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Math Activities Center (MAC)

The Math Activities Center (MAC) is a math study area for registered students to work on and get help with math assignments and to complete lab time if required for their course. Priority will be given to students who are working on required lab assignments and have the MAC as part of their course requirement. Students will find a combination of peer tutors, staff and faculty on duty to assist them all hours the MAC is open. Instructor schedules are posted in the MAC each semester. Extended one-on-one tutoring is available free of charge by appointment at the Tutoring Center (room 402).

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Textbooks and Solution Manuals

The MAC maintains a collection of current textbooks and student solution manuals for most SCC math courses. They can be used in the MAC in exchange for a Solano Student ID. Students without an ID may purchase one by following the directions here. The MAC also maintains a large collection of reference textbooks, solution manuals and scientific calculators for use in the lab.

Computer Access

The MAC offers SCC math students access to twenty-two PC workstations during all hours the lab is open. These computers are loaded with a variety of math software programs, including Minitab and Maple. They also provide "MyMathLab" and ALEKS access. Each computer has a TI-83+ graphing calculator installed on the desktop. Students using these computers must bring a USB flash drive if they wish to save their work. A black and white printer is available to print math assignments. Please note that the MAC and its computers are reserved for math use only. Internet browsing and general applications are available at the library (building 100).

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Lab Requirement

Students enrolled in math classes that have a lab requirement need to spend one hour a week in the MAC and complete teacher assigned lab work. Lab time is tracked and recorded by computer as students check in and out of the lab. It is important that students remember to log in and out whenever they visit the lab. Instructors receive weekly reports of each student's hours in the MAC, and determine how those hours will be incorporated into the final grade. (Note: Hours are recorded separately for each math class.)

Employment (Student Tutors)

The MAC employs 10 - 12 student tutors each semester. If you are an SCC student who has completed a calculus sequence with a B or better, have good communication skills and work well with other students, please consider applying for a tutoring position. Applicants must obtain a recommendation from a SCC math instructor. Interested applicants should obtain an application at the front desk of the MAC.

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Hours and Contact Information

For more information, call (707) 864-7138.

Main Campus (Fairfield)

Room 1525 (Building 1500)
Phone:  (707) 864-7138

Vallejo Center

545 Columbus Parkway, Vallejo, Room 124
Phone: (707) 642-8188
Lab hours subject to change
All lab hours are instructor-covered

Vacaville Center

2000 North Villiage Parkway
Phone: (707) 863-7872
Lab hours subject to change
All lab hours are instructor-covered