Math for Academic Purposes

All students with the exception of those on Communications programs are required to complete the Math Skills Test prior to attempting credit math courses. Students who pass the test will proceed directly to credit courses. Students who are unsuccessful will be required to take either MTH 011, College Algebra, if registering for Business or Health courses, or MTH 012, Pre- Calculus, for those registering for Architecture, Interior design or Engineering courses.

For students who have a low score on the Math Skills test there is a Foundation Math Course, MTH 010. Students who take this course and pass will then be eligible to move forward to College Algebra or Pre-Calculus. Extra tutorials are available for those students who feel they require extra help.

Students can register for the Test at the Registration Department.

Program Overview and Learning Outcome

Students will work from a prescribed textbook utilizing the exercises to develop their mathematical skills. The course tutor will supervise the learning and pace it to the level of the individual student, supplementing the learning with weekly tutorials. Assessment will be through regular homework, quizzes, a mid-term test and a final examination.

MTH 010 Mathematics Foundations

This course is a mathematics course in basic numbers, algebra, shapes and statistics and probability. The course is intended for those students who have failed to achieve the required level in the Mathematics Skills Test. They will have taken the college preparatory courses in high school but are not quite prepared to do the type of analysis required to successfully complete university credit courses. It is designed to build the confidence and basic knowledge of students in order to enable them to cope with further mathematics and statistics courses.

MTH 011 College Algebra

This course is a mathematics course in basic algebra and trigonometry. The course is intended for those students who have been unable to achieve the required level in the Mathematics Skills Test. They will have taken the college preparatory courses in high school but are not quite prepared to do the type of analysis required to successfully complete further mathematics and statistics courses. Students failing the BBA/Health Mathematics Skills Test are required to pass this course. No credits can be earned.

MTH 012 Pre-Calculus

The course covers the necessary background in algebra and trigonometry for Engineering and Architecture students to prepare for the standard university calculus sequence, and to understand the graphing and function analysis required for calculus. It is intended for those students who have failed to achieve the required level in the Mathematics Skills Test. They will have taken the college preparatory courses in high school but are not quite prepared to do the type of analysis required to successfully complete a university calculus sequence. Students failing the Engineering/Architecture Mathematics Skills Test are required to pass this course. No credits can be earned.