Mathematics
Degrees and Certificates

Mathematics, A.S. 
Mathematics Education, A.S.
Course Descriptions
MTH 098: Elementary Algebra
This course provides a study of the fundamentals of algebra. Topics include the real number system, linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear equations and inequalities in two variables, and systems of equations. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
None
MTH 099: Support for Intermediate College Algebra
This Learning Support course provides corequisite support in mathematics for students enrolled in MTH 100. The material covered in this course is parallel to and supportive of the material taught in MTH 100. Emphasis is placed on providing students with additional academic and noncognitive support with the goal of success in the students’ paired MTH 100 class. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
Note: MTH 099 is required for students completing MTH 098.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 098 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 100: Intermediate College Algebra
This course provides a study of algebraic concepts such as laws of exponents, polynomial operations, factoring polynomials, radical and rational expressions and equations and quadratic equations. Functions and relations are introduced and graphed. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 098 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 099 Support for Intermediate College Algebra, if required. (Note that MTH 099 is required for students who completed MTH 098.)
MTH 103: Introduction to Technical Mathematics
This course is designed for the student in technology needing simple arithmetic, algebraic, and right triangle trigonometric skills.
MTH 098 or appropriate mathematics placement score
MTH 109: Support for Finite Mathematics
This Learning Support course provides corequisite support in mathematics for students enrolled in MTH 110. The material covered in this course is parallel to and supportive of the material taught in MTH 110. Emphasis is placed on providing students with additional academic and noncognitive support with the goal of success in the students' paired MTH 110 class. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 098 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 110: Finite Mathematics
This course provides an overview of topics in finite mathematics together with their applications and is intended for students who are not majoring in science, engineering, commerce, or mathematics (i.e., students who are not required to take calculus). The course introduces logic, set theory, counting techniques, basic probability, statistics, and personal finance.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 098 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 109 Support for Finite Mathematics, if required. (Note that MTH 109 is required for students completing MTH 098 Elementary Algebra.)
MTH 111: Support for Precalculus Algebra
This Learning Support course provides corequisite support in mathematics for students enrolled in MTH 112. The material covered in this course is parallel to and supportive of the material taught in MTH 112. Emphasis is placed on providing students with additional academic and noncognitive support with the goal of success in the students' paired MTH 112 class. This course does not apply toward the general core requirement for mathematics.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 100 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 112: Precalculus Algebra
This course emphasizes the algebra of functions – including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. In addition, the course covers nonlinear inequalities as well as systems of linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities. May be paired with corequisite MTH 111.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 100 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 111 Support for Precalculus Algebra, if required.
MTH 113: Precalculus Trigonometry
This course includes the study of trigonometric (circular) functions and inverse trigonometric functions, as well as extensive work with trigonometric identities, equations, and formulas. The course also covers vectors, complex numbers, DeMoivre’s Theorem, and polar graphs. Additional topics may include conic sections and product  sum formulas.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 112 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 115: Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry
This course is a onesemester accelerated combination of Precalculus Algebra (MTH 112) and Precalculus Trigonometry (MTH 113). This course is intended for students with a very strong background in college preparatory mathematics. The course covers the following topics: the algebra of functions (including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions), as well as the study of trigonometric (circular) functions and inverse trigonometric functions. The course includes extensive work with trigonometric identities, equations, and formulas, vectors, complex numbers, and polar graphs.
Appropriate mathematics placement score or grade of C or higher in MTH 100 with permission from the department chairperson.
MTH 116: Mathematical Applications
This course provides practical applications of mathematics and includes selected topics from consumer math, algebra, and geometry. The course covers integers, percent, interest, ratio and proportion, measurement systems, linear equations, and problem solving.
None
MTH 120: Calculus and Its Applications
This course is intended to give a broad overview of calculus. It includes limits, differentiation, and integration of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and multivariable functions with applications to business, economics, and other disciplines. This course may also include LaGrange multipliers, extrema of functions of two variables, method of least squares, linear approximation, or linear programming.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 112, MTH 113, or MTH 115 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 125: Calculus I
This is the first of three courses in the basic calculus sequence taken primarily by students in science, engineering, and mathematics. Topics include the limit of a function; the derivative of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; and the definite integral and its basic applications to area problems. Applications of the derivative are covered in detail, including approximations of error using differentials, maximum and minimum problems, and curve sketching using calculus.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 113 or MTH 115 or appropriate mathematics placement score.
MTH 126: Calculus II
This is the second of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include applications of integration, techniques of integration, infinite series, polar coordinates, and parametric equations, lines and planes in space, and vectors in the plane and in space.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 125
MTH 227: Calculus III
This is the third of three courses in the basic calculus sequence. Topics include vector functions, functions of two or more variables, partial derivatives (including applications), quadric surfaces, multiple integration, and vector calculus (including Green’s Theorem, Curl and Divergence, surface integrals, and Stokes’ Theorem).
Grade of C or higher in MTH 126
MTH 231: Math for the Elementary Teacher I
This course is designed to develop a deeper understanding of elementary school mathematics content needed for teaching. The course is designed to develop conceptual understanding of the number systems and operations by focusing on basic concepts and principles, exploring multiple representations and strategies, and illuminating connections among concepts and procedures. Topics include whole numbers and integers, fractions, ratio, percent, decimals, and arithmetic operations within these systems.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 100 or appropriate placement score.
MTH 232: Math for the Elementary Teacher II
This course is designed to provide mathematical insights into measurement and geometry for students majoring in elementary education. Topics include geometric shapes (two and threedimensional), measurement, congruence and similarity, symmetry, and transformations.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 100 or appropriate placement score.
MTH 237: Linear Algebra
This course introduces the basic theory and application of the following topics: systems of linear equations and matrices, (finitedimensional) vector spaces, linear transformations and matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product and orthogonality, GramSchmidt, least squares, and the diagonalization of symmetric matrices.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 126.
MTH 238: Applied Differential Equations I
This course is an introduction to techniques for solving differential equations with applications. Topics include solving first order differential equations, applications to various models (e.g. populations, motion, chemical mixtures, etc.), solving higher order linear differential equations with constant coefficients (general theory, undetermined coefficients, reduction of order and the method of variation of parameters, and Laplace transform). Series solutions and solutions to systems are also covered.
MTH 265: Elementary Statistics
This course provides an introduction to methods of statistics and includes the following topics: sampling, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and variation, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, graphic representation, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression, and applications.
Grade of C or higher in MTH 100 or appropriate placement score.