About Mathematics

How to Get Started

All seven of the colleges of DCCCD offer courses in Mathematics and Developmental Mathematics.

Before registering for your first class, you must meet the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), which include a pre-assessment activity and assessment testing.

Assessment testing will help determine which Math classes you’re eligible to take and whether or not you’ll need to complete Developmental Math classes first.


Complete the admissions and registration process.

When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in taking Math and Developmental Math courses so he or she can help you determine the best course plan for you.

If you’re planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.​​

Courses Offered

See our catalog for detailed information about the Math and Developmental Math courses available.

Classroom, Online and Self-Paced Courses

Math and Developmental Math courses may be offered with self-paced and online options, as well as in the traditional classroom setting.

Please check with the college you plan to attend for the specifics of course structures in a particular semester.

Accreditation and Affiliations

The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.

Related Programs

If you are interested in building a career around mathematics, check out our programs in Finance and Management and Business Administration. They include Accounting, Business Administration, Mortgage Banking and Real Estate.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Faculty Profiles

Our Math and Developmental Math faculty members have an impressive range of teaching and professional experience. See profiles of Math faculty.

Core Curriculum: Get More With the Core!

Our Core Curriculum of 48 credit hours requires three credit hours of a mathematical component. Please refer to our catalog’s Core Curriculum section for a list of courses that will fulfill the math requirement.

It’s a state law that students who complete our Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Successful completion of the Core Curriculum satisfies your general education requirements, and receiving institutions cannot require additional Core courses.

The Core Curriculum is also the basis of the academic degree plans we offer, which are designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university: the Associate in Arts, Associate in Sciences and Associate of Arts in Teaching degrees. You can earn one of these degrees with approximately 13 hours beyond the Core Curriculum.

Find out how to get more with the Core.

Transfer Information

If you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Related Information

See links to information about math-related organizations, career options and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about Math and Developmental Math that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.