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College Prep Math Courses

MAT040 Basic Mathematics (2 credits)

  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 200-219, COMPASS pre-algebra score of less than 40, or ACT math score of less than 12.
  • Developmental Credit
  • Course Catalog Description: A review of the mathematical operations of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, proportions and percents in a manner that will prepare the student to continue to another developmental math class.
  • Who should take this course? Since College Prep Math 1 also starts at this level, MCC is currently phasing out this Basic Math course.  Look at MAT074 College Prep Math 1.
  • Consistently Offered: May not be offered in the future, as it is replaced by College Prep Math 1.

MAT052 Pre-Algebra

  • Replaced by College Prep Math 1

MAT062 Elementary Algebra

  • Replaced by College Prep Math 2

MAT074 College Preparatory Math 1 (3 credits)

  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 200-249, COMPASS pre-algebra score of 0 or better, COMPASS algebra score less than 30, ACT math score less than 15, or grade of C- or better in MAT040.
  • Developmental Credit
  • Course Catalog Description: Provides students with the knowledge necessary for success in college-level mathematics courses. Students will work at their own pace through a sequence of modules. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, proportions, percents, real numbers and solutions to algebra based application problems. Completion of Module 1 – 4 is required to receive 3 hours of credit.
  • Who should take this course? Anyone with a math placement score high enough for this course, but not high enough to College Prep Math 2.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall & Spring (On Campus & Online)

MAT075 College Preparatory Statistics (1-3 credits)

  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 250-264, COMPASS algebra score of 30 to 54, ACT math score of 15 to 19, or grade of C- or better in MAT074.
  • Corequisite: MAT156 (Take College Prep Statistics & Statistics at the same time)
  • Developmental Credit
  • Course Catalog Description: Preferably taken at the same time as Statistics, this course supports students in five ways: 1) Reviewing fundamental math concepts needed for Statistics material. 2) Introduce Statistical concepts. 3) Learning about effective note taking. 4) Critical thinking and problem solving techniques. 5) Statistics problem solving guidance.
  • Who should take this course? Anyone needing to take Statistics who does not quite qualify to take Statistics without some additional preparatory math.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall (On Campus)

MAT077 College Preparatory Math 2 (variable credit)

  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 250-264, COMPASS algebra score of 30 to 54, ACT math score of 15 to 19, or grade of C- or better in MAT074.
  • Developmental Credit
  • Course Catalog Description: This course is a continuation of MAT074. It provides students with the knowledge necessary for success in college-level mathematics courses. Students will work at their own pace through a sequence of modules. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over polynomials, factoring, linear and absolute value equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations and inequalities, complex numbers and quadratic equations. It is designed for students who did not complete Modules 1 – 8 when taking MAT074. Completion of Modules 5 – 8 is required for 3 hours of credit.
  • Who should take this course? There are different criteria to consider: Either you have taken College Prep Math 1 and completed less than 8 modules, or anyone with a math placement score high enough for this course, but not high enough to college level courses, such as Math for Liberal Arts and Statistics.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall & Spring (On Campus & Online)

MAT098 College Preparatory Math 3 (variable credit)

  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 265 or more, or Grade of C- or better MAT077
  • Developmental Credit
  • Course Catalog Description: This course is a continuation of MAT074 and MAT077. Students will work at their own pace through modules 9 and 10. Using a computer-based delivery system, students will master objectives over the topics of radical and rational expressions and equations. It is designed for students who have completed Modules 1 – 8 and need to prepare for Calculus level classes. Completion of Modules 9 and 10 is required for 2 hours of credit.
  • Who should take this course? This course is needed to get into Pre-Calculus if you do not have placement tests high enough to get straight in. This course is not needed to get into Math for Liberal Arts or Statistics.
  • Offered when needed: Fall or Spring (On Campus)

College Level Math Courses

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts   (3 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 3 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 265 or more, COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 25 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT062, midterm grade of A- or better in MAT074*, or grade of C- or better in MAT077.
  • Course Catalog Description: An exploration of critical thinking, problem solving and decision making based on the study of various fields of mathematics, including logic, sets, counting, probability and statistical reasoning, and selected topics such as financial math, modeling, history of mathematics. The emphasis is on understanding the usefulness of mathematics in everyday situations.
  • Who should take this course? This is a college level course for students not going into a field of mathematics, engineering, science or technology.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall & Spring (On Campus), Fall (Online), Summers when there is demand (On Campus)

MAT117 Math for Elementary Teachers (3 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 3 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 265 or more, COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT062, midterm grade of A- or better in MAT074*, grade of C- or better in MAT077, or grade of C- or better in MAT110.
  • Course Catalog Description: Mathematics as problem solving, communication, connections, and reasoning with regard to tasks involving numeration, relationships, estimations. Also, number sense of whole and rational numbers, measurement, probability, statistics, geometry, and spatial sense. Activities and models appropriate to teaching elementary school mathematics are used to represent the topics.
  • Who should take this course? This is a college level course for students going into teaching elementary school.
  • Offered when there is demand: Summer or Fall (On Campus and Online)

MAT121 College Algebra (4 credits)  

  • Currently not offered

MAT129 Pre-Calculus (5 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 5 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning score of 260 or more, COMPASS college algebra score of 51 or better, ACT math score of 25 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT098,MAT121, or MAT132.
  • Course Catalog Description: Topics in algebra, trigonometry and analytical geometry: exponents, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polynomial and rational functions, sequences and series, trigonometric functions, identities, complex numbers, lines in the plane, conic sections, polar coordinates, parametric equations.
  • Who should take this course? This is a college level course for students in math, engineering, science or technology fields who need to take Calculus.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall (On Campus)

MAT132 Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry (4 credits)

  • Currently not offered

MAT140 Finite Math (3 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 3 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 285 or more, COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 25 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, or midterm grade of A- or better in MAT074*, or grade of C- or better in MAT062, MAT077, or MAT156; Cross listed with BUS230.
  • Course Catalog Description: Linear programming. Critical path method and PERT techniques for project management. Computer programming to solve linear programming problems. Transportation and inventory techniques. Time value of money, curve fitting, and forecasting.
  • Who should take this course? This course is required by some degree programs at four hear colleges and universities. If you are headed toward one of these, this would be a good course. The course is cross-listed with Quantitative Methods for Business BUS230.
  • This course is upon arrangement between the instructor and the student. See the instructor for more information: Summer (On Campus)

MAT156 Statistics (3 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 3 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Arithmetic score of 265 or more, COMPASS algebra score of 55 or better, COMPASS college algebra score of 25 or better, ACT math score of 20 or better, grade of C- or better in MAT062, midterm grade of A- or better in MAT074*, or grade of C- or better in MAT077.
  • Course Catalog Description: Descriptive statistics, probability concepts, binomial and normal distribution and introduction to inference.
  • Who should take this course? This is a college level introduction to statistics. It is a good choice for many students, as we are bombarded with claims based on statistics every day in the media. Anyone going into a social science, criminal justice, human services, or medical fields should take statistics.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall, Spring & Summer (On Campus), Fall & Spring (Online)

MAT158 Statistics II (3 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 3 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: Grade C- or better in MAT156
  • Course Catalog Description: Probability, sampling distributions, inference, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, linear regression, multiple regression, use of statistical software.
  • Who should take this course? If you are transferring to a four year institution, and your planned degree includes a 4 credit statistics course, you need to take Statistics II after Statistics. In most cases this will complete your statistics requirements.
  • Consistently Offered: Spring (On Campus)

MAT165 Business Calculus (3 credits)

  • Currently not offered

MAT210 Calculus I (4 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 4 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: ACCUPLACER NextGen Quantitative Reasoning score of 285 or more, COMPASS college algebra score greater than or equal to 60 and COMPASS trigonometry score greater than or equal to 51, ACT math score greater than or equal to 28, or grade of C- or better in MAT129
  • Course Catalog Description: Limits, continuity, derivatives, applications, integration.
  • Who should take this course? If you are going into a field of science, technology, engineering or mathematics, you probably need at least one calculus course. Check your degree requirements to be sure.
  • Consistently Offered: Spring (On Campus)

MAT216 Calculus II (4 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 4 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MAT210
  • Course Catalog Description: Inverses; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; infinite series.
  • Who should take this course? Some science and engineering majors need more than one course in calculus. Examples include physics, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering. Check your degree requirements to be sure.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall (On Campus)

MAT219 Calculus III (4 credits)

  • Standard Credit – AA Approved. Counts for 4 Math/Science or Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MAT216
  • Course Catalog Description: Three-dimensional geometry and vectors; partial derivatives; gradient; multiple integration; vector fields. Offered on condition of sufficient enrollment.
  • Who should take this course? Some science and engineering majors need more than two courses in calculus. Check your degree requirements to be sure.
  • Consistently Offered: Spring (Online)

MAT267 Differential Equations (4 credits)

  • Currently not offered

MAT720 Industrial Math & Measurements I

  • Currently not offered

MAT743 Technical Math

  • Currently not offered in Marshalltown

MAT772 Applied Math

  • Currently not offered in Marshalltown

MAT781 Applied Mathematics I

  • Currently not offered

MAT782 Applied Mathematics II

  • Currently not offered

MAT790 Shop Mathematics (4 credits)

  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL CREDIT
  • Course Catalog Description: Problem solving using a scientific calculator. Fractions to decimals and vice versa; calculation of volume, elementary geometrical concepts, numerical trigonometry of right triangles.
  • Who should take this course? This course is aimed at students in several trades, including: construction technology, Electrical Maintenance, Industrial Maintenance, Machine Tool Technology, Welding, Mechanical Design, Natural Gas Technician, Powerline Technician, and Utility Technician. Check your degree requirements.
  • Consistently Offered: Fall & Spring (On Campus)

MAT791 Shop Mathematics II (1 credit)

  • CAREER AND TECHNICAL
  • Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in MAT790
  • Course Catalog Description: Geometry and trigonometry for advanced shop problems; use of hand-held calculator.
  • Who should take this course? This course is aimed at students in some trades, including: Machine Tool Technology. Check your degree requirements.
  • Consistently Offered: Spring (On Campus)

MAT917 Experimental Course (variable credits)

  • Standard Credit type – Variable credits – counts as Elective Credits.
  • Prerequisite: Instructor’s approval
  • Course Catalog Description: New courses as student interests demand.

MAT927 Honors Study Course (variable credits)

  • Standard Credit type – Variable credits – counts as Elective Credits.
  • Course Catalog Description: This course is designated as an honors course in mathematics as a special project.
  • Who should take this course? Anyone who wants to experiment and explore physical or logical problems. This course does not require higher level math skills, but it does require students to be willing to experiment and try to figure things out. 
Occasionally Offered: Spring (On Campus)

 

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Mark Monroe

Mark received his BA in Math and Computer Science from St. Olaf College, and his MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma S...

Mark received his BA in Math and Computer Science from St. Olaf College, and his MS in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University. After 20 years working as an engineer and computer scientist, he returned to “his love” of teaching in 2004. “I have the opportunity to touch the lives of several hundred...

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