Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

MAT 151 - College Algebra

Course Description

This course is intended primarily for those students who are majoring in science, engineering, or mathematics. Together with Precalculus, it prepares students for Calculus I. Topics covered include solving equations (linear, quadratic, radical, polynomial, rational, and absolute value), solving inequalities (linear, polynomial, rational, and absolute value), operations in the Rectangular Coordinate System and the Complex Number System, basic function operations (domain, range, graphing, arithmetic, composition and inverses), and functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic).

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Quantitative Reasoning (QR)

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

Perform operations in the Complex Number System
Solve equations and inequalities
Perform operations in the Rectangle Coordinate System
Define, evaluate, perform operations and graph functions
Analyze polynomial functions
Analyze rational functions
Analyze exponential and logarithmic functions

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 4

Course Prerequisites: MAT 100/ or MAT 128 with a grade C or better or placementtest score