# Bay De Noc Community College

Escanaba, Michigan### Mission Statement

At Bay de Noc Community College, we enhance people's lives through wide ranging quality educational opportunities; we embody a personalized, caring, innovative, learning-centered environment; we embrace excellence, dedication, integrity, responsiveness, and respect; and we empower people to make positive changes in their lives and communities.## Math courses offered

MA 090 Pre-Algebra 3(3-0)

Developmental in nature, this course is designed to strengthen the arithmetic skills of the students. Topics covered

include: operation of whole numbers, fractions, percents, decimals, ratios, integers, exponents, measurement in

metric system and U.S. units, an introduction to geometry, and an introduction to algebra. This course cannot be

used toward any associate degree. No calculators are permitted. Normally offered each semester.

MA 100 Basic Algebra 4(4-0)

A study of the fundamental concepts and operations of algebra, polynomials, equations, and stated problems,

factoring, introduction to functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, exponents, radicals, and quadratic

equations. This course may be used as an elective course; however, it does not fulfill the natural science

requirement for the Associate of Science degree or the MACRAO agreement as it is developmental in nature.

Prerequisite: MA 090 with “C” grade or better or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. No

calculators are permitted. Normally offered each semester.

MA 101 Nursing Mathematics 4(4-0)

This course is intended to teach the mathematical skills needed to function in the biological or medical laboratory in

the clinical setting. Topics will include: fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios, prime factorization, dimensional

analysis, means, medians, measurement of oral and parental drugs, calculation of pediatric dosages, preparation of

solution, apothecary, household and metric systems of measurement, and conversion between the three systems.

Emphasis will be on developing good problem solving skills and their applications to the field of nursing. Normally

offered each semester.

MA 102 Introduction to Technical Math 4(4-0)

Topics include basic algebra formula usage, signed numbers, practical measurements, metrics and conversions,

relative error, basic geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. This course is designed to meet occupational

program requirements or as a preparation for MA115 for those needing more advanced mathematics.

Scientific/graphing calculator. Prerequisite: MA 090 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on the mathematics

placement test. Normally offered each semester.

MA 105 Intermediate Algebra 4(4-0)

A study of real numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, complex numbers, solution of linear inequalities,

quadratic equations and absolute value equations, equations of lines, conic sections, functions, exponential

functions, logarithmic functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, and systems of equations. This course is

designed to prepare students for MA 110 College Algebra. This course may be used as an elective course;

however, it does not fulfill the natural science requirement for the Associate of Science degree or the MACRAO

agreement. A scientific calculator is required. Prerequisite: MA 100 with a “C” grade or better or appropriate score

in the mathematics placement test. Normally offered each semester.

MA 107 Liberal Arts Math 4 (4-0)

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will understand and be able to use mathematics in a variety

of practical applications, including topics in graph theory, probability, statistics, and theory of numbers, coding

theory, symmetry, and financial math. These topics will be presented along with real world applications such as

street networks, planning and scheduling, voting schemes, with an emphasis on problem solving. This course is

designed for transfer students in the Associate of Arts program who do not need College Algebra at their transfer

institution. A calculator is required. Prerequisite: MA100 with a “C” or better or appropriate placement score.

Normally offered each semester.

MA 110 College Algebra 4 (4-0)

A study of equations, systems of equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational

functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, theory of equations. Prerequisite: MA 105 with

a grade of “C” or better or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Graphing calculator is required.

Normally offered each semester.

MA 111 Trigonometry 3(3-0)

A study of the trigonometric functions, their properties, solutions of right and oblique triangles, radian measure,

graphs, identities, trigonometric equations, applications, vectors in the plane, complex numbers, and polar

coordinates. A graphing calculator is required. Normally offered each semester. Prerequisite: MA110 with a “C” or

better or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test.

MA 115 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry I 4(4-0)

Topics include: A review of geometry, linear and quadratic equations, determinants, systems of equations,

exponents, radicals, scientific notation, functions and graphs, trigonometry, vectors, radians measure, and

technical formulas. This course is intended as a capstone course for technical students. Not intended for students

requiring additional math courses. Prerequisite: MA 102 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on the

mathematics placement test. Graphing calculator is required. Normally offered each semester.

MA 125 Technical Algebra & Trigonometry II 4(4-0)

Advanced technical problems including trigonometry, exponential functions, J-operators, polars, higher degree

equations, series, some analytic geometry, and introductory calculus. Graphing calculator is required. Prerequisite:

MA 115 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Offered on demand.

MA 130 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 4(4-0)

Introduction to logic and problem solving set theory, numeration systems, fundamental concepts and structures of

numbers and mathematics. Course is designed for elementary education students. Prerequisites: MA 105 with a

“C” or better or appropriate score on mathematics placement test. Normally offered in the winter semester.

MA 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5(5-0)

Functions and graphs, limits, differentiation of algebraic and trigonometric functions, exponential, and logarithmic

functions, applications, the Mean Value theorem, definite and indefinite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of

integral calculus. Prerequisites: MA 110 and MA 111 (or high school trigonometry) with a “C” or better or

appropriate score on mathematics placement test. Qualified students may enroll in MA 111 and MA 141 during the

same semester. Graphing calculator required. Normally offered each semester.

MA 142 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5(5-0)

Continuation of MA 141 with techniques of integration; exponential, logarithmic, inverse trigonometric and hyperbolic

functions, vectors; L’Hospital’s Rule; improper integrals, sequences and series. Prerequisite: MA 141 with a “C” or

better average. Graphing calculator required. Normally offered in the winter semester.

MA 210 Introduction to Statistics 4(4-0)

A computer supported study of descriptive statistics, statistical inference, probability distribution, sampling,

estimation, testing hypotheses, correlation, and regression. Prerequisite: MA 105 or MA 107 with a “C” or better or

appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Scientific/graphing calculator required. Normally offered

each semester.

MA 225 Technical Calculus 4(4-0)

Topics will include limits, inequalities, inverse function, maximum, minimum, area under the curve, motion in a plane,

and practical problems solved with derivatives and integrals with emphasis on technical applications. Graphing

calculator is required. Prerequisite: MA 125 or permission of instructor. Normally offered on demand.

MA 243 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5(5-0)

Continuation of MA 142 with topics including analytical geometry and three dimensional space, conics, spherical,

polar, cylindrical coordinates, partial derivatives, multiple integration, and line integrals. Prerequisite: MA 142 with a

“C” or better. Graphing calculator required. Normally offered in fall.

MA 244 Differential Equations 3(3-0)

Topics will include first order equations, linear and nonlinear equations, separation of variables, integration factors,

exact equations, Bernoulli equations, variation of parameters, reduction of order, differential operators, LaPlace

transforms, applications, and solving systems of differential equations. Graphing calculator required. Prerequisite:

MA 243 with a “C” or better. Normally offered in the winter semester.

MA 250 3 (3-0) Introduction to Linear Algebra

Upon successful completion of this course, a student should understand systems of equations, vectors and vector

notation, matrices and matrix algebra, orthogonality, determinants, subspaces, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors.

Prerequisites: MA 141 with a “C” or better. Normally offered in the winter.

## At a Glance

School TypeCounty-supported, Coed

Setting

Rural 150-acre campus

Degrees Offered

Certificates and Associate

Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive

Application Deadlines

8/15 (freshmen), 8/15 (transfers)

Admissions

Applying

Options: early admission

Application fee: $25

Required: high school transcript

Application deadlines: 8/15 (freshmen), 8/15 (transfers)

Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Cost and Financial Aid

Costs (2008-09)

One-time required fee: $25

Tuition: Area resident $2310 full-time, $77 per contact hour part-time; state resident $3780 full-time, $126 per contact hour part-time; nonresident $4800 full-time, $160 per contact hour part-time

Required fees: $405 full-time, $14 per contact hour part-time

Financial Aid

Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2001, 120 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1650). 41 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $1508)

Majors and Degrees

Degrees Offered

Certificates and Associate

Majors

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

Accounting; Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping; Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science; Business Administration and Management; Business/Commerce; Marketing/Marketing Management; Small Business Administration

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

Computer Programming (Specific Applications); Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications Related

Construction Trades

Carpentry

Education

Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design Technology; Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology; Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Child Development

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary; Nursing (Registered Nurse Training)

Legal Professions And Studies

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

General Studies; Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology

Public Administration And Social Service Professions

Community Organization and Advocacy

Security And Protective Services

Corrections; Criminal Justice/Safety

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population

2,203 undergraduate students

Campus Life

Options: Campus housing is university owned

Activities: Student-run newspaper

Campus security: Evening housing security personnel

Academic Programs

Special study options: Academic remediation for entering students, adult/continuing education programs, advanced placement credit, cooperative education, distance learning, internships, part-time degree program, summer session for credit

School Calendar: Semesters

Intramural sports

Basketball M/W, skiing (cross-country) M/W, skiing (downhill) M/W, tennis M/W, volleyball M/W

School Facilities

Facilities/Endowment

Main Library Name: Learning Resources Center

Other Library: 1

Collection: 30,000 titles; 200 serial subscriptions;

Contact Info

Cindy Carter, Director of Admissions

Bay de Noc Community College

2001 North Lincoln Road

Escanaba, MI 49829-2511

Phone: 906-786-5802 Ext. 1276

Toll-free: 800-221-2001 Ext. 1276