This contest was canceled for 2020-2021, given that most two-year colleges are in remote operation. 

support resources

Online and Live Interactive Tutoring via Zoom 

The San Jose City College Learning Resource Center offers free online and live interactive tutoring via Zoom for all SJCC students in most academic subjects offered by SJCC.  For more details, visit this webpage

Supplemental Instruction (SI) 

Student tutors and faculty are offering group tutoring via Zoom for specific sections of mathematics courses.  For more information, visit this webpage.  

 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) 

Student tutors and faculty offer group tutoring via Zoom in math, biology, chemistry, physics, and ethnic studies.  Students who become peer leaders earn a modest stipend and are offered opportunities to participate in local and national conferences, internships, and more.  To view the current semester schedule of PLTL workshops, visit this webpage

 Online Homework Systems 

Some math sections use one of the following online homework systems: 


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