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Precalculus Algebra MAT-171

Last updated on June 28, 2019, 9:22 a.m.

This course is designed to develop topics which are fundamental to the study of Calculus. Emphasis is placed on solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and analysis of functions (absolute value, radical, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic) in multiple representations. Upon completion, students should be able to select and use appropriate models and techniques for finding solutions to algebra-related problems with and without technology.

This course is a Universal General Education Transfer Component course that is guaranteed to transfer for general education equivalency credit to each of the 16 institutions in the University of North Carolina system.

Course Hours

Class Lab Clinical Work SHC
3.00 2.00 0.00 0.00 4.00


Take One Set:

Set 1: Take MAT-003 with a grade of P3

Set 2: Take DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, DMA-060, DMA-070, and DMA-080

Set 3: Take DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050, and DMA-065

Set 4: Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-045 DMA-060 DMA-070 and DMA-080

Set 5: Take DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030 DMA-045 and DMA-065

Set 6: Take DMA-025 DMA-040 DMA-050 DMA-060 DMA-070 and DMA-080

Set 7: Take DMA-025 DMA-040 DMA-050 and DMA-065

Set 8: Take DMA-025 DMA-045 DMA-060 DMA-070 and DMA-080

Set 9: Take DMA-025 DMA-045 and DMA-065

Set 10: Take MAT-121


Take MAT-071 (mandatory for students who exempted placement testing with a Multiple Measures Waiver and had below a 3.0 high school GPA, but is optional for other students)