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Associates in Arts - Associates in Science - Associates in General Studies

Modes of Instruction

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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 the student who is 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 mathematic 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 21 percent by 2024, with a predicted median salary of $111,000. The reason is the growing importance of technology, research data and economic efficiency. When you study math you develop keen analytical and problem-solving skills that are in high demand in the workforce. Academic research is a common career path, but so are careers in business, economics and banking.


Core Math Curriculum

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

Program Details


Christena Elliott

Christena Elliott

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Jodi Palm

Jodi Palm

Professor of Mathematics
Michael Geiger

Michael Geiger

Assistant Professor Engineering/Math/Physics
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