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About the Program

Mathematics deals with the logical and systematic exploration of numbers, quantities, shapes, and patterns. You'll develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills to apply mathematical concepts to real-world problems.

What can I do with this degree?

Potential Careers & Wages

RVC students interested in Mathematics may choose to pursue an Associate in Science to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university. Mathematics graduates have many career paths to choose from including education, engineering, computer science, mathematician, and more.

Program Pathways

Students should meet with an Academic Advisor to develop a clear pathway leading to a seamless transfer experience or transition to the workforce. For additional possibilities that may require an advanced degree or certification, make an appointment with an Academic Advisor.

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RVC's Math Lab offers free drop-in tutoring for math. (No appointments taken.) Tutors are there to answer your math questions and to help you with your math homework. 

The Math Lab in JCSM-0210 has computers and tables for studying and doing math homework. The computers may be used for any math-related work including online math homework, EAGLE use for math classes, viewing math videos, or visiting math websites. Also, all math textbooks are available for student use in the lab.

Visit the Math Lab for current hours and tutors.

RVC recommends MyMathTest to help students refresh their math skills. 

MyMathTest is an online program like MyMathLab. It’s inexpensive and easy to use. It will give you a practice test and then plenty of problems to improve where you need help. For $15, you get up to 16 weeks of access to the program.  For a small fee now, you can save hundreds of dollars later. It has videos, examples, animations, and other help aids to guide you if you get stuck. Read on to get started…

1. Registering for MyMathTest
  • If you don't have an access code, you can purchase access for $15 at  This gives you 16 weeks of access.

  • If you are on financial aid, in the dislocated workers program, or have a reason that could prevent you from being able to purchase the code with a credit card, please contact the division office  (815-921-3471) for free access to the program.

  • To register, go to the for MyMathTest, click the Register button, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

2. Enrolling in a test prep or refresher program
  • Enter one of the following program ID's:

  • For Placement Test Prep, Geometry Competency Test Prep, or High School Math Review, the program ID is: XL43-K1S9-201Y-1EV2

  • For College Level Math Review, the program ID is: XL43-K1SF-201Z-00W2

  • Note: There are zeros, not the letter O, in the program IDs.

3. Getting Started
  • After signing in with your username and password, follow instructions in the Announcements at the top of the webpage.

  • RVC students can visit the Math Lab (JCSM-0210) for help from math instructors.

It is strongly recommended that students consult an Academic Advisor before taking Mathematics courses. They help students take the right math courses based on their program, career, and/or transfer goals. 

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