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Associate in Arts Degree - Business Course Sequence - Placement 2

This course sequence is for students:

  • who are pursuing an AA degree -AND-
  • who are planning to transfer to a four year university to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in business -AND-
  • 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.

Students should choose their 3rd semester course based on the requirements of the four year university they plan to transfer to.

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
3rd MAT 141 Statistics OR MAT 224 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences 4 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.

MAT 141 STATISTICS 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 902)
Students investigate elementary descriptive and inferential statistical methods: graphs, averages, measures of dispersion, probability, tables, probability and sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and simple linear correlation. The course also provides the students opportunities to use computers to solve problems. Lecture four hours per week. (1) This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics Package. (2) This course applies to one or more IAI majors. See an Academic Advisor for details.
Prerequisite: MAT 095 or MAT 086 or MAT 102 or MAT 105 or qualifying placement.

MAT 224 CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 900-B)
This course, designed for students in business, economics, biological sciences and social sciences, covers the concepts of function, limit, differentiation and integration. The main focus of the course is on applications of these concepts, rather than on the comprehensive treatment of the mathematics provided by MAT 201. Knowledge of trigonometry is not required. Students develop problem solving skills and use technology, where appropriate, to make sense of situations using calculus concepts. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics package.
Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MAT 105 or qualifying score on Math Placement Test.

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