Mathematics Course Descriptions

*Course Information is subject to change. The latest information will always be provided in our College Catalog.


MA001: Fundamentals of Mathematics - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This remedial course focuses on basic mathematical concepts and skills, including whole numbers, fractions and decimals, percent’s, operations with signed numbers, exponents, algebraic expressions, and the solution of simple first-degree equations. Admission to this course is based on college placement test scores. This course prepares students for the required mathematics courses in their program of study.


MA110: Business Mathematics - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This course is designed to provide students with the essential mathematical and quantitative analysis skills that pertain to the entire business operational phase. Additionally, students learn the necessary computational skills required for business operations and studies. The topics covered in this course include the following: Percentages, Terms of Payments, Mark Ups and Downs, Simple and Compound Interest, Promissory Notes, Trade and Cash Discounts, Interest Rates, Partial Payments on Loans, Annuities and Sinking Funds, Bank Discounts and Proceeds, and Interest Refunds.


MA120: Statistics - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This course discusses the analysis and presentation of data. There are two branches of statistics that students will be exposed to in this course. The first one is called Descriptive Statistics, which discusses the various ways to organize and present categorical and numerical data. The second branch of Statistics is called Inferential Statistics, where students will learn about the mathematical formulas and procedures used to analyze sample data and come to conclusions that can be applied to a population. Among the topics covered are: measures of central tendency, standard deviation, percentiles, statistical graphs, binomial and normal distribution, probability, and hypothesis testing. Computer statistical packages are used to emphasize methods discussed in the course.


MA121: College Algebra and Trigonometry - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam or MA001

This is a fundamental course in College Algebra and Trigonom- etry that covers major components in Algebra and Trigonometry. Within the Algebra component, students will study complex linear equations, systems of equations and business applications, exponents and linear inequalities. Within the trigonometry component, students will first study right angle trigonometry, and then trigonometry that pertains to other types of triangles. A graphing calculator is required for this course.


MA122: Math for Game Developer - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam or MA001

This course discusses the different pathways that video game characters can travel on a screen. These pathways include linear, parabolic, circular and wave motions. In order to study the mathematical concepts of these kinds of motions, students will study topics involving coordinate geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. A graphing calculator is required for this course.


MA125: Pre-Calculus - CREDITS: 3

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This course provides the mathematical foundations necessary
to succeed in calculus. The topics include functions, matrix operations, continuity, limits, derivative rules including the general power rule, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, sequences, summation formulas, probability and implicit differentiation, practical applications including finding slope using algebra and derivatives, applying percent to business problems, finding marginal cost, marginal revenue and marginal profit using derivatives, using matrices to solve equations, graphing polynomials of any degree, testing for continuity, using trigonometric formulas to solve complex trigonometric problems, and using the theory of limits to solve problems with indeterminate fractions. An emphasis will be placed for learning skills required for Calculus 1. However business mathematics topics will also be covered.


MA130: Discrete Mathematics - CREDITS: 3

Not offered for 2015-2017


Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This course provides a discussion of mathematical concepts in computer technology and related fields. Among the topics discussed are: sets, relations, functions, mathematical induction, arrays and matrices, elementary graph theory, and trees. Applications include combinatory, algorithm analysis, and modern mathematical analysis.


MA151: Mathematical Analysis I - CREDITS: 3

Not offered for 2015-2017

Prerequisite: Assessment Exam

This course deals with concepts in algebra and trigonometry including: numerical and algebraic expressions, signed numbers, linear and quadratic equations, laws of exponents, graphing, vectors, determinants and matrices and their application to the fields of electronic and computer technology.


MA152: Mathematical Analysis II - CREDITS: 3

Not offered for 2015-2017

Prerequisite: MA151

Analytic geometry and differential calculus are discussed. Skills acquired in Mathematical Analysis I are reinforced and enhanced. Topics include: inequalities, progressions and binomial theorem, trigonometric identities and functions, analytical geometry of the straight line and conic section, curve fitting, the derivation and applications in electronic and computer technology are discussed.


MA210: Quantitative Analysis - CREDITS: 3

Not offered for 2015-2017


Prerequisite: MA120

This course discusses the mathematical concepts essential for business decision-making. Topics include: probability of distributions, sampling theory, variance and covariance, hypothesis testing, non-parametric tests, regression and correlation analysis, linear programming-simplex methods and calculus. Computerized elements are discussed.