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MTH 1 - Developmental Mathematics
Designed to bridge the gap between a weak mathematical foundation and the knowledge necessary for the study of mathematics courses in technical, professional, and transfer program. Topics may include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Credits not applicable toward graduation.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
MTH 1 - Occupational Mathematics
Introduces contextualized mathematics concepts for specific occupational fields of study in order to make direct connections between basic skills and their applications to a career field. Topics may include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Credits not applicable toward graduation and completion does not satisfy specific MTE modules.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Total 1-3 hours per week.
Corequisite(s): Requires enrollment in an entry level course of an occupational program as defined as career/technical education.
1 credits
MTH 3 - Bundle 1-3 - Operations with Fractions, Decimals, and Percents and Algebra Basics
Includes operations and problem solving with proper fractions, improper fractions, and mixed numbers without the use of a calculator; operations and problem solving with positive decimals and percents; basic operations with algebraic expressions and solving simple algebraic equations using signed numbers. Emphasizes applications and includes U. S. customary and metric units of measure. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Qualifying placement score
3 credits
MTH 5 - Bundle 4-5 - First Degree Equations and Inequalities and Systems of Linear Equations
Includes solving first degree equations and inequalities containing one variable, and using them to solve application problems. Emphasizes applications and problem solving. Includes finding the equation of a line, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables and solving systems of two linear equations. Emphasizes writing and graphing equations using the slope of the line and points on the line, and applications. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): MTE 1-3 or qualifying placement score
2 credits
MTH 6 - Developmental Geometry
Covers topics in Euclidean geometry including similarity and congruency, plane and solid figures, right triangles, parallel and perpendicular lines, constructions, and applications. Develops the mathematical proficiency necessary for selected curriculum entrance. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 06 and Algebra I or equivalent.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
MTH 9 - Bundle 6-9 - Exponents, Factoring, Poly Equations, Rational Expressions and ...
Includes performing operations on exponential expressions and polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving polynomial equations, simplifying rational algebraic expressions, solving rational algebraic equations, simplifying radical expressions, using rational exponents, solving radical equations, working with functions in different forms: ordered pair, graph, and equation form. Also introduces quadratic functions, their properties and their graphs. Emphasis should be on learning all the different factoring methods, and solving application problems using polynomial, rational and radical equations. Credit is not applicable toward graduation.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTE 1-5 or qualifying placement score.
4 credits
MTH 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTH 111 - Basic Technical Mathematics
Provides a foundation in mathematics with emphasis in arithmetic, unit conversion, basic algebra, geometry and trigonometry. This course is intended for CTE programs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: MTE 1-3 Prereq OR Corequisite: MCR 1.
3 credits
MTH 115 - Technical Mathematics I
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-6 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.
3 credits
MTH 116 - Technical Mathematics II
Presents algebra through exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometry, vectors, analytic geometry, and complex numbers.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-6 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part II of II.
3 credits
MTH 130 - Fundamentals of Reasoning
Presents elementary concepts of algebra, linear graphing, financial literacy, descriptive statistics, and measurement & geometry. Based on college programs being supported by this course, colleges may opt to add additional topics such as logic or trigonometry. This course is intended for occupational/technical programs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 2
3 credits
MTH 133 - Mathematics for Health Professions
Presents in context the arithmetic of fractions and decimals, the metric system and dimensional analysis, percents, ratio and proportion, linear equations, topics in statistics, topics in geometry, logarithms, topics in health professions including dosages, dilutions and IV flow rates. This course is intended for programs in the Health Professions.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 9
3 credits
MTH 141 - Business Mathematics I
Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent. Part I of II.
3 credits
MTH 150 - Topics in Geometry
Presents the fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and introduces non-Euclidean geometries and current topics.
Lecture 3 hours per week. 3 credits
Prerequisites: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent.
3 credits
MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning
Presents topics in proportional reasoning, modeling, financial literacy and validity studies (logic and set theory). Focuses on the process of taking a real-world situation, identifying the mathematical foundation needed to address the problem, solving the problem and applying what is learned to the original situation.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 4: Learning Support for Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits
MTH 155 - Statistical Reasoning
Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including visual data presentation, descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation and linear regression. Emphasis is placed on the development of statistical thinking, simulation, and the use of statistical software.
Lecture 3 hours, Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Competency in MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Co-requisite: MCR 5Learning Support for Statistical Reasoning.
3 credits
MTH 161 - PreCalculus I
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 161: Precalculus I and MTH 167: Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 6: Learning Support for Precalculus I
3 credits
MTH 162 - PreCalculus II
Presents trigonometry, trigonometric applications including Law of Sines and Cosines and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 162: Precalculus II and MTH 167: Precalculus with Trigonometry or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Placement or completion of MTH 161: Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
3 credits
MTH 167 - PreCalculus with Trigonometry
Presents topics in power, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, trigonometry, and trigonometric applications, including Law of Sines and Cosines, and an introduction to conics. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 167: Precalculus with Trigonometry and MTH 161/MTH 162: Precalculus I and II or equivalent.
Lecture 5 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
Prerequisite(s): Competency in MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 7: Learning Support for Precalculus w/ Trigonometry
5 credits
MTH 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
MTH 200 - Abstract Algebra
Covers groups, isomorphisms, fields, homomophisms, rings, and integral domains. Fulfills the abstract algebra requirement for Virginia high school mathematics teaching endorsement. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or permission.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTH 245 - Statistics I
Presents an overview of statistics, including descriptive statistics, elementary probability, probability distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155: Statistical Reasoning and MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 154 or MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
MTH 246 - Statistics II
Completion of MTH 245: Statistics I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 245 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
MTH 261 - Applied Calculus I
Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions, and techniques of integration with an emphasis on applications in business, social sciences and life sciences.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
MTH 263 - Calculus I
Presents concepts of limits, derivatives, differentiation of various types of functions and use of differentiation rules, application of differentiation, antiderivatives, integrals and applications of integration.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 167 or MTH 161/162 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
4 credits
MTH 264 - Calculus II
Continues the study of calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
4 credits
MTH 265 - Calculus III
Focuses on extending the concepts of function, limit, continuity, derivative, integral and vector from the plane to the three dimensional space. Covers topics including vector functions, multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and an introduction to vector calculus. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Completion of MTH 264: Calculus II or equivalent with a grade of C or better
4 credits
MTH 266 - Linear Algebra
Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Features instruction for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of B or better or MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
MTH 271 - Applied Calculus I
Presents limits, continuity, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications, and an introduction to integration. Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent. (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271.)
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTH 272 - Applied Calculus II
Covers techniques of integration, multivariable calculus, and an introduction to differential equations. Prerequisite: MTH 271 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTH 291 - Differential Equations
Introduces first order differential equations, linear differential equations, numerical methods, and applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
MTH 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits