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Math Department

Mathematics and number sense have never been more important. Coastline math classes can help you prepare for a certificate, earn a degree, transfer to another school, advance in your career, or just understand the world better. We recognize, however, that students have a huge variety in their schedules, requirements, and background, so we've made it easier than ever to find a math class that meets your needs. The College offers classes taught by professors in a variety of formats, including classroom, cable TV, hybrid or online in 4-week, 8-week, 12-week and 16-week sessions.

Every class except Basic Mathematics and Statistics Pathway 1 requires either a prerequisite course or a qualifying score on the math placement test. Learn more about the test and see the study guide at the Assessment Center. See below for a flowchart of the math department course sequence.

If you have any questions, or for more information on your textbook options, contact your instructor or Dr. Lisa Lee (, Math Department Chair.

Mitchell Alves
Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Lisa Lee
Professor of Mathematics
Math Department Chair

Fred Feldon
Professor of Mathematics

Son Nguyen, PHD
Mathematics Instructor

Hao-Nhien Vu
Mathematics Instructor

Math Sequence Flowchart

Math Sequence Flowchart / Prerequisites - Refer to the table below

The following table describes the prerequisites for each math course:

Math Course Prerequisites

Course Prerequisite
Math C005 - Basic Mathematics none
Bus C007 - Business Mathematics none
Math C044 - Combo Basic Math & Pre-Algebra none
Math C046 - Statistics Pathway 1 none
Math C146 - Statistics Pathway 2 Math-C146
Math C008 - Pre-Algebra Math-C005 or Bus-C007
Math C010 - Elementary Algebra Math-C008
Math C045 - Combo Elementary & Intermediate Algebra Math-C008 or Math-C044
Math C030 - Intermediate Algebra Math-C010
Math C100 - Liberal Arts Math Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C103 - Statistics for Elementary Teachers Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C104 - Real Numbers for Elementary Teachers Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C106 - Geometry for Elementary Teachers Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C115 - College Algebra Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C120 - Trigonometry Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C150 - Finite Mathematics Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C160 - Introduction to Statistics Math-C030 or Math-C045
Math C140 - Survey of Calculus Math-C115 or Math-C170
Math C170 - Precalculus Math-C120 or Math-C140 or Math-C180
Math C180 - Calculus 1 Math-C120 or Math-C170
Math C185 - Calculus 2 Math-C180
Math C280 - Calculus 3 Math-c185
Math C285 - Linear Algebra & Differential Equations Math-C185

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