Michigan Community Colleges

Alpena Community College

Alpena, Michigan

Mission Statement

The mission of Alpena Community College is to meet lifelong learning needs by providing educational opportunities through effective stewardship of resources.

Alpena Community College (ACC) offers educational programs, technical training, and cultural opportunities to all of Northeast Michigan. Its student population — numbering 2,165 in the official 2003 spring semester — is marked by diverse ages, backgrounds, and goals. Small classes and the opportunity for individual attention enhance the quality instruction delivered at Alpena Community College and benefit both the traditional and non-traditional student.

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Math courses offered  

Format is as follows:
Course number and course title
Credits (and Contact Hours)
Semester(s) offered
Description and pre-requisitites, if any

MTH 090 Arithmetic

Fall, Spring, Summer
Provides a foundation in the four basic operations on whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percentages, and applications of these processes in every day problem solving. A remedial mathematics course using an open classroom approach.
Pre-req: None.

MTH 102 Elementary Algebra

Fall, Spring, Summer
Covers natural numbers, signed numbers, fractions, radicals, products, factors, first-degree equations in one and two variables, inequalities, graphing and quadratics. A one-semester remedial course in beginning algebra for those students who have not taken an algebra course or who have a deficiency in first year algebra.
Pre-req: MTH 090 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or by COMPASS placement.

MTH 110 Technical Math I

This course is designed for those who will apply mathematics to various technical fields. Topics covered include a review of basic arithmetic, units of measure, algebra fundamentals, simple equations and formulas, geometric principles, and calculator usage will be introduced. In all areas there is strong emphasis placed on solving industrial applications.
Pre-req: MTH 090 Arithmetic or equivalent.

MTH 111 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I

Fall, Spring
Includes historical and present numeration systems, real number systems for concept of set through systems of natural numbers, whole numbers, integers and rational numbers, geometric concepts from set viewpoint, irrational numbers, operations and properties applied to mathematical sentences, square root, cube root, and metric system. A required course for elementary teachers.
Pre-req: MTH 102 with a grade of 2.0 or better or successful completion of one year of high school algebra.

MTH 112 Technical Math II

Reviews the important topics considered in the first year of high school algebra or MTH 102. Further work on factoring, fractions, equations, functions and graphs, exponents and radicals, quadratics and logarithms. Does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.
Pre-req: A grade of 2.0 or higher in MTH 102, or by COMPASS placement.

MTH 113 Intermediate Algebra

Fall, Spring, Summer
Reviews the important topics considered in the first year of high school algebra or MTH 102. Further work on factoring, fractions, equations, functions and graphs, exponents and radicals, quadratics and logarithms. Does not count toward a major or minor in mathematics.
Pre-req: A grade of 2.0 or higher in MTH 102, or by COMPASS placement.

MTH 115 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry I

Fall, Spring
Presents the mathematical topics most frequently encountered in technical work. Application of various functions of algebra, plane geometry and trigonometry are used. Emphasis is on the numerical approach rather than the analytical.
Pre-req: MTH 090 or satisfactory math placement score.

MTH 116 Applied Algebra & Trigonometry II

Fall, Spring
Covers advanced algebra, geometry and trigonometry. Applications of the various topics are made to different technical areas.
Pre-req: MTH 115.

MTH 117 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II

Covers algebra, coordinate geometry, functions, geometric construction, rotation and symmetry, mapping, statistics and experimentation. This course is designed for elementary education majors and use of computers in the elementary classroom will be emphasized.
Pre-req: MTH 111 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 119 Introduction to Computers-Programming

Fall, Spring, Summer
Studies a selection of contemporary microcomputer applications, including operating system concepts, programming concepts, word processing, database management systems and spreadsheets. Computer terminology is introduced; however, major emphasis is placed upon computer applications. Students should have some keyboarding skills.
Pre-req: None.

MTH 121 College Algebra

Fall, Spring
Reviews previous mathematics, stressing modern approach; less rigorous coverage of topics in MTH 123, College Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry, including topics related to business such as compound interest, installment buying and annuities, introduction to probability, matrices, linear algebra and logarithms. For non-science majors who need only one course in college mathematics.
Pre-req: One and a half years of high school algebra with grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.

MTH 122 Plane Trigonometry

Fall, Spring
Includes the study of trigonometric functions, identities, graphing, inverse trigonometric functions and sinusoidal functions. Exponential and trigonometric equations are solved. Oblique and right triangles are studied, as well as radian measure and complex numbers. This is a required course for students who plan to take advanced mathematics and lack a high school background in this subject.
Pre-req: A grade of 2.0 or higher in MTH 113 or one-and-one-half years of high school algebra with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 123 College Algebra & Analytic Trigonometry

Fall, Spring
Covers sets, inequalities, functions, and inverse functions, real and complex number systems, introduction to coordinate geometry, trigonometric identities and functions, trigonometric equations, elementary theory of equations, progressions, mathematical induction, determinants, matrices, permutations, combinations and the binomial theorem. Offered for students who intend to enter the analytic geometry and calculus sequence, but who do not meet the necessary prerequisites.
Pre-req: A grade of 2.0 or higher in MTH 113 and MTH 122, or one-and-one-half years of high school algebra and one semester of high school trigonometry with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 130 Calculus for Business/Social Sciences

This course continues the study of mathematical applications in Business and social sciences beyond the finite linear forms of MTH 121, College Algebra, into a variety of non-linear forms. Functional analysis, differentiation, applications of derivatives antidifferentiation, applications in integration, and functions of two variables are studied.
Pre-req: MTH 121 College Algebra or MTH 123 College Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry, or Permission of instructor.

MTH 131 Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Fall, Spring
Covers rate of change of functions, limits, differentiation, and integration of algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications.
Pre-req: MTH 123 or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 132 Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Fall, Spring
Includes transcendental functions, techniques of integration, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, parametric equations and vector analysis.
Pre-req: MTH 131 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 221 C++ Programming

This course is intended to satisfy the programming requirements for engineering and science students and is designed to teach the traditional concepts of programming such as integer, floating point, and character data types, I/O, control structures, loops, functions, and arrays using the C++ programming language. It also teaches modern, object-oriented programming techniques using classes and data abstraction.
Pre-req: MTH 123 or permission of instructor.

MTH 223 Statistical Methods

This course covers elementary statistics. Topics include: the nature of statistical methods, frequency distributions and graphs, measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability including conditional probability and Bayes' Theorem, the binomial, normal, T-, chi-square, and F- distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression modeling, and analysis of variance (ANOVA). Computer software will be used to reinforce student mathematical skills.
Pre-req: MTH 121 or MTH 123 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or permission of instructor.

MTH 231 Analytic Geometry and Calculus

Fall, Spring
Covers linear algebra, vector analysis, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, infinite series and complex functions.
Pre-req: MTH 132 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

MTH 232 Differential Equations

Required course for students majoring in engineering, mathematics, and physics. The course includes equations of order one with applications, linear equations with constant coefficients (homogeneous and nonhomogeneous), variation of parameters, inverse differential operators, systems of equations, Laplace transforms with applications, and power series solutions.
Pre-req: MTH 231 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

At a Glance

School Type
State and locally supported, Coed
Small-town 700-acre campus
Degrees Offered
Certificates and Associate
Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive , 100% of applicants were admitted
Application Deadlines
Rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)


Admission: 1,163 applied; 1,163 admitted; Average high school GPA: 2.67
Options: electronic application, early admission, deferred entrance
Required: high school transcript
Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)
Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)
Cost and Financial Aid
Costs (2007-08)
Tuition: Area resident $2400 full-time, $80 per contact hour part-time; state resident $3600 full-time, $120 per contact hour part-time; nonresident $4800 full-time, $160 per contact hour part-time
Required fees: $520 full-time, $16 per contact hour part-time, $20 per term part-time
Room and board: Room only: $3300

Financial Aid

Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2001, 80 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1200). 20 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $800)

Majors and Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates and Associate
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
Accounting; Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science; Business Administration and Management; Business Automation/Technology/Data Entry; Office Management; Operations Management
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences; Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications; Computer/Information Technology Services Administration Related; Data Processing and Data Processing Technology; Information Science/Studies
Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Chemical Engineering; Pre-Engineering
Engineering Technologies/Technicians
Drafting and Design Technology; Manufacturing Technology
English Language And Literature/Letters
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences
Medical Office Assistant; Nursing (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training); Nursing (Registered Nurse Training)
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
General Studies; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Mathematics And Statistics
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology
Physical Sciences
Security And Protective Services
Corrections; Criminal Justice/Police Science

Student Body
Undergraduate Student Population
1,903 undergraduate students, 0.8% African American, 0.5% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.2% Hispanic American, 0.4% Native American
Housing Info
2% live on campus

Campus Life
Options: Coed, men-only, women-only, Campus housing is provided by a third party
Activities: Drama/theater group, student-run newspaper, choral group, Nursing Association, Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Lumberjack Newspaper, Law Enforcement Club
Most popular organizations: Nursing Association, Student Senate, Phi Theta Kappa, Lumberjack Newspaper, Law Enforcement Club
Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices
Student services: Personal/psychological counseling, women's center

Academic Programs
Special study options: Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement credit, distance learning, double majors, internships, part-time degree program, services for LD students, summer session for credit
School Calendar: Semesters

Total: 125
Full-time: 41% full-time
Student/faculty ratio: 17:1

Member: NJCAA
Scholarship sports
Basketball, softball (w), volleyball (w)
Nonscholarship sports
Golf (m)
Intramural sports
Basketball M/W, bowling M/W, football M, soccer M, softball M/W, volleyball M/W
Intercollegiate sports
Basketball M(s)/W(s), golf M, softball W(s), volleyball W(s)

School Facilities
Main Library Name: Stephen Fletcher Library
Collection: 29,000 titles; 183 serial subscriptions;
Endowment: $3.3 million

Contact Info
Mr. Mike Kollien, Admissions Technician
Alpena Community College
666 Johnson Street
Alpena, MI 49707-1495
Phone: 989-358-7339
Toll-free: 888-468-6222
Fax: 989-358-7561