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 is a completely optional course that will prepare students to take Math 30 or Math 90.
MATH 15 includes the fundamental processes of arithmetic, pre-algebra, and selected topics from algebra. It is designed to develop skill in computation using signed numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. Rules of exponents, first-degree equations, fundamental facts about geometry, solutions to linear equations, algebraic manipulations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear equations, solving linear systems, and factoring are also included.
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.