SFCC

Mathematics Department

Jim Brady, Math Instructor

"For some people, taking a math class is like, 'Pleeeease, don't hurt me!' says Jim Brady, Dean of Computing, Math and Science. Jim meets this fear with friendliness.

Jim also advises: "Math is not a talent -- it's a skill. If you make the effort, you'll be good. If you don't, you won't."

Meet our great teaching team!

To help you get started, the SFCC math department has provided students with these great tools:

  • Confused about which math courses to take?
    View our Course Flow Chart to see at a glance
    which progression is right for you!

  • Can't find a math class to fit your schedule?
    The Mathematics Learning Center provides flexibility in scheduling for motivated students.

For additional program details, view the Math Pre-Major (AA) Career Guide or the Math Education (DTA) Career Guide.

Mission Statement

The Mathematics Department at Spokane Falls strives to foster in every student the ability to reason and analyze effectively. These skills are emphasized in Math courses ranging from Basic Arithmetic to Differential Equations. We are also committed to meeting student needs without sacrificing academic standards.

Contact information is listed below. Click on the email link to send an email. For general program information, contact the administrative assistant. The globe icon Globe Icon identifies faculty web sites. Click the globe to visit the site.

Before you choose what mathematics course to take, you must consult with a counselor or program advisor to make sure it is appropriate for you. Click for information on Assessment Testing. Please consult the Courses Offered page for a more complete description of classes.

Click on the course title to view the description and current schedule:

Assessed Level Register For
MATH 090 MATH 35 - Metric System (Primarily for Orthotic-Prosthetic Program)
MATH 090 - Pre-Algebra
MATH 091 MATH 091 - Elementary Algebra I
MATH 092 MATH 092 - Elementary Algebra II
MATH 093 MATH 093 - Algebra I
MATH 094 MATH 094 - Algebra II
MATH 098 MATH 098 - Algebra III (satisfies the mathematics proficiency requirement)
MATH 099 MATH 099 - Intermediate Algebra (satisfies Mathematics Proficiency requirement)
College Level Math Readiness MATH 108 - College Algebra
MATH& 107 - Math in Society
MATH 201 - Introduction to Finite Mathematics (Primarily for Business Majors)
MATH 208 - Mathamatics for Elementary Education
MATH 221 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics
MATH& 141 MATH& 141 - Precalculus I
MATH& 151 MATH& 151 - Calculus I
MATH& 148 - Business Calculus

Course Prerequisite
MATH 090 None
MATH 091 MATH 021, MATH 090 or MATH 093 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 092 MATH 093 or MATH 091 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 093 MATH 021, MATH 090, or MATH 091 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 094 MATH 093 or MATH 092 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 098 MATH 094 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 099 MATH 092 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 108 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 141 MATH 098 with a 3.0 or better, or MATH 099 with a 3.0 or better, or Math 108 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 142 MATH& 141 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 107 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 151 MATH& 141 and 142 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 152 MATH& 151 with a 2.0 or better
MATH& 153 MATH& 152 with a 2.0 or better
MATH 201 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 148 MATH& 141 or 201 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 208 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 209 MATH 208 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years
MATH 210 MATH 208 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years
MATH 211 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 212 MATH 211 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years
MATH 213 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH 220 MATH& 152 with a 2.0 or better
MATH 221 MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score
MATH& 245 MATH& 151
MATH& 254 MATH& 153, 220 with a 2.0 or better
MATH 225 MATH& 152 with a 2.0 or better
MATH 274 MATH& 153, 220 with a 2.0 or better

Content for this page is being updated as of October 16, 2014.

Until such time as the updates are complete, please refer to this PDF version of the flowchart.

All course offerings are subject to change. The college cannot guarantee class offerings, designated times or specific instructors - as funding levels and student interest may affect whether or not an offering is available.

Click on the course title to view course description.

Class Credits

Definitions

Transfer Credit:  generally awarded for work completed at an institution of higher education recognized by a regional accrediting association.

Official Transcript:  a legal document which contains the signature of the certifying official (registrar), institutional seal, and date of use. Must be delivered in its original sealed envelope to:

   SFCC Admissions Office
   MS 3011
   3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr.
   Spokane, WA 99224-5288

Prerequisite:  a required or necessary course, which must be taken prior to taking other like courses.

Resources

Any student who has completed coursework at another school is considered a transfer student. Spokane Falls Community College welcomes transfer students from two- and four-year institutions of higher education. SFCC conducts two different types of transfer credit evaluations: you may need one or both. Prerequisite Evaluations are provided for all official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Full Evaluations are for enrolled students planning to earn a degree and must be requested by the student. Your evaluation is specific to your program of study.

Transfer Credit Evaluation

Prerequisite Evaluation

Many courses at SFCC have prerequisite requirements that block your ability to register until the prerequisite has been satisfied. If you have taken the prerequisite course at another regionally accredited institution, official transcripts must be sent to SFCC for evaluation. In some cases assessment testing may not be required if you have prior college-level math and/or English. Remember: transcripts provided to SFCC become a part of your permanent record and cannot be returned or removed.

Remember: if you are enrolled in a professional/technical program, you need to talk to your advisor before requesting a full evaluation.

Unofficial transcripts, grade reports and online printouts will not be accepted. Your transfer transcripts should be sent from the transfer institution in a sealed envelope and sent directly to SFCC Admissions Office so that they are received 2 – 3 weeks prior to your registration.

Full Evaluation

If you intend to earn a degree at SFCC, you may want to request a full evaluation of your transfer credits. A transfer credit evaluation is intended to assist you and your advisor in choosing appropriate courses to complete your degree. A transfer credit evaluation is not an official degree evaluation. To receive an official degree evaluation, you must submit a graduation/degree application. You are required to file a degree application when half of the credits required for your degree have been completed.

Students enrolled in professional/technical programs should contact the program advisor before requesting a full evaluation. Program advisors will most often decide the equivalency of professional/technical courses. Full evaluations will be processed only for students who are currently enrolled and have completed the first two weeks of the quarter. Allow 4 – 6 weeks for full evaluation results.

Mathematics Unofficial Transcript Evaluation

Under extenuating circumstances, transcripts can be unofficially evaluated for purposes of math placement. You will need a course description (from your previous college website) of the math course you took. You will also need an unofficial copy of your transcript.

This form is only available approximately one week before the beginning of the quarter.

Mathematics Unofficial Transcript Evaluation Form

If you are presently taking an Intermediate Algebra course or higher that is a prerequisite for the course you wish to register at Spokane Falls, then please email Greg Cripe at GregC@spokanefalls.edu.

Please supply the following information:
  • Your Name
  • Student ID number
  • Transferring school name
  • Transferring course number and a link to your course catalog
  • Date of course completion
  • Spokane Falls course number of the course you want to take