College Mathematics I – mth208 (3 credits)

This course begins a demonstration and examination of various concepts of algebra. It assists in building skills for performing specific mathematical operations and problem solving. These concepts and skills serve as a foundation for subsequent quantitative business coursework. Applications to real-world problems are emphasized throughout the course. This course is the first half of the college mathematics sequence, which is completed in MTH/209: College Mathematics II.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Graphs and Linear Functions

  • Determine the slope of a linear equation.
  • Create a linear equation using data.
  • Evaluate a function using a representation of a function.
  • Use linear functions in real-world applications.
  • Generate graphs.
  • Determine the intercepts of a linear equation.

Systems of Two-Variable Linear Equations and Inequalities

  • Solve systems of linear equations by graphing.
  • Solve systems of linear equations algebraically.
  • Solve systems of linear inequalities.
  • Use systems of inequalities in real-world applications.
  • Use systems of equations in real-world applications.


  • Use exponents in algebraic expressions.
  • Apply exponential principles to scientific notation.

Fundamentals of Algebraic Expressions and Equations

  • Evaluate algebraic expressions.
  • Translate English phrases to algebraic expressions.
  • Solve problems using order of operations.
  • Apply properties of real numbers to algebraic expressions.
  • Simplify algebraic expressions by combining like terms.
  • Identify the coefficients of terms.

Linear Equations and Inequalities

  • Solve linear inequalities.
  • Solve linear equations.
  • Use linear equations in real-world applications.
  • Solve equations using formulas
  • Use linear inequalities in real-world applications.

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