Mathematics includes the study of numbers, patterns, graphs, and abstract models using analytic reasoning and systematic problem solving skills. Mathematics and mathematical reasoning are used in situations as diverse as household budgeting and space shuttle design, subjects as different as art and law, and occupations as varied as nursing and computer programming. Mathematics can be used by everyone to enhance their understanding of the world.
PCC offers developmental and pre-college math courses (numbered below 100) that focus on algebraic skills and prepare students for certificate programs, two year degree programs, and college level coursework. Math courses at PCC numbered 100 and above are equivalent and transferable to the similarly numbered courses at Oregon’s public universities. All math classes at PCC are designed to challenge students to improve their analytic reasoning, problem solving, and communication skills.