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Associate in Arts

Mathematics Concentration

Careers in mathematics are diverse, intellectually challenging and financially rewarding. Mathematical research and education are at the heart of some careers such as teaching, actuarial science, operations research, statistics, computer science, and cryptography. Other careers utilize mathematics and its applications to build and enhance important work in the sciences, business, finance, manufacturing, communications, and engineering. Even students who plan to pursue carers in fields not directly related to mathematics will benefit from the analytical and problem-solving skills that are cultivated in rigorous mathematics courses.

Students who are matriculated and place into developmental math and/or English are required to begin the course sequence in the first semester. Please see an advisor with questions.

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First SemesterCredits
ENL101 English Composition I
MAT240 Calculus I
PHY211   University Physics I
CSC110   Computer Programming I: JAVA
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
Second SemesterCredits
ENL102   English Composition II
MAT250 Calculus II
PHY212   University Physics II
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Behavioral & Social Sciences 3
Third SemesterCredits
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
MAT260 Calculus III
MAT245 Linear Algebra
    STEM Elective
Fourth SemesterCredits
    STEM Elective
MAT270 Differential Equations
MAT220   Discrete Math & Introduction to Proofs
    Elective 3
Total Credits 60

Capitol letter M to designate a milestone course Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

Note: The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.

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George Bent
Office Science 204B
Phone 774.330.4583

B.S. in Mathematics, Westfield State University
M.B.A., University of Maryland

George joined the college in 1990 and teaches courses in the non-STEM track, including developmental mathematics and statistics. In his spare time, he enjoys running, cycling, and swimming.

Michael Fernandes
Office Science 210
Phone 774.330.4420

B.S. in Mathematics, Professional Physics, and Secondary Education, Bridgewater State College
M.S.T. in Mathematics, University of New Hampshire

Michael teaches both developmental and college level mathematics courses at CCCC, having joined the faculty in 2008. Michael previously taught both developmental and college level mathematics at Bristol Community College from 2006 to 2008, as well as high school mathematics ranging from Algebra I to Trigonometry at Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School from 2003 to 2008. Michael's academic interests include mathematics education research, ordinary differential equations, and applied mathematics.

Michael's interests outside the classroom include family activities, sports, music, and classic horror movies.

Tony Furtado
Office Science 217
Phone 774.330.4663

B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tony joined the college in 2012 after previously teaching at Greenfield Community College and Holyoke Community College. He teaches a variety of courses in STEM and non-STEM mathematics, including finite mathematics and college algebra. He also manages and proctors the AMATYC Student Math League Contest.

Mary Sullivan
Office Science 213
Phone 774.330.4260

M.S. in Statistics, Kansas State University
B.S. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Mary joined the college as a full-time faculty member in 2012. She teaches non-STEM track courses, including statistics, survey of mathematics, and developmental math at the college. She is especially interested in incorporating technology in the classroom and developing online courses.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and playing the piano and guitar.

Aaron Wan
Office Science 208
Phone 774.330.4340

B.A., M.A. in Mathematics, Queens College, The City University of New York
Ph.D. in Mathematics, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Aaron currently teaches developmental mathematics, linear algebra, and calculus at the college, where he has been a full-time faculty member since 2004. Previously he taught at LaGuardia Community College in New York City for seven years. While his background is in analytic number theory, Aaron also enjoys teaching applied mathematics in computer science, business, as well as the liberal arts areas. He loves to travel and has a mild obsession with analog photography.

Negash Yusuf
Office Science 207
Phone 774.330.4582

B.S. in Mathematics, State University of New York/College of Old Westbury
M.S. in Mathematics, Adelphi University

Negash joined the full-time faculty in 1996, and he currently teaches currently teaches courses in the STEM track at the college, including college algebra, precalculus, and calculus.

Minxie Zhang
Office Science 211
Phone 774.330.4579

B.S. in Mathematics, Yanbran University, China
M.S., Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Connecticut

Minxie currently teaches courses in the STEM track at the college, including college algebra, precalculus, and calculus. He has been a full-time faculty member since 1994.

Contact Mathematics

Department of Mathematics, Pat Phelan, Administrative Assistant
Office Science 201
Phone 774.330.4363


Mary E. Sullivan, Chairperson
Office Science 213
Phone 774.330.4260