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MATH 020
1-5 credits
Mathematics Center 1
This course covers basic fundamentals of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions and percentages. It is offered as a variable credit individualized program and designed for students who have a limited background in math.
MATH 021
5 credits
Developmental Math
This course covers basic fundamentals of mathematics for students who need review of numerous topics taught between grades seven and twelve. Whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios, proportions, percentages, powers and roots, integers, and algebraic equations are emphasized.
MATH 030
1 credit
Introduction to Texas Instruments Calculators
This course introduces Texas Instruments graphing calculators to students taking MATH 099 or above. Basic calculator functions, graphing and equation solving, and regression equations are emphasized. Prerequisite: Assessment of placement into MATH 099 or higher.
MATH 089
1 credit
Math Prep for the Sciences
This course provides a mathematical foundation for students who will be taking introductory science courses. Subjects covered include the metric system, dimensional analysis, scientific notation, significant figures using a scientific calculator, and translating word problems from all areas of science.
MATH 090
5 credits
Pre-Algebra
A course intended for students who have studied arithmetic but who are not ready for elementary algebra. Numerous introductory topics from grades 9 through 12 are covered which may include operations with signed numbers and rational numbers, simple algebraic equations, properties of real numbers, prime numbers and factoring, exponents and roots, geometric concepts, basic graphs, metrics, basic inequalities, or absolute value. Prerequisite: MATH 021 with 2.0 or better or appropriate placement score.
MATH 091
5 credits
Elementary Algebra I
This course covers beginning algebra concepts for students without high school algebra or those who need a review. Topics will include real numbers, algebraic expressions, equations and inequalities, polynomials and graphing. Other topics may include factoring. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or 090 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 092
5 credits
Elementary Algebra II
This course is a continuation of MATH 091. Topics include factoring, rational expressions, linear equations in two variables and systems of equations. Other topics may include radicals and quadratic equations. Prerequisite: MATH 091 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 095
1-5 credits
Mathematics Center 2
This course reviews arithmetic and pre-algebra and is offered as a variable credit individualized program in the Math Center for students preparing to take algebra. Prerequisite: Counselor or instructor referral.
MATH 096
5 credits
Introductory Algebra
This course covers introductory algebra skills. Topics include signed numbers, linear equations, graphing linear equations, linear systems of equations, polynomials and rational expressions. This course is designed for students who need a review of high school algebra. Prerequisite: MATH 021 or 090 with a 3.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 097
5 credits
Intermediate Algebra: A Modeling Approach
This course covers intermediate algebra skills through a modeling approach. Topics include linear, quadratic and exponential functions, and introductions to geometry, probability, sequences and statistics. Prerequisite: MATH 091 and 092 or MATH 096 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 099
5 credits
Intermediate Algebra
This course covers intermediate algebra skills. Topics include a review of beginning algebra concepts, radicals, inequalities, functions and quadratic functions. Other topics may include exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: MATH 091 and 092 or 096 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 100
1-6 credits
Vocational Technical Mathematics
Basic mathematics from whole numbers through elementary algebra and triangle trigonometry to fulfill the needs of professional/technical students at their current mathematical level. Courses are offered and objectives and credits determined by contract between math department and the requesting professional/technical program. Prerequisite: Registration in the requesting vocational area or permission of instructor.
MATH& 107
5 credits
Math in Society
This course is an option for students needing to satisfy a post-intermediate algebra requirement in which the field of study does not necessitate a specific course. Traditional coursework is combined with a discussion of what mathematics is and does, in addition to an examination of problem-solving techniques. Specific topics may vary at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: MATH 097, 098 or 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years or appropriate placement score.
MATH 108
3 credits
College Algebra
This course bridges the gap between Intermediate Algebra and the next higher level math classes, specifically Pre-calculus. Topics in this course include, but are not limited to, functions, graphing, exponents, radicals, algebraic fractions, equations, inequalities, and various applications including the use of the graphing calculator. Course is not intended for students who have earned at least a 3.0 in MATH 099 or a 3.0 in MATH 098. Prerequisite: MATH 097, 098 or 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 141
5 credits
Precalculus I
This course covers college algebra skills, which include polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and matrix solutions, and graphs of polynomial functions. Other topics may include sequences, series and summations. Prerequisite: MATH 098 or MATH 099 with a 3.0 or better within the last three years or MATH 108 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years or appropriate placement score. College level reading scores recommended at SFCC.
MATH& 142
5 credits
Precalculus II
This course introduces circular functions and analytic trigonometry needed for further study in mathematics. Other topics include sequences and series, mathematical induction, conic sections, rotation and translation of axes, DeMoivre's theorem and nth roots of complex numbers, or vectors in the plane. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 148
5 credits
Business Calculus
A one-quarter introduction to differential and integral calculus. Specifically oriented for students in management, life sciences and social sciences. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 or MATH 201 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 151
5 credits
Calculus I
This is the first quarter of a three-quarter course in calculus and analytic geometry. This course includes an introduction to limits, rates of change and continuity. The course also deals with the definition of derivative of a function and rules of differentiation, curve sketching and other application of differentiation, introduction to integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Prerequisite: MATH& 141 and MATH& 142 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH& 152
5 credits
Calculus II
This is the second quarter of a three-quarter course in calculus and analytic geometry. This course also includes applications of integration, derivatives and integrals of exponential, logarithmic and the trigonometric functions, derivatives and integrals of hyperbolic functions and their inverses, indeterminate forms and L'Hopital's Rule, and techniques of integration. Other topics may include vectors and the geometry of space. Prerequisite: MATH& 151 with a 2.0 or better.
MATH& 153
5 credits
Calculus III
This is the third quarter of a three-quarter course in calculus and analytic geometry. This course includes an introduction to differential equations; parametric equations; polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; infinite sequences and series. Cylindrical and quadric surfaces, vector valued functions and their space curves, and derivatives and integrals of vector functions also are discussed. Prerequisite: MATH& 152 with a 2.0 or better.
MATH 201
5 credits
Introduction to Finite Mathematics
This course covers basics of mathematical models, including linear, quadratic and polynomial functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, linear programming and matrices. Elementary concepts of probability and simulation are introduced. Particular emphasis is placed on business and social applications. Prerequisite: MATH 097, 098 or 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score. College level reading scores recommended.
MATH 211
5 credits
Mathematics for Elementary Education I
This is the first course in a sequence designed for prospective teachers at the elementary school level, focusing on the following topics: Set theory, numeration systems, number theory, the structure of the system of real numbers and problem solving. Prerequisite: Math 097, 098, or 099 with a 2.0 or better; or appropriate placement score. College level reading score recommended.
MATH 212
5 credits
Mathematics for Elementary Education II
This is the second course in a sequence designed for prospective teachers at the elementary school level, focusing on the following topics: Statistics, geometry and measurement. Prerequisite: MATH 211 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score.
MATH 221
5 credits
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, sampling methods, hypothesis testing, statistical inference, correlations, regression and analysis of variance are covered in this course. Prerequisite: MATH 097, 098 or 099 with a 2.0 or better within the last three years; or appropriate placement score. College level reading scores recommended.
MATH 245
5 credits
Discrete Mathematics
An introduction to the theory of the mathematics found in computer science. Topics include logic, proofs, sets, counting, probability, matrices, functions and relations, graphs, and trees. Prerequisite: MATH& 151.
MATH& 254
5 credits
Calculus IV
A course designed to give students an introduction to the basic concepts of multivariable calculus using the tools of linear algebra as applicable; vector functions, real valued functions, differentiation of scalar functions, multiple integration, vector differentiation and integration, transformation of coordinates, Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem, Gauss' Theorem and Lagrange Multipliers. Prerequisite: SFCC: MATH& 153, MATH 220 with a 2.0 or better. SCC: MATH& 153 with a 2.0 or better.

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