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Mathematics Course Descriptions
Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on individual college placement testing policies and procedures. Students should begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by the college's placement test.

MAT 050  Basic Math Skills

This course is designed to strengthen basic math skills. Topics include properties, rounding, estimating, comparing, converting, and computing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant mathematical problems. A discussion of ratios, rates, proportions, and applications of these topics will be included.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

MAT 050 Course Outline

MAT 060  Essential Mathematics

This course is a comprehensive study of mathematical skills which should provide a strong mathematical foundation to pursue further study. Topics include principles and applications of decimals, fractions, percents, ratio and proportion, order of operations, geometry, measurement, and elements of algebra and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic computations and solve relevant, multi-step mathematical problems using technology where appropriate.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 050 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

MAT 060 Course Outline

MAT 070  Introductory Algebra

This course establishes a foundation in algebraic concepts and problem solving. Topics include signed numbers, exponents, order of operations, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing, formulas, polynomials, factoring, and elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the concepts learned in problem solving using appropriate technology. Solving quadratic equations by factoring is also included.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 060 and RED 070 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: RED 080

MAT 070 Course Outline

MAT 080  Intermediate Algebra

This course continues the study of algebraic concepts with emphasis on applications. Topics include factoring; rational expressions; rational exponents; rational, radical, and quadratic equations; systems of equations; inequalities; graphing; functions; variations; complex numbers; and elements of geometry. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the concepts learned in problem solving using appropriate technology.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: RED 080

MAT 080 Course Outline

MAT 090  Accelerated Algebra

This course covers algebraic concepts with emphasis on applications. Topics include those covered in MAT 070 and MAT 080. Upon completion, students should be able to to apply algebraic concepts in problem solving using appropriate technology.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 060 or satisfactory score on placement test and permission from the instructor or math discipline chair.

Corequisite: RED 080

MAT 090 Course Outline

MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement

This course provides an activity-based approach to utilizing, interpreting, and communicating data in a variety of measurement systems. Topics include accuracy, precision, conversion, and estimation within metric, apothecary, and avoirdupois systems; ratio and proportion; measures of central tendency and dispersion; and charting of data. Upon completion, students should be able to apply proper techniques to gathering, recording, manipulating, analyzing, and communicating data

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030

Corequisite: None

MAT 110 Course Outline

MAT 115 Mathematical Models

This course develops the ability to utilize mathematical skills and technology to solve problems at a level found in non-mathematics-intensive programs. Topics include applications to percent, ratio and proportion, formulas, statistics, functional notation, linear functions and their graphs, probability, sampling techniques, scatter plots, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems; reason and communicate with mathematics; and work confidently, collaboratively, and independently. Applications may be drawn from the fields of business, public services, and various technologies.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050,  or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None.

MAT115 Course Outline

MAT 121  Algebra/Trigonometry I

This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem solving. Topics include simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle trigonometry; systems of equations; and the use of technology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of mathematics and technology to solve problems as well as analyze and communicate results. A basic introduction to statistics is also included.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050,  or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None.

MAT 121 Course Outline

MAT 122  Algebra/Trigonometry II

This course extends the concepts covered in MAT 121 to include additional topics in algebra, function analysis, and trigonometry. Topics include exponential and logarithmic functions, translation and scaling of functions, Sine Law, Cosine Law, vectors, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 121 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None.

MAT 122 Course Outline

MAT 140  Survey of Mathematics

This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to understand a variety of mathematical applications, think logically, and be able to work collaboratively and independently. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 140A.

MAT 140 Course Outline

MAT 140A  Survey of Mathematics Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 140. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 140.

MAT 140A Course Outline

MAT 151  Statistics I

This course provides a project-based approach to the study of basic probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, and decision making. Emphasis is on measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation, regression, discrete and continuous probability distributions, quality control, population parameter estimation, and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe important characteristics of a set of data and draw inferences about a population from sample data. Students are able to compare two population means of both large and small groups as well as compare population proportions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. Students may not receive credit for both MAT 151 and MAT 155.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 080, or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050; or MAT 090 or MAT 140 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None.

MAT 151 Course Outline

MAT 161  College Algebra

This course provides an integrated technological approach to algebraic topics used in problem solving. Emphasis is on applications involving equations and inequalities; polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and graphing and data analysis/modeling. Upon completion, students should be able to choose an appropriate model to fit a data set and use the model for analysis and prediction. This course is designed to satisfy the needs of the Associate in Arts student and does not satisfy the prerequisite for MAT 172. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics for the Associate in Arts Degree.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 161A

MAT 161 Course Outline

MAT 161A  College Algebra Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 161. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 161

MAT 161A Course Outline

MAT 171  Precalculus Algebra

This is the first of two courses designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is on equations and inequalities; functions (linear, polynomial, and rational); systems of equations and inequalities; and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and predictions. Additional topics include, but are not limited to, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 171A

MAT 171 Course Outline

MAT 171A  Precalculus Algebra Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 171. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080; or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 171

MAT 171A Course Outline

MAT 172  Precalculus Trigonometry

This is the second of two courses designed to emphasize topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is on properties and applications of transcendental functions and their graphs, right and oblique triangle trigonometry, conic sections, vectors, and polar coordinates. Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and prediction. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. MAT 161 does not satisfy the prerequisite for MAT 172.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 171 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 172A

MAT 172 Course Outline

MAT 172A  Precalculus Trigonometry Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 172. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class,0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 171

Corequisite: MAT 172

MAT 172A Course Outline

MAT 175  Precalculus

This course provides an intense study of the topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus.  Emphasis is placed on functions and their graphs with special attention to polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, and analytic trigonometry.  Upon completion, students should be able to solve practical problems and use appropriate models for analysis and prediction.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090, or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080;

Corequisite: MAT 175A

MAT 175 Course Outline
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MAT 175A  Precalculus Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 175.  Emphasis is placed on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class.  Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively.  This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. Course Hours Per Week: 

Course Hours Per Week: Class,0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 080 or MAT 090, or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080;

Corequisite: MAT 175

MAT 175A Course Outline
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MAT 263  Brief Calculus

This course introduces concepts of differentiation and integration as well as their applications to solving problems. The course is designed for students needing one semester of calculus. Topics include functions, graphing, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and biological and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve problems and to analyze and communicate results. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 171 or MAT 175 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 263A

MAT 263 Course Outline

MAT 263A  Brief Calculus Lab

This course is a laboratory for MAT 263. Emphasis is on experiences that enhance the materials presented in the class. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems, apply critical thinking, work in teams, and communicate effectively. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: MAT 171 or MAT 175 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 263

MAT 263A Course Outline

MAT 271  Calculus I

This course covers in depth the differential calculus portion of a three-course calculus sequence. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, with applications. Upon completion, students should be able to apply differentiation and integration techniques to algebraic and transcendental functions. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 172 or MAT 175 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: None

MAT 271 Course Outline

MAT 272  Calculus II

This course provides a rigorous treatment of integration and is the second calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include applications of definite integrals, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon completion, students should be able to use integration and approximation techniques to solve application problems. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 271

Corequisite: None

MAT 272 Course Outline

MAT 273  Calculus III

This course covers the calculus of several variables and is the third calculus course in a three-course sequence. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, solid analytical geometry, vector-valued functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon completion, students should be able to solve problems involving vectors and functions of several variables. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 272

Corequisite: None

MAT 273 Course Outline

MAT 285  Differential Equations

This course provides an introduction to ordinary differential equations with an emphasis on applications. Topics include first-order, linear higher-order, and systems of differential equations; numerical methods; series solutions; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Laplace transforms; and Fourier series. Upon completion, students should be able to use differential equations to model physical phenomena, solve the equations, and use the solutions to analyze the phenomena. This course is approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours per Week: Class, 3 Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisite: MAT 272

Corequisite: None

MAT 285 Course Outline
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