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Department: Mathematics

Program Type: Science, Engineering, and Math

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Are you passionate about problem-solving? Do you marvel at the intricate patterns in the world around us? Are you driven to refute unfounded research claims with solid statistics? Do you thrive on expressing logical concepts through numbers, variables, and graphs? Mathematics might be the perfect fit if you've answered "yes" to these questions and seek a program that continuously challenges you.

At Elgin Community College, you'll develop a strong foundation in mathematical literacy, critical thinking, and technological fluency. Join us on your academic journey for intimate class settings (math courses capped at 28 students), specialized computer labs, hands-on calculator workshops, and more. You could even qualify for a mathematics scholarship!

The mathematics department at ECC offers state-of-the-art resources, including digital whiteboards, math computer labs, and advanced mathematics software. With a dedicated faculty-staffed Math Lab, students benefit from personalized assistance. Our passionate and highly qualified instructors are committed to helping you succeed. They engage in innovative research, receive awards for excellence in teaching, and collaborate with campus support services to champion student success.

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Interested in a Math-based Career?

Mathematics offers boundless career opportunities in engineering, business, actuarial science, and computer programming. As the demand for mathematicians grows, new and exciting career paths are constantly emerging. Your ideal job may not even exist yet, showcasing the limitless possibilities awaiting you in the future of mathematics. Refer to Career Coach for relevant data on wages, employment, and education needed for a career in math or another field.

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Earning an Associate Degree at Elgin Community College can set your career in motion.

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