Course Descriptions

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MATH-015

Basic Mathematics

Credit(s): 3

This course provides important skill building in basic computational skills, the language of mathematics, and problem solving required for pre-college level math courses. Students will be able to apply principles of whole number operations, fractions, decimals, percents, integers, ratio and proportion, and algebraic equations. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: COMPASS Pre-Algebra score >19.

MATH-021

Technical Mathematics for Auto/Diesel/ ORPV

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed as a basic math course for students in the Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Outdoor Power/Recreational Vehicle Technology technical programs. Appropriate applications for those specific technical programs will be stressed throughout. The course will review operations of fractions and decimals, percents, ratios and proportion, calculator usage, signed numbers, evaluating formulas, equation solving, geometry, the metric system, and measurement tools. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Pre-Algebra > 32 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-015. These scores are under review-refer to the online catalog for up-to-date information.

MATH-022

Technical Mathematics for Machining and Computer Aided Design Technologies

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed as a basic math course for students in the technical programs of Machining and CNC Technology and Computer Aided Design Technology. Appropriate applications for those specific technical programs will be stressed throughout. The course will review calculator usage and explore plane and angular geometry, congruent and similar figures, circles, applications or right triangle trigonometry, Law of Sines and Law of Cosines, vectores, and trigonometric functions. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Pre-Algebra > 32 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-015. These scores are under review-refer to the online catalog for up-to-date information.

MATH-023

Technical Mathematics for MM/HVAC/WELD

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed as a basic math course for students in the technical programs of Maintenance Mechanic, Millwright, Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning, and Welding. Appropriate applications for those specific technical programs will be stressed throughout. The course will review operations with fractions, decimals, percents and signed numbers, ratios and proportions, the metric system, geometry and right triangle trigonometry. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Pre-Algebra > 32 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-015. These scores are under review-refer to the online catalog for up-to-date information.

MATH-025

Elementary Algebra

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to basic algebraic concepts. Students will be able to apply principles of integers, variables, polynomials, exponents, factoring, and solving and graphing first-degree equations. MATH-025 provides important skill-building for those who have not taken or have had difficulty with high school algebra. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Pre-Algebra > 44 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-015

MATH-102

Computational Skills for Allied Health

Credit(s): 3

This course includes instruction in systems of measurement (including metric and apothecary); conversions; reductions; dimension analysis; interpreting drug orders and labels; calculating oral, parenteral, and pediatric dosages; intravenous (IV) and advanced IV calculations; ratios and proportions; solving linear equations, formulas, and solution; and mixture problems. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 40, ACT Math > 18, SAT Math > 430, or a grade of C- or above in MATH-025, enrollment limited to Practical Nursing and Pharmacy Technician students.

MATH-108

Intermediate Algebra

Credit(s): 4

This course provides development of mathematical concepts beyond This course provides development of mathematical concepts beyond MATH-025 or first year high school algebra. Students will be able to apply principles of linear, quadratic, and rational equations, radicals, circles and parabolas, complex numbers, functions, exponents, and logarithms. MATH-108 develops skills necessary for success in algebra-based, college-level math courses. Note: MATH 108 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of a higher numbered math course with the exception of MATH-123 or MATH-130 Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 40, ACT Math > 18, SAT Math > 430, or a grade of C- or above in MATH-025.

MATH-123

Contemporary Mathematics

Credit(s): 3

This course models the use of mathematics in real world situations. Students will be able to apply mathematical modeling principles to a variety of practical situations including personal finance, risk assessment, inferences, path analysis, linear programming, similarity and scaling, right-triangle trigonometry, game theory, and/or exponential growth. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 45, ACT Math > 19, SAT Math > 460 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-108.

MATH-130

Finite Mathematics

Credit(s): 4

This course provides practical insights into the important role of mathematics in the business world. Students will be able to apply principles of systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming, set theory, combinatorics, probability, and elementary concepts of statistics as they relate to decision making and problem solving. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 45, ACT Math > 19, SAT Math > 460 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-108

MATH-143

College Algebra

Credit(s): 3

This course covers the definition of functions, their properties, and notation in both an algebraic and graphical contexts. Students will be able to apply principles of polynomial and rational equations, functions and their inverses, graphs, systems of equations, complex numbers, sequences, and exponential and logarithmic functions. MATH-143 along with MATH-144 prepares students for survey of calculus and traditional calculus courses which are required for degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other STEM related degrees. Note: The combination of MATH-143 followed by MATH-144 may be used in place of MATH-147 as the prerequisite for MATH-170. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 61, ACT Math > 23, SAT Math > 540 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-108.

MATH-143D

College Algebra-Computer Aided Drafting Applications

Credit(s): 1

This course is a lab/recitation course for students in the Computer Aided Drafting Technology program. This course includes radian measure, applications of right-triangle trigonometry, areas of triangles, Laws of Sines and Cosines, and vectors. Mathematical modeling with drafting emphasis is stressed. Lecture/Recitation: 1 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-108, MATH-143 (may also be a corequisite) or successful completion of two years of high school algebra and an appropriate score on the placement test.
Corequisites: MATH-143

MATH-143E

College Algebra-Electronics Applications

Credit(s): 1

This course is a lab/recitation course for students in the Electronic Technology program. This course includes radian measure, applications of right-triangle trigonometry, graphs of trigonometric functions, complex numbers, polar coordinates, and vectors. Mathematical modeling with electronics emphasis is stressed. Lecture/Recitation: 1 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-108 with a minimum grade of C-, an appropriate test score, or successful completion of two years of high school algebra.
Corequisites: MATH-143

MATH-144

Analytic Trigonometry

Credit(s): 2

This course examines trigonometric concepts in terms the Cartesian coordinate plane and the rectangular and polar coordinate systems. Students will be able to apply principles of angles, fundamental identities and identity verifications of trigonometry, and solving and graphing trigonometric functions. MATH-144 is intended for students following the STEM Pathway. MATH-143 and MATH-144 cover the content of MATH-147. Note: MATH-144 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of any higher numbered math course with the exception of MATH-157, MATH-160, MATH-253, and MATH-257. Lecture: 2 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS College Algebra > 51, ACT Math > 27, SAT Math > 620 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-143.

MATH-147

Pre-Calculus

Credit(s): 5

This course is designed for the well-prepared mathematics student who wishes to condense the one-year sequence of MATH-143 and MATH-144 into one semester. Students will be able to apply principles of polynomial and rational equations, functions and their inverses, graphs, systems of equations, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, identities and graphs, applications of triangles, sequences and series, and polar coordinates. MATH-147 prepares students for calculus courses which are required for degrees in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other STEM related degrees. Note: MATH-147 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of any higher numbered math course. MATH-147 carries two credits if taken after MATH-143. Lecture: 5 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 61, ACT Math > 23, SAT Math > 540 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-108.

MATH-148

Mathematics Technology

Credit(s): 1

This course explores the use of technological tools such as graphing calculators and mathematical software to solve problems in mathematics. Opportunities to perform basic operations including computation, graphing, and manipulation of statistical data are presented. Students are encouraged to compare different techniques and develop strategies to determine how to effectively utilize the available tools. Lecture: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-108 with a minimum grade of C-, or have an appropriate COMPASS, ACT, or SAT score.

MATH-157

Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

Credit(s): 3

This course provides prospective elementary school teachers with a problem-solving approach to the topics of the elementary school math curriculum. Students will be able to apply principles and concepts of basic arithmetic operations on the set of real numbers. MATH -157 is required for elementary teacher certification by the State of Idaho. Lecture: 3 hours per week Lab: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Completion of MATH-143 or MATH-147 with a C- or better; or an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS College Algebra >51, ACT Math >27, SAT Math >620.

MATH-160

Survey of Calculus

Credit(s): 4

This course develops an understanding of the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus and the application of these principles and theories to the solution of real world problems. Students will be able to apply principles of functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, exponential and logarithm functions, and integration. MATH-160 is the introduction to calculus as used in business, social sciences, and life sciences. Note: MATH 160 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of any higher numbered math course with the exception of MATH-187, MATH-253, and MATH-257. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS College Algebra > 51, ACT Math > 27, SAT Math > 620 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-143 or MATH-147.

MATH-170

Analytic Geometry and Calculus I

Credit(s): 4

This course provides an introduction to calculus as the mathematics of change and motion. Students will be able to apply principles of limits, derivatives, and integrals. MATH-170 builds a foundation for all further study in mathematics and science that is typically required in mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other STEM related degrees. Note: MATH-170 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of a higher numbered math course with the exception of MATH-187, MATH-253, and MATH-257. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS College Algebra > 51 and Trigonometry > 51, ACT Math > 29, SAT Math > 650 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-147 or MATH-144.

MATH-175

Analytic Geometry and Calculus II

Credit(s): 4

This course is a continuation of the calculus sequence. Students will be able to apply techniques of integration, applications of integration, polar coordinates, parametric equations, sequences, and series. MATH-175 is required for many mathematics, engineering, computer science, physics, chemistry, and other STEM related degrees. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-170 with a minimum grade of C-.

MATH-187

Discrete Mathematics

Credit(s): 4

This course provides an overview of mathematical topics applicable to the study of computer science. Students will be able to apply principles of basic set theory, propositional and predicate logic, number systems, Boolean algebra, combinatorics, and graph theory. MATH-187 is intended for computer science majors, mathematics majors, and for students wishing to pursue in-depth study of computer science. Lecture: 4 hours per week Recommended: Knowledge of programming language such as C++ or Java
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-147 with a minimum grade of C-, or have an appropriate COMPASS, ACT, or SAT score.

MATH-253

Principles of Applied Statistics

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to statistical methods encompassing descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Students will be able to apply principles of hypothesis testing for one and two samples, correlation and regression, chi-square, analysis of variance, and probability. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Entry is based on an appropriate score on the placement test, either COMPASS Algebra > 61, ACT Math > 23, SAT Math > 540 or a grade of C- or above in MATH-130, MATH-143, or MATH-147.

MATH-257

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II

Credit(s): 3

This course provides prospective elementary school teachers with a problem-solving approach to the topics of the elementary school math curriculum and is a continuation of MATH-157. Students will be able to apply principles of statistics, probability, geometry, and measurement. MATH-257 is required for elementary teacher certification by the State of Idaho. Lecture: 3 hours per week Lab: 1 hour per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-157 with a minimum grade of C-.

MATH-275

Analytic Geometry and Calculus III

Credit(s): 4

This course is the conclusion of the calculus course series. Students will be able to apply principles of vectors, vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. MATH-275 is intended for STEM majors. Note: MATH-275 carries no credit if taken after successful completion of MATH-370. Lecture: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-175 with a minimum grade of C-.

MATH-335

Linear Algebra

Credit(s): 3

This course addresses vector spaces and linear mappings between such spaces. Students will be able to apply principles of linear systems, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and diagonalization of matrices. MATH-335 is intended for students seeking degrees in mathematics, computer science, or engineering. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-170 with a minimum grade of C-.

MATH-370

Introductions to Ordinary Differential Equations

Credit(s): 3

This course addresses first, second, and higher order differential equations. Students will be able to apply a variety of techniques to solve ordinary differential equations, and systems of linear and non-linear equations. MATH-370 is intended for students seeking degrees in mathematics, physics, or engineering. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: Complete MATH-275 with a minimum grade of C-.