Course Descriptions for Mathematics

 

BTEC 1000 Keyboarding Basics 30 hours

Students will develop a complete mastery of all the keys on the standard keyboard. To complete this
course, students must be able to keyboard at a proficiency level of 20 words-per-minute with no more
than two errors on several two-minute timed writings.

Objectives:

• Develop satisfactory skill in using alphabetic keys
• Develop satisfactory skill in using number keys
• Develop satisfactory skill in using symbol keys
• Develop an appropriate level of keyboarding speed and accuracy

BTEC 1110 Computer Literacy 90 hours

This course provides a fundamental understanding of computing including knowledge and use of
computer hardware, software, and operating systems. The course will cover basic use and common
features of applications (word processing, spreadsheet, and database) including internet use and e-mail.
Recommended prerequisite: keyboarding 25 wpm.

Objectives:

• Identify computing fundamentals such as computer hardware, software, and operating systems
• Learn to navigate the windows environment
• Gain knowledge of primary applications such as common program, word processing,
spreadsheet, and database functions
• Learn to use online computing including Internet and electronic mail

ELAP 1001 Apprenticeship Math 30 hours

This course offers an introduction to basic mathematics, including operations with whole numbers,
fractions and decimals, as well as percentages. Students gain practice on basic operations and then
apply that information to problems that can be found in places of employment or everyday situations.

Objectives:

• Perform different operations with whole numbers.
• Perform different operations with fractions.
• Perform different operations with decimals.
• Solve basic problems with percentages.

MATH 0950 Math II, Level I 60 hours

In this course, students will learn the basic concepts important to algebra including signed numbers,
properties of math, linear expressions, equations and applications, ratio and proportion, averages,
percents, and geometry. Articulated with WSU Math 950. Prerequisites: Accuplacer Arithmetic Score of
57 or higher

Objectives

• Represent everyday situations using integers.
• Place any given integer on a number line.
• Compare integers using inequalities.
• Simplify absolute value expressions.
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide integers.
• Add or subtract like terms.
• Rewrite expressions using fundamental properties of mathematics.
• Demonstrate order of operations on given problems.
• Evaluate expressions by substituting given values and simplifying.
• Find the prime factorization of two or more composite numbers.
• Find the least common multiple and greatest common factor of two or more monomials.
• Convert multiplication to exponential notation.
• Convert exponential notation to multiplication.
• Define base, exponent and power.
• Find square roots using a calculator.
• Use the Pythagorean theorem to solve for sides in a right triangle.
• Solve one-step equations using each of the four operations of mathematics.
• Change English expressions to mathematical expressions.
• Write and solve mathematical equations from word problems.
• Set up and simplify given ratios in three different forms.
• Convert units using proportions.
• Set up and solve proportions from several different occupations.
• Set up equations using percents from word problems.
• Set up and solve interest, discounting and increase/decrease problems.
• Set up and solve proportions using percents from several different occupations.
• Calculate the mean, median, mode and range, given a set of data.
• Apply averages to word problems.
• Find the perimeter of rectangles, triangles, circles and straight-sided figures.
• Find the area of rectangles, triangles, circles, parallelograms, trapezoids and non-rectangular
objects.
• Find the volume of cylinders, rectangular prisms, cones and pyramids.
• Evaluate algebraic expressions.
• Solve linear equations and inequalities requiring multiple steps.
• Manipulate formulas; solving for the unknown.
• Graph inequalities on a number line.
• Solve word problems requiring the set up of linear equations.

MATH 0960 Math II, Level II 150 hours

An introductory algebra course that covers linear equations and inequalities, absolute value equations
and inequalities, linear graphing, systems of linear equations and inequalities, rules of exponents,
polynomials, and rational expressions and equations. Articulated with WSU Math 960. Prerequisites:
Accuplacer placement, Math II, Level I or WSU Math 950 (C or better) taken in the last year

Objectives

• Identify real, rational, irrational, integer, natural and whole numbers.
• Evaluate algebraic expressions.
• Solve linear equations, inequalities and word problems requiring 2-4 steps.
• Manipulate formulas; solving for the unknown.
• Define and solve an inequality for a given variable.
• Graph solutions to inequalities on a number line.
• Use the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division principles to solve inequalities.
• Plot given points and label each quadrant.
• State the distance formula and use it to find the equations of circles.
• Graph linear equations and inequalities.
• Define slope.
• Find the equation of a line given a graph.
• Find the solution to linear equations and inequalities by graphing.
• Solve linear systems by the substitution and elimination method.
• Solve word problems involving linear systems.
• Apply the properties of exponents.
• Define polynomial, term, coefficient and degree.
• Add and subtract polynomials.
• Multiply and divide a polynomial by a monomial.
• Multiply binomials by the "FOIL" method.
• Divide a polynomial by a binomial.
• Factor polynomials by finding the GCF, grouping and guess and check.
• Factor a difference of two squares.
• Factor a sum or difference of two cubes.
• Factor using a combination of methods.
• Solve quadratic equations by factoring.
• Factor perfect square trinomials.
• Simplify rational expressions.
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide rational expressions.
• Convert negative exponents to positive exponents and vice versa.
• Write numbers in scientific notation.
• Simplify complex fractions.
• Solve equations with rational expressions.
• Solve for an unknown in a formula involving a rational expression.
• Solve word problems involving rational expressions.