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Business Math Course Sequence

​A brief description of math courses is provided below along with links for additional information.

MATH 080: Intermediate Algebra.  Designed for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Has relatively rigorous coverage of topics such as graphs and functions, radicals, quadratics, polynomials, rational expressions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and conics.  Also for nursing majors who plan to transfer and get a BSN. Satisfies the prerequisite for Math 140 and Math 160. Satisfies the math requirement for an AA degree. Not transferable to a university.

MATH N40: Intermediate Algebra Support Lab.  Includes practice in algebraic, geometric, and arithmetic techniques, as well as study skills and problem solving skills.  Designed for Math 080 students who need extra help in order to be successful.

MATH 140: College Algebra. Includes advanced coverage of topics in intermediate algebra, as well as additional applications and sequences and series. Prerequisite for Math 150. CSU and UC transferable.

MATH 150: Calculus for Biological, Management and Social Sciences.  Designed for business, biology, and social science majors. Includes single and multi-variable topics such as limits, derivatives, and integrals, with an emphasis on applications.   Some universities require Math 180 instead. CSU and UC (CI-D) transferable.

Math Success Center (MSC): Students can receive homework assistance and supplement learning done at the Math Success Center in D-209.  Computers are available for students to access mathematical software or do work for an on-line math class.