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MAT 171 – Precalculus Algebra

Prerequisites: ENG 002 and MAT 003 with Grade of P2 or higher, MAT 071 or MAT 143 or MAT 152 Corequisites: None

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA and ICAA as a general education course in Mathematics (Quantitative) for the AA & AS degrees. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course in Mathematics (Quantitative) for the AA & AS degrees.