# Math Pathways

Math Pathways represent the relationship and sequencing of the math courses offered at NECC. A student's initial placement into a sequence of math courses is dependent upon their Math Assessment Test result, or their Final High School GPA of 2.7 or higher within 3 years of graduation beginning with Spring 2014 graduates and forward.

In addition students must also meet the reading proficiency required to take a college level math course. Individual programs require particular math courses and sequencing.

Consult with an academic advisor before selecting the math course sequences in your academic program.

Math Pathways are presented below in two formats as part of our efforts to provide clear and concise information. The first format is a chart of Math Pathways, and the second is an all-text version.

## Developmental Math Courses

Cannot be used to satisfy math elective requirements for graduation in any certificate or degree program. The courses include Foundations of Math MAT020, Foundations of Algebra MAT022, and Math Literacy for College Students MAT090 (only for Non-Stem Pathway). The course sequence is as follows: Foundations of Math MAT020 THEN EITHER Foundations of Algebra MAT022 (for all three Math Pathways) OR Math Literacy for College Students MAT090 (only for Non-Stem Pathway).

## Math Pathways

Math Pathways represent the relationship and sequencing of NECC math courses. Your initial placement into a sequence of math courses is dependent upon your Math Assessment Test result. Individual programs require particular math courses and sequencing.

Consult with an academic advisor before selecting the math course sequences in your academic program.

Grade C or better is required to advance in all Math Pathways.

Statistics can be taken in all three Math Pathways. Check with an academic advisor.

### STEM Math Pathway

Applied Math MAT115 THEN Precalculus MAT145 THEN Calculus I MAT251 THEN Calculus II MAT252 THEN EITHER Calculus III MAT253 OR Differential Equations MAT254.

STEM Programs include: Biology, Computer Science Transfer, Engineering Science, Engineering Science Technology Option, A.S. Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science.

### Middle Math Pathway (2 subpaths)

The first subpath starts with Precalculus for Business and Social Science MAT130 THEN Calculus for Business and Social Science MAT171.

The second subpath (for Early and Elementary Education majors) starts with Mathematical Ideas 1 MAT118 THEN Mathematical Ideas 2 MAT119.

### Non-STEM Math Pathway

EITHER Statistics MAT125 OR Quantitative Reasoning MAT122.