Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Semester, Full- or Part-Time.

 


NEW Mathematics Pathways

(Replacing MATH 0060 & MATH 0070 with MATH 0925, MATH 0930, MATH 0961)

The new corequisite courses save students needing development math 3 credits of tuition & fees and a semester of time. Get your math requirements done quicker and with the support you need!

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*All students should meet with an advisor to determine which Math Pathway/ course(s) is best for them.


About the Program

Century’s Mathematics Department offers quality courses to meet your educational needs, including:

  • Developmental coursework for college-level mathematics courses.
  • Program-specific courses that satisfy the mathematics requirements of technical degree programs offered at Century.
  • College-level courses that meet general education requirements and successfully transfer to four-year universities in Minnesota and across the United States.
  • College-level courses that meet the lower division mathematics requirements for students majoring in mathematics, natural science, chemistry, biology, engineering, computer science, business, or mathematics education.

The scope of each area is broad, stretching from prehistoric times to the frontiers of cyberspace. In each course, you’ll be able to discuss and analyze representative creative works from both a historical and a cultural context.

Our Mathematics Resource Center offers free walk-in assistance with Math coursework and a place to study. The center is staffed by professionals with mathematics degrees who student tutors assist with advanced mathematics courses. In addition, our Mathematics Resource Center offers extended evening hours and is also open on Saturdays.

For three consecutive years (2004-06), Century Mathematics students earned first place in the state of Minnesota in the Student Mathematics League Contest of the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). They also earned first place in the Central Region of the United States.

Century’s Mathematics faculty are experts at using technology and alternate teaching strategies, such as collaborative, group, and discovery learning and using numerous mathematics-related software programs such as Mathematica, Derive, Maple, and Minitab. Examples of the outstanding achievements of the Mathematics faculty include:

  • In 2005, Joyce Gwizdala received Century’s Outstanding Faculty Award for her work in the classroom and service to the college.
  • Carol Purcell received the Golden Apple Award from Phi Theta Kappa in 2006. (Faculty are nominated by their students.)
  • At the 2006 AMATYC national conference, Brian Peterman scored highest in the Faculty Mathematics Contest.

Mathematics Transfer Pathway AA Degree

The Mathematics Transfer Pathway AA degree offers students a powerful option: the opportunity to complete an associate degree whose course credits will directly transfer to designated Mathematics bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State universities. The entire curriculum has been carefully designed so you can complete a specific associate degree at a Minnesota State College and transfer to a Minnesota State University to earn a bachelor’s degree. Transfer Pathways can be a great resource for saving time and money as you work toward graduation.

Minnesota State universities include Bemidji State University, Metropolitan State University, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Southwest Minnesota State University; St. Cloud State University; and Winona State University.

Transfer Pathway degrees may transfer to colleges and universities outside Minnesota, such as private and out-of-state schools. Students interested in this possibility are highly recommended to contact their intended transfer school, advisor/counselor, and program instructors for academic planning assistance.

Scholarship

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards a scholarship (fully funded by Mathematics Department members) to an outstanding Century College student who excels in Mathematics.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Priva...

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    Program Faculty

  • Experience: In addition to 20+ years of experience teaching mathematics. Mr. Hunt has programmed professionally using Java and Javascript.
    Teaching Approach: “It is much more important that a valid method was used to solve a problem than it is that the answer is right. Humans are not computers and silly mistakes are easy to make. I care more about the idea than minutia.”
    Education: Master’s Degree, Mathematics, Purdue University
    Stewart Hunt
    Faculty
    Bio
    Mathematics
  • Experience: Dr. Samuel is a Mathematics instructor and has taught for more than eighteen years at community colleges and universities in Minnesota and in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. She has conducted research in Analytic Number Theory and had an article published in The Journal of Number Theory. Dr. Samuel is also the author of four mathematics textbooks written for middle and high school students, as well as a Calculus II textbook used by her Math 1082 students at Century College.
    Teaching Approach: “Some of my goals for teaching mathematics are: to establish constructive student attitudes towards mathematics, thus reducing mathematics anxiety and improving students’ confidence; to provide quality instruction suitable to the needs, experiences and abilities of the students; and to improve student success and celebrate their achievement. I believe it is important to develop a good rapport with my students and get to know each of them so that I would effectively teach them and address their needs. It is also essential that the students establish peer support so creating a positive learning environment in the classroom. I have used strategies at Century College and throughout my teaching career which have developed this positive atmosphere. I pledge to be the best instructor that I can be and will do all that is necessary to “light the way” for my students.”
    Education: PhD, Mathematics, University of Minnesota; MS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota
    Hobbies: Singing, Guitar playing
    Delia Samuel
    Faculty/Program Director
    Bio
    Mathematics