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The Mathematics department at College of Western Idaho offers college preparatory and college-level mathematics courses designed to prepare students for higher-level mathematics. 

The mission of the Mathematics department is to provide a safe and encouraging environment where students can learn mathematical skills and gain a deeper understanding of how mathematics will strengthen their ability to think analytically in both professional and personal settings.

Initial assignment into mathematics courses is determined by performance on the Math Diagnostic test, ACT/SAT, or Advanced Placement scores. Students who wish to place as highly as possible in the college-prep/college-level mathematics sequence may use the following resources prior to taking or re-taking the placement test:

College Prep Math Courses

Adult Education offers the following college prep math class: 

  • MATH 085 College Readiness Math

The Math Solutions Center offers the following college prep math classes along with one-on-one math coaching, assistance, math placement testing, and resources.

  • MATH 097 Introductory Prep Math
  • MATH 098 Advanced Prep Math
  • MATH 099 Expanded Prep Math

College-Level Math Courses

CWI offers a variety of college-level math courses. Which math classes you should take depend on the degree or certificate requirements of your chosen plan of study. Contact your advisor to determine which math classes are best for your individual situation. 

View All Math Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

Transfer Mathematics

Transfer mathematics courses are designed to support the needs of a student’s preferred educational path.  Each class promotes the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, the faculty is dedicated to keeping current with the uses of technology to enhance instruction. CWI offers mathematics courses that will smoothly transfer to other Idaho four-year institutions and beyond.

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