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:
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 computerenhanced nontraditional setting. Through combination of computerbased 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 SRUW basis. Does not fulfill requirements for any degree or certificate. Students taking this course must also take MAT007 before enrolling in a collegelevel mathematics course. 

Prerequisite None.


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


Credits: 3hr



MAT006 / MA06 



PreAlgebra 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 SASBSCRUW 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 firstyear 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 SASBSCRUW 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 computerenhanced nontraditional setting. Through combination of computerbased 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, tdistribution and chisquare 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 nonparametric 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 problemsolving 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 seconddegree 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 problemsolving approach to mathematics. Through individual and group collaboration, students will explore at least 15 different mathematical problemsolving 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 NonScience 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: 34



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: 34

