**MATH 101 - College Algebra **(3
s.h.)

Prerequisites: High School Algebra I, II and Geometry or Math Placement Testing/Evaluation before registration.

For students who need to improve their algebraic skills before taking a higher level course such as MATH 160 or 161, this course focuses on algebraic topics deemed most important for success in college mathematics and its applications. Topics covered include the real number system, linear equations and inequalities, word problems, polynomials and factoring, rational algebraic expressions, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, irrational equations, graphs of equations, systems of equations, and logarithmic and exponential functions. [syllabus]