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Associate in Fine Arts Degree - Placement 1

This course sequence is for students:

  • who are pursuing an AFA degree -AND-
  • who have been placed into MAT 080 -OR-
  • who did not receive Cs or better in their final math class in high school -OR-
  • who have not taken a math class in 5 or more years and do not use math on a regular basis.
Semester Course (s) Credit Hours
1st MAT 080 Mathematics Fundamentals 3 credit hours
2nd MAT 096 General Education Math Support AND MAT 102 General Education Math 2 credit hours/4 credit hours

Course Descriptions

MAT 080 MATHEMATICS FUNDAMENTALS 3 CREDITS (Formerly known as MAT 090.)
The student reviews basic math principles, including fundamental operations of fractions, decimals, percent's, measurement and geometric concepts. Lecture three 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.

MAT 096 GENERAL ED MATH SUPPORT 2 CREDITS
This course is designed for students who have a background in elementary algebra and should be taken along with MAT 102 as supplemental instruction, instead of taking MAT 083/084/085 as a prerequisite to MAT 102. Topics include fractions, decimals, solving linear equations, properties of exponents, scientific notation, and radicals.
Prerequisite: MAT 080 or Mandatory Testing: Qualifying score on the math placement test.

MAT 102 GENERAL EDUCATION MATHEMATICS 4 CREDITS (IAI: M1 904)
This course is designed primarily for students who are not pursuing careers in mathematics, science and business. Students planning to study mathematics, science or business should take MAT 105 followed by general education course(s) at the upper level. Students develop essential mathematical competencies needed for participation in our modern world by studying topics such as critical thinking skills, sets, probability, statistics, and the mathematics of finance. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Mathematics package.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT 085 or MAT 095 or Math Placement Test.
Corequisite: MAT 096

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