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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (903) 988-7509 or David Rangel at email@example.com or (903) 988-7437.