Math

Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS)

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Science - Track 2 degree with a concentration in Mathematics. Students in this program will learn how to use mathematical concepts to break down complicated problems into manageable pieces. Students will use creative, exploratory, and lateral ...

This two-year pathway is designed for students who wish to complete an Associate of Science - Track 2 degree with a concentration in Mathematics. Students in this program will learn how to use mathematical concepts to break down complicated problems into manageable pieces. Students will use creative, exploratory, and lateral thinking in problem-solving as well as strong reasoning and analytical-thinking skills through math courses ranging from basic arithmetic to differential equations. 

Completion of this program opens doors to a variety of careers in sectors such as research, finance, accounting, academia and more. It also allows you to transfer at the junior level into a Mathematics program at a four-year college or university, or to a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) at one of the Seattle Colleges. 

Estimated Length of Completion

Degree Quarters Units
Associate of Science - Transfer, Track 2 (PHST2AS) Full time : 6 90

Sample Schedule and Quarterly To-Do List

90 Units

A sample schedule and quarterly to-do list are below. The schedule and to-do list will help you explore courses and complete tasks on time. The guide assumes a fall quarter start, but you can begin in any quarter.

See an advisor to create a personalized educational plan by the end of your second quarter. Your plan will include prerequisites, graduation requirements, and transfer preparation if you plan to transfer to another college or university to earn a bachelor's degree.

Apply and register at Seattle Central College anytime (the application is always free). Once you become a student, register for classes using the online class schedule and go to the academic calendar for registration dates and tuition deadlines.

Note about the sample schedule: Classes are offered in various formats such as online (e-learning) and may not be offered each quarter. Click the button with arrows throughout the map to expand the section and view detailed information.

Before Quarter One

Before You Start

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Quarter 1
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 1

  • Schedule an appointment with your assigned advisor in Starfish to discuss your academic goals and to create a short-term educational plan
  • Visit the Learning Support and Tutoring Center for tutoring
  • Drop by the Library to get help with research; check out resources; access computers and study space; and create media projects
  • Apply to the Ready Set Transfer (RST) Academy
ENGL&101
English Composition I
5 units
MATH&141
Precalculus I
5 units
CSC110
Intro to Computer Programming
5 units
Quarter 2
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 2

MATH&142
Precalculus II
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or World Languages 1 or ECON&201
Choose a course
5 units
CSC142
Computer Programming I
5 units
Quarter 3
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 3

  • Consider Student Leadership positions and other on-campus jobs
  • Visit potential universities and determine application deadlines
  • Meet with Transfer Center advisor to determine transfer eligibility
  • Attend the University of Washington Undergraduate Research Symposium
MATH&151
Calculus I
5 units
ENGL&102 or CMST&101 or CMST&220
Choose a course
5 units
Visual, Literary and Perf Arts or World Languages 2 or ECON&202
Choose a course
5 units
Quarter 4
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 4

  • Create long-term educational plan with your assigned advisor
  • Research and contact Mathematics departments at potential universities
  • Attend transfer workshops and a transfer fair
  • Attend transfer day at prospective university
  • Write your personal statement for university applications
MATH&152
Calculus II
5 units
MATH&146
Introduction to Statistics
5 units
PHYS&221
Engineering Physics I W/ Lab
5 units
Quarter 5
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 5

  • Apply to universities or colleges and scholarships
  • Look for summer internships such as Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs).
  • Plan to participate in the transfer student events at prospective universities
  • Apply for FAFSA or WASFA at transfer university
MATH&163
Calculus 3
5 units
MATH238
Differential Equations
5 units
PHYS&222
Engineering Physics II W/ Lab
5 units
Quarter 6
To-Do List
15 UNITS
To-Do List

To-Do List for Quarter 6

MATH220
Linear Algebra
5 units
MATH224
Vector Calculus
5 units
PHYS&223
Engineering Physics III W/ Lab
5 units

More Information

A Math pathway can lead to various career opportunities. Examples include: 

  • Mathematician 
  • Financial analyst 
  • Data analyst 
  • Actuary 
  • Statistician 
  • Data scientist 
  • Math teacher 
  • Logistician 
  • Operations analyst 
  • Computer or electrical engineer 
  • Computational scientist 

A Bachelor’s degree or higher may be required for some careers listed above. For current employment and wage estimates, please visit https://www.bls.gov/oes/.  To discuss additional careers options, speak with faculty once you begin classes or contact the Career Exploration Center. CareerServicesCenter@seattlecolleges.edu or 206.934.4383 

Once you complete this Associate degree, additional education opportunities include, but are not limited to:  

A Bachelor’s degree in Math or a related field at a four-year college or university.

Seattle Central College has direct transfer agreements with four-year institutions throughout Washington state, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, and Seattle University. Math graduates from Central have also transferred to out-of-state institutions. Program and admissions requirements vary from college-to-college. Contact a Central advisor to create an educational plan tailored to transfer to the institution of your choice. You can use the College Navigator search engine found at http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to find Math programs in Washington state or around the country. 

Learn more about the Transfer process, Transfer agreements, and Bachelor’s degrees including transferring to top universities around the state and nation, such as Historically Black Universities and Colleges.

Financial Aid and Funding Resources

It's time to apply for Financial Aid for next year by completing
either the FAFSA or the WASFA 2022-23.

Need help paying for college?

To apply for financial aid, including grants and scholarships you don’t have to pay back, visit Central's Financial Aid Department for details. Part-time and full-time students can qualify for financial aid funds.

Area of Study

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Contact

For more information, contact
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Business Division
206.934.3858
STEMB.Central@seattlecolleges.edu