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 and therefore the use of a graphing calculator will be highly emphasized.
5. Placement Tests Required:
Accuplacer (specify test): 
Accuplacer – college level exam 
Score: 
50 
6. Prerequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
A total of 1 Course(s) from...
Course Code  Course Title  Credits 
MATH 1506  Beginning College Algebra  4 cr. 
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:
Name of Institution 
Course Number and Title 
Credits 
Bemidji State University 
MATH 1170 College Algebra 
3 
Saint Cloud State University 
MATH 112 College Algebra 
3 
III. Course Purpose
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 
Solving equations through a sequential process. 
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations 
Problem solving. 
Utilize appropriate technology 
A graphing calculator is used to solve problems using a graphing approach. 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
Expected Outcome 
MnTC Goal Area 
Operate a graphing calculator. 

Perform transformations on graphs of functions 

Perform operations on functions and find compositions 

Find inverse functions and their domains 

Solve problems using linear equations and models 

Solve problems using quadratic equations and models 

Solve problems using polynomial equations and models 

Solve problems using radical equations and models 

Find the zeros of polynomial equations 

Solve rational equations and inequalities 

Solve exponential and logarithmic equations 

Solve problems using exponential and logarithmic functions 

Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables 

Solve problems using systems of equations 

Solve systems of linear inequalities 

V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
FUNCTIONS, GRAPHS, AND MODELS
1. Using Graphing Utilities
2. Functions
3. Functions: Graphs and Properties
4. Functions: Graphs and Transformations
5. Operations on Functions; Composition
6. Inverse Functions

MODELING WITH LINEAR AND QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS
1. Linear Functions
2. Linear Equations and Models
3. Quadratic Functions
4. Complex Numbers
5. Quadratic Equations and Models
6. Additional Equation Solving Techniques
7. Solving Inequalities

POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS
1. Polynomial Functions and Models
2. Polynomial Division
3. Real Zeros and Polynomial Inequalities
4. Complex Zeros and Rational Zeros of Polynomials
5. Rational Functions and Inequalities

MODELING WITH EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
1. Exponential Functions
2. Exponential Models
3. Logarithmic Functions
4. Logarithmic Models
5. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

MODELING WITH SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
1. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
2. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
3. 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 and therefore the use of a graphing calculator will be highly emphasized.
5. Placement Tests Required:
Accuplacer (specify test): 
Accuplacer – college level exam 
Score: 
50 
6. Prerequisite Courses:
MATH 1470  College Algebra
A total of 1 Course(s) from...
Course Code  Course Title  Credits 
MATH 1506  Beginning College Algebra  4 cr. 
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:
Name of Institution 
Course Number and Title 
Credits 
Bemidji State University 
MATH 1170 College Algebra 
3 
Saint Cloud State University 
MATH 112 College Algebra 
3 
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 
Solving equations through a sequential process. 
Apply abstract ideas to concrete situations 
Problem solving. 
Utilize appropriate technology 
A graphing calculator is used to solve problems using a graphing approach. 
2. Course Specific Outcomes  Students will be able to achieve the following measurable goals upon completion of
the course:
Expected Outcome 
MnTC Goal Area 
Operate a graphing calculator. 

Perform transformations on graphs of functions 

Perform operations on functions and find compositions 

Find inverse functions and their domains 

Solve problems using linear equations and models 

Solve problems using quadratic equations and models 

Solve problems using polynomial equations and models 

Solve problems using radical equations and models 

Find the zeros of polynomial equations 

Solve rational equations and inequalities 

Solve exponential and logarithmic equations 

Solve problems using exponential and logarithmic functions 

Solve systems of linear equations in two and three variables 

Solve problems using systems of equations 

Solve systems of linear inequalities 

V. Topical Outline
Listed below are major areas of content typically covered in this course.
1. Lecture Sessions
FUNCTIONS, GRAPHS, AND MODELS
1. Using Graphing Utilities
2. Functions
3. Functions: Graphs and Properties
4. Functions: Graphs and Transformations
5. Operations on Functions; Composition
6. Inverse Functions

MODELING WITH LINEAR AND QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS
1. Linear Functions
2. Linear Equations and Models
3. Quadratic Functions
4. Complex Numbers
5. Quadratic Equations and Models
6. Additional Equation Solving Techniques
7. Solving Inequalities

POLYNOMIAL AND RATIONAL FUNCTIONS
1. Polynomial Functions and Models
2. Polynomial Division
3. Real Zeros and Polynomial Inequalities
4. Complex Zeros and Rational Zeros of Polynomials
5. Rational Functions and Inequalities

MODELING WITH EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS
1. Exponential Functions
2. Exponential Models
3. Logarithmic Functions
4. Logarithmic Models
5. Exponential and Logarithmic Equations

MODELING WITH SYSTEMS OF EQUATIONS AND INEQUALITIES
1. Systems of Linear Equations in Two Variables
2. Systems of Linear Equations in Three Variables
3. Systems of Linear Inequalities
