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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
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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: Requires enrollment in an entry level course of an occupational program as defined as career/technical education.
1 credits
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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
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MTH 7 - Developmental Trigonometry
Covers topics including right triangles, oblique triangles, identity applications. Develops the mathematical proficiency necessary for curriculum entrance. Credits not applicable toward graduation. Placement recommendation for MTH 07 and Algebra I and Algebra II 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
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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
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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 120 - Introduction to Mathematics
Introduces number systems, logic, basic algebra, and descriptive statistics.
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. (Intended for occupational/technical programs.)
3 credits
MTH 132 - Business Mathematics
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. This course is intended for occupational/technical programs.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Competency in MTE 1-3 or as demonstrated through placement or unit completion or equivalent or Corequisite: MCR 8
3 credits
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 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
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
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
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 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
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Placement or completion of MTH 161: Precalculus I or equivalent with a grade of C or better
3 credits
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
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
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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 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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
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
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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
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 161 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
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
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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. This is a Passport Transfer course.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 263 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
4 credits
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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
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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
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MTH 267 - Differential Equations
Introduces ordinary differential equations. Includes first order differential equations, second and higher order ordinary differential equations with applications and numerical methods.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: Completion of MTH 264 or equivalent with a grade of C or better.
3 credits
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MTH 280 - College Geometry
Presents topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries chosen to prepare individuals for teaching geometry at the high school level or for other areas of study applying geometric principles. Studies Euclid's geometry and its limitations, axiomatic systems, techniques of proof, and Hilbert's geometry, including the parallel postulates for Euclidean, hyperbolic, and elliptic geometries.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Completion of MTH 263, Calculus I with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
3 credits
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MTH 281 - Introductory Abstract Algebra
Introduces groups, isomorphisms, fields, homomorphisms, rings, and integral domains. Applicable to some education licensure programs; not intended for STEM majors.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Completion of MTH 263, Calculus I with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
3 credits
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MTH 288 - Discrete Mathematics
Presents topics in sets, counting, graphs, logic, proofs, functions, relations, mathematical induction, Boolean Algebra, and recurrence relations.
Lecture 3 credits. Total 3 credits per week.
Completion of MTH 263, Calculus I with a grade of C or better or equivalent.
3 credits
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MTH 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits