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Credits: 4
This course bridges the gap between developmental/Secondary Math III and PreCalculus or a technical certificate. Topics of study include: functions; quadratic equations; polynomial and rational expressions; radicals and complex numbers; exponential expressions (negative and rational exponents) and logarithmic expressions; introduction to conic sections. Real world applications of algebra will be addressed throughout the course and topics will be presented in a conceptual and integrated approach.

This course has a pre-requisite. If you have not satisfied the pre-requisite you will need to go through the SLCC Placement Process at an SLCC Testing and Assessment Center.


  • 2 hours of homework outside of class, for every hour you spend in class.
  • You are expected to work homework assignments from each section that we cover by the next class.
  • You are encouraged to work more exercises than those assigned as regular practice is essential in learning mathematics.
  • You will be asked to complete at least one project in this class.

Please note: Many students find that much more time is required in order to perform as well as they desire on exams.


  • Four, hour long exams and one final exam.
  • All examinations are closed book.
  • Full credit will be awarded on test problems only if your work can be readily followed and solutions are precise and correctly notated.
  • No exam grade will be dropped.
  • Graphing calculators are not allowed on exams.


  • All students must take the final exam.
  • The final will be comprehensive, emphasizing topics listed under the course objectives.
  • You will be asked to complete approximately 25 problems in two hours.
  • You must receive higher than a 60% on the final in order to earn a grade higher than a D.

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