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Mathematics & Computer Science Department

Careers for Math Majors
What are cryptography, biomathematics, finance, operations research and actuarial science?
The answer: just a few of the many careers for math and computer science majors, according to the Mathematical Association of America.
A recent survey reported by states that the top 15 highest-earning college degrees have a common element: mathematics.


On the recommendation of the Maricopa Mathematics Instructional Council, the District has decided that, beginning in Fall 2015, Intermediate Algebra – known as MAT120, 121 or 122 (hereafter referred to as MAT12X) - will no longer be a prerequisite for MAT14X. Rather, MAT 09X will become the prerequisite for MAT14X. Nonetheless, for Spring 2015, MAT12X is still the prerequisite for enrollment into MAT14X.

If you receive a grade of A, B or C in your current MAT 12X class, you will be able to enroll in MAT 14X (College Mathematics) as originally arranged, if that course is in your planned program of study. If you are enrolled already for MAT 14X and you receive a grade of A, B or C, nothing will change for you. However, if your grade in Fall, 2014 in MAT 12X is a W, Y, D or F, then you will not yet have the necessary prerequisite for MAT 14X in the Spring, 2015 term.

To make the transition to the new prerequisite smoother, the District has approved a one-time opportunity for students lacking the necessary MAT 12X prerequisite to take the Elementary Algebra Accuplacer test once in early January to see if those students can “place” into MAT14X.

The following is a list of important details related to this opportunity:

  • Students who pass MAT12X with an A, B or C do not need to take this test
  • The test must be taken from January 2nd through January 16th, 2015
  • Each MAT12X student whose Final Grade is a W, Y, D or F for Fall 2014 has exactly one opportunity to take this test in January. This is completely independent of any retest options according to District testing policy.
  • The test is the Elementary Algebra Accuplacer Test and must be taken at the same college where are you are enrolled or plan to enroll in MAT14X.
  • You must score an 80 or higher to place into MAT14X
  • If you do not score 80 or higher, you may not retake the test and you may not enroll in MAT14X for the Spring 2015 semester. Or, if you are already enrolled in MAT14X, you will automatically be dropped from the course before the semester begins.
  • If you do not score 80 or higher, it is our recommendation that you retake MAT120 or 121 or 122 for a higher grade. It is very important that your study of mathematics does not have any “breaks” in it.
  • Your testing center may have additional requirements related to this opportunity. Please be courteous to staff and follow their policy.
  • A flowchart has been provided to your instructor to help determine whether you are a potential 14X student.
  • You may also see your advisor to determine whether you are a potential MAT14X student.
  • If you realize after January 16th, 2014 that you are a potential MAT14X student, you may not take advantage of this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please contact the Math Office or your academic adviser.

You will succeed in math! We will help.
An assessment test will show you where to start. Once enrolled in class, our dedicated Math department faculty and student tutors provide quality instruction and unlimited free drop-in tutoring. If you fear math, take Tutored Math (MAT108), a 2-credit class that provides extra tutoring help in your other math classes.

Placement tests may indicate a need for mathematical concepts and basic college algebra. With that solid foundation, move through algebra, trigonometry, finite math, calculus, geometry, differential equations and discreet mathematical structures.

Math department courses are offered in a traditional classroom setting, or with an online component. Some students prefer web-based homework assignments, while others prefer hybrid (blended) classes or classes entirely online. 

See MAT course offerings below.

Computer Science Courses Transfer to ASU

Start your 4-year degree here, and then transfer to one of our partnered universities.  Talk to an academic advisor in the Math & Computer Science department about your goals, and we will help you choose the programs and classes that are best for you. At GCC, you can complete all courses required for the first two years of ASU's Applied Computing Program.

Register in the Computer Science MAPP (Maricopa-ASU Partnership Program) to receive added college benefits.

See the GCC Course Sequence for Computer Science majors or for Systems Engineering majors for a schedule outline of all required courses. Most of these courses also transfer to the Computer Science programs at U of A and NAU.

Learn C++, Java, and More

GCC's Computer Science offers courses for industry professionals including beginning and advanced C++ and Java.

Free Microsoft Software for Computer Science students

As partners in the Microsoft Academic Alliance Agreement, we can occasionally offer Computer Science students free Microsoft software. See your instructor for information.

Computer Science Tutoring

Computer Science Solutions offers free tutoring to students enrolled in computer science classes. Drop by HT2-158, 2-5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Closed Friday.

Computer Science

Course Course Name
CSC 100AB Introduction to Computer Science (C++)
CSC 110AB Introduction to Computer Science (Java)
CSC 120 Digital Design Fundamentals
CSC 180 Computer Literacy
CSC 180AA Computer Literacy
CSC 205AB Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures
CSC 230 Computer Organization and Assembly Language
CSC 240 Introduction to Different Programming Languages
CSC 240AA Intro Diff Prog Language
CSC 283 Bioinformatics and Scientific Computing



Course Course Name
MAT 072 Number and Operation Sense
MAT 081 Basic Arithmetic
MAT 082 Basic Arithmetic
MAT 090 Developmental Algebra
MAT 092 Introductory Algebra
MAT 102 Math Concepts/Applicatns
MAT 108 Tutored Mathematics
MAT 112 Math Concepts and Appl
MAT 120 Intermediate Algebra
MAT 121 Intermediate Algebra



Building: Math (MA)
Phone: 623-845-3655
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Closed Sat., Sun. and holidays
Building: Math (MA) 190
Phone: 623-845-3813
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
Friday 7:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm