Mathematics Courses

Central Piedmont offers a variety of math courses for general education, core, and elective credit, including math transition and co-requisite courses. While no math degrees are currently offered, these courses meet the needs and interests of students working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate, those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions, visiting students who wish to transfer credit back to their home institution, and others who are just interested in math.

What You Will Learn

Math courses provide foundational knowledge for a variety of programs.

Learn More about Central Piedmont General Education Requirements

Why Choose Central Piedmont

We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career. You will also have the opportunity to participate in Mu Alpha Theta math honor society.

Save money by math courses at Central Piedmont. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

What We Offer

If you are completing a degree, diploma, or certificate, make sure you know the math courses your program requires. You can find program requirements in the college catalog.

Learn how to figure out which math course you will place into.

  • Transition Math

    The transition course provides an opportunity to customize your foundational math content in specific math areas. The transition course will help you master your required math content and develop the academic habits, learning strategies, social skills, and growth mindset necessary to be successful in mathematics. The course' content will be appropriate to your level and program. EdReady is a free courseware used in the transition math courses to deliver and assess three tiers of content. The transition math course is broken into three tiers. You may pass one, two, or all three tiers in a given semester.

  • Co-Requisite Math Support Courses

    Co-requisite courses are paired with a gateway math course and give you contextualized support for your gateway math class. You must attend and complete the work of both the co-requisite course and the college-level math class. The co-requisite support courses gives you a one-on-one environment to ask questions, review basic math skills, and recap previously-taught content in your college-level class. Class time includes mini-lectures, collaborative group activities, growth mindset, and college-level math course content support. Each mini-lesson recaps previously-taught content in the co-requisite MAT class. You will also work in collaborative groups on assignments that emphasize the previous week’s material. There is limited emphasis placed on outside of class work. All co-requisite support courses are a semester long, unless noted otherwise.

  • Available Math Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    Your for-college-credit math courses may be applied toward the completion of a degree or certificate program. College transfer courses are classes intended for transfer to another two- or four-year institution. Credits earned in these classes are transferable to select NC higher education institutions. For a full listing and descriptions of math courses at Central Piedmont, visit the college catalog.

    To meet the needs of our diverse student population, we offer some math courses online. Course offerings and availability can change each semester. Confirm where and how (in-person, online, or combined) math courses are available each semester.

    If you want to earn an associate degree related to math, explore the Central Piedmont Associate in Science.

      Visiting Students

      If you wish to transfer math course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

      Corporate and Continuing Education

      Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

      College and Career Readiness

      If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

      College Credit for High School Students

      Visit Career & College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

    • Explore Careers

      Taking math courses at Central Piedmont can give you the knowledge and foundation you need to succeed in a variety of careers. Visit Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

    Math Resources

    • S.O.S. Math (For Transition Math Students)

      S.O.S. Math provides additional help to transition math students. SOS Math sessions are held on Central, Levine, and Cato campuses. SOS Math sessions include the Extended Math Labs and connecting students with campus resources. Any transition math student can participate and attend any S.O.S. Math event, regardless of their courses’ format. 

      During an Extended Math Lab session, you will work on assignments for your transition math course. While you are working, you may request help from a tutor assistant who oversees the group tutoring environment. While assisting you, our trained tutor assistants can help you identify strategies for success in your transition math course and in college in general. Some strategies that will be encouraged include setting long-term and short-term goals, overcoming obstacles, using effective study strategies, preparing for tests, managing math anxiety, etc. Extended Math Labs are "drop-in" events, so you can arrive or leave at any time during the SOS Math hours.

    • Math Course Policies

      Full/Restricted Courses

      As a general rule, the math department does not grant permission to enter full or closed course sections. Courses marked as "restricted" are reserved for students enrolled in specific programs and are not available for open registration.

      Retake Policy Exceeded (Repeating Courses)

      Effective Term: 2009 Fall

      Consistent with the College’s position on repeating curriculum courses, you may repeat any mathematics course in an effort to earn a higher grade or to enhance your mastery of the course content. You may not enroll in the same course more than three times without approval of the associate dean, discipline chair, or curriculum coach. Adhere to the following guidelines when requesting an override for exceeding the college’s stance on repeating courses:

      1. Initial requests for an exception to the retake policy should be initiated by submitting a Mathematics Division ‐ Retake Policy Exceeded Form to the associate dean, appropriate discipline chair, or curriculum coach. Upon receipt of endorsement by one of the aforementioned officials, you will be allotted one (1) additional attempt at the course.
      2. In the event that approval of the initial request for an exception was not granted or that the fourth attempt at the course was unsuccessful, you will be:
        1. Required to take/retake the applicable mathematics portions of the Accuplacer assessment to insure proper course placement. You will then be required to complete the prerequisite requirements that are indicated by this most recent Accuplacer assessment prior to being granted retake permission. Additional Accuplacer retest permission will not be granted, OR
        2. Required to take the necessary prerequisite coursework. This also applies to you if you have not previously successfully completed the prerequisite coursework at Central Piedmont, OR
        3. Redirected to the Central Piedmont Office of Counseling and Advisement Services to receive more comprehensive guidance related to your academic goals or to the extenuating circumstances associated with the previous unsuccessful attempts.

      To request permission to retake a mathematics course (after having taken a particular course three times), access the Retake Permission Form (PDF document) and complete all information in the student section. In lieu of a physical signature, please type your full name in the block labeled “Student Signature." Upon completion of the form you may submit it in one of the following manners:

      • print the form and submit it in-person to the math department at Central Campus, Zeiss Building, Room 2120
      • fax the form to 704-330-6092
      • save and email the form as an attachment to the math department:
        • Select Save As and save your completed form as a .pdf file with a name-specific title (ex. John_Doe Retake Form.pdf).
        • Attach your saved file in an email with your name in the subject heading (ex. John Doe Retake Permission Form).
        • send the email to

      Once your form has been received and reviewed, an individual from the math department will contact you with further information.