Mathematics

Mathematics Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College

Preparation for a career in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology

  • Overview

    Students in the math labAt Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in science in mathematics and build a firm academic foundation to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

    You’ll take the entire calculus sequence and appropriate science courses. You will also have the option to take foundational mathematics classes such as Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry and/or to extend your mathematics to Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. These courses will help you build your mathematical reasoning ability and problem solving skills.

    Careers in engineering, economics, education, finance, computers, science, business and more could be in store for you if you select a course of study in mathematics.

    Build a foundation for success in a career in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology by starting today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview

    Students in the math labAt Oklahoma City Community College, you can earn an associate degree in science in mathematics and build a firm academic foundation to continue your education at a four-year college or university.

    You’ll take the entire calculus sequence and appropriate science courses. You will also have the option to take foundational mathematics classes such as Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry and/or to extend your mathematics to Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. These courses will help you build your mathematical reasoning ability and problem solving skills.

    Careers in engineering, economics, education, finance, computers, science, business and more could be in store for you if you select a course of study in mathematics.

    Build a foundation for success in a career in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology by starting today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Math students working togetherIn the OCCC mathematics degree program, you’ll learn to:

    • Compute, interpret and apply the basic concepts of limits, differentiation and integration to algebraic and transcendental functions
    • Solve applied problems that include rates of change, optimization, area and total change in a function
    • Use integration techniques to find anti-derivatives, compute definite integrals and solve application problems that include volume, work and pressure
    • Investigate the convergence of improper integrals and infinite series
    • Use Taylor polynomials and Taylor Series to estimate, represent and analyze functions
    • Perform basic operations on vectors and analyze functions of three variable and their contour plots
    • Compute partial derivatives, gradients, differentials, and double and triple integrals in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems
    • Apply Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the Divergence Theorem
  • Degree Options

    Math students discussing workMathematics Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    Oklahoma City Community College offers:

     

  • Courses

    Math student working with calculatorMathematics Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    In the math degree program at OCCC, you’ll take courses in:

    • Calculus and Analytic Geometry I, II and III
    • Engineering Physics I
    • Electives chosen with your advisor to support your degree and career plans

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog or the Department of Mathematics website for more details on all the mathematics classes available. OCCC offers both daytime and evening classes as well as courses online and on campus to help you prepare for the calculus sequence.

  • Faculty
    Marsha Austin

    Marsha Austin


    Professor of Mathematics

    I am a native Oklahoman - born and raised in Ponca City.  I attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics.  My husband of forty years, Art, is an architect.  My son, Zach, is a Developmental Math Lab Instructor at OCCC.  My daughter, Amanda, is a stay-at-home mom/photographer.  My hobbies include reading, traveling, quilting, following OSU sports, and spending time with my granddaughter.

     
    Daniel Benton

    Daniel Benton


    Professor of Mathematics

    Daniel Benton is a Professor of Mathematics at Oklahoma City Community College.  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and his master’s degrees from the University of Texas and OU.  He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Math at OU.  Daniel is the Math Department Coordinator for the College Prep Math Class, and a teacher who cares!  

     
    Paul Buckelew

    Paul Buckelew


    Professor Mathematics

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Lisa Buckelew

    Lisa Buckelew


    Professor of Mathematics

    *Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics from University of Oklahoma*Full-time Professor at OCCC since 2001* Taught previously at OU, Rose State, Mount Saint Mary High School and Bixby Public Schools* Married to the "other" Buckelew math professor at OCCC , Paul Buckelew* We live in Norman, have two kids, two dogs and any number of smaller beasts at any given time.

     
    Betty Coleman

    Betty Coleman


    Professor Mathematics

    M.A., University of Michigan B.S., Langston University

     
    Dale Duke

    Dale Duke


    Professor of Mathematics

    Dale Duke is from Bethany, Oklahoma.  She attended Putnam City West High School.  She earned her B.S. degree from Southern Nazarene University (Chemistry and Mathematics) and her M.Ed. degree from the University of Central Oklahoma (Secondary Education). After teaching at Putnam City high school for 4 years, she began teaching as an adjunct at OCCC so that she could stay home with her children during the day. After her children were grown, she joined the staff at OCCC as a full-time professor of mathematics.  This is currently her 5th year as a full-time employee.

     
    Ernest Gobert

    Ernest Gobert


    Professor of Mathematics

    M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma

     
    Ken Harrelson

    Ken Harrelson


    Professor of Mathematics

    Graduate of Oklahoma State University

     
    Linda Knox

    Linda Knox


    Professor of Mathematics

    M.Ed., University of Central OklahomaB.S., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

     
    Jay Malmstrom

    Jay Malmstrom


    Professor of Mathematics

    M.S., University of Colorado B.S., California State University (Fullerton)

     
    Gail Malmstrom

    Gail Malmstrom


    Professor of Mathematics

    Gail earned her MA in Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado in Denver, CO in 1983.She has been teaching Mathematics at the College level since 1984.  First at Valencia Community College and Rollins College in Florida from 1984-1987.  Then at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland from 1987-1993. Finally from 1993 - Present at Oklahoma City Community College.

     
    Janet Mitchell

    Janet Mitchell


    Professor Mathematics

    Norman High School graduate B.S. and M.S. from OU Teaching at the college level for 17 years  

     
    Charles Nunley

    Charles Nunley


    Professor of Mathematics

    M.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma

     
    Chris Oehrlein

    Chris Oehrlein


    Professor of Mathematics

    In addition to teaching here at OCCC, I umpire high school and two-year college baseball in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.

     
    Sherry Ray

    Sherry Ray


    Professor of Mathematics

    I graduated from Ponca City High School in 1985.  I then attended Northern Oklahoma College and received my Associates of Science in 1987.  I then attended Southwestern Oklahoma University where I received my Bathelors in Math Education.  I taught junior high two years and then decided to get my master's degree in Mathematics. I attended University of Oklahoma and received my Master's of Science in 1994.  I continued to work there as a full time lecturer until 2002, when I was hired at OCCC. 

     
  • After OCCC

    Careers in Mathematics

    Smiling math studentMathematics plays a central role in the physical and social sciences, engineering, computer science and business. Mathematicians characteristically have a high degree of reasoning ability and logic and are able to present facts and ideas clearly.

    Career opportunities for math graduates can be found in:

    • Science
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Research
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Computers
    • Government
    • Construction

     

     

     

     

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