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Course Description

Spring and Summer 2020 classes continue remotely and online. Fall 2020 traditional face-to-face, hybrid, and off-campus spring classes are being reviewed to provide students with effective learning options based on recent COVID-19 concerns. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Mathematics - MATH 111

Applications - Utility of Math

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is intended for students who do not wish to pursue the study of mathematics by following the standard sequence of courses, but who need to develop some competency in mathematics for an Associate of Arts degree. This course includes the practical application of mathematics. Topics covered in the course include geometry, managing money, interest, installment buying, credit cards, loans, probability, statistics and graphing.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75 CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving simple or compound interest.
  • Solve consumer problems involving installment buying, credit cards or mortgages.
  • Use annuity formulas in problems involving retirement planning or college savings.
  • Use combinations or permutations to count the number of ways an event could occur.
  • Solve problems using basic principles of probability.
  • Use frequency distributions or histograms to display data sets.
  • Analyze a data set using measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Draw conclusions about a normal distribution.
  • Solve systems of linear equations graphically or algebraically.
  • Solve optimization problems using linear programming.
  • Calculate perimeter, area and volume of geometric shapes and solids.
  • Solve problems involving similar triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem or right triangle trigonometric ratios.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x- and y-intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write linear equations and inequalities in two variables to represent a practical application.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 111142714Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142786Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M23/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 111142711Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111142713Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M17/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143008Applications Utility MathRMT4Shalan S0/24/1Closed$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 111143123Applications Utility MathRMT4Jankoviak Anderson K4/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 111143165Applications Utility MathRMT4Staff0/24/0Closed$12.00M W  04:30 PM-06:24 PM WEBWEB
 111143166Applications Utility MathRMT4Staff1/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 111246010Applications Utility MathRMT4Krishnan V3/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB

Spring; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/09/2020

 111122411Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M7/31/0Open$12.00 
 111122414Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M6/31/0Open$12.00 
 111122419Applications Utility MathONL4Lazarski A10/31/0Open$12.00 
 111123053Applications Utility MathONL4Maheshwari N11/31/0Open$12.00 

Summer; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2020

 111132410Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/6Closed$12.00 
 111132411Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/6Closed$12.00 
 111132412Applications Utility MathONL4Shields K-1/31/5Closed$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday