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Does it matter where I take math courses at?

I guess you can say I’m a long way from complete an engineering degree cause I haven’t even taken trig or calculus. With that being said I was wondering is it better to take calculus at a community college rather than a university? Reason I'm asking is because I heard this from other people I've spoken. I plan on going into either EE or Computer Engineering and want to know what’s the better option when it comes to taking math classes.
 

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As long as your math transfers from your community college to your university you should be just fine. Just focus on getting a high grade in your math classes.
 
As long as your math transfers from your community college to your university you should be just fine. Just focus on getting a high grade in your math classes.
Does the same go for Chem and physics?
 

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Does the same go for Chem and physics?
Probably. What you'd need to really know is how the two schools compare. Unless your community college is very low-quality and your university very high-quality, you should be just fine. I'd do whatever is easier or cheaper for you unless you have a good reason to do otherwise.

I highly recommend talking to advisers at both schools to make sure everything will transfer over correctly. My community college actually had an arrangement with the local university that allowed students to take a specific program at the CC and have everything transfer over to the university as if you had taken these classes at the university. Or something like that. I just know it made things a little easier/less complicated to transfer.
 
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I believe the sooner you get the math, the better. It will make it far easier to do the physics or engineering if you have "digested" the appropriate math first.
 
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I was wondering is it better to take calculus at a community college rather than a university?
I don't think it matters. The first 2 years of calculus are pretty standardized. However, stay away from courses that try to make it easier than normal. You absolutely will need to understand calculus in the future. "Math for poets" is only good for poets, if anyone. Any gaps in understanding at this level will cause your future courses to be a lot harder.
 

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You absolutely will need to understand calculus in the future. "Math for poets" is only good for poets, if anyone.
Oh, how wonderful and amazing the derivative!
It's really the finest, so superlative!
Input to output, how is it sensitive?
It's even a function, what can't it give?!
 

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I guess you can say I’m a long way from complete an engineering degree cause I haven’t even taken trig or calculus. With that being said I was wondering is it better to take calculus at a community college rather than a university? Reason I'm asking is because I heard this from other people I've spoken. I plan on going into either EE or Computer Engineering and want to know what’s the better option when it comes to taking math classes.
No.. Not important where you study the Mathematics courses. What you need to watch for is identify any gaps between the courses at your c.c. and the courses at your university. Professors will not review something you missed in previous courses for you. This also goes for any Mathematics course sequences IN the department at the school you attend. If MATH xyz, the professor or teacher ran short on time and did not cover a topic or lesson, then YOU WILL STILL NEED that topic or skill when you enroll to study in the following course MATH xyz+1.
 

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