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MARCS FAQ

    • What is the MARCS?
      • The Math Activities Resource Centers & Support (MARCS) offer tutoring, study space, computers, calculators, textbooks, and other resources aimed at assisting students enrolled in math courses at Mt. SAC.  
      • The MARC serves students currently enrolled in Algebra and Trigonometry (Math 50, 51, 71, 130, 150) and is located in building 61 room 1318.  
      • The TMARC serves students currently enrolled in Statistics and Calculus (Math 100, 110, 120, 140, 160, 180, 181, 260, 280, 290) and is located in building 61 room 1314.
      • The Math Computer Lab serves students currently enrolled in all Mt. SAC math courses.
      • The MARCS is not a library.  Communication is encouraged and the noise level with math communication can get loud.
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    • How do I register for the MARCS?
      • By registering for the lab you are enrolling into a noncredit community education course. This will appear on your class schedule, but does not affect your GPA or show up on your transcript.  There is no cost to enroll in the lab or use the lab's services. 
      • Click Here to learn how to register for the MARCS.
    • How do I use the MARCS once I am registered?
      • Upon arrival you will be asked if you have registered for the MARCS. Please have your current Mt. SAC ID ready and present it to the staff at the front check-in counter. Remember students are required to obtain and carry a Mt. SAC picture ID card to enter the lab.  
      • Students are clocked in to the lab when they arrive and are clocked out when they leave. Students may use the facilities during any of the hours of normal operation and may return multiple times during the day.  
      • After clocking in, students find a seat anywhere in the lab then write their name and course on the whiteboard at the front of the room when assistance is needed by a tutor. Tutors should never be too busy to help. They are here to help you.

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    • What resources does the MARCS offer?
      • The MARCS has video lectures on CD-ROM or DVD. These may be viewed in the center or taken home for one week.  
      • The Math Computer Lab has various software packages for math and statistics computation.  A list of availalbe software can be found here.
      • Textbooks and solution manuals are available for use in the center.  Textbooks may not be taken home.
      • Review worksheets on many topics are available.
      • Calculators may be borrowed and taken to class; however, they must be returned that same day.  Calculators may not be taken home.  The MARCS currently have 4 types of calculators available to borrow:  TI-84 Plus (graphing), TI-30XIIS (scientific), TI30XS (multi-view), basic calculator (4-function). 

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    • How can I contact the MARCS?
      • The MARC is located in Building 61, Room 1318
      • The TMARC is located in Building 61, Room 1314  
      • The Math Computer Lab is located in Building 61, Room 1310 (inside 1314)  
      • (909) 274-5014
      • marclab@mtsac.edu