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Associate in Applied Science Degree - Course Sequence 1 - Placement 2

This course sequence is for students:

  • who are pursuing one of the following AAS degrees -AND-
    • Accounting
    • Business Management
    • Computer Support Specialist
    • Computer Network Security
  • who have been placed into MAT 093 -OR-
  • who received Cs in their final math class in high school -OR-
  • who have not taken a math class in 5 or more years but use math on a somewhat regular basis.
Semester Course (s) Credit Hours
1st MAT 093 Intensive Elementary Algebra 4 credit hours
2nd MAT 097 Intermediate Algebra Support AND MAT 105 College Algebra 3 credit hours/4 credit hours

Course Descriptions

MAT 093 INTENSIVE ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA 4 CREDITS
This course is for students who have not completed high school algebra, students who need a review of elementary algebra or students who have had previous difficulty with the subject. Topics include operations with real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, elementary set operations, graphing linear equations, and related applications. Competence in arithmetic skills is required. Lecture four hours per week. This course does not apply toward the graduation requirement for the degree and certificate curricula in the career or university transfer program.
Prerequisite: MAT 080 or qualifying score on Math Placement Test.

MAT 097 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA SUPPORT 3 CREDITS
This course is designed for students who have a background in elementary algebra and should be taken along with MAT 105 or MAT 120 as supplemental instruction. Topics include solving systems of linear equations, properties of exponents, scientific notation, polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, and rational exponents and radicals.
Prerequisite: MAT 084 or Mandatory Testing: Qualifying score on the math placement test.

MAT 105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4 CREDITS
This course prepares students to study more advanced mathematics. Topics include the real number system, polynomials, inequalities, and exponential, logarithmic and rational functions. It also covers conic sections, determinants, sequences and series and the binomial theorem. To qualify for this course, students must demonstrate competence in both algebra and geometry. Lecture four hours per week.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of MAT 086 or MAT 095 or qualifying score on Mathematics Test; AND satisfactory completion of MAT 092 or Geometry Proficiency Test or two semesters of high school geometry or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite: MAT 097.

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