I. General Information
1. Course Title:
College Algebra
2. Course Prefix & Number:
MATH 1470
3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:
Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
4. Course Description:
This is a college level math course that covers topics such as functions and graphs, inverse functions, linear functions and equations, quadratic functions and equations, polynomial functions, rational functions, radical functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and problem solving. A graphing approach will be used in this course. Therefore, the use of a graphing calculator will be highly emphasized.
5. Placement Tests Required:
Accuplacer (specify test): 
Accuplacer – college level math 
Score: 
50 
Other (specify test): 
Accuplacer Intermediate Algebra 
Score: 
60

6. Prerequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
Applies to all requirements
Accuplacer Next Gen Advanced Algebra Functions score of 250 or higher, or completion of MATH 0820 or MATH 1520
7. Other Prerequisites
Math ACT score of 22 or better
9. Corequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Bemidji State University, MATH 1170 College Algebra, 3 credits
St. Cloud State University, MATH 112 College Algebra, 3 credits
III. Course Purpose
2. MN Transfer Curriculum (General Education) Courses  This course fulfills the following goal area(s) of the MN Transfer Curriculum:
Goal 4 – Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide Outcomes/Competencies 
Students will be able to: 
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations 
Solve equations through a sequential process. 
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations 
Find solutions to realworld problems that can be modeled by linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, or logarithmic functions. 
Utilize appropriate technology 
Solve problems using a graphing approach ultizing a graphic calculator. 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
 Operate a graphing calculator (MnTC Goal 4);
 Perform transformations on graphs of functions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Perform operations on functions and find compositions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Find inverse functions and their domains (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using linear equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using quadratic equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using polynomial equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using radical equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Find the zeros of polynomial equations (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve rational equations and inequalities (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve exponential and logarithmic equations (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using exponential and logarithmic functions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using systems of equations (MnTC Goal 4); and
 Solve systems of linear inequalities (MnTC Goal 4).
V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
 Functions, graphs, and models
 Using graphing utilities
 Functions
 Functions: graphs and properties
 Functions: graphs and transformations
 Operations on functions; composition
 Inverse functions
 Modeling with linear and quadratic functions
 Linear functions
 Linear equations and models
 Quadratic functions
 Complex numbers
 Quadratic equations and models
 Additional equation solving techniques
 Solving inequalities
 Polynomial and rational functions
 Polynomial functions and models
 Polynomial division
 Real zeros and polynomial inequalities
 Complex zeros and rational zeros of polynomials
 Rational functions and inequalities
 Modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions
 Exponential functions
 Exponential models
 Logarithmic functions
 Logarithmic models
 Exponential and logarithmic equations
 Modeling with systems of equations and inequalities
 Systems of linear equations in two variables
 Systems of linear equations in three variables
 Systems of linear inequalities
I. General Information
1. Course Title:
College Algebra
2. Course Prefix & Number:
MATH 1470
3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:
Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
4. Course Description:
This is a college level math course that covers topics such as functions and graphs, inverse functions, linear functions and equations, quadratic functions and equations, polynomial functions, rational functions, radical functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, and problem solving. A graphing approach will be used in this course. Therefore, the use of a graphing calculator will be highly emphasized.
5. Placement Tests Required:
Accuplacer (specify test): 
Accuplacer – college level math 
Score: 
50 
Other (specify test): 
Accuplacer Intermediate Algebra 
Score: 
60

6. Prerequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
Applies to all requirements
Accuplacer Next Gen Advanced Algebra Functions score of 250 or higher, or completion of MATH 0820 or MATH 1520
7. Other Prerequisites
Math ACT score of 22 or better
9. Corequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
There are no corequisites for this course.
II. Transfer and Articulation
1. Course Equivalency  similar course from other regional institutions:
Bemidji State University, MATH 1170 College Algebra, 3 credits
St. Cloud State University, MATH 112 College Algebra, 3 credits
III. Course Purpose
2. MN Transfer Curriculum (General Education) Courses  This course fulfills the following goal area(s) of the MN Transfer Curriculum:
Goal 4 – Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide Outcomes/Competencies 
Students will be able to: 
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations 
Solve equations through a sequential process. 
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations 
Find solutions to realworld problems that can be modeled by linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, or logarithmic functions. 
Utilize appropriate technology 
Solve problems using a graphing approach ultizing a graphic calculator. 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
 Operate a graphing calculator (MnTC Goal 4);
 Perform transformations on graphs of functions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Perform operations on functions and find compositions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Find inverse functions and their domains (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using linear equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using quadratic equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using polynomial equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using radical equations and models (MnTC Goal 4);
 Find the zeros of polynomial equations (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve rational equations and inequalities (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve exponential and logarithmic equations (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using exponential and logarithmic functions (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables (MnTC Goal 4);
 Solve problems using systems of equations (MnTC Goal 4); and
 Solve systems of linear inequalities (MnTC Goal 4).
V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
 Functions, graphs, and models
 Using graphing utilities
 Functions
 Functions: graphs and properties
 Functions: graphs and transformations
 Operations on functions; composition
 Inverse functions
 Modeling with linear and quadratic functions
 Linear functions
 Linear equations and models
 Quadratic functions
 Complex numbers
 Quadratic equations and models
 Additional equation solving techniques
 Solving inequalities
 Polynomial and rational functions
 Polynomial functions and models
 Polynomial division
 Real zeros and polynomial inequalities
 Complex zeros and rational zeros of polynomials
 Rational functions and inequalities
 Modeling with exponential and logarithmic functions
 Exponential functions
 Exponential models
 Logarithmic functions
 Logarithmic models
 Exponential and logarithmic equations
 Modeling with systems of equations and inequalities
 Systems of linear equations in two variables
 Systems of linear equations in three variables
 Systems of linear inequalities
VI. Textbook and Supplemental Reading Materials
Textbooks 
Author(s) 
Title(s) 
Publisher(s) 
Edition/Date(s) 
Barnett, Ziegler, Byleen 
College Algebra, Graphs and Models 
McGraw Hill 
Third 
Bittinger 
College Algebra, Graphs and Models 
Pearson 
Fourth 
Supplemental Materials 
Author(s) 
Title(s) 
Publisher(s) 
Edition/Date(s) 

MyMathLab 
Pearson 
