Advances in science, technology, social science, business, industry, and government are dependent upon precise analysis and the extraction of information from large quantities of data. Environmental problems, for example, require careful analysis by persons with skills in mathematics, computer science, biology, geology, physics, and business.
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.