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Mathematics

 

Placement
Incoming students are initially placed into mathematics courses based on their mathematics background and SCCC placement test score. Those students who have not studied mathematics within the past two years should discuss their level of mathematics competency with the counseling center or department of mathematics. Students who place into MAT001 must also complete MAT007 after they pass MAT001 in order to complete the developmental sequence. Following the completion of MAT007, refer to the "Guide to Mathematics Course Selection" and course descriptions listed below.

The following diagram is presented to assist students in selecting mathematics courses based on their mathematics placement:

Diagram

Prerequisite Waiver Forms
These forms are student initiated and are completed by the campus Associate Dean, the mathematics department or (on the Eastern Campus) the counseling center. This must be done prior to registering for courses. Prerequisite waivers are required for students who have not completed the prerequisite course at SCCC.

Tutoring
Mathematics tutoring services are provided free through the Math Learning Center (Ammerman Campus, Riverhead 235), Academic Skills Center (Eastern Campus, Montaukett LRC224), and Center for Academic Excellence (Grant Campus, HSE Building 129). Students can use any of the tutoring services regardless of the campus they take their coursework.

 

  

MAT001L / MALA

 

 

Mathematics Laboratory

 
 

Provides opportunity to receive recognition for MAT001 and/or MAT007 in computer-enhanced non-traditional setting. Through combination of computer-based lessons, collaborative learning and group instruction, students progress at own pace to learn required materials for course in which they are enrolled. Students beginning with MAT001 can seamlessly move into MAT007 and receive recognition for highest course completed during the semester. If objectives of course are not completed within the semester, students may register again the following semester and continue from the level previously reached. MAT001L and MAT007L do not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4hr

 

  

MAT001 / MA01

 

 

Developmental Mathematics Skills

 
 

For the student who needs to learn or strengthen basic arithmetic skills, introductory plane geometry concepts, and to prepare for entry into beginning algebra. Grading in this course determined by mastery of completed topics. Graded on an S-R-U-W basis. Does not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate. Students taking this course must also take MAT007 before enrolling in a college-level mathematics course.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3hr

 

  

MAT006 / MA06

 

 

Pre-Algebra And Algebra I

 
 

Review of arithmetic skills and introduction to the basic concepts of algebra. Topics include arithmetic skills, geometry, language of algebra, order of operations, signed numbers, linear equations, two equations in two unknowns, polynomials, solving quadratic equations by factoring, and selected verbal problems. Graded on an SA-SB-SC-R-U-W basis. Does not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate. Serves as a prerequisite for any course for which MAT007 is a prerequisite.

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  5hr

 

  

MAT007 / MA07

 

 

Algebra I

 
 

Introduction to basic concepts of algebra. Equivalent to first-year high school algebra. Topics include language of algebra, order of operations, signed numbers, linear equations, simultaneous equations, factoring, solving quadratic equations by factoring, application of algebra to selected verbal problems. Graded on an SA-SB-SC-R-U-W basis. Does not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate.

 


Prerequisite
MAT001 or placement.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4hr

 

  

MAT007L / MALA

 

 

Mathematics Laboratory

 
 

Provides opportunity to receive recognition for MAT007 in computer-enhanced non-traditional setting. Through combination of computer-based lessons, collaborative learning and group instruction, students progress at own pace to learn required materials for course in which they are enrolled. If objectives of course are not completed within the semester, students may register again the following semester and continue from the level previously reached. MAT007L does not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate.

 


Prerequisite
MAT001 or placement.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 

  

MAT101 / MA21

 

 

Survey Of Mathematical Reasoning

 
 

Liberal arts mathematics course which provides insight into nature of mathematical reasoning by examining basic structures such as logic, sets, real numbers, numeration systems and inductive reasoning.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT101 or MAT107 but not both. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT102 / MA22

 

 

Survey Of Contemporary Mathematical Topics

 
 

Liberal arts mathematics course providing an appreciation of contemporary mathematics by examining nontraditional topics such as probability and statistics; theories of games, groups and numbers; and finite differences.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT102 or MAT108 but not both. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT103 / MA23

 

 

Statistics I

 
 

For students interested in social sciences, health sciences, business and industry. Theory of probability is used to develop methods of statistical inference, confidence intervals and decision theory. Topics include sample spaces, statistical models, binomial and normal distribution, t-distribution and chi-square distribution.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT104 / MA24

 

 

Statistics II

 
 

For students interested in social sciences, health sciences, business and industry. Expands on statistical concepts and methods treated in MAT103 and provides opportunity to apply statistical methods to an actual survey. Teaches how to select a sample, interview respondents and analyze data. Additional topics include non-parametric statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and decision making.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT103

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

MAT106 / MA26

 

 

Mathematics for Health Science

 
 

For students pursuing nursing, veterinary science technology and other health science degrees. Includes review of basic concepts such as proportions, exponents, and the Cartesian coordinate system. Topics include scientific notation, dosage calculation, metrics, dimensional analysis, logarithms and logarithmic scales, vectors, basic statistical terms, simple biostatistics.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

MAT107 / MA17

 

 

Computer Mathematics Concepts

 
 

For students pursuing a Computer Technology degree program. Stresses problem-solving and computer mathematics concepts. Taught with a computer lab component. Topics include number systems, computer arithmetic, sets, logic, functions, vectors, matrices, sequence, selection and repetition, and problem solving.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT107 or MAT101, but not both.

 

  

MAT108 / MA18

 

 

MATHEMATICS AND THE LAW

 
 

For students pursuing Paralegal Studies degree program. Topics include statistics, logic, consumer mathematics, functions, linear systems of equations, graphing, geometry and linear programming. Topics applied to legal problems such as introduction of statistical evidence, computation of damage awards, child support, preparation of mortgage and closing documents, completion of bankruptcy petitions, distribution of decedent's estate, calculation of taxes during probate, preparation of graphs for prospectuses, valuation of professional practice, computation of child support and maximization of law firm's profit.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT108 or MAT102 but not both.

 

  

MAT111 / MA27

 

 

Algebra II

 
 

Continuation of study of basic concepts of algebra. Topics include brief review of elementary algebra, solutions of second-degree equations, radicals, complex numbers, rational expressions, polynomial expressions, rational exponents and roots, systems of equations and inequalities.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT112 / MA41

 

 

Technical Mathematics I

 
 

Restricted to students in certain technical curricula. Includes review of elementary algebra, scientific notation, use of calculator, linear functions, trigonometric functions, system of linear equations, solution of oblique triangles and vector addition, properties of exponents and radicals.

 


Prerequisite
MAT006 or MAT007 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 

  

MAT113 / MA42

 

 

Technical Mathematics II

 
 

Restricted to students in certain technical curricula. Covers use of calculator, complex numbers, theory and use of logarithms, basic theory of equations, trigonometric identities, inequalities and basic analytical geometry.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT112.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 

  

MAT115 / MA28

 

 

MATHEMATICS: AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

 
 

Honors course showing how mathematical methods and thinking have changed through centuries and are evolving still. Emphasis placed on people and events that are understandable to students with ordinary mathematics backgrounds. Covers material from ancient to present times and attempts to trace impact that mathematics has had on modern culture.

 


Prerequisite
Enrollment in Honors Program or permission of Mathematics Academic Chair.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 

  

MAT116

 

 

Mathematical Problem Solving

 
 

Honors course for motivated students who want to explore a problem-solving approach to mathematics. Through individual and group collaboration, students will explore at least 15 different mathematical problem-solving strategies over various mathematical content areas (including geometry, algebra, logic, number theory, and discrete mathematics.

 


Prerequisite
MAT111 B or higher and ENG101 B+ or higher.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT121 / MA36

 

 

Finite Mathematics

 
 

For students interested in business, social and managerial sciences. Introduction to basic concepts and techniques of those areas in mathematics which deal with finite sets. Topics include linear programming, probability theory, matrix manipulations, Markov Chains, game theory and optimization problems.

 


Prerequisite
MAT111 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT124 / MA61

 

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF PRECALCULUS I

 
 

Concept of function introduced early and used throughout course. Topics include zeros and graphs of polynomial functions, graphs and asymptotes of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, introduction to trigonometry, angle measurement, right triangle trigonometry, properties and graphs of trigonometric functions.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT111 or successful completion of three years of college preparatory mathematics.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT124 or MAT126, but not both. Successful completion of both MAT124 and MAT125 is equivalent to MAT126 completion. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT125 / MA62

 

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF PRECALCULUS II

 
 

Concept of function used throughout course. Topics include trigonometric functions and inverses, identities and equations, laws of sines and cosines, DeMoivre's Theorem and complex numbers, polar and parametric equations, systems of linear equations and inequalities, partial fractions and the conics.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT124 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT125 or MAT126, but not both. Successful completion of both MAT124 and MAT125 is equivalent to MAT126 completion. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT126 / MA70

 

 

PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS

 
 

For students with strong mathematics backgrounds planning to enter calculus sequence. Topics include polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; conic sections; translation of axes; linear and nonlinear systems; trigonometric laws and formulas, and applications; DeMoivre's Theorem and complex numbers; polar and parametric equations; and partial fractions. (5 contact hrs.)

 


Prerequisite
MAT112 or MAT113; Score of 80 or higher on the high school Algebra 2 and Trigonometry Regents Exam.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT124 or MAT126, but not both. Credit given for MAT125 or MAT126,but not both. Successful completion of both MAT124 and MAT125 is equivalent to MAT126 completion. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT131 / MA64

 

 

Calculus For Non-Science Majors

 
 

For students of accounting, business, economics, social sciences and general studies. Involves study of functions, derivatives and integrals. Strong emphasis placed on application of these concepts to problems from fields of business, social sciences and some life sciences.

 


Prerequisite
MAT124 or equivalent.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT131 or MAT141, but not both. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT141 / MA87

 

 

Calculus With Analytic Geometry I

 
 

Study of limits, continuity, theory and application of the derivative; related rate problems; maxima and minima; definite and indefinite integrals; areas under curves and volumes of revolution. (5 contact hrs.)

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT125 or MAT126.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Credit given for MAT141 or MAT131, but not both. Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT142 / MA88

 

 

Calculus With Analytic Geometry II

 
 

Study of logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions; techniques of integration; trapezoidal rule and Simpson's rule; polar coordinates; indeterminate forms; L'Hopital's rule; improper integrals; Taylor's formula and infinite series. (5 contact hrs.)

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT141.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT200

 

 

Language, Logic, and Proof

 
 

A basic course in the logic of mathematics, the construction of proofs and writing proofs. The mathematical content is primarily set theory, logic, number theory, introduction to basic analysis and Euclidean Geometry. There is considerable focus on writing proofs.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT142

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden

 


Credits:  3

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT203 / MA89

 

 

Calculus With Analytic Geometry III

 
 

Study of vectors and solid analytical geometry, vector calculus, partial derivatives, calculus of several variables, and multiple integration. Special topics may include Green's Theorem, Stoke's Theorem and other topics which may be of special interest to the class.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT142.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT204 / MA90

 

 

Differential Equations

 
 

Introduction to differential equations and their applications. Topics include separable equations, autonomous equations, direction fields, mathematical modeling, homogeneous and nonhomogeneous linear equations, linear systems of differential equations, power series solution of differential equations, nonlinear systems of equations and numerical methods.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT142.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT205 / MA92

 

 

Discrete Mathematics

 
 

Of special interest to students majoring in computer science and engineering as well as mathematics. Topics chosen from mathematical logic, set theory - an introduction to combinatorics, Boolean algebras with applications to circuit minimization, graph theory, difference equations, and algebraic structures with applications to coding theory.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT141.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT206 / MA93

 

 

Linear Algebra

 
 

Study of vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, matrices, diagonalization processes, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, determinants, Euclidean spaces and orthonormal bases.

 


Prerequisite
C or better in MAT142.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Mathematics.

 

  

MAT295

 

 

Special Topics in Mathematics

 
 

Special and current topics in Mathematics may be available. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4

 

  

MAT296

 

 

Honors Special Topics in Mathematics

 
 

Honors special topics courses in Mathematics may be available for Honors students as well as those who have received permission from campus honors program coordinator. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4