About the Department

The math department at CLC offers multiple paths to fulfilling the requirements for an Associate of Arts degree and/or Goal 4 of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning. The flow chart below describes these options for liberal arts students. As the chart shows, CLC offers a complete sequence of courses for students with a goal of a four-year or professional degree in math, computer science, engineering, or other science field (the path through College Algebra), as well as sequences leading to Introduction to Statistics or Concepts in Math, both of which fulfill Goal 4.

Additionally, several sections of Applied Math for students pursuing technical degrees or diplomas are offered each semester, and Math for Elementary Education Majors is available to students pursuing that career. All entering students will take a placement assessment to determine appropriate course placement and to help assure student success. Students are encouraged to visit with a math instructor to learn which courses fit best with their educational goals.

Math Course Flowchart (pdf)

Department Information

Department Description: Mathematics is an essential tool for understanding other disciplines and the world around us. Courses in mathematics will help students develop logical reasoning and problem solving skills, forming a basis for success in their careers and future study. The mathematics department offers pre-college mathematics courses to prepare students for college level courses as well as the necessary courses to complete the mathematics requirement for a four year degree.

Department Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate sequential reasoning.
  • Communicate mathematically.
  • Exhibit proficiency in using technology.

Select this link for a complete listing of Math course offerings.

Special Program Requirements: Students should consult with a counselor to determine their specific degree or program requirements in mathematics.

Transfer Opportunities: The suggested curriculum for students interested in obtaining a four-year degree in mathematics or mathematics education is the following: MATH 1477 Calculus I, MATH 2459 Differential Equations, MATH 1478 Calculus II, MATH 2457 Linear Algebra, MATH 2458 Multivariable Calculus

Career Opportunities: Most careers require a strong background in mathematics. Courses in mathematics greatly benefit anyone pursuing a career in mathematics or science education, accounting, engineering, pharmacy, actuarial science, computer science, finance, management, and sales and marketing.


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Dan Bjerga

Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8191
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Deana Bobzien

ABE / Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8339
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Jackie Lindquist

Math Instructor Online
Phone: 612-940-8465

Anne Nelson-Fisher

Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8000 ext. 8343
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Mamfe Osafo

Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8219
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Sandy Porter

Math Instructor
Phone: 218-894-5154
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Pam Pruitt

Earth Science/Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8182
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Adam Smieja

Math Instructor
Phone: 218-855-8330
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Katie Smieja

Math Instructor Online
Phone: 218-855-8083

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