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                Welcome to the Math Department at Klamath Community College.  We offer a variety of mathematics classes, from basic mathematics to calculus to statistics.  These classes are designed not only to help you meet the requirements of your degree program, but to also to understand mathematics as a tool. 
 

Prospective Jobs

  • Higher Education: Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a master's degree. Those with a doctoral or professional degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Public Education: Teach students in mathematics in public or private schools.The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.
     
  • Mathematician: Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods. The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a Master's degree. Those with a Doctoral or professional degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Mathematical Scientist: The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Actuary: Analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits.The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Statistician: Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information.The typical entry-level education for this occupation is an bachelor's degree. Those with a master's degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.

  • Financial Specialist:The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a bachelor's degree.

  • Logistician: Analyze and coordinate the logistical functions of a firm or organization. Responsible for the entire life cycle of a product, including acquisition, distribution, internal allocation, delivery, and final disposal of resources.The typical entry-level education for this occupation is a bachelor's degree.

Questions and Answers

What class comes after Math 20?

It depends, and this is an important conversation to have with your advisor, or a member of the Mathematics Department.   It could be Math 60 or Math 70 or Math 98 or Math 99. 
 
If you are pursuing a career in health care, science, or engineering, you will need Algebra, Trigonometry, and most likely Calculus.  This means that you should take Math 60 or Math 70.  Math 60/65 and Math 70 cover the same material.  We offer Math 60/65 for students who have not been exposed to Algebra, and need a slower paced class.  
 
If you are in the Culinary Arts Food Services Management Program, or working towards a Welding Certificate, you can complete your computation requirement by taking Math 98.
 
A student in our Automotive or Diesel Program should take Math 99, a class designed specifically for that program.
 
According to our 2016-17 catalog, the following degrees also show taking Math 98 and then Math 105 are an option:
General Studies AAS
Business Administration AAS
Accounting AAS
Criminal Justice AAS
Addiction Studies Certificate
Criminal Justice Certificate
Health Information Management AAS
 
How can you make sure you are making the correct decision as to what math pathway to take? It typically revolves around whether or not you plan to transfer to another school after leaving KCC. Students who are transferring need to check with their transfer school and see if Math 105 is the best option. That question can typically be answered by checking articulation agreements for that particular program at that school, or by visiting that school’s website.  Some schools require Math 111, while others are fine with Math 105. Remember that if you need Math 243, you will be prepared to take it after Math 105. (Also note that some schools require Math 243 AND Math 244 to count as their statistics requirement!)
 

If you are not clear on these options, please visit our Math Department. 

Where can I get math tutoring?

Klamath Community College offers multiple tutoring opportunities. Tutoring is available to all KCC students at the Tutoring Center offered through the Learning Resource Center (LRC). All KCC students also have access to eTutoring offered through the Western eTutoring Consortium. Additional tutoring and other resources are available through TRiO Student Support Services to TRiO students only. Space is limited, so if you are not yet a member of TRiO, apply today!

What other math resources can I use?

  • cymath.com

    Cymath will solve numerous math problems for you as well as show you the step-by-step solutions. Additionally, steps for checking your answer are also shown frequently. You can save or send a link of the final solution. No login necessary
  • desmos.com

    Desmos is a free online graphing calculator including the ability to graph implicit equations and generate tables. Download the free mobile app directly to your smart phone or tablet! Desmos also connects with Google accounts so you can save and share your graphs easily.
  • interactmath.com

    InterAct Math contains free practice problems which accompany the Pearson textbooks. To practice these free exercises, visit the website and click on "Enter." On the InterAct Math page you will also find paid resources including MyMathLab.com.
  • khanacademy.org

    Khan Academy offers free video lectures and practice problems, with step-by-step hints available as a study resource. Create an account today!
  • ple.platoweb.com

    Edmentum offers numerous tutorials and resources for studying math. KCC has a subscription, so all KCC students may create an account for free! Ask your math teacher today!
  • WolframAlpha.com

    WolframAlpha is an online knowledge engine which can solve numerous math problems for you. Subscriptions are available for advanced features, but the majority of queries can be run for free. No login necessary.

Faculty

Ahmed Adala
Faculty: Mathematics
Bud Hart
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
Damon Langley
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
Dan Solyst
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
David Myers
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
George Harpham
Faculty: Mathematics
Ivan Murphy
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
Joni Hansen
Faculty: Mathematics
Lois Taysom
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
Mary Lou Wogan
Faculty: Mathematics
Morgan Chase
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics
Justin Rodriguez
Part Time Faculty: Mathematics