Mathematics

Transfer Credits. Math requirements for an associate’s degree.

About the Program:

The Mathematics Department at Kilgore College offers a comprehensive curriculum to meet the needs of students with diverse skill levels and goals. The department offers developmental mathematics (see below for Co-requisite Support Courses) for students who are not TSI Complete and college-level mathematics for students majoring in a variety of fields.  The college-level courses will satisfy the mathematics requirements for an associate degree and are designed to transfer to a university.  Several courses also meet the requirements for the Core Curriculum.


Placement Guidelines:

The TSI Assessment (Texas State Initiative Assessment) is a state test that covers reading, writing and mathematics skills. This test is administered to all students entering college in Texas unless they are exempt due to a TAKS Score, SAT Score, ACT Score, or some other type of exemption (See the Course Catalog for a complete list).  If a student fails one or more sections of the TSI Assessment, they will be required to take developmental coursework in the area(s) of deficiency.   Please view the math placement guidelines (pdf)


KC Math Co-requisite Support Courses:

This is for students who are not TSI Complete in Math.  Students who have a TSI score of 310 – 335 along with an ABE Diagnostic of at least 5 or have a TSI Score of 336 – 349 may take their first college level math course along with a three hour co-requisite support course.  Co-requisite support courses are offered for MATH 1314 (College Algebra), MATH 1324 (Math for Business and Social Sciences), MATH 1332 (Contemporary Mathematics), and MATH 1342 (Elementary Statistical Methods).  Students should choose the math course appropriate for their major.  For more information on the math classes required for various majors see KC Career Pathways.  Please view the math co-req flow chart (pdf)

Inclusive Access:  Beginning Summer 2020, students enrolled in math courses will be charged a fee (varies per course) for their course materials, which consists of a MyLab access code and corresponding e-text.  This fee is known as Inclusive Access (IA).  The IA fee will be placed on a student’s account at the time of enrollment and accomplishes two important things:    

  1. Guarantees the student has their required course materials on the first day of class and are therefore more prepared for the class.
  2. Lowers the cost of those course materials. 

Below is a schedule of implementation for Inclusive Access:

  • Summer 2020:  IA Fee will be applied to MATH 1324 and MATH 1325.
  • Fall 2020: IA Fee will be applied to MATH 1314, MATH 1324, and MATH 1325.
  • Spring 2021: IA Fee will be applied to BUSI 2305, ENGR 2401, ENGR 2402, MATH 0300, MATH 1314, MATH 1324, MATH 1325, MATH 1332, MATH 1342, MATH 2412, MATH 2413, MATH 2414, MATH 2415, and TECM 1343. 

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Course Information:

Mathematics

Formats Offered

The mathematics department offers a variety of instructional formats. These include:

Lecture Format:

This is a very traditional format and is familiar to most students.  Students will do all their instruction in class and complete homework outside of class.  Tests will be taken in class with the instructor.  Students who need the face to face interaction with an instructor should consider this format. 

Web-Based Instructional Format: 

With this format, the same course one would take in a traditional classroom setting is completed on-line over 8 weeks or 16 weeks using My Math Lab Software through www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com.  Testing will take place via Proctor U Auto or in an instructor approved testing environment.  Also, some assignments will be submitted to the instructor via e-mail.  Communication between the student and instructor is primarily via e-mail.  Communication between the student and instructor is primarily via e-mail or the Remind App. The role of the instructor will be one primarily of facilitator.  The instructor will be available to answer questions, provide learning/testing materials, and monitor the student’s progress.  Students who cannot attend classes on campus should consider taking a web-based math class.   Because the majority of the coursework will be completed on the student’s schedule while meeting due dates, only students who are self-motivated, disciplined, and have a strong mathematics background should consider taking web-based courses.   Also, only students who have access to a relatively new computer with high speed internet should consider taking an online course.

Hybrid Format:

Instruction is offered in the classroom for part of the time and on-line for the other portion of the course.  This is a good option for students who want instructor interaction along with some of the flexibility of an online class.

Courses Offered

Note:  Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in a mathematics course in order to continue in any mathematics sequence.


View Mathematics courses offered at KC (pdf)

Math Sequences

The Mathematics Department offers several courses in sequence to satisfy particular degree plans.  See the individual course listings for more information.

Calculus and Differential Equations:  The calculus sequence has three 4- hour courses (MATH 2413, MATH 2414, and MATH 2415).   Differential equations is a 3-hour course that is only offered in the summer.  These courses are for Mathematics, Engineering, Physics and other STEM Majors who need the entire sequence or just some of the courses in the sequence.

Pre-calculus:  These courses are College Algebra (MATH 1314) and Pre-Calculus (MATH 2412) and are designed to prepare students for the study of calculus.  After completion of College Algebra and Pre-Calculus, the student may take Calculus I.  MATH 2412 is a 4-hour course that covers more in-depth algebra concepts and Trigonometry.  Students who need Calculus I and feel they have a strong mathematics background may start in MATH 2412 (Pre-Calculus).  To do so, they should visit with either the department chair or assistant department chair for mathematics. 

Business:  The Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences and Calculus for Business and Social Sciences sequence (MATH 1324 and MATH 1325) is provided mainly for business, finance, and accounting majors who are transferring.  If the student plans on transferring, they should check with that school for their specific math degree requirements.

General:  Contemporary Mathematics, MATH 1332, is a course that is provided for liberal or fine arts majors or for students who are working toward an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Education:  The Mathematics for Teachers I and II sequence (MATH 1350 and MATH 1351) is designed specifically for students planning to teach at the elementary level.  These courses do not have to be taken sequentially and do require College Algebra as a prerequisite.

Statistics:  Elementary Statistical Methods (MATH 1342) is a course for many students majoring in nursing or social sciences.  This course does not require College Algebra as a prerequisite and will count as a 3-hour class.

Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Mathematics:

Brandon Walker
Department Chair
Instructor, Mathematics
"Math, Engineering & Physics Dept."
Phone:
(903) 988-7509
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 209
Schlunda Hall
Support Specialist
Arts and Mathematical Sciences
Phone:
(903) 983-8222
Office:
Old Main Building (OMAIN), 102
Sarah Booker
Instructor, Mathematics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8142
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 222
Christopher Brandt
Instructor, Mathematics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 988-7538
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 305
Kayla Cook
Instructor, Mathematics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8245
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 310
Mary Gage
Instructor, Mathematics
Mathematics, Engineering & Physics Department
Phone:
(903) 988-3767
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 223
Gin Germany
Instructor, Mathematics
Mathematics, Engineering & Physics Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8250
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 306
Dann McDonald
Instructor, Mathematics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8244
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 336
Dr. Joseph Kirchhoff
Instructor, Physics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8646
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 335
Ryan Melton
Instructor, Mathematics
Department of Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 988-7578
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 221
David Rangel
Assistant Department Chair
Instructor, Mathematics
"Math, Engineering & Physics"
Phone:
(903) 988-7437
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 308
Jennifer Rich
Instructor, Mathematics
Mathematics, Engineering & Physics Department
Phone:
(903) 983-8247
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 307
Matthew Wickes
Instructor, Mathematics
Math, Engineering & Physics Dept.
Phone:
(903) 988-7455
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 238
Paige Wood
Instructor, Mathematics
Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8246
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 304
Susan Yellott
Instructor, Mathematics
Math, Engineering & Physics
Phone:
(903) 983-8254
Office:
Canterbury Engr. Science Bldg. (CANTR), 309