#  #### College Algebra

We can all think of ways that basic math – addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. – are useful in daily life. Despite the combination of letters and numbers, parentheses and exponents, algebra has just as much use as these basic functions not only in daily life, but in every job function as well. College-level algebra is another fundamental skill individuals require for success regardless of the industry they enter, particularly in pursuing careers in Business or Computer Science. To address this need, the College Algebra course takes students through the fundamentals of algebra and its endless applications. Students will learn to solve multiple types of equations including both linear and quadratic functions and master the skills necessary to solve challenging word problems, including actual scenarios one encounters on the job. Mastering algebra ensures students have the foundations in math and science necessary for success in any field!

This course presents students with the key concepts of college algebra. Students will be introduced to solving equations and inequalities, functions (including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic), systems of equations and inequalities, and series and sequences.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

• Differentiate among various processes used in manipulating algebraic expressions
• Analyze algebraic equations and inequalities
• Evaluate a function
• Evaluate the relationship between functions and graphs illustrating functions
• Analyze polynomial and rational functions
• Evaluate exponential and logarithmic functions
• Apply various techniques to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities
• Evaluate sequences and series
• Analyze the factorial function