Math Course Offerings and AB 705

Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705) is a law that will "require a community college district or college to maximize the probability that the student will enter and complete transfer-level coursework in English and mathematics within a one-year timeframe, and use, in the placement of students into English and mathematics courses in order to achieve this goal, one or more of the following: high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average."

As the result of this legislation, many students will be eligible to enroll directly into transfer-level coursework. Some students may need to take a transfer-level course with support like the Math 136+336 Fast Track Statistics package. Other students may need to take one course below transfer-level before they are ready for the rigor of a transfer-level math course. For details, see the new Course Sequence Chart

To prepare students for transfer-level coursework, the Math Division at GCC has redesigned our course offerings that are below transfer-level in order to maximize the probability that a student can complete transfer-level coursework in mathematics within a one-year timeframe. Three new courses will replace most courses below transfer-level that the Math Division has traditionally offered in the past. These courses are:


Math 15 - Foundations of Algebra (4 units)
Math 30 - Intermediate Algebra and Pre-Statistics (5 units)
Math 90 - Intermediate Algebra for BSTEM (6 units)

In addition to the courses described above, we will also offer Math 30+ and Math 90+ which provide extra support to students. Each of these courses has the same content as Math 30 and Math 90, respectively, but has an additional 0.5 laboratory units that give students an extra 2.5 hours in class every week with their instructor. The extra time gives more opportunity for in-class practice, group work, study skills, and prerequisite math topics.

 Current Course  Status  Recommended Next Course  Eligible to take***
 Math 155   Passed  Math 30+, Math 90+  Math 30+, Math 90+
 Math 155   Did Not Pass  Math 15  Math 30+, Math 90+
 Math 145, 144   Passed  Math 30+, Math 90+  Math 30+, Math 90+
 Math 145, 144   Did Not Pass  Math 15  Math 30+, Math 90+
 Math 146, 141   Passed  Math 30, Math 90  Math 30, Math 136+336, Math 90
 Math 146, 141   Did Not Pass  Math 30+, Math 90+  Math 30+, Math 90+
 Math 118   Passed  Any entry transfer level  Any entry transfer level
 Math 118   Did Not Pass  Math 30+, Math 30, Math 90+, Math 90  Math 30, Math 136+336, Math 90
 Math 119   Passed  Math 136+336, Math 120*  Math 136+336, Math 90
 Math 119   Did Not Pass  Math 30, Math 90  Math 30, Math 136+336, Math 90
 Math 120, 101   Passed  Any entry transfer level  Any entry transfer level
 Math 120, 101   Did Not Pass  Math 90, Math 30, Math 136+336  Math 136+336, Math 90
 Math 130   Passed  Any SLAM transfer level**  Any SLAM transfer level**
 Math 130   Did Not Pass  Math 30+, Math 30, Math 136+336  Math 136+336, Math 90+
 Math 131   Passed  Any SLAM transfer level**  Any SLAM transfer level**
 Math 131   Did Not Pass  Math 30 or Math 136+336  Math 136+336, Math 90

*Math 120 will be offered in Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.

**REMINDER: Math 220S is a bridge from Math 130 or Math 131 to BSTEM transfer courses. Math 220S will be offered through Winter 2020. (Starting Spring 2020 we will have new Math 90S.)

***Existing students will receive an email containing their updated course eligibility before fall enrollment. Check your student.glendale.edu email for more information.