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Mathematics

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  • Math Faculty Awards and Honors

    The following awards represent the strength of our math faculty.

    • Professor Sandy Cohen was named Outstanding Peer Mentor by the League for Innovation in the Community College as part of the John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards.
    • Professor James Rutledge was re-appointed as Editor of the Mathematics Editorial Board of the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) (2011).
    • Academic Chair Lisa Borzewski was recognized as a Distinguished eLearning Educator by the America Association of Community Colleges' Instructional Technology Council.
    • Assistant Professor Manuel Gerakios received the Excellence in College Preparatory Education award for his promotion of fairness and consistency in implementing school policy while maintaining classroom engagement and interaction from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
    • Professor Carol Weideman received the Innovative Pedagogical Approach to Teaching and Learning award for her adaptation of elementary statistics mathematics courses to coincide with the needs of students in the nursing program in an effort to make the learning experiences relevant to their field from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development.
    • Adjunct Instructor Amy Drexler won the Pinellas County Schools High School Math Teacher of the Year Award.
    • Professor Ourania Stephanides received a mini-grant from the St. Petersburg College Center for Excellence for Teaching and Learning to support innovative teaching and effective assessment entitled Manipulating the Concrete to Understand the Abstract, Using Algebra Tiles in the Classroom.
    • Professor Cora Wilkerson was recognized as a Fundraiser by the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
  • Jimmy Chang
    Dean
    St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
    (727)341-4305

    Mark Billiris
    Professor
    Seminole Campus
    (727)394-6121

    Lisa Borzewski
    Academic Chair
    Seminole Campus
    (727) 394-6170

    Beth Goodbread
    Program Director
    Tarpon Springs Campus
    (727)712-5754

    David Kolonoski
    Academic Chair - Math - SPG
    St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus
    (727) 341-4757
  • Math is the most widely used subject in the world. Whether you’re buying groceries, remodeling a house or checking traffic patterns for the quickest way to work, math plays a key role. Math is the study of quantity, space, structure and change. Subjects include algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, differential equations, complex analysis, probability and statistics.

    Math gives you:

    • The ability to identify and analyze patterns
    • Logic and critical thinking skills
    • The ability to see relationships
    • Problem-solving skills
  • Careers in Math

    Math provides some of the highest-paying jobs in the United States. Jobs that are math-driven include software engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, financial managers, computer system analysts, engineers, pharmacists, math teachers and professors and operations research analysts.

    Specific jobs for math majors:

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    Careers in Math
    Mathematicians    Salary in Florida 
    Statisticians    Salary in Florida 
    Operations research analysts    Salary in Florida 
     
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  • Are you ready for college Math?

    Before taking classes at SPC, the College Placement Test helps you figure out which classes you should take and pinpoints areas where you may need help with your skills.

    If you need help, we've got you covered. We have new, more flexible courses and tools to prepare you. These will save you time, money and effort. We offer these options to get you ready for college-level work:

    • Short 1- to 2-credit courses that quickly help you in specific areas
    • Free online, work-at-your-own-pace classes to get you ready for college-level math, reading and writing. You can also take these to prepare for the placement test.
    • Courses you take alongside your regular college-level class (such as a writing improvement class taught by your Composition I teacher).
    • Free tutoring on nearly every campus in our Learning Support Centers (This can also prepare you for the placement test.)

    While you do not receive college credit for developmental math classes, you do receive credit towards full- or part-time student status for purposes of financial aid. Keep in mind that financial aid only pays up to 30 credits of remedial classes. Also, the grades you receive in developmental classes are now included in the GPA calculation for determining Satisfactory Academic Progress for keeping financial aid.

    Classes include:

  • My Bridge to Success

    If you only missed certain math skills on the College Placement Test and scored just shy of taking MAT 1033, our Elementary Algebra: My Bridge to Success (MAT 0990) class can put you on the right path. These self-paced classes cover the skills you need to master, not ones you already know. You earn from 1 to 3 credits for this class rather than the 4 you would take in other developmental classes.

  • Courses

    From algebra to statistics, SPC’s math courses prepare you for your related four-year university program. Just check the statewide Common Prerequisites Manual for the classes you will need for your chosen institution's program. Our courses also help you meet the general education requirements for mathematics for your A.A. degree or A.S. degree. Your options include:

    1. Courses for science, engineering and math majors, which include calculus I, II and III, as well as differential equations
    2. Courses for business and marketing majors, including statistics
    3. Courses for other majors including math for liberal arts I and II
    4. Developmental math courses to get you up to speed on your skills

    Which math do I take?

    Review our charts to help you decide which math you need.

  • Non-Credit Options

    If you're still having trouble with developmental math, you can take advantage of SPC's non-credit course alternatives to get you up to speed.

  • Math Tutoring

    Need help in math? It's not far away. You can find math tutors on the following SPC campuses:

    Math Resources

    Which math do I need?

  • What you should know about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

    • The average annual wage for all STEM occupations was $77,880 in May 2009, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • Natural science managers were the highest-paying STEM occupation.
    • The highest-paying STEM occupations had average salaries of $100,000 or more, and included all of the managerial STEM occupations, petroleum engineers and physicists.
    • There are scholarships for students who study STEM.
    • There will be increasing demand for teachers who specialize in STEM.