“As a mathematician, I'm often challenged to come up with compelling reasons to study mathematics. If the questioner is serious, I reply that there are three reasons or, more accurately, three broad classes of reasons to study mathematics. Only the first and most basic class is practical. It pertains to job skills and the needs of science and technology. The second concerns the understandings that are essential to an informed and effective citizenry. The last class of reasons involves considerations of curiosity, beauty, playfulness, perhaps even transcendence and wisdom."

  • Courses offered from Basic Arithmetic through Differential Equations offered throughout the day and evening
  • Faculty are innovative and current on education trends and best practices in teaching mathematics
  • Dedicated faculty to students who place in courses below 100 level
  • Courses prepare students for their prospective degrees (Business, Engineering, Physics, Science, Nursing, etc)
  • Current Technology is used in the classroom
  • Build critical thinking and communication skills
  • Faculty work with instructors outside of math discipline such as Counseling, Physics, and Engineering to collaborate and bring real world math to the students.
  • Most of the top paying jobs require a strong foundation in math
  • Learning Communities are offered – see how to apply the math immediately (Phy/Calc, EDU/MAT, CPD/MAT)
  • Courses offered in different formats – Traditional Lecture, Active Learning, MyMathLab, Hybrid, etc.
  • Educational Experience – faculty are dedicated to students success – two grants have been received to promote student success – ESP/STEP offers student scholarship which includes a faculty member as a mentor

Why Math @ EMCC?

Math faculty collaborate with other areas, such as  Physics, Computer Science, Business and Education and Science faculty so that students can be successful in their math classes and extended areas of study.  Many faculty members mentor students who need to maintain high standards in their studies for scholarships and internships.  Students going through the calculus sequence will have a faculty member who works closely with Physics faculty.  EMCC also offers a free Math Lab for students who need tutoring beyond the classroom.

Career and Employment Outlook
  • Math in Education – Math teachers are in high demand
  • Math builds the foundation to pursue degrees in Nursing, Engineering, Technology, Science, Physics, Business and more
  • All majors/degrees require some level of mathematics
  • Students transferring to a university will have the math background needed to be successful in advanced degrees
  • EMCC has career advancement connections with strong educational partners such as ASU, NAU, Palo Verde Power Plant and Lockheed Martin 
Transfer Options

Maricopa Degree Options

At EMCC, get a degree in... And transfer to a university to get a degree in...
Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Science
Associate in Arts (AA) Bachelor of Arts in Education

Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program

This program has an MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Pathway Program) option. For more information about the MAPP program and to find additional information, see the MAPP page.