## I. General Information

1. Course Title:

Technical Math

2. Course Prefix & Number:

CMAE 1502

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

**Credits:** 3

**Lecture Hours:** 3

**Lab Hours:** 0

4. Course Description:

This is an introductory technical math course. The course is for students who have basic math skills and for those who need basic technical math concepts. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in algebra and geometry used in a technical setting. This course will show how these skills can model and solve authentic real-world problems.

5. Placement Tests Required:

**Accuplacer (specify test):** |
Arithmetic |
**Score:** |
45 |

6. Prerequisite Courses:

CMAE 1502 - Technical Math

There are no prerequisites for this course.
7. Other Prerequisites

Accuplacer Reading 52

9. Co-requisite Courses:

CMAE 1502 - Technical Math

There are no corequisites for this course.
## II. Transfer and Articulation

1. Course Equivalency - similar course from other regional institutions:

Century College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

Lake Superior College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

Northland Community & Technical College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

Northwest Technical College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

Pine Technical & Community College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

Riverland Community College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

St. Cloud Technical College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

St. Paul College, CMAE 1502 Technical Math, 3 credits

2. Transfer - regional institutions with which this course has a written articulation agreement:

Bemidji State University B.A.S. Applied Engineering

Bemidji State University B.A.S. Applied Management

3. Prior Learning - the following prior learning methods are acceptable for this course:

- Military Experience
- Demonstration
- Portfolio

## III. Course Purpose

1. Program-Applicable Courses – This course is required for the following program(s):

Production Technologies Certificate

## IV. Learning Outcomes

1. College-Wide Outcomes

College-Wide Outcomes/Competencies |
Students will be able to: |

Analyze and follow a sequence of operations |
Use multi-step problem solving methods to solve industry-based problems. |

Utilize appropriate technology |
Use appropriate technology for measurement and problem-solving. |

2. Course Specific Outcomes - Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:

- Solve practical problems using correct order of operations, fractions and percent, units of linear measure, area and volume, signed numbers, metric system, roots and exponents;
- Solve practical problems in technical algebra concepts that include operations of polynomials and monomials, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division principles of equality, manipulating equations, formulas, ratios, and proportions;
- Solve practical problems in technical geometry concepts that include lines and angles, angular measurement, types of triangles, interior angles of a triangle, areas of geometric shapes, characteristics of geometric shapes, circumference, radius and diameter of circles, and the Pythagorean Theorem;
- Apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of technical math problems;
- Utilize a systematic approach to problem solving;
- Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines for assignments and tests; and
- Use a scientific calculator to solve technical math problems.

## V. Topical Outline

Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.

1. Lecture Sessions

- Problem solving
- Add/subtract/multiply and divide using correct order of operation
- Fractions and percents
- Units of linear, area, volume measure, English and metric, and conversions
- Signed numbers
- Real numbers
- Metric System
- Roots and Exponents
- Polynomials and monomials
- Lines and angles
- Triangles, Right, Isosceles and Equilateral
- Interior angles of a triangle
- Areas of geometric shapes
- Characteristics of geometric shapes, square, rhombi, rectangle, triangle, quadrilateral, parallelograms and circles
- Pythagorean theorem
- Algebraic expressions
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of principles of equality
- Working with complex equations
- Slope of a line
- Graphing lines and inequalities

2. Laboratory/Studio Sessions