Mathematics

The mathematics department at BBCC prepares students for successful transfer to four-year college or university.  At the university level, math major students may prepare for career in industry, government, or education. The following information is available here.

  • STEM Center: Information on drop-in math help
  • Course Descriptions: A list of math courses offered at Big Bend in both Pre-College and College-Level Mathematics.
Program Outcomes
Career Possibilities
Transfer Options
Industry Connections
Scholarships & Grants
  1. Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  2. Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  4. Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  5. Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources

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Degrees & Certificates

AAS Mathematics Transfer Degree

Total Credits: 90
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources

Year 1

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter
Summer Quarter

Course Credits
MATH&151 5
CHEM 161 5
ENGL 101 5
PEH Activity 1

Course Credits
MATH 152 5
CHEM 162 5
ENGL 102 5
PEH Activity 1

Course Credits
MATH 163 5
CHEM 163 5
Humanities/Social Science 5
PEH Activity 1

Course Credits
Humanities/Social Science 5
Humanities/Social Science 5

Year 2

Fall Quarter
Winter Quarter
Spring Quarter

Course Credits
MATH 220 5
PHYS 221 or
PHYS 231
5
Humanities/Social Science 5

Course Credits
MATH 230 5
PHYS 222 or
PHYS 232
5
Humanities/Social Science 5

Course Credits
MATH 271 5
PHYS 223 or
PHYS 233
5
Humanities/Social Science 5

Generic AA&S-DTA Transfer Degree

Name: Generic Associates of Art & Science Direct Transfer Agreement
Total Credits:
90
Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Students will be able to reason mathematically.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork, ethics, appropriate safety awareness and/or workplace specific skills.
  • Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.
  • Students will be able to solve problems by gathering, interpreting, combining and/or applying information from multiple sources
Basic and Breadth Requirements
Specified and General Electives

Course Credits

Basic Skill – Communications (BS)

ENGL& 101 – Composition I (5) and 
ENGL& 102 – Composition II (5) OR ENGL& 235 – Technical Writing (5)

10

Symbolic Quantitative Reasoning (SQR)

Any MATH course above 101: MATH& 107 – Math in Society (5) 
(Liberal and Fine Arts, Early Childhood Ed), MATH& 141 – Pre-Calculus I (5) (Computer Science, Manufacturing, STEM), MATH& 146 – Statistics (5) (K-12 Ed, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Psychology) or
PHIL& 120 – Symbolic Logic (5) (Liberal and Fine Arts, undecided)

5

Humanities (HU/HP) (15 credits from TWO disciplines)
Includes art, communications, diversity, English, foreign
languages, music, philosophy, religious studies

*Maximum 5 credits of HP
**Maximum 5 credits of 100-level foreign language

15
Social Sciences (SS) (15 credits from THREE disciplines)
Includes anthropology, criminal justice, economics,
history, political science, psychology, sociology
15

Math/Science (LS/MS/NS)

*At least one LAB SCIENCE (LS) Course
**Maximum 5 credits of additional math

15

Additional Breadth (HP/HU/SS/LS/MS/NS/SQR)

5

PE/Wellness (PEH)
PEH 100 – Lifetime Wellness

3

Course Credits
Specified (HU/HP/SS/LS/MS/NS/SE) 10
General (any 100-level and above course) 12

Mathematics Contact
Mathematics Faculty/Staff
Chemistry Instructor Lindsay Groce

Groce, Lindsay

Chemistry Instructor
LindsayG@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2157
Salah Abed

Abed, Salah

Math Faculty
salaha@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2145
Tyler Wallace

Wallace, Tyler, EdD

Math Faculty
tylerw@bigbend.edu
(509)793-2150
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Doty, Johanna

Math Faculty
johannad@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2146
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Fleming, Eric

Math Faculty
ericf@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2153
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Mayhugh, David

Math Faculty
davidm@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2152
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Parton, Anna

Associate Faculty, Mathematics
annap@bigbend.edu
(509) 793-2323
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Sherwood, Michele

Math Associate Faculty
micheles@bigbend.edu
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Mayer, April

Math Associate Faculty
aprilm@bigbend.edu
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Clements, Elizabeth

Math Associate Faculty
elizabethc@bigbend.edu
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