math 225

Many students will take Math 25, Precalculus Algebra, to satisfy their degree requirements or prepare for Calculus. Beginning in Fall 2023, how and when you can take this course has changed. Please refer to Assessment Services for information on your placement.

If you are interested in taking Math 25, you may be required to also enroll in Math 225, Precalculus Algebra Concurrent Support. Math 225 is designed to increase the likelihood of your success in not only Math 25, but in all of your STEM path math courses.

Why Math 225
Because of the limits placed on SRJC by the State Chancellor's office, we are no longer able to schedule Elementary or Intermediate Algebra classes for students who want them. This class is for those students. They can take Precalculus while relearning the topics or strengthening the skills that they need to succeed in Precalculus. Math 225 will also include study skills and test taking strategies all designed to help students to become the best college math students that they can be.
Math 25/Math 225 Enrollment
Some of the scheduled Math 25 courses are paired with a Math 225 course and some are not. If you need or want to enroll in a Math 25 with a Math 225 course, you need to take note of which Math 25 courses will allow you to do so. If you have any questions on this, you can contact your academic councilor or the math department office. All students are allowed to enroll in a Math 25 with the additional support if they wish to, even if it is not required by their placement.
Some facts about how the Math 225 course works:
  1. Every student in your Math 25 course will be enrolled in the same Math 225 course.
  2. If you drop one of these courses, you will be required to drop the other.
  3. You can pass the Math 225 course even if you do not pass your Math 25 course.
  4. The Math 225 course is currently 4 units, which we understand is a big ask. The Math 225 course is there to prepare students really well for their Calculus classes.
  5. Math 225 is a Pass/No Pass course This course does not impact your semester or your overall Pass/No Pass unit limits.

The Mathematics Department is interested in helping our students achieve their educational goals. Math 225 students will build the skills that they need in order to be successful in their math classes as well as the rest of their college classes.

If you want to be a student in STEM and you are not sure you will be able to succeed in the required Math classes, start in Math 25/225.