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Earn an Associate Degree in Math at Aims

Do you enjoy working with numbers and figuring out not just how, but why equations work? 

Studying mathematics involves much more than just arithmetic. Math is also about learning how to think and gaining an understanding of the relationships between things in ways that describe the world around us. We use math in everything from calculating tips at a restaurant to determining the motion of planets. Careers you can pursue with a math degree are varied, offering you a wide range of roles to choose from.

The math associate degree program at Aims is challenging, but you’ll get plenty of support from your instructors during and after class. With small class sizes and plenty of opportunities for one-on-one support, instructors will help you connect the dots between the theories and practical applications.

Earning an associate degree in math at Aims starts you on the path to earning a bachelor’s degree while paying less in tuition. Thanks to a statewide agreement between community colleges and universities, when you earn your associate degree at Aims you can transfer to any participating four-year public university in Colorado as a junior and earn your bachelor’s degree in mathematics. Taking your general education degree requirements and electives at Aims instead of a four-year institution can save you considerable cost.

At Aims, your instructors, Pathway Advisors and coaches at the Aims Transitions Center will work together to guide you through the transfer process.

Are you excited to study calculus in-depth and hone your mathematical thinking skills? Explore your options for earning an associate degree in math at Aims.

Gain Foundational Math Skills to Support Your Education and Future Career

Aims mathematics instructors strive to create a welcoming and engaging learning environment.
Aims Degree Video - Mathematics

Aims math instructors James Ven der Vieren and Marcus Painter share how learning math at Aims can teach you to solve puzzles and build problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Gain Knowledge and Skills in Mathematics

In the Aims math associate degree program, you’ll study college-level math through Calculus III. Courses you’ll take as part of your core curriculum include Calculus I-III and Computer Science I. 

Note that College Algebra and Trigonometry are prerequisites for this degree program. Many students start their math degree pathway with College Algebra. These prerequisite courses can count as electives toward your math degree.

Public speaking and interpersonal communications are also required as part of this degree program. General education and elective courses round out your learning experience, with options including calculus-based physics, statistics, linear algebra, and philosophy. Your instructors may recommend that you take as many math courses as possible to best prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university.

Earning an associate degree in math will give you ample opportunities to practice skills in multiple math subject areas. You’ll build analytical skills, including knowing when and where to apply a mathematical principle and learning how to take apart an equation, analyze its component parts and understand how to put them back together. 

You’ll also develop soft skills that employers in any profession find valuable, including critical thinking and cooperative learning. 

Careers in Mathematics

Many employers value mathematical skills and thinking, offering versatility to job seekers with a math degree. In addition to serving as a gateway to careers in any of the sciences, careers you can pursue with a bachelor’s degree or higher in mathematics include:

  • Educator
  • Engineer
  • Business analyst
  • Statistician
  • Data analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Actuary
  • Game designer

Continue Your Mathematics Studies at a Colorado Four-Year Public University

Thanks to a Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement in Colorado, after graduating from Aims with an Associate of Science degree, you can go on to study at any participating public university statewide.
Below is a list of colleges and universities in Colorado that are a part of this statewide agreement and offer bachelor's degrees in mathematics. 

Adams State University
(B.A. Mathematics])
Colorado Mesa University
(B.S. Mathematics; Mathematics, Secondary Education, or Statistics
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
(B.S. Mathematics)
Colorado State University - Pueblo
(B.A. Mathematics; B.S. Mathematics)
Fort Lewis College
(B.A. Mathematics; Mathematics option)
Metropolitan State University of Denver
(B.A. Mathematics)
University of Colorado Boulder
(B.A. Mathematics)
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
(B.A. Mathematics; B.S. Mathematics)
University of Colorado Denver
(B.S. Mathematics)
University of Northern Colorado
(B.S. Mathematics; Applied Mathematical Sciences or Liberal Arts
Western Colorado University
(B.A. Mathematics)

Here’s what your journey from Aims to a bachelor’s degree in mathematics will look like:

  1. An Aims Enrollment Coach can answer your questions about this degree transfer program and help you get started on the path to earning your degree.
  2. After becoming an Aims student, you’ll choose classes to earn your mathematics associate degree. Your Aims Pathway Advisor will help ensure you follow the pathway that best suits you and helps you reach your goals.
  3. Throughout your time at Aims, you'll also work with an Aims Transfer Coach to get help choosing the school you’d like to transfer to and researching what scholarships are available.
  4. You can also reach out to a transfer advisor at your chosen four-year school to make sure you're choosing classes that will support you when you go on to complete your bachelor's degree.
  5. Before graduating from Aims, your Transfer Coach will help you prepare for the transition to your new school as a junior.
Aims2UNC Program

The Aims2UNC Transition Program

Aims2UNC is a joint initiative streamlining the path for students to seamlessly transition between the two colleges. You’ll get support from dedicated Aims2UNC advisors who will guide you as you earn your associate and bachelor's degrees in mathematics.

Learn more

Leverage Your Associate Degree in Mathematics to Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Related Subjects

While many Aims math students go on to earn a bachelor’s or higher degree in this subject, some go on to major in other disciplines, including:

  • Statistics
  • Any of the sciences
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Business

You can also choose one of the majors above and declare a minor in mathematics. Work with your Pathway Advisor to choose the courses that you’ll need to fulfill degree requirements and understand that you may need to make up some credits if you choose a new major. 

Mathematics Faculty and Staff

The math faculty at Aims come from varied career backgrounds and care very much about their students and their learning. While classes are rigorous and can be challenging because math itself can be challenging, there are no “weed out” classes here. Instructors are invested in your success and work hard to ensure you understand the course materials. 

  • Portrait of Marki Allegar

    Marki Allegar

    Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Katie Brown poses for a portrait in the Welcome Center.

    Katie Brown

    Instructor, Mathematics
  • Portrait of Raymon Brown

    Raymon Brown

    Department Chair, Mathematics
    Professor, Mathematics

    Evan Czysz

    Part-Time: Faculty, Mathematics
  • Portrait of Meha Darooka

    Meha Darooka

    Professor, Mathematics
  • Katey Ellis

    Katey Ellis

    Instructor, Mathematics
  • Portrait of  Amanda Holland

    Amanda Toot

    Part-Time: Faculty, Mathematics
  • Headshot of Julie Hopkins

    Julie Hopkins

    Part-Time: Faculty, Early College High School
  • Portrait of Michael Miller

    Michael Miller

    Professor, Mathematics
  • Steve Mills headshot

    Steve Mills

    Professor, Mathematics
  • Stacy Oldham

    Part-Time Faculty: Mathematics
  • Headshot of Aims mathematics instructor Marcus Painter

    Marcus Painter

    Instructor, Mathematics
  • Portrait of Deborah Pearson

    Deborah Pearson

    Professor, Mathematics & Statistics

    Hannah Sauceda

    Part-Time: Substitute, Mathematics
  • Portrait of Janet Stapleton

    Janet Stapleton

    Professor, Mathematics

    Trish Thomason

    Part-Time: Faculty, Mathematics
  • Photo of Dan Van der Vieren.

    Dan Van der Vieren

    Instructor, Mathematics

    Scott Warner

    Part-Time: Faculty, Mathematics
  • Bryce Whitehead

    Bryce Whitehead

    Instructor, Mathematics

    Claudia Winter

    Part-Time: Faculty, Mathematics
  • John Withrow headshot

    John Withrow

    Faculty, Mathematics