COURSE DESCRIPTIONS/COLLEGE CREDIT FOR MATHEMATICS
Library Skills, 1 credit hour, 30 lab. (Offered as
A course creating learning situations in which individual
students can become effective independent
users of Learning Resources facilities.
Introduction to Internet Research, 1 credit hour, 30
lab. (Offered as needed)
Introduction to Internet Research is a one-credit hour
course offered by the Florida Public Community
College system. This course is delivered via the World
Wide Web and Internet e-mail. The course focuses on
methods of accessing information resources available
through the Internet. Students will learn to design
search strategies, retrieve, evaluate, and cite Internet
resources. The World Wide Web, e-mail, discussion
groups, chat, FTP, Gopher, and Telnet are some of the
topics covered. Prerequisite: A full service Internet
account, including an electronic mail address from an
Internet Service Provider (ISP), or access through a
corporate or educational institution prior to beginning
Contemporary Literature, 3 credit hours, 45 lec.
(Offered as needed)
Studies in modern drama, prose, and poetry, focusing
on their comments on modern man. May be used as
World Literature, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Fall, Spring,
Designed to encourage students to know and appreciate
something of the great literature which helps to
mold their thinking and everyday living. To include,
without regard to national origin, those masterpieces
of the Western World which reflect their cultural and
intellectual heritage. May be used as a Humanities
College Algebra, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Fall, Spring,
Function-based college algebra course which will
include the following topics: functions; inverse functions;
linear , quadratic , and rational functions; absolute
value and radical functions; exponential and logarithmic
properties , functions, and equations; systems of
equations and inequalities ; and applications of functions
( curve fitting , modeling, optimization, exponential/
logarithmic growth and decay). Graphing calculators
are required. Prerequisites: MAT 1033A
“Intermediate Algebra” or equivalent with a “C” or
better or suitable placement score.
Trigonometry, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Fall, Spring,
Typical modern trigonometry course. Graphing calculators
are required. Prerequisite: MAC 1140 with a
grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Pre-Calculus Algebra, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Fall,
First course in a two -course pre-calculus sequence.
Covers equations and inequalities; linear, quadratic
logarithmic and exponential functions and relations;
systems of equations, matrices and determinants
mathematical proof techniques, including mathematical
induction. Binomial theorem, sequences and
series; and applications of algebraic techniques in the
real world. Graphing calculators will be required.
Prerequisite: Completion of MAC 1102 or MAC 1105
with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry, 4 credit hours, 60
lec. (Fall, Spring, Summer)
This course reviews algebra and trigonometry. Topics
include polynomial , rational, exponential, logarithmic,
and trigonometric functions, inverse functions, trigonometric
identities and equations, solutions of triangles ,
vector algebra, topics from analytical geometry,
sequences, series, mathematical induction and the
binomial theorem. Graphing calculators are required.
Prerequisite: High School trigonometry with a “B” or
Analytic Geometry, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Offered as
Typical modern analytic geometry course in two-and
three-dimensional space. Prerequisite: Completion of
MAC 1140 and MAC 1114 with a grade of C or better
Calculus for Business, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Offered
A Calculus course covering limits, continuity, differentiation,
and integration with emphasis on business
applications. There is some mathematical theory; but,
in general, topics are approached from an intuitive and
applied point of view. Graphing calculators are
required. Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in MAC
1105 or equivalent.
Calculus I, 4 credit hours, 60 lec. (Fall, Spring,
First course in a three-course sequence. Covers limits
and continuity, rules of differentiation, the chain rule,
derivatives of trigonometric functions, derivatives of
logarithmic functions, derivatives of exponential functions,
derivatives of inverse trigonometric functions,
applications of derivatives to curve sketching,
L’Hopital’s Rule, indeterminate forms and maxima/
minima problems, the mean value theorem, Rolle’s
theorem, the definite and indefinite integrals and the
Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, area, and
applications of integrals. Graphing calculators are
required. Prerequisite: Completion of MAC 1140 and
MAC 1114 or MAC 1147 with a grade of “C” or better,
Calculus II, 4 credit hours, 60 lec. (Fall, Spring,
Second course in a three-course sequence.
Techniques for finding areas, volumes, and lengths
and surface areas; applications using first order differential
equations; methods of integration including integration
by parts, trigonometric substitution , and partial
fractions; improper integrals, conic sections with rotation
of coordinates ; graphing and area in polar coordinates;
infinite sequences and series; tests for absolute
and conditional convergence of series; power series .
Graphing calculators are required. Prerequisite:
Completion of MAC 2311 with a grade of “C” or better
Calculus III, 4 credit hours, 60 lec. (Fall, Spring,
Third course in a three-course sequence. Vectors and
vector functions; dot product , cross product, curvature,
and motion in space; quadric surfaces; functions
of two or more variables , partial derivatives, gradients,
directional derivatives, tangent lines and planes , and
application of partial derivatives to maxima/minima;
Lagrange multipliers, Taylor’ s formula ; multiple integrals
in rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates,
and their applications; line integrals; Green’s
theorem, surface area, the divergence theorem and
Stokes’s theorem. Graphing calculators are required.
Prerequisite: Completion of MAC 2312 with a grade of
“C” or better, or equivalent.
Customer Service, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Offered as
A practical course in successful customer service
processes and procedures, including telephone techniques,
dealing with customer complaints, interpersonal
communication skills, dealing with difficult people,
response to complaints, protecting confidentiality,
and related topics.
Management, 3 credit hours, 45 lec. (Offered as
Each function of management is analyzed and
described in a systematic manner. Both the distilled
experience of practical managers and the findings of
scholars are presented. Other aspects of management
are presented such as management process
and concepts analysis of the technical knowledge and
skills of managers, influences upon managerial decision-
making process, and the psychological principles
inherent in management.
Personnel Management, 3 credit hours, 45 lec.
(Offered as needed)
An introduction to personnel practices and procedures.
Topics include the personnel management system,
maximizing employee potential, organizational
behavior, and labor management relations.