Mathematics

Curriculum MAT.MAT.AS (U230A27)

The study of the various mathematical sciences involves learning ideas and techniques that are essential for the natural and social sciences and increasingly important in all areas of technological society.

Triton College Mathematics department offers classes that range from the college readiness level to those which would be suitable for the first two years of a Mathematics or related major at a transfer institution.

College readiness courses are designed to prepare students for college-level Mathematics and programs of study requiring the use of Mathematics, such as chemistry, accounting and the technologies. These courses are not designed for transfer and do not meet any degree requirements. Entry point in the Mathematics course sequence depends on a placement test score. Students are urged to begin their math sequence as soon as possible, since several semesters of course work may be necessary before a class can be applied toward degree requirements.

Triton has a course to prepare those prospective teachers who are planning to take the Basic Skills test in Mathematics. MAT 095, Basic Skills Test Math Review for Prospective Teachers, is designed to assist students who wish to review material which is covered on the test.

Those students wishing to review all their algebra online are invited to look at MAT 096, Algebra/Geometry when offered. This is an express review for students who only need to brush up their skills.

College Readiness Courses:

 

MAT 045

Pre-Algebra

5

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MAT 055

Algebra & Geometry I

5

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MAT 085

Algebra & Geometry II

5

 

MAT 095

Basic Skills Test Math Review for Prospective Teachers

2

The following courses all are articulated and intended to transfer under the Illinois Articulation Initiative. They may be used to fulfill General Education Core requirements:

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MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy

3

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MAT 102

Liberal Arts Math

3

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MAT 117

Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

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MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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MAT 134

Introduction to Calculus for Business & Social Science

5

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MAT 135

Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

3

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MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

3

Students who select a major in Mathematics or a related field should plan their selections with the transfer college requirements in mind. In all cases, it is strongly recommended that the calculus sequence be completed at Triton College, as many transfer schools will not accept single courses as evidence of meeting requirements.

Some students will be required to take courses, which transfer as electives and are not applied to the General Education Core, but do constitute a prerequisite toward the calculus sequence and Finite Math. They are:

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MAT 110

College Algebra

5

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MAT 111

Pre-Calculus

5

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MAT 114

Plane Trigonometry

3

Occupational fields open to students who complete college Mathematics curricula include analysis in industry or government, teaching, actuarial work, computer programming, data analysis and other statistical work, and mathematical aspects of business and finance.

Semester One

Credit Hours

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

 

14

Semester Two

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CIS 195

Programming for Engineers

3

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

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MAT 135

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

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PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

General education/Life Science

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

 

17

Semester Four

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MAT 341

Differential Equations

3

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PHY 107

General Physics (Electricity, Magnetism, and Thermodynamics)

4

 

 

General education/Social & Behavioral Science

3

 

 

Electives

6-7

 

 

 

16-17

(Select courses that meet the BS in Mathematics requirements of your transfer college.)

General education requirements: AS degree

40-41

Mathematics courses or other electives for AS degree

23-24

See MAT course descriptions.

Chairperson: Cynthia Harris, Ext. 3345