MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

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. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. Successful completion of MAT-121 permits a student to register for MAT-171 without the coreq MAT-071Successful completion of MAT-143 or MAT-152 permits a student to register for MAT-171 with the coreq MAT-071The student is eligible for this course if MAT-003 is in the student's record with a demonstrated mastery level of Tier 2.




DMA 010 - 050; or DMA 010 - 030, & DMA 045; or DMA 025 & DMA 045; or DMA 025, DMA 040, & DMA 050; or MAT 121; or MAT 003; or BSP 4003


Take MAT 071



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Students taking MAT 171 must take MAT 172 for PreCalculus credit