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Math Courses Offered at
Pitt Community College

For more information on math courses offered at PCC contact:
Stephanie Woodley, Math and Physics Department Chair, 252-493-7438

Enrollment in any non-developmental math course more than two times requires
the written permission from the Math/Physics department chair.


MAT 110 MATHEMATICAL MEASUREMENT          2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: Take All: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030
Corequisites: None
This course provides an activity-based approach that develops measurements skills and
mathematical literacy using technology to solve problems for non-math intensive
programs. Topics include unit conversions and estimation within a variety of
measurement systems; ratio and proportion; basic geometric concepts; financial literacy;
and statistics including measures of central tendency, dispersion, and charting of data.
Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the use of mathematics and
technology to solve practical problems, and to analyze and communicate results. There is
a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 121 ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY I          2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: Take All: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, and
DMA 060
Corequisites: None
This course provides an integrated approach to technology and the skills required to
manipulate, display, and interpret mathematical functions and formulas used in problem
solving. Topics include the properties of plane and solid geometry, area and volume, and
basic proportion applications; simplification, evaluation, and solving of algebraic
equations and inequalities and radical functions; complex numbers; right triangle
trigonometry; and systems of equations. Upon completion, students will be able to
demonstrate the ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving,
analyzing and communicating results. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 122 ALGEBRA/TRIGONOMETRY II          2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 121
Corequisites: None
This course extends the concepts covered in MAT 121 and is designed to cover concepts
in algebra, function analysis, and trigonometry. Topics include exponential and
logarithmic functions, transformations of functions, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines,
vectors, and statistics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the
ability to use mathematics and technology for problem-solving, analyzing and
communicating results. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 143 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites Take All: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050,
and DRE 098
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to engage students in complex and realistic situations involving
the mathematical phenomena of quantity, change and relationship, and uncertainty
through project- and activity-based assessment. Emphasis is placed on authentic contexts
which will introduce the concepts of numeracy, proportional reasoning, dimensional
analysis, rates of growth, personal finance, consumer statistics, practical probabilities,
and mathematics for citizenship. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize
quantitative information as consumers and to make personal, professional, and civic
decisions by decoding, interpreting, using, and communicating quantitative information
found in modern media and encountered in everyday life. This course has been approved
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement
in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AA. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 152 STATISTICAL METHODS I          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: Take All: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050,
and DRE 098
Corequisites: None
This course provides a project-based approach to introductory statistics with an emphasis
on using real-world data and statistical literacy. Topics include descriptive statistics,
correlation and regression, basic probability, discrete and continuous probability
distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Upon completion, students
should be able to use appropriate technology to describe important characteristics of a
data set, draw inferences about a population from sample data, and interpret and
communicate results. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive
Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AA. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 171 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisite: Take one set:
Set 1: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050,
DMA 060, DMA 070, DMA 080
Set 2: DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050,
DMA 065
Set 3: MAT 121
Corequisites: None
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
to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement
in natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AA/AS.

MAT 172 PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 171
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop an understanding of topics which are fundamental to
the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of trigonometric functions in
multiple representations, right and oblique triangles, vectors, polar coordinates, conic
sections, and parametric equations. Upon completion, students should be able to select
and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to trigonometry-related
problems with and without technology. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural
sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component
(UGETC) course for AS.

MAT 263 BRIEF CALCULUS          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 171
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to introduce concepts of differentiation and integration and their
applications to solving problems. Topics include graphing, differentiation, and
integration with emphasis on applications drawn from business, economics, and
biological and behavioral sciences. Upon completion, students should be able to
demonstrate an understanding of the use of basic calculus and technology to solve
problems and to analyze and communicate results. This course has been approved to
satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AS. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 271 CALCULUS I          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 172
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop the topics of differential and integral calculus.
Emphasis is placed on limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals of algebraic and
transcendental functions of one variable. Upon completion, students should be able to
select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to derivative-related
problems with and without technology. This course has been approved to satisfy
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in
natural sciences/mathematics. This is a Universal General Education Transfer
Component (UGETC) course for AS. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 272 CALCULUS II          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 271
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop advanced topics of differential and integral calculus.
Emphasis is places on applications of definite integrals, techniques of integration,
indeterminate forms, improper integrals, infinite series, conic sections, parametric
equations, polar coordinates, and differential equations. Upon completion, students
should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions
to integral-related problems with and without technology. This course has been
approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core
requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 273 CALCULUS III          3 Lecture 2 Lab 4 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 272
Corequisites: None
This course is designed to develop the topics of multivariate calculus. Emphasis is
placed on multivariate functions, partial derivatives, multiple integration, solid analytical
geometry, vector valued functions, and line and surface integrals. Upon completion,
students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding
the solution to multivariate-related problems with and without technology. This course
has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general
education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. There is a $7.50 lab fee for
this course.

MAT 280 LINEAR ALGEBRA          2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 271
Corequisites: None
This course provides an introduction to linear algebra topics. Emphasis is placed on the
development of abstract concepts and applications for vectors, systems of equations,
matrices, determinants, vector spaces, multi-dimensional linear transformations,
eigenvectors, eigenvalues, diagonalization and orthogonality. Upon completion, students
should be able to demonstrate understanding of the theoretical concepts and select and
use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to linear algebra-related
problems with and without technology. This course has been approved to satisfy the
Comprehensive Articulation Agreement pre-major and/or elective course requirement.
There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

MAT 285 DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS          2 Lecture 2 Lab 3 Credit

Prerequisites: MAT 272
Corequisites: None
This course provides an introduction to topics involving ordinary differential equations.
Emphasis is placed on the development of abstract concepts and applications for firstorder
and linear higher-order differential equations, systems of differential equations,
numerical methods, series solutions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and LaPlace
transforms. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of
the theoretical concepts and select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding
solutions to differential equations-related problems with and without technology. This
course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement premajor
and/or elective course requirement. There is a $7.50 lab fee for this course.

 

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