Mathematics
Mathematics Degrees from Oklahoma City Community College
Preparation for a career in mathematics, science, engineering, or technology

Overview
At 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 fouryear 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 PreCalculus 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
At 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 fouryear 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 PreCalculus 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
In 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 antiderivatives, 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
Mathematics Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City Community College offers:
 An associate in science in mathematics degree: This degree program will give you the academic background to pursue your studies at a fouryear college or university.

Courses
Mathematics 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
Professor of MathematicsI 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 stayathome mom/photographer. My hobbies include reading, traveling, quilting, following OSU sports, and spending time with my granddaughter.
Daniel Benton
Professor of MathematicsDaniel 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
Professor MathematicsM.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma
Lisa Buckelew
Professor of Mathematics*Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics from University of Oklahoma*Fulltime 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
Professor MathematicsM.A., University of Michigan B.S., Langston University
Dale Duke
Professor of MathematicsDale 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 fulltime professor of mathematics. This is currently her 5th year as a fulltime employee.
Ernest Gobert
Professor of MathematicsM.S. in Mathematics from the University of Oklahoma
Ken Harrelson
Professor of MathematicsGraduate of Oklahoma State University
Linda Knox
Professor of MathematicsM.Ed., University of Central OklahomaB.S., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Jay Malmstrom
Professor of MathematicsM.S., University of Colorado B.S., California State University (Fullerton)
Gail Malmstrom
Professor of MathematicsGail 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 19841987. Then at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland from 19871993. Finally from 1993  Present at Oklahoma City Community College.
Janet Mitchell
Professor MathematicsNorman High School graduate B.S. and M.S. from OU Teaching at the college level for 17 years
Charles Nunley
Professor of MathematicsM.A., University of Oklahoma B.A., University of Oklahoma
Chris Oehrlein
Professor of MathematicsIn addition to teaching here at OCCC, I umpire high school and twoyear college baseball in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
Sherry Ray
Professor of MathematicsI 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.
Brandon Tomson
Professor of MathematicsM.S. MathematicsB.S. Mathematics

After OCCC
Careers in Mathematics
Mathematics 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