Mathematics is important in virtually every field of study. The purpose of the mathematics department is to offer courses to a wide variety of students. The courses offered in the math department are meant to satisfy the needs of both majors and non-majors in mathematics. They provide basic instruction for students interested in a broad educational experience.

The general student will find preparatory courses in introductory algebra, intermediate algebra, pre-calculus and traditional mathematics courses such as finite mathematics, calculus, and statistics. The department strives to offer learning experiences that reflect the latest current teaching methodologies and implements current technological innovations and tools.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog)


Career Opportunities

    Mathematics is the foundation upon which many other academic disciplines are built. Mathematics is used extensively in physics, statistics, engineering, and operations research. Many other fields, such as, chemistry, business and industrial management, economics, finance, geology, life sciences, and behavioral sciences are also dependent on mathematics. Some professionals, including statisticians and operations research analysts, are specialists in a particular branch of mathematics. Some pursue a graduate degree in mathematics to prepare themselves for research in the field of mathematics.


Julianne Sachs

Phone: (509) 527-3662


To inspire, motivate, and support students in the development of their mathematical knowledge. To help students deepen their understanding of the significance of mathematics in our world and in their life goals.