MTH 176: College Algebra

online available

This course provides students with the necessary background for pre-calculus. Topics include graphs of functions including transformations, function composition, variation, polynomial functions of degree two and higher, polynomial and synthetic division, roots of polynomials, complex numbers, rational functions and equations, non-linear equations and inequalities, inverse functions, exponential functions equations and models, logarithmic functions equations and models and applications. A graphing calculator is required for this course. See the time schedule for the current brand and model. Successful completion of this course with a minimum grade of "C" will raise your Academic Math level to 5. Since students with a math level of 3 are being allowed to enroll, it is assumed some background is missing, and will require additional support for topics including (but not limited to): Relations & Functions; Function notation; Review of linear functions; Properties of functions, including domain and range; Function composition; Inverses; Properties of radicals & radical equations; Inequalities, absolute value, and interval notation; Factoring techniques (including quadratic formula); Parent function graphs, and graphing techniques; Calculator mastery; Rules for exponents; Setting up and solving linear systems. Students with a math level of 3 must register for the sections with 75 lecture hours.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6; Academic Math Level 3 or Academic Math Level 4

Class offerings by semester

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Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

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Revised: 2/2/22

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Description Hours
Credits 4
Lecture Hours 75
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 75

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