Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MAT 128 - Algebra

Course Description

This course is designed primarily as a preparatory course for students intending to take College Algebra or Business Precalculus. Topics covered in this course include linear equations and inequalities; quadratic equations; introduction to functions and their graphs; 2x2 linear systems; polynomials; rational expressions and equations; and radical expressions and equations.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Solve linear equations and inequalities.
Solve problems involving functions and their graphs.
Solve problems involving linear systems.
Perform basic operations on polynomials and factor polynomials.
Simplify and perform basic operations on rational expressions and solve rational equations.
Simplify and perform basic operations on radical expressions and solve radical equations.
Solve quadratic equations.

College Academic Learning Goals Designation: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: MAT 050 or MAT 060 or placement test score