Mathematics is the area of study that involves problem-solving by use of numbers, formulas, and patterns.
Clark's program develops student's abilities to understand math concepts and processes as a foundational skill. A variety of math courses are offered that include algebra, calculus, statistics, and microeconomics.
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Uncovering Your Math Potential
Math is an all-encompassing field of study. It touches every facet of our lives from the technology we rely on to the money we use to buy goods and services. Students who choose to pursue a career in mathematics have a variety of fields to apply their skills.
Clark’s Math courses are suited for students of all skills and abilities. Our faculty works collaboratively with students to develop their skills and help achieve their educational goals.
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Students in need of academic assistance can access our free STEM tutoring services. Support is provided on a drop-in or by appointment basis and is available to students at every skill level.
First-time students to Clark who do not possess math courses on their transcript will need to schedule an assessment test before enrolling in a math course. Math assessments can be scheduled at the Assessment & Placement center.
Employment opportunities for Mathematicians exist in a variety of fields that include: engineering, robotics, business, and manufacturing.
According to The U.S Department of Labor, employment projections forecast Mathematician jobs growing at a rate of 15%, with a national median wage estimated at $50.87 per hour.
Clark's program offers an Associate of Arts degree (AA) designed for students planning to acquire foundational skills in math or transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelors degree program in Mathematics. The statistics listed are estimates based on a Bachelor’s degree and above.
The mathematics program at Clark College prepares students for successful study at four-year colleges and universities. At the university level, the student may prepare for a career in industry, government, or teaching. Students who intend to enter the job market before graduate school should have exposure to the natural, social, and applied sciences.
A variety of resources are available which help students with differing learning styles understand mathematical concepts. At Clark, computers, graphing calculators and other technology are integrated into classroom teaching.
The math department maintains a Web page that provides information about faculty members, course descriptions and online general advising for selecting a math course. Advice to help students succeed in math courses, along with instructional materials for some math classes, can be found on the website.
The math department staffs several help facilities to assist students on a drop-in basis. Assistance is provided by faculty and trained helpers.
Students who need to brush up on basic math skills will find classes in both the math and developmental education departments that prepare them for success before tackling college-level coursework.
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