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 Preparatory Math Courses

 MAT 0018  PRE – ALGEBRA
Focuses on manipulative skills.  Topics include prime numbers, prime factorization, the base ten number system, fractions, decimals, and integers, square roots, exponents, use of percent, formulas, measurement, properties of triangles, order of operations, basic linear equations, and introductory algebra.  Designed as a preparation for MAT 0028.  This course does not satisfy general education requirements in math and is awarded compensatory credit only.  All students who successfully complete this course are required to complete MAT 0028 and MAT 1033 before enrolling in their first general education mathematics course and are encouraged to do so in consecutive semesters.

 

 MAT 0020 Integrated Arithmetic and Algebra
6.00 Credits
This course combines the arithmetic and algebra skills of MAT 0012 and MAT 0024. This course includes all mathematics skills necessary for entry into college level mathematics. Arithmetic topics include operations with real numbers, fractions, decimals, exponents, geometry measurement systems, percents and ratios. Algebra topics include polynomial operation, factoring, solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, operations with quadratic equations, and applications of all concepts. This course does not satisfy general education requirements and generates compensatory credit only.Permission from instructor required.

 

 MAT 0028 BEGINNING ALGEBRA 
Provides an introduction to algebra. Topics include basic linear equations and inequalities, properties of real numbers, operations, involving exponents and polynomials, factoring, quadratic equations, applications, graphing of linear equations, and an introduction to radical simplification. This course does not satisfy general education requirements in mathematics and is awarded compensatory credit only. Credit for MAT 0024 precludes credit for MAT 0028.  All students who successfully complete this course are required to complete MAT 1033 before enrolling in their first general education mathematics course and are encouraged to do so in the consecutive semester.

 

 MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra
3 Credits
Topics include sets, relations, functions, polynomial operations, factoring, absolute value, rational expressions, and equations (linear, quadratic, radical, rational) systems of equations, inequalities, exponents, radicals, graphs of linear equations, and inequalities in two variables, complex numbers, and applications. Elective credit only.
Prerequisites: MAT 0024 with a grade of C or better or appropriate score on HCC placement test.

 

 

 College Level Math Courses

 MAC1105  College Algebra
3 Credits
Provides students with the opportunity to gain algebraic knowledge needed for many fields such as engineering, business, science, computer technology, and mathematics. Graphical and numerical methods support the study of functions and their corresponding equations and inequalities. Students will study linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, inverse, composite, radical, and absolute value functions; systems of equations and inequalities; modeling applied problems; and curve fitting techniques. Previous credit in any MAC class precludes credit in MAC 1105.
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT REQURED TO TAKE MAC11105 FOR HTEIR PROGRAM SHOULD CONSIDER TAKING MGF1106, MGF1107, AND/OR STA2023 TO MEET THEIR 6 HOUR MATH GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR AN A.A. DEGREE.

 

 MAC 1114 Trigonometry
3 Credits
Major topics include trigonometric functions, their properties and graphs; inverse trigonometric functions, their properties and graphs; conditional trigonometric functions; solutions of triangles; vector algebra; parametric equations; polar coordinates; applications. Previous credit for MAC 1147 precludes credit for MAC 1114.
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of C.

FOR STUDENTS TAKING MAC1114 AND MAC1140 TO PREPARE FOR MAC2311, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE MAC1140 BEFORE MAC1114.

 

 MAC 1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra
3 Credits
Major topics include polynomial, rational, and other algebraic functions, their properties and graphs; polynomial and rational inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs; piecewise defined functions; conic sections; matrices and determinants; sequences and series; mathematical induction; binomial theorem; applications. Previous credit for MAC 1147 precludes credit for MAC 1140.
Prerequisites: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of C.

FOR STUDENTS TAKING MAC1114 AND MAC1140 TO PREPARE FOR MAC2311, IT IS RECOMMENDED TO TAKE MAC1140 BEFORE MAC1114.

 

 MAC 1147 Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
5 Credits
Major topics include polynomial, rational, and other algebraic functions, their properties and graphs; polynomial and rational inequalities; exponential and logarithmic functions, their properties and graphs; piece-wise defined functions; trigonometric functions, their properties and graphs; inverse trigonometric functions, their properties and graphs; trigonometric identities; conditional trignonmetric equations; solutions of triangles; vextor algebra; parametric equations; polar coordinates; conic sections; matrices and determinants; sequences and series; mathematical induction; binomial theorem; applications. Previous credit for MAC 1114 or MAC 1140, precludes credit for MAC 1147.
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 with a minimum grade of B. College level math skills are required.

THIS IS A FAST-PACED COURSE COMBINING MAC1140 AND MAC1114 IN ONE TERM.

 

 MAC 2233 Calculus for Business and Social Science
3 Credits
Provides a review of functions and an introduction to limits, with an emphasis on differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Topics are directed toward applications in business, economic, social and behavioral sciences. Previous credit for MAC 2311 precludes credit for MAC 2233.
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 or MAC 1140 with a minimum grade of C.

 

 MAC 2311 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
5 Credits
This is the first of a three-course sequence in calculus. Major topics include limits, continuity, and differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications include rates of change, related rates, mean value theorem, extreme values, curve sketching, differentials, area, volume and work.
Prerequisites: MAC 1114 and MAC 1140 or MAC 1147 with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on HCC Placement Test.

 

 MAC 2312 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II
5 Credits
This is the second in a three-course sequence in calculus. Major topics include differentiation and integration of hyperbolic functions, algebraic, trigonometric, and numerical integration techniques, applications of integrals, improper integrals, parametric equations, polar coordinates, conics, and sequences and series.Prerequisite: MAC 2311 with a minimum grade of C.

 

 MAC 2313 Calculus and Analytical Geometry III
5 CreditsA continuation of MAC 2312. Focuses on arc length and surface area, vectors in two and three dimensional space, planes, lines and surfaces in three-dimensional space, functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals and their applications, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, vector fields, line integrals, Green's theorem and Stoke's theorem.
Prerequisites: MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of C.

 

 MAP 2302 Differential Equations
3 Credits
Covers first order differential equations including those with separable variables, homogeneous and exact equations and equations made by an integrating factor. Topics include linear differential equations of higher order and their solutions including both homogeneous and non-homogeneous equations, differential operators, Laplace transforms, and series solutions and applications. Designed for engineering and mathematics majors.
Prerequisite: MAC 2312 with a minimum grade of C.

 

 MGF 1106 Topics in Math
3 Credits
Topics will include finite and infinite sets, logic, deductive and inductive reasoning, geometry, counting methods, probability and statistics. Studying these topics will develop a broader base of mathematical knowledge. This course may be used to satisfy part of the mathematics general education requirement for the associate in arts degree.
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a C or better, or required score on HCC placement score.

 

 MGF 1107 Explorations in math
3 Credits
Topics will be chosen from the following: financial mathematics; sequences and series; elementary number theory; history of mathematics; linear and exponential growth; voting theory; chaos and fractals; reflections and translations in geometry; graph theory; game theory; and mathematical use of calculators and computers. These topics will be helpful in developing a broader base of mathematical knowledge. This course may be used to satisfy part of the mathematics general education requirement for the associate in arts degree. 
Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C or appropriate score on the HCC placement test.

 

 STA 2023 Elementary Statistics
3 Credits
This course introduces the student to the concepts of statistical design and data analysis with emphasis on introductory descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include data organization and analysis, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation and simple linear regression. This course may be used to satisfy part of the mathematics general education requirement for the associate in arts degree.
Prerequisites: MAT 1033 or any MAC course with a grade of C or better or appropriate score on HCC placement test.
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