MAT085 Essential Algebra I (3-0-3)
Essential Algebra I prepares the student for the study of algebra. Numerical topics include operations with numbers; simple powers and roots; factoring of natural numbers; properties and order of operations; and real numbers. The course introduces basic algebraic ideas as well as graphing in the rectangular coordinate plane. Problem solving is stressed throughout the course. PR: recommendation based on placement test or equivalent SCCC courses below the 100-level are developmental in nature and the 3 credit equivalents do not satisfy degree or certificate progam requirements. All deveopmental courses are offered on a pass/fail basis.