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Modes of Instruction

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Students who enroll in math classes at Kaskaskia College will be welcomed to their classes by professors who are engaging in the classroom and dedicated to their students. The math department faculty are a team working together for student success. Students will soon see the benefits of our math classrooms, equipped with impressive technology to help students succeed. Kaskaskia College has an Academic Center for Excellence where students will find many resources to help with their mathematics coursework. For help in this area, contact Byron Keller, the Math Success Coach. 

In the Mathematics courses at KC, you will learn important math basics, like arithmetic, geometry, algebra, calculus, and differential equations. Our courses are designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year math program. Basic math skills are used in every workplace and every position. Whether you’re measuring, budgeting, or making a sale: math comes into play. Knowing how the “numbers” work is key to a successful career.

The greatest demand for applied mathematicians is in computer science, electronics design, and statistical analysis. Utilizing research and analyzing data are highly desirable skills to many employers. There’s also a strong need for mathematics teachers at all levels of education.

After earning an associate degree, you can transfer to a four-year institution and focus on mathematics topics such as algebra, applied mathematics, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, or statistics.

Math Careers

The demand for expert number crunchers is ever-increasing. In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for mathematicians is expected to grow 28 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations, and will add about 67,000 jobs. Growth is anticipated as businesses, and government agencies continue emphasizing using big data, which math occupations analyze. Math occupations had a median annual wage of $98,680 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760. 


Core Math Curriculum

Program Details

Discipline Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to solve a problem using standard notation and computational skills, and then accurately interpret the results.

Gen Ed Student Learning Outcomes

  • Computational Skills


Christena Elliott

Christena Elliott

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jodi Palm

Jodi Palm

Professor of Mathematics
Michael Geiger

Michael Geiger

Assistant Professor Engineering/Math/Physics
Josie Spihlmann

Josie Spihlmann

Assistant Professor Mathematics
Byron Keller

Byron Keller

Math Transition Success Coach
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