In-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Additional topics such as sequences, series, probability, and conics may be included. This course is intended for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) majors, as well as students pursuing some Business and Education programs. It is a preparation for advanced coursework in mathematics.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of properties of functions, including domain and range, operations, compositions, and inverses.
  • Recognize and apply polynomial, rational, radical, exponential and logarithmic functions and solve related equations.
  • Apply graphing techniques.
  • Evaluate all roots of higher degree polynomial and rational functions.
  • Recognize, solve and apply systems of linear equations using matrices.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0


  • Must meet TSI College Readiness standard for Mathematics