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Mathematics (MATH)
MATH 062
Review of Arithmetic (5)
Study of the basic operations of arithmetic and an overview of basic geometry concepts. Topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, ratios, proportions, place value, roots, and basic concepts related to measurements and geometry. Incorporates hands-on manipulatives and study skills related to learning math concepts. PREREQUISITE: TS 053 or appropriate placement test score.
MATH 070
Pre-Algebra (5)
Study of problem solving, geometry and measurement, exponents, and signed numbers. Includes introductory work with polynomials, simple equations, basic descriptive statistics, and graphing. PREREQUISITE: MATH 062 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation.
MATH 072
Elementary Algebra (5)
Study of properties and terminology of real numbers, absolute value, simplifying algebraic expressions, integer exponents, graphing and solving linear equations and inequalities, unit analysis, ratios, rates, and proportions, solving systems of equations, factoring and performing operations on polynomial expressions, Pythagorean Theorem, functions, and applications. Course requires a graphing calculator. RECOMMEND: Eligible for READ 104. PREREQUISITE: MATH 070 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation.
MATH 077
Extended Elementary Algebra (5)
Topics include a subset of topics covered in the regular MATH 072 course including a study of sets, properties and terminology of real numbers, absolute value, simplifying algebraic expressions, integer exponents, graphing and solving linear equations and inequalities, unit analysis, ratios, rates, and proportions, solving systems of equations, factoring and performing operations on polynomial expressions, Pythagorean Theorem, functions, and applications. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MATH 097
Intermediate Algebra (5)
Study of the definition of a function; graphs and solutions of linear equations and inequalities; graphs and solutions of quadratic, rational, radical, and literal equations; complex numbers; radical expressions; variation; and applications. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: Either MATH 072 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate placement score; or high school transcript evaluation.
MATH 106
Essentials of Pre-Calculus Mathematics (5)
Study of polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; algebraic combinations of functions, composition of functions, transformation of functions, and inverse functions. Additional topics may include complex numbers, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: Completion of high school pre-calculus with trigonometry with a grade of B average or higher within the last two years; or appropriate placement test score; or instructor’s permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 108
Contemporary Math for Information Technology (5)
Study of a variety of mathematical topics related to information technology, including routes and networks, scheduling, statistics, probability, the decimal, binary and hexadecimal number systems, logic gates and Boolean algebra. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate placement test score; or instructor's permission. Satisfies natural science requirement for AA degree.
MATH 147
Finite Mathematics-Business and Social Science (5)
Study of graphs and solutions of linear equations, systems of equations, matrices, linear inequalities and linear programming, the simplex method, piecewise defined, quadratic, polynomial, rational exponential and logarithmic functions, and financial formulas. Many problems and examples are drawn from the fields of business, economics, and social science. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 177
Math Work Experience 1 (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. Credits may apply toward the completion of a certificate and/or program. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.
MATH 178
Math Work Experience 2 (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. Credits may apply toward the completion of a certificate and/or program. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.
MATH 179
Math Work Experience 3 (1-12)
Allows students to work full- or part-time in jobs directly related to their programs and interests. Students may receive a salary or volunteer. Credits may apply toward the completion of a certificate and/or program. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in COOP 171 and instructor's permission.
MATH 194
Special Topics-Mathematics (1-5)
Study of specialized mathematical topics. Topics presented depend upon interest and staffing. Possible areas of study include number theory, probability, logic, mathematics for parents, and computer applications. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission and eligible for READ 104. This is a pass/no-credit course.
MATH 210
Discrete Mathematics (5)
Study of proofs; one-to-one, onto, inverse and composite functions; properties of relations; sets including cardinality, countability and the Pigeonhole Principle; Boolean algebras including de Morgans Laws; logic including propositional logic and digital logic; and counting techniques including permutations and combination. PREREQUISITE: Either MATH 106 or MATH& 142 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement score; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 238
Differential Equations (5)
Study of the theory and solutions of first and second order differential equations, existence and uniqueness theorems, numerical methods of solution, and applications. Additional topics may be chosen from the following: series solutions for differential equations, systems of linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, and stability theory. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 254 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or concurrent enrollment in MATH& 254; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 240
Topics in Linear Algebra (5)
Study of systems of linear equations, vector spaces, matrices and matrix equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformations, and applications. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 152 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 256
Statistics for Business and Social Science (5)
Study of descriptive and inferential statistics; boxplots, histograms and scatterplots; introduction to design of experiments; measures of central tendency; frequency distributions; probability distributions; sampling and sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; confidence intervals; and linear regression. PREREQUISITE: Either MATH& 106, MATH& 141 or MATH 147 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: Eligible for READ 104. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH 294
Special Topics in Mathematics (1-5)
Focuses on special topics in math that are not part of the regular curriculum. Content varies from course to course. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
MATH 297
Independent Study-Mathematics (1-5)
Encourages students to independently study an area or topic of special interest in mathematics. Students meet on a tutorial basis with the instructor. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 148, &151 or MATH 256 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and instructor’s permission.
MATH& 107
Math in Society (5)
Study of a variety of mathematical topics that include finance, statistics, and probability. Additional topics may include voting theory, fair division, networks, scheduling, apportionment and other fields. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 141
PreCalculus I (5)
Study of piecewise, power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their applications; algebraic combinations of functions; composition of functions; inverse functions; transformations. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: Either MATH 097 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate placement score; or high school transcript evaluation. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 142
PreCalculus II (5)
Study of trigonometric functions and their applications, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric equations, trigonometric identities, solutions of right and oblique triangles, complex numbers, vectors, polar coordinates, parametric equations, conics, and matrices. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 146
Introduction to Statistics (5)
Introduction to the analysis of statistical studies, descriptive statistics, basic probability, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and correlation. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or instructor's permission. RECOMMEND: Eligible for READ 104. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 148
Business Calculus (5)
Study of differential and integral calculus of polynomial, logarithmic and exponential functions. Many problems and examples are drawn from the fields of business, economics, and social science. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 141 or MATH 147 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement score; or high school transcript evaluation; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 151
Calculus I (5)
The first course of a four-quarter calculus sequence. Introduces students to differential calculus and related applications. Topics include limits, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, optimization, linearization, numerical methods, modeling. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 142 or MATH 106 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 152
Calculus II (5)
The second course of a four-quarter calculus sequence. Introduces students to integral calculus and related applications. Topics include antiderivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of integration, areas, volumes, moments and centers of mass, numerical methods. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 151 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or high school transcript evaluation; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 153
Calculus III (5)
The third course of a four-quarter calculus sequence. Introduces students to sequences, series, and higher-dimensional space. Topics include convergence tests; vectors; analytic geometry; vector-valued functions. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 152 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or appropriate placement test score; or instructor’s permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 171
Mathematics for Elementary Education I (5)
Introduces problem-solving techniques, number theory, set theory, and numeration systems related to topics taught at the K-8 level. Recommended for prospective or practicing elementary and middle school teachers, paraeducators, parents, and others who help educate children in grades K-8. PREREQUISITE: MATH 097 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; or appropriate placement score; or high school transcript; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 172
Mathematics for Elementary Education II (5)
Study of geometry and its applications including problem solving techniques and concepts in measurement. Recommended for prospective or practicing elementary and middle school teachers, paraeducators, parents, and others who help educate children in grades K-8. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 171 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or Math placement. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 173
Mathematics for Elementary Education III (5)
Study of the fundamental nature of the real number system and its subsystems, applications of basic probability and statistics, and problem solving. Recommended for prospective or practicing elementary and middle school teachers, paraeducators, parents, and others who help educate children in grades K-8. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 171 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
MATH& 254
Calculus IV (5)
The fourth course of a four-quarter calculus sequence. Introduces students to functions of two and three variables; limits and continuity; partial differentiation; gradients; multiple integration; iterated integrals; vector analysis including such topics as divergence, curl, line integrals, and the fundamental theorems of vector calculus. Graphing calculator required. PREREQUISITE: MATH& 153 with a grade of 2.0 or higher; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a natural science or quantitative skills requirement for AA degree.
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