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 realworld problems.
5. Placement Tests Required:
Accuplacer (specify test): 
Fundamentals of Math PreCollege Level or Math PreCollege Level or Math Introductory College Level or Algebra College Level or PreCalculus College Level or Calculus College Level 
Score: 

6. Prerequisite Courses:
CMAE 1502  Technical Math
There are no prerequisites for this course.
7. Other Prerequisites
Accuplacer Reading 52
9. Corequisite 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. ProgramApplicable Courses – This course is required for the following program(s):
Production Technologies Certificate
IV. Learning Outcomes
1. CollegeWide Outcomes
CollegeWide Outcomes/Competencies 
Students will be able to: 
Analyze and follow a sequence of operations 
Use multistep problem solving methods to solve industrybased problems. 
Utilize appropriate technology 
Use appropriate technology for measurement and problemsolving. 
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