Mathematics

Course Offerings

Math 55 - Pre Algebra

A course which provides students with the prerequisite skills necessary for success in Beginning Algebra (Math 90). Students will solve practical problems from daily life, learn how to use their calculator, and prepare for a transition to Algebra. Letter grade only. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.

Math 90 - Beginning Algebra

Math 90 is the first course in the Math 90-94 sequence. It is a prerequisite for Math 94. Content includes order of operations, linear equations, inequalities, and graphing. Also, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and applications such as the Pythagorean Theorem and proportion. Prerequisite: Math 55 or equivalent, or qualification through the assessment process. 5 hours lecture; 90 hours total; 5 units.

Math 91 - Elementary Algebra Computer/Tutorial Lab

Lab supplement to Math 90 or Math 96 or Math 97. Computer-assisted instruction and tutorial. Coordinated with instruction in Math 90 or Math 96 or Math 97. Pass/No Pass grading. Repeatable once for credit. Recommended Preparation: Math 90, 96 or 97. 2 hours lab; 36 hours total; 0.5 unit.

Math 94 - Intermediate Algebra

Math 94 is the second course in the Math 90-94 sequence. This course provides a math basis for business and science courses. It is also a prerequisite for further mathematics study for Statistics, Finite Math and Applied Calculus, Precalculus: Elementary Functions, and Precalculus: Trigonometry. Content includes complex numbers, graphing a variety of functions including exponential and logarithmic, word problem applications, and the Binomial Theorem. Prerequisite: Math 90 or 97, or equivalent, or qualification through the assessment process. 5 hours lecture; 90 hours total; 5 units.

Math 95 - Intermediate Algebra Computer/Tutorial

A lab supplement to Math 94. Computer-assisted instruction and tutorial. Coordinated with instruction in Math 94. Pass/No Pass grading. 2 hours lab; 36 hours total; 0.5 unit.

Math 96 - Beginning Algebra, Part A

Math 96 and 97 is equivalent to Math 90. It is taught over one year, at a slower pace than the full beginning algebra, Math 90, and introduces students to graphing calculator technology that they will need in advanced math and statistics courses. This course is the first half of the beginning algebra material which covers an introduction to algebraic expressions, order of operations, exponential notation, solving linear equations, inequalities, graphing and applications involving these concepts. Prerequisite: Math 55 or assessment test. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.

Math 97 - Beginning Algebra, Part B

Math 96 and 97 is equivalent to Math 90. It is taught over one year, at a slower pace than the full Beginning Algebra, Math 90, and introduces students to graphing calculator technology that they will need in advanced math and statistics courses. This course is the second half of the beginning algebra material which covers polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and applications such as Pythagorean Theorem and proportion. Prerequisite: Math 96. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.

Math 98 - Intermediate Algebra, Part A

Math 98 and 99 are two 3-unit courses equivalent to Math 94. They are designed to more at half the pace of Math 94 and together satisfy the Intermediate Algebra requirement which provides a math basis for Business and Science courses. Math 98 is a prerequisite for further math study for Statistics, Finite Math and Applied Calculus, Precalculus: Elementary Functions, and Precalculus: Trigonometry. Content includes functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and absolute value equations and inequalities, graphing, and applications. Prerequisite: Math 90 or 97, or equivalent, or qualification through the assessment process. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.

Math 99 - Intermediate Algebra, Part B

Math 98 and 99 are two 3-unit courses equivalent to Math 94. They are designed to more at half the pace of Math 94 and together satisfy the Intermediate Algebra requirement which provides a math basis for Business and Science courses. Math 99 is a prerequisite for further math study for Statistics, Finite Math and Applied Calculus, Precalculus: Elementary Functions and Precalculus: Trigonometry. Content includes exponents and radicals, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs, conic sections, sequences and series. Prerequisite: Math 98 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.

Math 106 - Pre-Calculus: Elementary Functions

Course provides part of a strong foundation leading to Trigonometry and Calculus 1. From numerical, graphing, and analytical views, the course studies polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Series and conic sections also included. Graphing calculator is required. Letter Grade only. Prerequisite: Math 94 or equivalent. 5 hours lecture; 90 hours total; 5 units. Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 108 - Trigonometry

A study of the trigonometric functions, their graphs, identities, inverse trig functions, and the laws of sines and cosines. Graphing calculator is required. Letter Grade only. Prerequisite: Math 106 or equivalent. 3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units. Transfers to CSU

Math 115 - Applied Calculus

One semester calculus with applications in business, life sciences, and social sciences.  Topics include modeling, applications of derivatives and integrals.  Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, functions of several variables, differential equations, and numerical methods.  Graphing calculator is required.  Letter Grade only.  Prerequisite: Math 106.  5 hours lecture; 90 hours total; 5 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 120 - Calculus 1

The first semester course of a five-course sequence of differential and integral calculus.  Limits, derivatives, integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem.  Applications involving rates of change, max/min, areas, transcendental functions and vectors in the plane.  Primarily for majors of mathematics, engineering, and sciences.  Graphing calculator is required.  Prerequisite:  Math 108.  5 hours lecture; 90 hours total; 4 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 121 - Calculus 2

The second course in the five-course calculus sequence.  Vector functions in space, applications of integrals, techniques of integration, and series.  Primarily for majors of mathematics, engineering, and sciences.  Graphing calculator is required.  Prerequisite: Math 120.  5 hours lecture, 90 hours total; 4 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 199 - Independent Study in Mathematics

Independent study for students interested in specialized reading, research, or project on an acceptable topic in the area of mathematics at a lower division level.  Repeatable for credit three times.  Pass/No Pass grading.  3-15 hours lecture; 54-270 hours total; 1-5 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 220 - Calculus 3: Linear Algebra

This is an introductory course in linear algebra and matrix algebra.  It includes problem solving applications in linear systems, vector spaces, and linear transformations.  The course uses traditional manual techniques and technological methods.  It may be taken concurrently with multi-variable calculus or differential equations.  Computer Algebra System software is required.  Letter Grade only.  Prerequisite: Math 121 or equivalent.  3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 221 - Calculus 4

The fourth course in the five-course calculus sequence.  May be taken concurrently in the fall semester with Math 220 Linear Algebra.  Partial derivatives; applications of double and triple integrals; applications of path and surface integrals; theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss.  Primarily for majors of mathematics, engineering, and science.  Graphing calculator is required.  Prerequisite: Math 121.  3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 222 - Calculus 5: Different Equations

The final course of the five course calculus sequence.  Solutions of elementary DE by numerical approaches, graphical methods, computer algebra systems, series, and applications.  Systems solutions with matrices and eigenvectors.  Primarily for majors of mathematics, engineering and science.  Graphing calculator is required.  Prerequisite: Math 221.  3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 232 - Statistics

An introduction to important statistical concepts for liberal arts, business, and science majors.  Significant topics include binomial, normal and distributions.  Other topics include estimation via confidence intervals; hypothesis testing, correlation, linear regression, and Chi-square.  Prerequisite: Math 94 or equivalent.  3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 235 - Finite Mathematics

Applied problems using models from linear algebra and probability.  Applications in business, life sciences, and social sciences.  Recommended for majors in business and some majors in mathematics and computer sciences.  Graphing calculator is required.  Letter Grade only.  Prerequisite: Math 94 or equivalent.  3 hours lecture; 54 hours total; 3 units.  Transfers to CSU, UC

Math 298 - Selected Topics in Mathematics

Topics in mathematics not covered by current catalog offerings.  Course content and unit credit to be determined in relation to community/student needs and available staff.  May be offered as a seminar, lecture, or lecture/lab class.  Letter Grade only.  1-3 hours lecture; 3-9 hours lab; 18-162 hours total.  Transfers to CSU, UC