Biology

Welcome to the Temple College Biology Department website. The department offers classes on the main Temple College campus (Science Lab Building and Math/Biomedical Science Building), as well as on the Scott & White west Temple campus (Texas Bioscience Institute), and in Taylor and Hutto. Classes are available both for those who hope to transfer to a four-year institution as well as those who are completing programs in healthcare professions.

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Edward C. Morgan Anatomy Tutorial Lab

The Edward C. Morgan Anatomy Tutorial Lab, located in the Science Lab Building (SLB) on the main Temple campus, offers tutoring to all anatomy students enrolled in Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology (Biol 2404), Human Anatomy & Physiology I (Biol 2401), or Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Biol 2402) at TC.

Tutoring hours vary each semester and are posted within the D2L Anatomy shell.

For more information about the lab, contact Dr. Shannon Hill at shannon.hill@templejc.edu or 298-8415.

Research Opportunities

The Temple College Biology Department strongly promotes and encourages student research.  While many university undergraduate students have numerous opportunities to join a research lab, these opportunities are limited and often entirely absent at the community college level.  TC is proud to provide research opportunities to our community college students too!

Research is the fun part of studying biology!  In collaboration with a faculty advisor, students develop and execute a unique research project.  Students then have the opportunity to present their results in a professional setting and publish in scientific journals.

Research Methods in Biology (Biol 2389) is offered in the fall and spring semesters and is highly recommended for students that are interested in conducting biological research at TC.  For more information about this course and research opportunities, contact Dr. Jason Locklin at jason.locklin@templejc.edu or 254-298-8409.

Faculty Research

Dr. Locklin’s Lab
Dr. Hill’s Lab

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Jason Locklin, Ph.D.
254-298-8409
jason.locklin@templejc.edu

  Biology Faculty  

 

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Chemistry

Welcome to the Temple College Chemistry Department web site. Chemistry courses are offered at the main Temple campus, the Texas Bioscience Institute (TBI), and the Taylor Center campus. The department offers courses designed to meet the needs of transfer students, various allied health curricula and students pursuing the Associate of Arts or Applied Science Degrees. Faculty contact information, class schedules and course descriptions pertaining to chemistry have been added for your benefit. Also, some important links have been included by the chemistry department. These links can be very helpful in providing tutorials, practice quizzes, 2+2 programs, textbook information and chemistry career opportunities. Also, faculty members may have specific course information such as syllabi, handouts and homework on their individual faculty web pages. These web pages are obtained by clicking on the faculty member instructing that course.
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Dr. Sharon Hoffman
254-298-8407
sshoffman@templejc.edu

  Chemistry Faculty  

Environmental Science

Welcome to the Temple College Environmental Science web page. Environmental science classes are offered at the main Temple campus and the Taylor Center campus. This course and corresponding laboratory are designed to meet the needs of some transfer students as well as students pursuing the Associate of Arts or Applied Science Degrees. Faculty contact information, class schedules and course descriptions have been added for your benefit. Also, some important links have been included. These links can be helpful in providing tutorials, practice quizzes and career opportunities. In addition, faculty members may have specific course information such as syllabi, handouts and homework on their individual faculty web pages. These web pages are obtained by clicking on the faculty member instructing that course.
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Dr. Sharon Hoffman
254-298-8407
sshoffman@templejc.edu

  Environmental Science Faculty  

Geology

Welcome to the Temple College Geology Department web site. Geology science courses are offered at the main Temple campus as well as on-line. The department courses are designed to meet the needs of transfer students as well as students pursuing the Associate of Arts or Applied Science Degrees. Faculty contact information, class schedules and course descriptions have been added for your benefit. Also, some important links have been included. These links can be helpful in providing information, tutorials, practice quizzes, and career opportunities. In addition, the faculty may have specific course information such as syllabi, handouts and homework on their individual faculty web page. The web page is obtained by clicking on the faculty member instructing that course.

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Dr. Sharon Hoffman
254-298-8407
sshoffman@templejc.edu

  Geology  Faculty  

Mathematics

Welcome to the Temple College Department of Mathematics website. The Mathematics department is fully-staffed on the main campus, the Texas Bioscience Institute, and the East Williamson County Higher Education Centers.  A broad range of classes are offered to fit the needs of various levels of students ready for academic transfer courses.  The Mathematics department provides opportunities for students to take their math course either online or lecture-style, with various lecture courses offered as web-enhanced courses.  Courses typically offered online are College Algebra, Elementary Statistics, Contemporary Mathematics, and Pre-Calculus.  Faculty teaching web-enhanced courses utilize MyMathLab to supplement the course.  Mathematics courses offered at Temple College span from College Algebra to Calculus III, with Discrete Mathematics, Linear Algebra, and Differential Equations offered on an alternating cycle.  The Mathematics Tutorial Lab (MTL), located in the Student Success Center (SSDC 3606), supports all Temple College Math students based on their individual needs.

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Careers for Mathematics Majors

Most people have a limited knowledge of the range of careers in mathematics. In fact, there are many interesting and unique jobs pertaining to the field of mathematics. Below is a list of major areas where mathematical professions are common. When you click on a heading, you will be brought to a web page containing a description of how mathematics is involved in the field. There will also be a list of sources where you can find informational career descriptions.

  • Mathematical Careers in the Actuarial Field Mathematics is a valuable tool in the Actuarial field. What an actuary does is create and maintain valuable statistics that help organizations predict the future. An actuary has an abundance of mathematical skills, enjoys problem-solving, and is usually a curious person who is interested in doing research. Besides these qualities that an actuary normally possesses, one must be able keep up on current trends and business issues, as well as know the latest information in the social sciences, law, and economics. This knowledge enables an actuary to be familiar with any situation that he/she is asked to tackle. Therefore, he/she is able to factor in the certain social and cultural factors that affect his/her calculations, which brings him/her to the significant predictions that he/she is paid to find.
  • Mathematical Careers in Business and Management Mathematics is an integral component in Business and Management professions. Analysis, probability and statistics, and other related areas of mathematics are used on a daily basis. The mathematicians who choose this career path often have degrees in Business, Computer Science, and Marketing, as well as Mathematics.
  • Mathematical Careers in Education Mathematics is an integral part of life, and it is therefore important that people obtain a good education in the subject of mathematics. These teachers give you a general understanding of our number system, teach you arithmetic, algebra, and countless other skills. One is responsible for providing an education that will help you in today’s society. A mathematics teacher feels that mathematics has importance in everyday life, and they proceed to instill that belief in their students.
  • Mathematical Careers in Engineering Mathematics is an integral component in the Engineering field. A mathematician who chooses a career in engineering uses a lot of methods of numerical analysis, as well as linear algebra, advanced calculus, and probability and statistics. An engineer often works with a group of people to come up with innovative ideas for products. Companies need engineers to use their knowledge of mathematics, science, business, and other areas to come up with ideal solutions to what they are looking for.
  • Mathematical Careers in the Government Most people might be surprised to hear that mathematics is an important component in many governmental associations. These careers involve the safety and security of our society. A mathematician who chooses to work in this field usually has a great deal of knowledge in the area of Computer Science. In addition, this type of employee needs to have some knowledge in both the engineering and business arenas. A mathematician who works for governmental associations often relies on his strong background of analysis, probability and statistics, and differential equations to make the important everyday decisions this job calls for.
  • Mathematical Careers in Law Enforcement Mathematics is a useful tool in the field of Law Enforcement. Mathematicians who choose this career path are hired for their ability to apply their mathematical knowledge to solving problems and detecting patterns. These professionals use probability and statistics and analysis of all types extensively.
  • Mathematical Careers in Operations Research Mathematics is an important part of the field of Operations Research. A mathematician in this field uses his/her mathematical knowledge to improve the efficiency of business operations in our communities. By using models, he/she can represent certain problems which enables him/her to figure out the optimal, or close to optimal, solution to the problem with the aid of these models. A mathematician of this type also depends on his knowledge of computer science, economics, and engineering skills. An Operations Researcher has joint degrees in these subject matters, so someone looking to go into this field should make sure to involve these areas into their education.
  • Mathematical Careers in Statistics A statistician is a mathematician who collects and studies data in order to better understand our world and analyze some of its problems. On a more particular level, a mathematician of this type collects information and data about the particular topic that he/she is studying and then uses his/her knowledge of probability and statistics to analyze and understand this collection of information. Once he/she has done this, he/she uses this new knowledge to attempt to gain a sense of understanding of other applicable situations where he/she can now predict various probable outcomes. To go about collecting the data needed for the calculations ahead, the statistician might conduct surveys, make models, create test cases, etc. The degree that a statistician holds is often a major influence on the type of job that he/she is able to attain. Many employers in this field encourage their employees to continue to further their education, and therefore may offer scholarships or classes within the company. Presently, there is a high demand for statisticians. This may widen one’s chance of being hired, but it also creates a more competitive field.

Salaries for Mathematics Majors

Did you know students who major in mathematics have a higher chance of landing a good paying job? Take a look at what PayScale, Inc. has to say about salaries and positions. If you are unsure about your major, take a look at Wall Street Journal regarding salary scales for various majors.

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Wall Street Journal

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Physical Education

All activities offered at Temple College are divided into three categories: the regular physical education program; recreational sports; and intercollegiate athletics for both men and women. The regular program of instruction offered by the College is basically designed to offer activities that will not only satisfy graduation requirements, but will be of carry-over value and of recreational interest to the student. This program also carries service courses that may be taken as an elective for the non-major or as a part of required courses towards a major in Physical Education.

Other courses are taught for students pursuing majors in related fields.

The recreational sports program is designed to offer additional activities for students other than those obtained in the regular program of college courses. The recreational sport facilities include a fitness center with a cardio room and weight room, and racquetball courts. Further information regarding these facilities may be obtained at the Fitness Center.

Intercollegiate athletics are offered to both men and women. The women’s intercollegiate competition is centered on basketball, volleyball, and softball. The men’s program includes the sports of basketball and baseball. Students participating in the intercollegiate program should register for intercollegiate athletics under the activity program.

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Pamela Lee, M.A.
254- 298-8521
pamela.lee@templejc.edu

  PE  Faculty  

Physics/Astronomy

Welcome to the Temple College Physics and Astronomy web site. These courses are offered at the main Temple campus. The wide variety of science classes are designed to meet the needs of transfer students as well as students pursuing the Associate of Arts or Applied Science Degrees. Faculty contact information, class schedules and course descriptions have been added for your benefit. Also, some important links have been included. These links can be very helpful in providing tutorials, practice quizzes, 2+2 program information, and career opportunities. In addition, faculty members may have specific course information such as syllabi, handouts and homework on their individual faculty web pages. These web pages are obtained by clicking on the name of the faculty member instructing that course.
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Contact Physics/Astronomy

Dr. Sharon Hoffman
254-298-8407
sshoffman@templejc.edu

  Physics/Astronomy Faculty