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MAT - Math

MAT-000B: Plane Geometry (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MATH 903 or satisfactory score on an appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam. Basic concepts of plane geometry for lines, planes, triangles and spheres and an introduction to deductive reasoning. Pass/No Pass Option.

MAT-000C: Intermediate Algebra (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. The student will study fundamental laws of exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, graphical representations, complex numbers, functions and inverses, logarithmic and exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series, linear systems and inequalities, and applied problems.

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MAT-000CM: Intermediate Algebra (MAPS) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Co-Requisite: MAT 00CMX The MAPS program offers students a team approach to succeed in elementary and intermediate algebra. This program is designed for students who have had difficulty in their math course in the past and is the second course in the MAPS sequence. The students study fundamental laws of exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, graphical representations, complex numbers, functions and inverses, logarithmic and exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series, linear systems and inequalities, and applied problems. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 00CMX is mandatory. Pass/No Pass Option.

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MAT-000D: Trigonometry (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or High School Algebra II, or equivalent OR Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or High School Algebra II, or equivalent OR Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent Course topics include trigonometric functions, including applications to triangles, circular functions, radian measure, graphs, polar coordinates, trigonometric identities, inverse trigonometric functions, vectors, and complex numbers.

AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University

MAT-000G: Mathematics for the Liberal Arts Student (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or High School Algebra II, or equivalent OR Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or High School Algebra II, or equivalent OR Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. This course fulfills the graduation competency requirement for Associate degree and the general education requirement in mathematics for the CSU system. It introduces critical thinking techniques in areas of mathematics that include, but not limited to sequences and series, probability and statistics, countable and uncountable sets, cryptography and number theory, history of mathematics, mathematics in art and nature, the Pythagorean Theorem, and methods of proof, and game theory. There is an emphasis on general problem solving techniques as the class explores mathematics that may will be unfamiliar to most students, and communicate mathematics through class activities and write-ups.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-001: College Algebra (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. This is a college-level course in preparation for the Calculus sequence. Its contents include real and complex number systems, polynomials, algebraic fractions, exponents and radicals, linear and quadratic equations, simultaneous equations, inequalities, functions, theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, sequence and series, induction and the binomial theorem.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-002: Precalculus and Trigonometry (6.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 6.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. This is an intensive course covering those topics traditionally found in the separate courses of college algebra (MATH 001) and trigonometry (MATH 000D). This course is designed for the highly motivated and very well- prepared student who desires to fulfill the requirements of MATH 000D and MATH 001 in one semester. It prepares the student for the Calculus 003A/B sequence.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-003A: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 002 or placement into the course by the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. ; or Prerequisite: MAT 000D or higher or satisfactory score on an appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam. and Prerequisite: MAT 001 or placement into the course by the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. This is the first part of the three-semester calculus sequence. Topics include functions,limits, continuity, differentiation and integration, and applications for polynomial and transcendental functions.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-003AH: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I - Honors (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 002 or placement into the course by the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. ; or Prerequisite: MAT 000D or placement into the course by the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. and Prerequisite: MAT 001 or placement into the course by the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. This course is the honors version of the Calculus I course and is the first part of the three-semester calculus sequence for math, physics and engineering majors. Course topics include functions, limits, continuity, differentiation and integration, maxima, minima, and other applications, and the relationship between calculus and analytic geometry for polynomial and transcendental functions. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 003A and MATH 003AH. Enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project is required.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-003B: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 003A or Prerequisite: MAT 003AH This is the second part of the three-semester calculus sequence. Topics include infinite series, vectors in the plane, parametric equations, conic sections, polar coordinates and integration techniques with applications.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-004A: Multivariable Calculus (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 003B This course covers vector-valued functions, calculus of functions of more than one variable, partial derivatives, multiple integration, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the divergence theorem.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-004B: Differential Equations (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 003B Topics include ordinary differential equations, with emphasis on linear equations, and partial differential equations. Methods include Laplace Transforms, power series, Fourier series, numerical solutions and applications.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-004C: Linear Algebra (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Advisory: MAT 004A Prerequisite: MAT 003B This course covers basic linear algebra including systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, determinants, matrices, vector spaces, transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-005: Programming and Problem-Solving in MATLAB (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 003A or Prerequisite: MAT 003AH or higher. This course utilizes the MATLAB environment to provide students with a working knowledge of computer-based problem-solving methods relevant to mathematics, science and engineering. Topics include procedural and object-oriented programming, two- and three-dimensional graphing, data import and export, curve fitting, recursion and applications in engineering, physics, and mathematics.

AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-009: Integrated Statistics II (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 909 This is the second of two courses in the Statway sequence. Students study probability, descriptive and inferential statistics including probability distribution, hypothesis testing, linear regression and applications. Current statistical technology packages are used. This sequence is recommended for students with majors that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics. Successful completion of both Math 909 and Math 009 is required to satisfy CSU and UC transferability.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-00CMX: Intermediate Algebra MAPS Extra (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Co-Requisite: MAT 000CM This lecture course is a corequisite for MAT 000CM. It is part of the MAPS program and provides additional time to help students succeed by participating in enhanced and innovative learning strategies and activities.

MAT-00CP: Prep Trig/Bus Math (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: MATH 000C or satisfactory score on an appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam. This is an accelerated review of all the material from Intermediate Algebra. The course will concentrate on those areas of Intermediate Algebra which require additional work. Pass/No Pass Only.

MAT-010: Elementary Statistics (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. Students study and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics including data analysis, correlation and linear regression, probability, probability distributions and assorted hypothesis testing. Particular emphasis is placed on applications. Current statistical computer packages are used.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-010H: Elementary Statistics - Honors (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. This course is the honors version of the Elementary Statistics course. The course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to statistical methods and research. Topics include descriptive and inferential statistics, correlation and linear regression, probability, probability distributions and assorted hypothesis testing. Particular emphasis is placed on applications and data analysis. Current statistical computer packages are used. Students may not receive credit for both MAT 010 and MAT 010H. Enrollment in the Honors Transfer Project is required.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-012: Calculus for Business (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or Prerequisite: MAT 000CM or Prerequisite: MAT 00CMX or High School Algebra II, or equivalent. Course topics include the intuitive concept of a limit, and simple techniques of differential and integral calculus and their most common applications in business. This course is not equivalent to MAT 003A.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-014: Math for Elementary School Teachers (Number Systems) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: MATH 000C or MATH 000CM or successful placement into the course based on the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam. Advisory: MATH 000B. This course covers systems of numbers, emphasizes patterns and relationships, presents mathematical models and real-word applications, and provides algorithms for estimating and finding exact answers when doing calculations. Appropriate problem solving, critical thinking, and communication are included. The course is designed for students who intend to become elementary school teachers. Pass/No Pass Option.

MAT-019: Discrete Mathematics (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 001 or successful placement into the course based on the Mission College Mathematics Placement Exam, or Prerequisite: MAT 002 This course covers discrete mathematics appropriate for computer applications. Topics may include graphs, sets, logic, mathematical induction, functions and relations, sequences and series, matrices, combinatorics, Boolean algebra, algebraic structures,and computer implementation.

2A - IGETC Quantitative Reasoning, AA2 - AA-AS Lan & Rat - Com & Ana Th, B4 - CSU Quantitative Reasoning, CSU - California State University, UC - University of California

MAT-900: Arithmetic Functions (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

This course covers fundamental arithmetic skills including whole numbers, fractions and decimals, ratio, proportion and percent, simple equations, problem analysis, and practical applications.

MAT-900DX: Math Skills for Success in Trigonometry (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or MAT 000CM/00CMX, or appropriate placement by Multiple Measures. Corequisite: MAT 000D Math Skills for Success in Trigonometry is for students concurrently enrolled in MAT 000D. In this course students will review algebraic and basic geometric topics that underlie Trigonometry concepts and practice reading skills and other study skills that promote success in MAT 000D. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 000D is required.

MAT-901X: Math Skills for Success in College Algebra (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: MAT 000C or MAT 000CM/00CMX, or appropriate placement by Multiple Measures. Corequisite: MAT 001 Math Skills for Success in College Algebra is for students concurrently enrolled in MAT 001. In this course students will review algebraic and basic geometric topics that underlie College Algebra concepts and practice reading skills and other study skills that promote success in MAT 001. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 001 is required.

MAT-902: Pre-Algebra (4.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. This course is designed for those students who have a solid foundation in arithmetic skills but need to develop those skills further before taking Algebra.

MAT-903: Elementary Algebra (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Appropriate placement by Multiple Measures. Course topics include operations with real numbers; properties of real numbers and signed exponents; solving and graphing linear equations; solving linear inequalities; functions; factoring polynomials; solving quadratic equations by factoring; simplifying rational expressions; solving rational equations; applications of linear, quadratic, and rational equations; and working with scientific notation.

MAT-903M: Elementary Algebra (MAPS) (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Co-Requisite: MAT 903MX The MAPS program offers students a team approach to succeed in elementary and intermediate algebra. This program is designed for students who have had difficulty in their math course in the past. Students study operations of signed numbers, exponents, polynomials and rational expressions; properties of real numbers, equations and exponents; solving and graphing linear equations; applications of linear equations; and factoring of polynomials. Pass/No Pass Option. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 903MX is mandatory.

MAT-903MX: Elementary Algebra MAPS Extra (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. Co-Requisite: MAT 903M This lecture course is a co-requisite for MAT 903M. It is part of the MAPS program and provides additional time to help students succeed by participating in enhanced and innovative learning strategies and activities.

MAT-909: Integrated Statistics I (5.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: completion of Mission College Placement Assistance Tool prior to registration. This is the first of two courses in the Statway sequence. Students study probability, descriptive statistics, linear regression and applications. Current statistical technology packages are used. This sequence is recommended for students with majors that require no mathematics beyond freshman-level statistics. Successful completion of both MAT 909 and MAT 009 is required to satisfy CSU and UC transferability.

MAT-910X: Math Skills for Success in Statistics (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Co-Requisite: MAT 010 Math Skills for Success in Statistics is for students concurrently enrolled in Mat 010. In this course students will review arithmetic and algebraic topics that underlie statistical procedures and concepts, do hands-on activities that promote a deeper understanding of statistical ideas, and practice reading skills and other study skills that promote success in Mat 010. Concurrent enrollment in Mat 010 is required.

MAT-912X: Math Skills for Success in Calculus for Business (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: Appropriate Placement; or Prerequisite: MAT 000C; or MAT 000CM and MAT 00CMX Math Skills for Success in Calculus for Business is for students concurrently enrolled in MAT 012. In this course students will review algebraic and basic geometric topics that underlie Calculus for Business concepts and practice reading skills and other study skills that promote success in MAT 012. Concurrent enrollment in MAT 012 is required.

MAT-970: Problem Solving in Mathematics (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

This course introduces the student to various problem solving techniques, and develops mathematical and critical thinking skills.