An Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Mathematics is a great first step toward a career in research, education, statistics, operations research analysis, engineering, finance, business, actuarial sciences, data science, or general science.

Completion of an Associate of Science Degree with an emphasis in Math will provide a core foundation that corresponds with the requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from a four-year institution.

Prerequisites

Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II  or be placed appropriately by TSI. 

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
​Associate of Science Degree Four Semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • ​Potential Career Paths

    Many job options are available to people with mathematics knowledge and skills, depending on the educational level and experience, including:

    • Accountant or Auditor - Accountants and auditors prepare and examine financial records. They ensure that financial records are accurate and that taxes are paid properly and on time. Accountants and auditors assess financial operations and work to help ensure that organizations run efficiently.
    • Actuary - Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry.
    • Appraiser - Appraisers and assessors of real estate provide a value estimate on land and buildings usually before they are sold, mortgaged, taxed, insured, or developed.
    • Economist - Economists study the production and distribution of resources, goods, and services by collecting and analyzing data, researching trends, and evaluating economic issues.
    • Financial Analysts - Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.
    • Personal Financial Advisor - Personal financial advisors provide advice on investments, insurance, mortgages, college savings, estate planning, taxes, and retirement to help individuals manage their finances.
    • Financial Manager - Financial managers are responsible for the financial health of an organization. They produce financial reports, direct investment activities, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.
    • Insurance Underwriter - Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance, and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums.
    • Loan Officer - Loan officers evaluate, authorize, or recommend approval of loan applications for people and businesses.
    • Market Research Analyst - Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
    • Operations Research Analyst - Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions.
    • Real Estate Brokers And Sales Agent - Real estate brokers and sales agents help clients buy, sell, and rent properties. Although brokers and agents do similar work, brokers are licensed to manage their own real estate businesses. Sales agents must work with a real estate broker.
    • Securities, Commodities And Financial Services Sales Agent - Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
    • Statistician - Statisticians analyze data and apply mathematical and statistical techniques to help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, healthcare, or other fields.
    • Tax Examiner, Collector, or Revenue Agent - Tax examiners and collectors, and revenue agents determine how much is owed in taxes and collect tax from individuals and businesses on behalf of federal, state, and local governments. They review tax returns, conduct audits, identify taxes owed, and collect overdue tax payments.
    • Teacher, Elementary School - Kindergarten and elementary school teachers instruct young students in basic subjects, such as math and reading, in order to prepare them for future schooling.
    • Teacher, Postsecondary Math - Postsecondary teachers instruct courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
    • Teacher, Secondary School - High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market. 

    Additional Career Resources:

    https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/steam-careers-art-schools/

    https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/careers-in-stem/

  • Salary Information

    Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by Cisco College. 

  • Courses

    MATH 1314 – College Algebra
    In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included; may not apply toward a major in math. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II or a grade of “C” or better in Math 0403. 

    MATH 1316 – Trigonometry
    In-depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing, and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates and parametric equations may be included; may not apply toward a major in math. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II or MATH 1314 or instructor consent. 

    MATH 1324 – Mathematics For Business & Social Sciences (Finite Mathematics)  
    The application of common algebraic functions, including polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and rational, to problems in business, economics, and the social sciences are addressed. The applications include mathematics of finance, including simple and compound interest and annuities; systems of linear equations; matrices; linear programming; and probability, including expected value.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II or a grade of “C” or better in Math 0403 

    MATH 1325 – Calculus For Business & Social Sciences  
    This course is the basic study of limits and continuity, differentiation, optimization and graphing, and integration of elementary functions, with emphasis on applications in business, economics, and social sciences. This course is not a substitute for MATH 2413, Calculus I.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 1324 or MATH 1314

    Math 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Intended for Non STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors.  Topics include introductory treatments of sets and logic, financial mathematics, probability and statistics with appropriate applications.  Additional topics may be covered.  This course may not apply toward a major in math or satisfy mathematics requirements for transfer students.
    Credit: 3 semester hours 

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics or a grade of “C” or better in DMAT 0302.

    MATH 1342 – Elementary Statistics
    Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Utilization of appropriate technology is required. This course is not part of the Cisco College Core Curriculum and may not apply toward a major in math or satisfy mathematics requirements for transfer students. Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II or a grade of “C” or better in Math 0403 

    MATH 2412 – Pre-Calculus
    In-depth combined study of algebra, trigonometry, and other topics for calculus readiness. Applications of algebra and trigonometry to the study of elementary functions and their graphs including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. May include topics from analytic geometry; may not apply toward a major in math. Four lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 4 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I & II or MATH 1314 

    MATH 2413 – Calculus I With Analytic Geometry
    Limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, with an application to calculation of areas. Four lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 4 semester hours

    Prerequisite: Meet TSI college-readiness standard for Mathematics and High School Algebra I, II, & Precalculus or MATH 1314 and MATH 1316/2412 

    MATH 2414 – Calculus II With Analytic Geometry
    Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; numerical methods; indeterminate forms; improper integrals; sequences and series. Four lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 4 semester hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 2413 

    MATH 2415 – Calculus III With Analytic Geometry
    Multivariable calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, gradient, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, and Jacobians; application of the line integral, including Green’s Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem. Four lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 4 semester hours

    Prerequisite: MATH 2414     

    See the Cisco College Catalog for additional course listings. 

  • Developmental Courses

    DMAT 0314 Co-requisite For College Algebra

    A support course for MATH 1314; includes supplemental instruction, supervision of assignments for MATH 1314, and various instructional interventions as needed.  Students taking this course must also be registered for MATH 1314 during the same term.  This is a nontransferable course and will not count towards any degree.  Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours
    Prerequisite: Test placement
     
    DMAT 0332 Co-requisite For Contemporary Mathematics

    A support course for MATH 1332; includes supplemental instruction, supervision of assignments for MATH 1332, and various instructional interventions as needed.  Students taking this course must also be registered for MATH 1332 during the same term.  This is a nontransferable course and will not count towards any degree.  Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours
    Prerequisite: Test placement
     
    DMAT 0342 Co-requisite For Elementary Statistics

    A support course for MATH 1342; includes supplemental instruction, supervision of assignments for MATH 1342, and various instructional interventions as needed.  Students taking this course must also be registered for MATH 1342 during the same term.  This is a nontransferable course and will not count towards any degree.  Three lecture hours per week.
    Credit: 3 semester hours
    Prerequisite: Test placement

Meet the Faculty

John Alexander

Professor of Math
Cisco Campus
(254)442-5122
john.alexander@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Carl Bray

Professor of Physics & Mathematics
Cisco Campus
Office # 2, Science Building
(254) 442-5186
carl.bray@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Jerry Clemons

Division Chair of Math & Sciences 
Professor of Mathematics

Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4424
jerry.clemons@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Cristina Dita

Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics
Abilene Campus
cristina.dita@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

David Hogan

Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics
Abilene Campus
david.hogan@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Beth Jackson

Professor of Mathematics
Abilene Campus
Office #34
(325) 794-4468
beth.jackson@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

David Jackson

Professor of Mathematics
Abilene Campus
Office #35
(325) 794-4471
david.jackson@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Robert Karlin

Professor of Mathematics
Abilene Campus
(325) 794-4571
robert.karlin@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Kyndall Kaska

Professor of Mathematics
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5149
kyndall.kaska@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Jessica Morrow

Professor of Mathematics
Abilene Campus
jessica.morrow@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Katherine Muller

Adjunct Instructor of Accounting
Cisco Campus
(254) 442-5171
katherine.muller@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Roland Stroebel

Professor of Mathematics
Cisco Campus
Office # 6, Faculty Office Building
(254) 442-5165
roland.stroebel@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae