# College Preparation, Math Skills 1

**Program #38527**

This certificate program will prepare students to improve their foundational level mathematical skills in order to ensure a successful transition to credit-bearing math courses. The program has three required courses: College Prep Basic Math, College Prep Pre‐Algebra, and College Prep Elementary Algebra. The noncredit Basic Math course will provide students with a review of the basic arithmetic skills and the foundational level mathematical skills necessary to solve math equations. Pre‐Algebra is aimed at introducing students to the basic principles of algebra and provides students with the learning skills necessary to solve algebraic expressions, polynomials, ratio, and fractions. The Elementary Algebra course provides students with the mathematical skills needed to perform operations on polynomials, rational expressions, and radical expression, factor polynomials at a proficient level. All course contents reinforce the learning objectives covered in the required courses and ensure students have the skills to be successful in a credit-bearing math course.

Code | Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

ABED 110 | College Prep - Basic Math | 72 |

ABED 115 | College Prep Pre-Algebra | 72 |

ABED 116 | College Prep Elementary Algebra | 72 |

Total Hours | 216 |

First Year | |||||
---|---|---|---|---|---|

Fall Term | Hours | Winter Term | Hours | Spring Term | Hours |

ABED 110 | 72 | ABED 115 | 72 | ABED 116 | 72 |

72 | 72 | 72 | |||

Total Hours 216 |

**ABED 110 50-150 Hours
** ** College Prep - Basic Math**

**Advisory: ***Basic computer navigation skills.*

This noncredit course is intended for students who desire to build or strengthen foundational level mathematical skills such as the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and integers. These concepts are applied to ratios, exponents, measurements, proportions, statistics, metric conversions, and geometric shapes. In addition, these operations, along with basic number theory, are used to solve real world problems. All work will be done without a calculator. *(Apportionment)*

**ABED 115 50-150 Hours
** ** College Prep Pre-Algebra**

**Advisory: ***ABED 110 College Prep - Basic Math or completion of a comparable Basic Math course.*

This noncredit course is a review of basic math skills and an introduction to the basic principles of algebra. Topics include: Integers and algebraic expressions; operations on integers, mixed numbers and decimals, ratio, fractions, proportion and percentages; introduction of polynomials; polynomials and properties of exponents; factoring polynomials; solving linear equations and linear inequalities; graphing linear equations; equation solving and informal geometry. *(Apportionment)*

**ABED 116 50-150 Hours
** ** College Prep Elementary Algebra**

**Advisory: ***Knowledge of basic math skills and pre-algebra and order of operations to solve problems involving integers, fractions, and decimals.*

This noncredit course in an introduction to algebra. Topics include: basic operations of integers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals, linear equations and inequalities, simplifying and evaluating expressions, solutions of linear equations, linear inequalities, systems of linear equations, graphing linear equations, exponents and polynomials, factoring polynomials, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations *(Apportionment)*