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.
Math Learning Center:
The department provides a Math Learning Center located in the Canterbury Engineering-Science Building, Room 216, 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-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:
- Guarantees the student has their required course materials on the first day of class and are therefore more prepared for the class.
- 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.