Calculus 30 Advanced Placement (AP)

Course Description

AP Calculus 30 - AB prepares students to take the AP Calculus AB exam (which can provide university credit) administered by the College Board. Students can earn two Saskatchewan course credits for Calculus 30 and Calculus 30L.

Students will study functions, limits, differentiation, integration and its applications, and be introduced to differential equations. This will allow students to achieve an in-depth understanding of all topics included in a first semester university calculus course.

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Credits Earned

Successful completion of this course will prepare you for the AP Calculus AB exam, to be written in early May, and earn students the Calculus 30 high school credit. After the exam students may need to complete supplemental modules for topics not covered during the AP Exam preparations. If you attempt the AP Exam you will have an AP designation for Calculus 30 on your transcript; otherwise, you will receive the regular Calculus 30 credit. Other important details about Advanced Placement (AP) lie below the Course Description. All students considering AP should read all of these details.

Course Costs:

If you are not registered with the Sun West School Division, or are 22 years of age or older, then this course will cost $1000 as there are two 100 hour credits associated.

Units of Study

  • Pre-Calculus Review
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differentiation
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Integration
  • Applications of Integrals
  • Differential Equations and Riemann Sums
  • Supplemental Topics

Course Materials

Supplied by the DLC


Obtained by Student

You will absolutely need to have a graphing calculator for this course. We recommend that students have one of the calculators from the link below.

You will need reliable internet access as all course lessons and assessments are done online.

Suggested Career Pathways

  • Any type of Engineering
  • Medicine, Pharmacy  
  • Physicist, Chemist or other type of Scientist
  • Computer Science


Pre-Calculus 30

Delivery Method

Online Asynchronous


AP Exams must be written at an AP School.

This is coordinated by the DLC.

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Advanced Placement
Grade 12

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