Liberal Arts & Sciences - Mathematics & Science (A.S.)


Take a look at what the department is up to:


Web-based Instruction

The following courses are available online:

MATH 090 Numerical Skills
MATH 099 Elementary Algebra I
MATH 100 Elementary Algebra II
MATH 105 Applied Technical Math I
MATH 110  Intermediate Algebra
MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I
MATH 150 College Algebra w/Trigonometry
MATH 160 Precalculus
MATH 165 Basic Calc w/Analytic Geometry
MATH 180 Calculus I
MATH 190  Calculus II
MATH 200 Calculus III
ENGR 110  Engineering Tools
ENGR 210  Engr Statics & Strength of Materials
ENGR 223  Thermal Fluid Science

Interactive Television Courses
Calculus I is currently offered to a local high school via our distance learning classroom. Students from Hudson Valley meet in the distance learning room, where they are joined by TV monitors to their counterparts at the high school. All students can hear questions and comments, and when the appropriate camera is on, they can see each other. Groups of students present their work by using an ELMO, a device similar to an overhead projector but whose image may be transmitted between the two sites. An electronic "blackboard" is used to communicate concepts.

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More than half of the faculty in the college's Mathematics Department are members of the New York State Mathematics Association of Two-year Colleges (NYSMATYC), an organization dedicated to maintaining rapport among the state's two-year colleges in all matters pertaining to mathematics education. NYSMATYC promotes and enhances the professional welfare of its members through the sponsorship of statewide and regional conferences, workshops, and communications. Past presenters at these conferences include department chair Ann Marie Murray and faculty members Cheri Corr, Warren Joscelyn, Sue Kutryb,  John Murray and Joan Shack. NYSMATYC also recognizes the achievement of outstanding students who plan to continue their studies in mathematics or related fields by offering them scholarship awards. Over the years, many Hudson Valley Community College students have been recipients of these awards.

For more information, contact our NYSMATYC representative, Beth Kane.


The faculty of the Engineering Science curriculum belong to SUNY TYESA (State University of New York Two-Year Engineering Science Association). The organization is basically a forum in which member schools can discuss curriculum requirements, technology and academic trends that are related to the engineering science programs across the state. The association has an annual joint meeting with the Association of Engineering Colleges of New York State. The relationship of the two organizations provides a link through which the two-year and four-year schools can discuss mutual issues and their effects on transfer students. From our faculty, Donald Heckelman has participated in several course studies and review committees and Beth Ernest has made a presentation for the organization.


Are you enticed by mathematical curiosities? Do you enjoy engaging in creative problem solving? If so, you are encouraged to participate in a Math Contest. Sponsored by the New York State Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (NYSMATYC), this semestral contest is offered at Hudson Valley and at other community colleges throughout New York State.

Hudson Valley Community College has been participating in the contest since Fall 1980, taking first place three times (most recently for the academic year 1994-95). Typically, Hudson Valley places among the top three community colleges.

Students whose study of mathematics is at, or beyond, the level of Precalculus are invited to participate. In addition to the thrill of grappling with challenging problems, participants compete for prizes such as T-shirts, journal subscriptions, and software packages.

For more information, contact Ryan Bakes.


This prestigious conference for undergraduate mathematics students provides an opportunity to present topics of interest. Joining such four-year institutions as The University at Albany, Williams College, Siena College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Hudson Valley students pick topics early in the year, work throughout the Fall and Spring semesters with a faculty mentor and develop a presentation on a mathematical topic. 

For more information, contact Mark Tenney.