## I. General Information

1. Course Title:

Applied Mathematics

2. Course Prefix & Number:

MATH 1500

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

**Credits:** 3

**Lecture Hours:** 3

**Lab Hours:** 0

4. Course Description:

This course provides an overview of foundational topics in mathematics. These topics include at least six of the following: numerical properties, percent calculations, calculator usage, problem-solving, estimation, data conversions, real number system, geometry, ratios and proportions, statistics and trigonometry.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

MATH 1500 - Applied Mathematics

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

9. Co-requisite Courses:

MATH 1500 - Applied Mathematics

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

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

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

Written

## III. Course Purpose

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

Communication Art & Design, AAS & Diploma

Machine Tool Technology, Diploma

Diesel & Heavy Equipment and Repair, Diploma

Marine & Small Engines, Diploma

3. Other - If this course does NOT meet criteria for #1 or #2 above, it may be used for the purpose(s) selected below:

Non-Transferrable General Education Course

## 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:

- Clearly express mathematical ideas in writing
- Apply problem-solving skills
- Identify formulas used in industry
- Use industry formulas and conversions

## V. Topical Outline

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

1. Lecture Sessions

- Calculator Usage
- Entering fractional values
- Converting decimal / fractional values
- Find missing dimensions on basic prints

- Measurement Devices
- Identify measurement devices used in industry
- Take readings from each device
- Demonstrate use of measurement devices

- Ratio & Proportions
- Solve industry related problems

- Industry conversions
- Convert customary units into industry-related units

- Using Formulas
- Use formulas from industry to solve problems
- Determine proper use of formulas
- Rearrange formulas for determining missing information

- Percentages
- Review tax implications
- Calculate customer billing
- Calculate increase / decrease

- Geometry
- Apply geometric concepts to industry-related problems

- Trigonometry
- Solve basic trig functions
- Use trig to find missing dimensions
- Find points of tangency on prints

- Projects
- Use measurement devices and formulas to complete a industry-related project.

- Statistics
- Identify data display types
- Identify mean, median, mode