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 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.

Math Learning Center:

The department provides a Math Learning Center located in the Canterbury Engineering-Science Building, Room 228, to assist students in their coursework.  The MLC has tutors available to assist with all math courses and computers for students to use to work on math homework.  

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-requisite flow chart (pdf)

Summer Bridge Program:

This program is designed to minimize or eliminate the need to take developmental mathematics for students entering college for the first time.   It is typically offered at the end of the second summer semester for 12 days.   Students should have completed summer orientation, taken the TSI Assessment, and have a schedule for the fall.  At the conclusion of the Summer Bridge, students will retest and their schedules will be changed as needed based on new placement scores. The program is free of charge.   To apply for the program please contact Brandon Walker at bwalker@kilgore.edu or (903) 988-7509 or David Rangel at drangel@kilgore.edu or (903) 988-7437. 

Summer Bridge Application (pdf)


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 either at an approved testing center, via Proctor U, or another 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.  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.  Testing is usually done in the classroom with the instructor.  This is a good option for students who want instructor interaction along with 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

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