# Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo### Mission statement

We are committed to enriching the lives of our students and communities through quality educational programs and services.To accomplish these ends, we will:

- Support student goal achievement through access to learning experiences and assessment.
- Support a balance between a comprehensive curricular base and innovations in education, personal development and technology by strategically utilizing resources.
- Provide curriculum and supportive services relevant to the needs of individuals, enterprise and government.
- Maintain a learning environment built upon the inclusivity of ideas of all cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
- Support economic vitality and stability through development of a skilled local workforce.
- Integrate the components of campus-based instruction, M-TEC and the Kalamazoo Valley Museum to support student and community needs.

## Math courses offered

**MATH 079 Conceptual Arithmetic**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is intended for students who need to master the concepts of whole numbers, fractions, or decimals. The emphasis of the course is on understanding concepts, estimation, simple measurement, language usage, and reasoning skills. Real world applications are used and reasonableness of answers is stressed. Calculator use is taught for computation. A scientific calculator with a fraction key, algebraic logic and expression playback is required. Prerequisites: Students must be either concurrently enrolled in ENG 098 or TRS 094, or placed above those levels.

**MATH 080 Basic Arithmetic**

1-1-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is recommended for students who need an intensive study of arithmetic. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, order of operations, exponents, and problem solving.

**MATH 092 Basic Technical Mathematics**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is the first in the technical mathematics sequence. It is intended to give students the basic arithmetic skills needed in their technical area. MATH 092 serves as a review for technical students before entering MATH 106, Technical Mathematics I, and substitutes for the math/science requirement of the AAS Automotive degree. Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers; rounding numbers; percent; formulas; areas and volumes of geometric figures; angle measurement; and ratio and proportion; metric system; and problem solving.

**MATH 093 Prealgebra**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is intended to prepare students for success in Fundamentals of Algebra. Topics include order of operations including exponents, ratio and proportion, percent, customary and metric measuring systems, basic geometry, basic statistics, signed numbers, problem solving and an introduction to elementary algebra topics. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 1 score of 36 or COMPASS PreAlgebra Test score of 27 or MATH 080.

**MATH 094 Basic Arithmetic/PreAlgebra**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is intended to prepare students for success in Fundamentals of Algebra. It combines the topics of MATH 080 (Basic Arithmetic) and MATH 093 (Prealgebra). Topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals from the MATH 080 course and ratio, percent, measuring systems, basic geometry, signed numbers, problem solving, evaluating algebraic expressions, collecting like terms, and solving linear equations from the MATH 093 course. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 1 score of 32 or COMPASS PreAlgebra Test score of 21.

**MATH 096 Fundamentals of Algebra**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is intended for students who need to master the concepts often covered in a first-year high school algebra course. Topics include problem solving techniques, introductory data analysis, operations with real numbers, formulas, ratio and proportion, solving linear equations, solving linear inequalities in one variable, graphing linear equations in two variables, slope of a line, equation of a line, solving systems of two linear equations graphically, integer exponents, scientific notation, operations on polynomials and factoring. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test I score of 41 or COMPASS PreAlgebra Test score of 44 or MATH 093 or 094.

**MATH 100 Health Careers Math**

1-1-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This practical course is designed to provide a review of the mathematical applications inherent within the health careers programs. Topics of study include basic arithmetic, equations, ratios and proportions, conversions between metric and household systems of measurement, temperature conversions, preparations of solutions, medications from solutions, rates for intravenous medications and dosage for infants and children. Prerequisites: MATH 093, ASSET Math Test II score of 40 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 34 or MATH 096 or equivalent.

**MATH 106 Technical Mathematics**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course contains the core mathematics common to several technical programs. Topics include operations with real and signed numbers, basic algebraic operations, linear algebra, right angle and oblique trigonometry, applied trigonometry, applied geometry, vectors, graphical representation of equations including slope and distance. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 1 score of 50 or COMPASS PreAlgebra Test score of 44 or MATH 092 or 093 or 094.

**MATH 114 Mathematical Ideas**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a liberal arts mathematics course in which students investigate many of the topics found in traditional mathematics courses but in a nontraditional approach. Emphasis is on history, applications, problem solving, and the communication of mathematics. Specific topics for this course will be selected from the following areas: Logic and Reasoning, Set Theory, Numeration Systems, Probability and Statistics, Investment, Number Theory, Graph Theory, Algebra, and Geometry. Prerequisites: MATH 096, or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

**MATH 116 Intermediate Algebra**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is intended for students who need to master the concepts often covered in a second-year high school algebra course. Topics include linear, quadratic, power, rational, radical, and exponential functions; linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; graphing linear and quadratic functions; and solving systems of equations in two and three variables. Special emphasis will be placed on applications and modeling. A graphing calculator will be used to investigate graphical and numerical approaches to equation and problem solving. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 2 score of 40 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 34 or MATH 096 with a 2.0 grade. Comments: A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83 Plus is recommended.

**MATH 120 Finite Mathematics**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a mathematics course for business, social science, and liberal arts students. Problem solving using algebra, calculator, and computer techniques for business applications is the major goal of the course. Topics include systems of equations and inequalities, matrix methods, linear programming, financial mathematics, combinations, permutations, sets, and probability. Other topics may include the simplex algorithm, logic, networks, Markov chains, and an introduction to statistics. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 3 score of 41 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 65 or MATH 116. Comments: May require a graphing calculator. The TI-83 Plus is recommended.

**MATH 130 Introduction to Computers**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a first course in computer literacy and application software for science, engineering, mathematics, and computer science majors. Topics include computer history, input devices, processing, output devices, storage, communications, programming, application software, and operating systems. Word processing, spreadsheets, and databases will be used for scientific applications. The emphasis is on the use of spreadsheets for solving various science and mathematical problems. The programming component of this course should enhance the student for further study in computer science in C++, Fortran, or Pascal. This course provides exercises and laboratory assignments that allow students to interact with a computer. This course is intended to meet the computer literacy requirements for the Associate Degree at KVCC and the Bachelor's Degree at most 4-year colleges. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test III score of 41 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 65 or MATH 116.

**MATH 140 Number Concepts Elem/MS Teach**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course gives the elementary/middle school education student a foundation in the structure of arithmetic and an introduction to algebra, problem solving and number theory. Topics include sets, numeration systems, operation on whole numbers and signed integers, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation and mathematical sentences. Passing a proficiency test in arithmetic is necessary for completion of this course. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 3 score of 41 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 65 or MATH 116. Comments: A graphing calculator is required. For Math education students, the TI-73 is required.

**MATH 142 Geometry Elem/MS Teachers**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course gives the elementary education student a foundation in the exploration and analysis of the ideas of both planar and spatial geometry appropriate to the elementary/middle school program. Topics include analysis of common plane and space figures, measurement with the customary and metric systems, triangle congruence and similarity, coordinate geometry, compass and straightedge constructions, transformations and symmetry, computer activities using Geometer's Sketchpad and Logo, and Geoboard activities using the TI-73 calculator. Prerequisites: MATH 140 or equivalent. Comments: A graphing calculator is required. For Math education students, the TI-73 is required.

**MATH 150 College Algebra**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is an elementary functions course designed to prepare students for advanced study in mathematics or related fields. Topics include real numbers, complex numbers, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, matrices, rational exponents, solution of higher degree equations and inequalities, sequences and series. Prerequisites: Minimum ASSET Math Test 3 score of 41 or COMPASS Algebra Test score of 65 or MATH 116 with a 2.0 grade. Comments: A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83 is recommended.

**MATH 152 Trigonometry**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course includes the solution of right and oblique triangles, analytical trigonometry, graphs of circular functions, identities, solution of trigonometric equations and inequalities, and inverse functions. Prerequisites: MATH 150 or equivalent with a 2.0 grade. Comments: A graphing calculator is required. The TI-83 Plus is recommended.

**MATH 156 Precalculus/Trigonometry**

5-5-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course, which includes the study of advanced algebra and trigonometry, was designed to prepare students for study in advanced mathematics, particularly Calculus, and related fields. Topics include equations and inequalities, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions, complex numbers, analytic geometry, and applications of trigonometry. Prerequisites: MATH 150 or equivalent with a 2.0 grade or higher.

**MATH 158 Applied Calculus**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a course in the applications of calculus for majors in Business, Social Science, or a Life Science. The topics include functions, rates, limits, differentiation, and integration. Students should not take both this course and MATH 160. Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 150 or equivalent.

**MATH 160 Calculus 1 & Analytic Geometry**

5-5-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This serves as an introductory course in the mechanics of differentiation and integration. Topics include the analytic geometry of functions, limits and continuity, the derivative and its applications, the integral and its applications, and the analysis of exponential and logarithmic functions. Prerequisites: MATH 156 or equivalent with a 2.0 grade. Comments: A graphing calculator and computer literacy skills required.

**MATH 162 Calculus 2 & Analytic Geometry**

5-5-0 (Lecture/Discussion) A continuation of MATH 160, this course assumes a basic knowledge of derivatives and integrals. This course includes the analysis of the trigonometric functions and their inverses, methods of integration, an introduction to numerical methods, L'Hopital's rule for indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences and series, and polar coordinates. Prerequisites: MATH 160.

**MATH 216 Business Statistics**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for students in business. This will be an applications oriented study of statistical analysis. Business applications should be the primary focus of the course. Major topics of study will be descriptive statistics, binomial probability distribution, normal probability applications, central tendency, variability, distribution shapes, sampling techniques, comparison testing, hypothesis testing for the mean, and for proportions using the chi square, simple multiple regression analysis, and interval estimation. The objectives of the course are to develop the skills to apply these concepts in conjunction with statistical analysis software and the TI-83 calculator, and to make appropriate decisions regarding actual business problems. Students will be required to use statistical software on a computer. Prerequisites: MATH 120 or instructor approval for KVCC business students.

**MATH 220 Probability and Statistics**

3-3-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is an introductory course in descriptive and inferential statistics for students in business, liberal arts, psychology, and science. Included are measurements, scales, probability, binomial distribution, normal distribution, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and nonparametric statistics. Students will be required to use statistical software on a computer. Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 150 or permission of instructor. Comments: May require a graphing calculator. The TI-83 Plus is recommended.

**MATH 245 Prob&Stats for Elem/MS Teacher**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course gives the elementary/middle education student a foundation in the concepts of elementary probability and statistics. Topics include analysis of graphical and tabular displays of data, organizing and interpreting data, measures of center, measures of variability, theoretical and experimental probability, simulation techniques, and analytic methods of probability. Appropriate use of calculator technology (TI-73) will be integrated into the course topics. Prerequisites: MATH 140 or equivalent with a 2.0 or better. Comments: A graphing calculator, TI-73, is required for the course.

**MATH 260 Calculus 3 & Analytic Geometry**

5-5-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This course is an introduction to vectors in 3-space, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector calculus. Prerequisites: MATH 162.

**MATH 264 Differnt'l Equa/Linear Algebra**

4-4-0 (Lecture/Discussion) This is a first course in linear algebra and differential equations. Techniques of linear algebra are applied to the solution of differential equations. Topics covered include first order differential equations and applications, matrices, linear differential equations, systems of differential equations, and Laplace Transforms. Prerequisites: MATH 260 or equivalent.

## At a Glance

School TypeState and locally supported, Coed

Setting

Suburban 187-acre campus

Degrees Offered

Certificates and Associate

Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive

Application Deadlines

Rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)

Admissions

Applying

Options: early admission, deferred entrance

Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)

Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Cost and Financial Aid

Costs (2008-09)

Tuition: Area resident $1632 full-time, $68 per credit hour part-time; state resident $2592 full-time, $108 per credit hour part-time; nonresident $3480 full-time, $145 per credit hour part-time

Financial Aid

Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2001, 67 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $1953). 6 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $2387)

Majors and Degrees

Degrees Offered

Certificates and Associate

Majors

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

Accounting Technology and Bookkeeping; Business Administration and Management; E-Commerce; Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary; Marketing/Marketing Management

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

Computer Programming; Computer Systems Analysis; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design; Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Education

Elementary Education

Engineering

Engineering

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

CAD/CADD Drafting/Design Technology; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology; Engineering Technology; Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technology; Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

Dental Hygiene; Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic); Nursing (Registered Nurse Training); Respiratory Care Therapy; Surgical Technology

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; Mechanics and Repair

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

International/Global Studies

Precision Production

Machine Tool Technology; Welding Technology

Science Technologies/Technicians

Chemical Technology

Security And Protective Services

Criminal Justice/Police Science; Fire Science

Visual And Performing Arts

Graphic Design; Illustration

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population

11,113 undergraduate students

Campus Life

Housing: College housing not available

Activities: Student-run newspaper, choral group

Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late-night transport/escort service

Student services: Personal/psychological counseling, women's center

Academic Programs

Special study options: Academic remediation for entering students, advanced placement credit, cooperative education, distance learning, English as a second language, honors programs, independent study, internships, off-campus study, part-time degree program, services for LD students, student-designed majors, summer session for credit

ROTC: Army (c)

School Calendar: Semesters

Athletics

Member: NJCAA

Scholarship sports

Baseball (m), basketball, softball (w), tennis (w), volleyball (w)

Nonscholarship sports

Golf (m)

Intramural sports

Basketball M/W

Intercollegiate sports

Baseball M(s), basketball M(s)/W(s), golf M, softball W(s), tennis W(s), volleyball W(s)

School Facilities

Facilities/Endowment

Main Library Name: Kalamazoo Valley Community College Library

Collection: 88,791 titles; 420 serial subscriptions;

Contact Info

Mr. Michael McCall

Director of Admissions, Registration and Records

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

PO Box 4070

Kalamazoo, MI 49003-4070

Phone: 269-488-4207