Math & Sciences Division
The mission of the Math and Sciences Division is to provide its students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to live and work in today’s society. Through exploration and application of mathematical and scientific methods, both with and without technology, students will learn to understand processes, think critically, and make educated judgments, for the betterment of their lives and experiences.
Description of Programs
The Math & Sciences Division at National Park Community College offers transfer-level coursework in mathematics and the natural and physical sciences for students planning to complete an Associates degree and/or transfer to a four-year university. Division coursework fulfills specific general education requirements for the Associate of Arts degree, adds important components to some programs within the Associate of Applied Science degree, and forms the core of the Associate of Science degree.
Mathematics courses offered by the Division include Math for General Education, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Introduction to Statistics, and Number Systems for Elementary Education Majors.
Science courses offered by the Division include Anatomy and Physiology (designed primarily for students enrolled in health-related or nursing programs), General Biology, Botany, Microbiology and Zoology.
Physical Science courses include Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Historical and Physical Geology, Meteorology, Oceanography, Physical Science, General Physics, and Physical Science for the Elementary Teacher.
Students working on an Associate's degree should consult specific degree outlines elsewhere in this catalog for appropriate mathematics and science courses for a particular degree/major. Those planning to transfer to a four-year university should consult with advisors from that institution to identify specific mathematics and science requirements for the degrees they plan to pursue.
For more information on courses offered through the Math/Science Division, contact Ed Bennett, Division Chair, at 760-4143.
Pictured Left to Right: Kelly Picket, Jeff Looper, Lizzette Feighl, Thomas Gray, Kim McIntyre, Dr. Ed Bennett, Dana Lambert, Rebekah Robinette, Darlene Gentles, Alicia Sorrels, Caleb Grisham, Dr. Ann Bragg, Dr. Janet Braley, Donald Mori, and Jim Johnson