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Math at MCC isn’t just for Math Majors. Whether you are going into carpentry or nursing, accounting or engineering, art or sports training, we offer the right level of math for you. All over the country, many students struggle with math during their school years. We offer flexible options for helping students for whom math is a struggle. Our faculty enjoy teaching math to students at all levels of mathematical development. Don’t be afraid to come talk to us about your goals and how we can support them.

Careers

There are many careers in fields related to mathematics. These include careers that need an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, as well as those that need a bachelor’s degree (BA) or more. Some related career fields include:

  • Actuaries – Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry. – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Computer Programmers – Computer programmers write and test code that allows computer applications and software programs to function properly. They turn the program designs created by software developers and engineers into instructions that a computer can follow. – Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree
  • Electrical and electronics installers and repairers – install or repair a variety of electrical equipment in telecommunications, transportation, utilities, and other industries. – AA or diploma
  • Engineers – There are many fields of engineering, all of which use significant amounts of applied math; including Calculus, Linear Algebra and Statistics. Just a few of the fields include: Civil Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Biomedical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Computer Engineers, Industrial Engineers, Mechanical Engineers – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Engineering Technicians – Most engineering fields have technician jobs associated with them. While the engineer may need significant higher level math, the technicians need more basic college level math. – Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Inventory Control Specialist – The inventory control specialist maintains the perpetual master inventory listings of all property, coordinates the annual inventories of all property and equipment, and warehouses or disposes of surplus property owned by an agency. – AA or Bachelor’s degree
  • Market Research Analyst – Market researchers gather information about what people think. They help companies understand what types of products people want and at what price. They also help companies market their products to the people most likely to buy them. Gathering statistical data on competitors and examining prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution, they analyze data on past sales to predict future sales. – Bachelor’s degree
  • Mathematicians – Mathematicians use advanced mathematics to develop and understand mathematical principles, analyze data, and solve real-world problems. – Masters or Doctors Degree
  • Operations Research Analysts – Operations research analysts use advanced mathematical and analytical methods to help organizations investigate complex issues, identify and solve problems, and make better decisions. – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Purchasing agent – Purchasing agents are in charge of all buying for their company. They buy the raw materials, goods, and services their company needs to maintain operations. Purchasing agents, or buyers as they are sometimes called, see that their company has a sufficient supply of the materials it needs to operate. However, agents must avoid tying up too much of the company’s money in supplies. Their job is to balance quality with cost to ensure that the best purchases are made. It is vital that purchasers stay up to date on overall market conditions and price trends that affect what they are buying – AA or Bachelor’s degree
  • Scientists – There are many fields of science, which use varying amounts of mathematics. Some require Calculus, while others need more Statistics. Just a few fields include: Agricultural and Food Science, Biochemists, Biologists, Chemists, Environmental, Hydrologists, Medical, Nuclear – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Scientific Technicians – Most scientific fields have technician jobs associated with them. While the scientists may need significant higher level math, the technicians need more basic college level math. These generally require an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree.
  • Statisticians – Statisticians use statistical methods to collect and analyze data and help solve real-world problems in business, engineering, the sciences, or other fields. – Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
  • Technical Writer – A technical writer is a professional writer who designs, writes, creates, maintains, and updates technical documentation—including online help, user guides, white papers, design specifications, system manuals, and other documents. A technical writer produces technical documentation for technical, business, and consumer audiences. – AA or Bachelor’s degree

Math Faculty

Mark Monroe

Mark Monroe

Mark received his BA in Math and Computer Science from St. Olaf College, and his MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma S...

Mark received his BA in Math and Computer Science from St. Olaf College, and his MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. After 20 years working as an engineer and computer scientist, he returned to “his love” of teaching in 2004. “I have the opportunity to touch the lives of several hundred...

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Abby Von Fumetti

Abby Von Fumetti

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Bobby Elam

Bobby Elam

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