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MATH 1314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

College Algebra
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: This is an entry-level course and is open to any student meeting TSI standards of college readiness (student must have appropriate assessment test score or have successfully completed DMAT 0310).
Course Description: This course is an in-depth study and applications of polynomial, rational, radical, exponential, logarithmic, absolute value and piecewise-defined functions, and systems of equations using matrices. Also covered are the graphing calculator, non-linear inequalities, sequences and series, circles, the Binomial Theorem and a review of the classification of the real number system. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015419


MATH 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Plane Trigonometry
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or equivalent.
Course Description: In depth study and applications of trigonometry including definitions, identities, inverse functions, solutions of equations, graphing, and solving triangles. Additional topics such as vectors, polar coordinates, and parametric equations may be included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015319


MATH 1324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: This is an entry-level course and is open to any student meeting TSI standards of college readiness (student must have appropriate assessment test score or have successfully completed DMAT 0310).
Course Description: Topics from college algebra (linear equations, quadratic equations, functions and graphs, inequalities), mathematics of finance (simple and compound interest, annuities), linear programming, matrices, systems of linear equations, applications to management, economics, and business. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015219


MATH 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1324 or MATH 1314.
Course Description: Limits and continuity, derivatives, graphing and optimization, exponential and logarithmic functions, antiderivatives, integration, applications to management, economics, and business. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1425. The student may register for either MATH 1325 or MATH 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015319


MATH 1332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Contemporary Mathematics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: This is an entry-level course and is open to any student meeting TSI standards of college readiness (student must have appropriate assessment test score or have successfully completed DMAT 0310).
Course Description: Topics may include introductory treatments of sets, logic, number systems, number theory, relations, functions, probability and statistics. Appropriate applications are included. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015119

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MATH 1348 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC

Analytic Geometry
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1316 or equivalent.
Course Description: This course is a study of the real numbers, distance, the straight line, conics, transformation of coordinates, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and three-dimensional space. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015519


MATH 1350 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Mathematics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: MATH 1314 or the equivalent.
Course Description: Concepts of sets, functions, numeration systems, number theory, and properties of the natural numbers, integers, rational, and real number systems with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek elementary and/or middle grade teacher certification. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015619


MATH 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Fundamentals of Mathematics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1350.
Course Description: Concepts of geometry, probability, and statistics, as well as applications of the algebraic properties of real numbers to concepts of measurement with an emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking. This course is designed specifically for students who seek elementary and/or middle grade teacher certification. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015719


MATH 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, RLC

Business Calculus and Applications II
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: MATH 1325 or MATH 1425.
Course Description: Course topics include review of limits, differentiation, logarithmic and exponential functions, integration, applications of integration, calculus of several variables, differential equations, sequences and series. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701017319


MATH 1425 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, CVC

Calculus for Business and Social Sciences
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1324 or MATH 1314.
Course Description: Limits and continuity, derivatives, graphing and optimization, exponential and logarithmic functions, antiderivatives, integration, applications to management, economics, and business. This course is cross-listed as MATH 1325. The student may register for either MATH 1325 or MATH 1425 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2703015319


MATH 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, ECC, RLC

Discrete Mathematics
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2413 and an introductory programming course.
Course Description: A course designed to prepare math, computer science, and engineering majors for a background in abstraction, notation, and critical thinking for the mathematics most directly related to computer science. Topics include: logic, relations, functions, basic set theory, countability and counting arguments, proof techniques, mathematical induction, combinatorics, discrete probability, recursion, sequence and recurrence, elementary number theory, graph theory, and mathematical proof techniques. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016619


MATH 2318 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, ECC, NLC

Linear Algebra
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 or equivalent.
Course Description: Introduces and provides models for application of the concepts of vector algebra. Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces and their geometric significance; representing and solving systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including Gaussian elimination and matrix inversion; matrices; determinants; linear transformations; quadratic forms; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and applications in science and engineering. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2418. The student may register for either MATH 2318 or MATH 2418 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016319


MATH 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC

Differential Equations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a study of ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, boundary value problems, and applications. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2420. The student may register for either MATH 2320 or MATH 2420 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016419


MATH 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Elementary Statistical Methods
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: This is an entry-level course and is open to any student meeting TSI standards of college readiness (student must have appropriate assessment test score or have successfully completed DMAT 0310).
Course Description: Collection, analysis, presentation and interpretation of data, and probability. Analysis includes descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. Use of appropriate technology is recommended. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2705015119


MATH 2412 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Pre-Calculus Math
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1316.
Course Description: This course consists of the study of algebraic and trigonometric topics including polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions and their graphs. Conic sections, polar coordinates, and other topics of analytic geometry will be included. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015819


MATH 2413 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Calculus I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 1348, MATH 2412, or equivalent.
Course Description: This course is a study of limits and continuity; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; definition of the derivative of a function and techniques of differentiation; applications of the derivative to maximizing or minimizing a function; the chain rule, mean value theorem, and rate of change problems; curve sketching; definite and indefinite integration of algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, with an application to calculation of areas. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701015919


MATH 2414 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Calculus II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2413 or equivalent.
Course Description: This course is a study of differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; parametric equations and polar coordinates; techniques of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016019


MATH 2415 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Calculus III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 or equivalent.
Course Description: This course is a study of advanced topics in calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, and Jacobians; application of the line integral including Green's Theorem, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes' Theorem. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016119


MATH 2418 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Linear Algebra
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 or equivalent.
Course Description: Introduces and provides models for application of the concepts of vector algebra. Topics include finite dimensional vector spaces and their geometric significance; representing and solving systems of linear equations using multiple methods, including Gaussian elimination and matrix inversion; matrices; determinants; linear transformations; quadratic forms; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; and applications in science and engineering. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2318. The student may register for either MATH 2318 or MATH 2418 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016319


MATH 2420 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by North Lake College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Differential Equations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: MATH 2414 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a study of ordinary differential equations, including linear equations, systems of equations, equations with variable coefficients, existence and uniqueness of solutions, series solutions, singular points, transform methods, boundary value problems, and applications. This course is cross-listed as MATH 2320. The student may register for either MATH 2320 or MATH 2420 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2701016419



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.

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