SLAM (Statistics and Liberal Arts Math) courses are for students pursuing a program of study that does not require calculus. Most students seeking an certificates, AA, AS, or transfer programs that do not require calculus, can choose from the SLAM options.
To meet your GE math requirement you only need one math course. Your placement allows you to select from any of the SLAM math courses. Please check your Educational Plan or see a counselor to make sure you choose the course that best meets your educational goals.
Note to Business Majors: Some business majors require calculus; therefore,students with those majors must follow the STEM sequence.
Programs that Require SLAM Courses
If your major requires Statistics or Liberal Arts Math, you will need to take one of the classes listed here, but it may vary depending on your major and the school you want to transfer to.
- Statistics: PCC offers three statistics options, depending on your major.
- Stat 050 “Elementary Statistics” is a 4-unit, transferrable course that is a general statistic course. Students can elect to take a 0.5-unit, non-transferrable support course Stat 150 “Support for Elementary Statistics” along with Stat 050. These courses are taught by faculty in the Mathematics Division.
- Stat 015 “Statistics for Business & Economics” is a 4-unit, transferrable course that provides an emphasis on applications in the areas of Business and Economics. This course is taught by faculty in the Business Division.
- Stat 018 “Statistics for Behavioral & Social Sciences” is a 4-unit, transferrable course that provides an emphasis on applications in areas related to Behavioral and Social Sciences, such as Psychology and Sociology. This course is taught by faculty in the Social Sciences Division.
- Math 015 “Exploration in Quantitative Reasoning” is a 4-unit, transferrable course that provides instruction on many topics relevant to real-life, such as probability, and finance. Students can elect to take a 0.5-unit, non-transferrable support course Math 115 “Support for Quantitative Reasoning” along with Math 015. These courses are taught by faculty in the Mathematics Division.
- Bus 014A “Mathematical Analysis for Business – Finite” is a 4-unit, transferrable course that provides the foundational skills that students will need before going on to take Bus 014B “Mathematical Analysis for Business – Calculus”. These courses are taught by faculty in the Business Division.
- Math 038 “Foundation of Elementary School Mathematics” is a 3-unit, transferrable course that provides the mathematical skills necessary for students to teach mathematics at the elementary school level.
Please meet with a counselor if you have questions about which course to take for your educational goals.
Our course offerings and schedule vary each semester. Please use the links below for a complete course listing.
At PCC, we want to see you succeed. We have several options for support while you complete your math classes.
Visit the Success Centers for tutoring, tutoring, coaching, counseling, study space, and access to technology.
Still not sure which sequence to follow?
Read more about "What Math Class I Should I Take?" to see how to pick the best sequence for you.Why did my placement change?
PCC is making these changes based on data showing that more students successfully complete a transfer level math courses when given direct access and support. Students who start in transfer level math are more likely to graduate compared to students who take remedial math. We believe in your ability to succeed!