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The mathematics associate of science (AS) program provides the essential initial elements for a successful career in this field or related fields. Students study mathematical theories, relationships, methods and principles for the solution of problems in the academic, scientific, business, and industrial fields. This program is designed for students intending to pursue a baccalaureate degree in mathematics.

Mathematics Education

The mathematics education transfer program (AS) is designed to prepare students for a career in teaching mathematics at the secondary level. This program studies the mathematical principles, relationships, and methods of analysis as well as approaches and materials used in educating students in mathematics. Graduates are well prepared to pursue a baccalaureate degree.

Possible Career Paths

The most common jobs people have one year after receiving a baccalaureate degree in mathematics are secondary teacher, computer programmer, actuary, and computer systems analyst.


Mathematics – AS (Program Outcomes)
Mathematics Education – AS


Associate of Science

Our Mathematics Faculty

Martin Hilberg
Steve Mihina
Jenna Rancingay
Mark Rasmussen

Department Contacts

Brendan Dutmer, Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics
Joani Bardell, Office Coordinator of Nursing/Allied Health, Natural Science and Mathematics
Beth Groshans, Advisor


The Mihina (Steve) Mathematics – Science Scholarship is available to full-time students majoring in mathematics or science who have completed Calculus II at Highland (Main Campus), with a grade of “B” or better, or are concurrently enrolled in Calculus II with the expectation in the judgment of the instructor of completing Calculus II with a “B” or better.

Browse all scholarships available through HCC Foundation.