Strong math skills can broaden your career options and increase your income.

In today's high-tech economy, employers are always looking for workers with strong math ability. The mathematics certificate program in the mathematics department at Monroe Community College lets you add a valuable skill that can help you get better jobs, higher pay, and more opportunities to advance your career.

The math certificate is not intended as a stand-alone program. By combining the mathematics certificate with another academic degree program at Monroe Community College, you can strengthen your preparation for bachelor's degree programs and the job market.

The math certificate can be particularly helpful for students who plan to pursue a bachelor's degree or a career in fields such as:

  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Health Care
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Business and Finance
  • Science
  • Education

MCC's Math Certificate Adds Up to Better Jobs and Higher Pay

The mathematics certificate covers subject matter that's equivalent to the first two years of a bachelor's degree in math or a related field. You'll study subjects such as calculus, statistics, and linear algebra, enabling you to demonstrate a high level of math knowledge when transferring to a four-year school.

If you have AP math credit, or transfer credit for Calculus I and Calculus II, you can complete MCC's mathematics certificate in one year (two semesters). Otherwise, it will take up to two years to complete the math certificate.

You can transfer your math certificate credits to colleges across the country. Students who have complete MCC's math certificate as part of their associate degree have gone on to earn degrees from top four-year schools such as:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Purdue University
  • Roberts Wesleyan College
  • Ohio State University
  • Duke University
  • University of Rochester
  • All SUNY colleges and universities

For more information about the career benefits you can gain with a math certificate, contact Monroe Community College's admissions office at (585) 292-2200 or


Certificate Program


School(s): Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)

CIP Code: 27.0101
MCC Program Code: MC01
NYSED Code (BRI): 32455
NYSED Code (DCC): 32456

The Mathematics Certificate is for students who wish to demonstrate a high level of preparation in Mathematics to 4-year schools. A student who obtains this certificate will have completed courses forming a foundation towards a 4-year degree in Mathematics or a related field. A student who has AP or Transfer Credit for Calculus I (MTH 210) and Calculus II (MTH 211) can complete this certificate in 2 semesters. Otherwise, it will take up to 2 years to complete the certificate. The program is not financial aid eligible.
(Housed in the Mathematics Department)

Program Learning Outcomes
1) Formulate mathematical arguments.
2) Express mathematical ideas in various ways such as symbolically graphically numerically or verbally.
3) Analyze quantitative information in various problem solving situations.
4) Develop mathematical models of applications in various disciplines.
5) Use mathematical models to solve problems in various disciplines.
6) Use appropriate technologies to explore mathematical concepts.

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Requirements for Program Entrance
MTH 175 with a grade of C or higher, or high school Precalculus with a grade of B (83) or higher, or MCC Level 10 Mathematics placement

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER: 7-8 Credit hours
MTH 210 Calculus I 4
SECOND SEMESTER: 4 Credit hours
MTH 211 Calculus II 4
Total 4
THIRD SEMESTER: 7 Credit hours
MTH 212 Calculus III 4
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
Total 7
FOURTH SEMESTER: 6-8 Credit Hours
MTH 161 Statistics II* OR
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics OR
MTH 225 Differential Equations OR
MTH 230 Linear Algebra
MTH 220 Discrete Mathematics OR
MTH 230 Linear Algebra
Total 6-8

* MTH 160 (Statistics I) is the prerequisite for MTH 161 (Statistics II). Students choosing MTH 161 as part of this certificate must first take the MTH 160 as an elective, unless MTH 160 has previously been completed.

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