Academics

Course Descriptions

MATHEMATICS (MAT)

MAT040 - Pre-Technical Mathematics Credits: 3
Intended for students enrolled in engineering technology programs. Designed to provide the basic technical mathematics skills in preparation for MAT 111. Topics of algebra and trigonometry including roots, exponents, graphic and analytic solutions of linear equations, quadratic equations, with emphasis on application of principles as an engineering tool in problem-solving situations. This course does not apply toward graduation.

MAT050 - Fundamentals of Arithmetic Credits: 3
Designed to provide the student with basic computational skills; specifically addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Additional course content includes a review of ratio and proportion, percents, English and Metric Systems of Measurement, and basic geometric concepts. A diagnostic test is administered at the beginning of the course to determine level of competency and at the end of the course to measure growth. Course materials may be programmed. This course does not apply toward graduation.

MAT060 - Fundamentals of Algebra Credits: 3
Designed to give the student mastery of specific skills in mathematics in preparation for MAT 105. Diagnostic testing is accomplished at the beginning of the course to determine level of competency and at the end of the course to measure growth. Course materials may be programmed. The student will review elementary algebra, including instruction in the real number system, polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, and verbal problems (for application). This course does not apply toward graduation.
Prerequisite: Placement by exam or MAT 050 (Grade of C or better).

MAT101 - Survey of Mathematics Credits: 3
Intended to meet minimum college requirements in mathematics. Explores the role of mathematics in modern culture emphasizing techniques and applications in the social, natural, and management sciences, as well as those in technological fields. Topics studied include: number theory, set theory, logic, consumer math, geometry, graph theory, probability and statistics.
Prerequisites: Placement by exam or MAT 050 (Grade of C or better).

MAT102 - Elementary and Intermediate Algebra Credits: 4
This is an accelerated course which combines the goals of MAT 060 and 105. The student will review elementary algebra, including instruction in polynomials, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities and application problems. Additional topics include functions and their graphs, system of equations and rational functions. This course prepares the student for college algebra and/or basic statistics. A graphing calculator is recommended.

MAT103 - Applied Mathematics for Industry Credits: 3
Designed to help meet the mathematical needs of students enrolled in the industrial-mechanical technology or technical certification programs. Content includes fractions, decimals, percent, approximate numbers, conversion of linear units of measure, scientific notation, basic algebra, basic trigonometry of right triangle, ratios, powers and roots, and use of mathematical tables. Topics introduced and developed with emphasis on industrial application.

MAT104 - Mathematics for the Hospitality Industry Credits: 3
Designed to help meet the mathematical needs of students enrolled in Hospitality related programs. Content includes fractions, decimals, percents, approximate numbers, conversion of units of measure, basic algebra, ratios, the use of mathematical tables and hospitality production formulas. Topics introduced and developed with emphasis on hospitality application.

MAT105 - Intermediate Algebra Credits: 3
A mid-level algebra course which builds on the concepts of elementary algebra and prepares the student for College Algebra and/or Basic Statistics. Topics studied include: functions and their graphs, systems of equations, linear, quadratic and rational functions, and applications. A graphing calculator is required.
Prerequisite: Placement by exam or MAT 060 (Grade of C or better).

MAT106 - Survey of Statistical Mathematics Credits: 3
Intended to prepare students for an introductory course in statistics, and also meet minimum college requirements in mathematics. The student will review important concepts of set theory, algebra, graphing and probability that apply to statistics. The course will also introduce basic statistical concepts and a graphing calculator is recommended.
Prerequisites: MAT-060

MAT107 - Basic Statistics Credits: 3
An introductory course in statistics beginning with descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics and decision-making. Binomial distributions, normal distributions, linear regression and correlation are applied to management, natural, and social sciences. A graphing caluculator is required.
Prerequisites: MAT 102, MAT 105 or MAT 106 or placement by exam. (Grade of C or better)

MAT109 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I Credits: 3
Explore sets, numeration systems, relations, functions, number theory, fractions, decimals, ratio, proportion and percent using a variety of problem-solving strategies.
Prerequisite: MAT 050 (Grade of C or better) or placement by exam

MAT110 - Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II Credits: 3
An introduction to algebra, probability and statistics, and geometry using a variety of problem-solving strategies.
Prerequisite: MAT 109 or placement by exam (Grade of C or better)

MAT111 - Technical Mathematics I Credits: 5
Mathematics for technology. Topics include algebraic operations, exponents, radicals, rectangular coordinates, function graphs, system of equations, determinants, quadratic equation, trigonometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, logarithms and the use of a scientific graphing calculator in solving applied technology problems.
Prerequisite: One year of secondary school algebra, or equivalent, or permission of the instructor.