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Students in one of Tracey Hollister's mathematics' classes We believe that Casper College offers one of the finest programs in mathematics in the region. We have excellent facilities, award winning teachers, comprehensive student support and an outstanding curriculum. Our program is large enough to offer many specialized courses in mathematics such as differential equations, linear algebra and discrete mathematics. Yet with our small class sizes and a faculty devoted to teaching, you get a tremendous amount of individual attention. This combination has allowed our students to successfully transfer and graduate from universities such as University of Colorado, University of Utah, University of Maryland, Montana State, University of Wyoming and many others.

The Mathematics Department at Casper College offers two different associate degrees, the Associate of Science in Mathematics and the Associate of Science in Mathematics for future high school teachers. The Associate of Science in Mathematics degree will prepare you well for either additional study in mathematics or a career in a variety of technology related fields. Many of our former students who have earned this degree have gone on to study mathematics at the graduate school level. The Associate of Science in Mathematics for future high school teachers prepares students for a career in secondary mathematics teaching. The mathematics department has a number of partnerships with the Natrona County School District to offer students the opportunity gain experience in the classroom while at Casper College. In addition many students in this program are given the opportunity to be a tutor in our mathematics learning center and gain valuable experience working with students at all levels.

Contact Information:

Renee Sietmann
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(307) 268-2513
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Debra Swedberg
Department Head
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  • Nick DeSalvo
    • Phone: (307) 268-2504
    • Office: PS 127
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  • Diane Ginsbach
    • Phone: (307) 268-2866
    • Office: PS 128
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  • Tracey Hollister
    • Phone: (307) 268-2545
    • Office: PS 129
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  • Kendall Jacobs
    • Phone: (307) 268-2043
    • Office: PS 338
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  • Mark Kuhlman
    • Phone: (307) 268-2369
    • Office: PS 130
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  • Kevin McDermott
    • Phone: (307) 268-2704
    • Office: PS 212
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  • Jake McIntyre
    • Phone: (307) 268-2769
    • Office: PS 339
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  • Matt Nickodemus
    • Phone: (307) 268-2770
    • Office: PS 340
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  • Susan Nelson
    • Phone: (307) 268-2615
    • Office: PS 337
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  • Claudia Stewart
    • Phone: (307) 268-2520
    • Office: PS 344
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  • Debra Swedberg
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MATH 0900 Pre-Algebra Arithmetic (3L,3CR):
The study of operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals. Also includes the study of percents, ratios, and if time permits, introductory algebra. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score below 14; or a COMPASS exam score in the Pre-Algebra
domain below 45.

MATH 0920 Elementary Algebra (4L,4CR):
The study of signed numbers, algebraic expressions and algebraic equations. Includes study of solution methods for linear equations, graphing linear equations, system of equations and factoring quadratics. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score of 14-20; or a COMPASS exam score in the Pre-Algebra
domain of 45-100 or Algebra domain of 0-39, within the past year.

MATH 0924 Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra (5L,5CR):
An accelerated course covering both Pre-Algebra and Beginning Algebra in one semester. This course will provide students with the basics of arithmetic including the study of operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals. This course also includes the study of percents, ratios, and the basics of introductory algebra including algebraic expressions and algebraic equations. Also included is the study of solution methods for linear equations, graphing linear equations, system of equations, and factoring quadratics. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score of 10-13; or a COMPASS exam score in the Pre-Algebra domain of 30-44, within the past year.

MATH 0925 Math Study Skills (1L,1CR):
Research-based procedures and skills to improve student’s math learning and grades and reduce test anxiety. S/U grading only.

MATH 0930 Intermediate Algebra (4L,4CR):
The study of rational equations, radical equations, quadratic equations, exponential equations and logarithmic equations. Includes numerous applications of these equations and the study of graphing. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score of 21 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 40-65, within the past year.

MATH 0934 Elementary and Intermediate Algebra (5L,5CR):
An accelerated course covering both Elementary and Intermediate Algebra in one semester. This course will provide the fundamentals of numbers, numeric and algebraic expressions and equations, fractions, exponents, radicals, linear and quadratic inequalities, systems of linear equations, and functional notation. Students enrolling in this course must have a good background in pre-algebra and must be prepared to devote sufficient time and effort to complete the standard two-course sequence in one term. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score of 17-20; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 28-39, within the past year.

MATH 1000 Problem-Solving (3L,3CR)[E][QA]:
Focuses on the strategies of problem solving. Topics in the course are taken from financial mathematics, set theory, logic, probability, statistics and discrete mathematics. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 0920 or MATH 0924; or an ACT Composite Math score of 21 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 40-65, within the past year.

MATH 1100 Number and Operations for Elementary School Teachers (3L,3CR) [E]:
This course is for prospective elementary school teachers. Its purpose is to prepare students to be competent in teaching the major concepts of the real number system with the four arithmetic operations. The course includes a study of problem solving, patterns, the origin of numeration systems, sets, number theory, the properties of whole, integer, rational and real numbers, and algorithms for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 0920 or MATH 0924; or an ACT Composite Math score of 21 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 40 or better, or SAT standard Math score of 500, within the past year. Must be taken concurrently with EDEL 1410.

MATH 1105 Data, Probability and Algebra for Elementary School Teachers (3L,3CR) [E][QB]:
This course is a continuation of MATH 1100 and is for prospective elementary school teachers. Its primary emphasis is asking and answering questions intelligently about our world through the use of algebra, probability, and data analysis in order to prepare students to be competent in teaching these major concepts. Explorations focus on representing, analyzing, generalizing, formalizing, and communicating patterns and the chances of future events. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 1100.

MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus Algebra (4L,4CR)[E][QA]:
Elementary functions and graphing for mathematics, science, business, and engineering majors preparing for the regular calculus sequence. Includes exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 0930 or MATH 0934; or an ACT Composite Math score of 23 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 66-100 or College Algebra domain of 0-64, within the past year.

MATH 1405 Pre-Calculus Trigonometry (3L,3CR)[E][QA]:
The study of circular functions, identities, trigonometric equations, applications of trigonometric functions, and conics. Designed for mathematics, science and engineering majors preparing for the regular calculus sequence. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 1400; or an ACT score of 26 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the College Algebra domain of 65-100 or Trigonometry domain of 0-60, within the past year. Deletes two hours credit from MATH 1450.

MATH 1450 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry (5L,5CR)[E][QA]:
Elementary algebraic and trigonometric functions and graphing for mathematics, science, and engineering majors preparing for the regular calculus sequence. Includes the material in both MATH 1400 and MATH 1405, as described above. Prerequisite: ACT Composite Math score of 24-25; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 75-100 or College Algebra domain of 32-64, within the past year. Deletes credit for MATH 1400, and two hours of MATH 1405.

MATH 1510 Technical Mathematics I (4L,4CR):
The fundamentals of mathematics for the technical fields. Topics taken from algebra and trigonometry that apply directly to technical fields. The course includes an extensive review of algebra. Use of the hand-held calculator will be stressed in problem solving. will be stressed in problem solving. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 0930 or MATH 0934; or an ACT Composite Math score of 23 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Algebra domain of 66-100 or College Algebra domain of 0-64, within the past year.

MATH 2120 Geometry and Measurement for Elementary School Teachers (3L,3CR) [E][QB]:
This course is a continuation of MATH 1105 and is for prospective elementary school teachers. Its primary emphasis is on the development of spatial reasoning. Explorations focus on the investigations of two- and three-dimensional shapes, including their properties, measurements, constructions, and transformations with the intent of preparing students to be competent in teaching these major concepts. Prerequisite: a "C" or better in MATH 1105. Concurrent enrollment in EDEL 2410.

MATH 2200 Calculus I (5L,5CR)[E][QB]:
Introduction to the calculus of single variables. Covers derivatives of polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Includes limits, applications of derivatives and related theorems. theorems.Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 1405 or MATH 1450; or an ACT Composite Math score of 27 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the Trigonometry domain of 61-100, within the past year.

MATH 2205 Calculus II (5L,5CR)[E]:
Completion of the calculus of single variables. Cover integrals of polynomial, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Theory includes applications of integration, methods of integration, elementary differential equations, and infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: MATH 2200.

MATH 2210 Calculus III (5L,5CR)[E]:
Multi-variable calculus, including limits and continuity of functions of several variables, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and introduction to vector calculus. Prerequisite: MATH 2205.

MATH 2250 Elementary Linear Algebra (3L,3CR)[E]:
The study of matrices, systems of equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and applications of linear algebra. Prerequisite: MATH 2355 or MATH 2200.

MATH 2300 Discrete Structures (3L,3CR):
Dual listing. See COSC 2300 for course description.

MATH 2310 Applied Differential Equations I (3L,3CR)[E]:
Solution of first order differential equations, differential operators, LaPlace transforms, systems, power series solutions, and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 2210.

MATH 2350 Business Calculus I (4L,4CR)[E][QB]:
The study of single variable calculus emphasizing applications in business, social and behavioral, or life sciences. Prerequisite: a “C” or better in MATH 1400; or an ACT Composite Math score of 26 or better; or a COMPASS exam score in the College Algebra domain of 65-100 or Trigonometry domain of 0-60, within the past year.

MATH 2355 Business Calculus II (4L,4CR)[E]:
A study of finite mathematics emphasizing business, behavioral and social sciences. Topics include finance, matrix theory, linear programming, and game theory. Additional topics can include probability, statistics and exponential distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 2350 and STAT 2050 must be taken either prior to or concurrently with MATH 2355.

MATH 2490 Topics in Mathematics (1-3CR):
For students wanting to extend their knowledge in mathematics either beyond what is in a particular course or into other areas not covered in any existing course. It could also be used as an extra hour (and accompanying work) for those who desire to transfer to an institution where the corresponding course is for more credit. Course content and credit would be approved by the mathematics department and/or the division chair. Depending on the topic(s), the course might involve lecture, laboratory and research. Prerequisite: sufficient mathematics to handle the project.

A photo of the outside of the Math Learning Center located in the Physical Science Center, PS 104.The Math Learning Center, also called the Math Lab, is located in the Wold Physical Science Building.  It affords students the opportunity to get help in tackling subjects like mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering. 

The Math Learning Center is staffed by knowledgeable student workers and staff that can help students with just about any question they might have.



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Come to the Math Learning Center to:

  • Receive in-lab tutoring
  • Gain access to current texts and solutions manuals
  • Check out videos and CD's that accompany some of the math texts
  • Make use of computers with access to current math programs used by your instructors and gain internet access
  • Rent TI-83 and TI-83 Plus calculators for the semester.
  • Check out a calculator for temporary use
  • Work with other students in your class
  • Many resource texts and materials

We welcome every question, so come in and visit us.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours: The math lab computer lab
Monday through Thursday: 7 AM to 3 PM and 5 PM to 7 PM
Fridays: 7 AM to 3 PM
Saturdays: 9 AM to 12 NOON

Summer Hours:
Monday through Friday
7 AM to 3 PM

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The answer is simple: ANYTHING YOU WANT!

Careers are available for mathematics majors in many fields including actuarial, finance, engineering, education, human resources, business management, computer science, government, statistics, research, even law enforcement. Employees with knowledge in mathmetics is becoming more and more essential in many fields, and can lead to a rewarding career or be a jumping-off point for further research and education in any of the fields listed above. Organizations like the Amaerican Statistical Association, the American Mathematical Society, and the Association for Women in Mathematics have good information on their websites regarding careers for mathematics majors.

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