Cerro Coso Community College

Mathematics Department Courses

Please note that college course and program curriculum is a process of continual change. Every effort is made to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the information below, but students should consult a counselor or the faculty chair for the most current details regarding course descriptions, course applicability to programs, and patterns of course offerings at each Cerro Coso Community College campus location. That a course does not showing a pattern of offerings does not mean it is not offered, only that it may be offered irregularly. Consult counseling or the faculty chair for more information.

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Students perform the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Students work with the concepts of ratios and percents. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every semester.

Prerequisite: MATH C020.

This course covers basic arithmetic, introductory concepts in algebra, and problem solving techniques. Specific topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of signed numbers, percentage, and applications of these skills. The course introduces algebraic concepts, including algebraic operations of polynomials, solving equations, formulas, and an introduction to solving word problems. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online, in Ridgecrest, and in Lake Isabella every semester, and in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes every Fall.

Prerequisite: MATH C040

This course covers the fundamental algebraic concepts and mathematical processes: first degree equations, special products and factoring, ratios, proportions, radicals, exponents, simultaneous linear equations, quadratic equations, and graphing linear and quadratic functions. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi every Spring.

Prerequisite: MATH C050

This is an accelerated transfer-level statistics preparation course for non-STEM majors. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations; systems of linear equations and inequalities; and data collection, data summaries, and descriptive statistics. The emphasis is on statistical applications of the algebraic material. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester.

Prerequisite: MATH C050

Intermediate Algebra expands on the skills learned in Elementary Algebra and prepares the student for more advanced work in mathematics and science. The course focuses on exponents, factoring, solving linear and quadratic equations, systems of equations, algebraic fractions, graphs of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, radicals determinants, function notation, and the exponential and logarithmic functions. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi every Fall.

Course may be used as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C053 or C055

This course covers data analysis using descriptive and inferential statistics. Graphs and computations include measures of central tendency and dispersion, correlation and regression, and presentation of data on a histogram, scatter plot, box plot, and the normal curve. Probability concepts include those for discrete and continuous random variables. Sampling and hypothesis testing are covered for means and variances. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester, and in Bishop, Lake Isabella, Mammoth Lakes, and Tehachapi every Spring.

Course required for the Anthropology and Psychology transfer degrees. Course may be used for the Administration of Justice, Business Administration, Kinesiology, and Mathematics transfer degrees, the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science and Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences degrees, and as a general education course.

Limitation on Enrollment: Acceptance to the Honors Program or eligibility for this honors course as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite: MATH C053 or C055.

This course covers elements of descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency, dispersion and presentation of data. Included are concepts of probability, random variables and normally distributed random variables. Sampling error, sampling processes and the distribution of sample means are applied to real life examples. Students will conduct hypothesis testing of means and proportions for one and two populations and linear regression testing using the least squares criterion. Students use descriptive and inferential methods employing linear regression and study one and two way analysis of variance. The honors section provides more content and requires greater intensity and depth of study than the non-honors class. 90 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest in Fall of even years.

Course may be used as an alternate to MATH C121 for the Administration of Justice, Anthropology, Business Administration, Kinesiology, Mathematics, and Psychology transfer degrees, the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science and Liberal Arts: Social and Behavioral Sciences degrees, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C055

Finite Mathematics is designed for students majoring in Business/ Economics, Computer Information Systems, and Social Sciences. Topics to be covered include matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, sets and Venn diagrams, descriptive statistics, probability and combinations. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C055

This course emphasizes the concepts of differential calculus and integral calculus as they relate to business and economics. The course integrates rates of change, interest formulas, concepts of demand and elasticity, as well as exponential and logarithmic applications. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Spring.

Course may be used for the Business Administration transfer degree, the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Cyber Security certificate and degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C055

This pre-calculus course is an intensive study of algebraic functions and relations and their graphical representations, exponential and logarithmic functions and their applications, theory of equations, matrices, sequences, series, mathematical induction, the binomial theorem, and an introduction to the theory of limits. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online and in Ridgecrest every semester.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C055

Trigonometry is an intensive study of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, the graphical representations of these functions, solving trigonometric equations, verifying identities, solving triangles in the plane and on the sphere, complex numbers and De Moivre's theorem. Topics in analytic geometry in two and three dimensions, such as polar coordinates and vectors, and their applications are also covered. A symbolic manipulation processor or a graphing calculator is strongly recommended. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C141, MATH C142

This course provides the student with a good foundation in differential and integral calculus with emphasis on both basic skills and applications. Topics covered include functions; limits; derivatives of polynomial, trigonometric, parametric, and implicit functions; applications of differentiation; the indefinite integral; the definite integral; applications of the definite integral. 90 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring and in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course required for the Mathematics transfer degree and the General Sciences degree Physical Sciences emphasis. Course may be used for the Computer Information Systems certificate and degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree, and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C151

This course is a continuation of Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, extending the skills of differentiation and integration by learning new techniques and working with the transcendental functions. Other major topics include sequences, series, polar coordinates and parameterization of plane curves. 90 hours lecture.

Offered online every Fall and in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course required for the Mathematics transfer degree and the General Sciences degree Physical Sciences emphasis. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C152

This course is a continuation of Analytical Geometry and Calculus II, extending the skills of differentiation and integration by learning new techniques and working with partial derivatives and double and triple integrals. Other major topics include cylindrical and spherical coordinates, quadric surfaces, vector functions, vector analysis, Green's theorem and Stoke's theorem. 90 hours lecture.

Offered online every Spring and in Ridgecrest every Fall.

Course required for the Mathematics transfer degree. Course may be used for the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C251. Advisory: A computer algebra system or graphing calculator and basic computer skills are strongly recommended

This course provides students with a foundations of differential equations of change, motion, and growth within chemical, physical, biological, and business systems with problem solving and applications. Students are introduced to modeling using mathematical software used in industry to solve complex problems. First, second, and higher order differential equations including Euler's Method, Eigenvalues, Numerical Methods, Nonlinear Systems, and La Place Transforms are covered. 72 hours lecture.

Offered in Ridgecrest every Spring.

Course may be used for the Mathematics transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

Prerequisite: MATH C152

This course covers the following topics: systems of linear equations; matrices; n-dimensional real vector spaces; general vector spaces; linear transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and applications of the above topics. 72 hours lecture.

Offered online only every Fall.

Course may be used for the Mathematics transfer degree, the Liberal Arts: Math and Science degree and as a general education course.

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