Developmental Mathematics Courses

While developmental mathematics courses certainly must focus on content and address mathematic deficiencies, faculty work with students to develop other “good-student” skills in order to prepare them for academic success. Attending class regularly, completing assignments thoroughly and on time, being an active learner, taking notes, etc. are all areas of focus. Classes meet two or three times each week and are limited to 20 or 24 students per section but generally, classes are much smaller. Student Academic Success Center faculty use a variety of instructional techniques for students who have had less than positive experiences with math in the past. Students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the individual tutoring available at the Student Academic Success Center.

SAS 021 - Intro Algebra &Problem Solving

Credits: 3.00
The goal of this developmental level course is to develop proficiency in using algebra to communicate mathematically and to solve applied problems. Topics include solving equations, applying formulas, graphing, and operations with equalities, polynomials, exponents, and roots. Credits count toward full-time enrollment, but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Course grades are computed into students' cumulative grade point averages. SAS 021 is open to matriculated students only.

College: No College Designated
Division: Developmental Course
Department: Student Support Services
Pre-requisites: Level 2 Math Placement Exam

SAS 022 - Adv Algebra & Problem Solving

Credits: 3.00
The goal of this developmental course is to develop proficiency in using algebra to communicate mathematically, represent mathematical relationships, and solve applied problems. Topics include functions, exponents, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, rational and radical equations, inequalities, and systems of equations. Credits count toward full-time enrollment, but do not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements. Course grades are computed into students' cumulative grade point average. SAS 022 is open to matriculated students only.

College: No College Designated 
Division: Developmental Course 
Department: Student Support Services 
Pre-requisites: Level 3 Math Placement Exam or LAC 021 Minimum Grade: D 

SAS 040 - Chemistry Math Lab

Credits: 1.00
This developmental level course is designed to support General Chemistry I students who might otherwise struggle with the mathematics required for chemistry.  This course provides reinforcement of basic chemistry concepts and the math involved in solving chemistry applications.  Credit counts toward full time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements.  Course grade is computed into student's cumulative grade point average.  For matriculated students only.  Offered in fall semester only.

College: No College Designated
Division: Developmental Course
Department: Student Support Services
Pre-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in General Chemistry I

SAS 041 - Chemistry Math Prep

Credits: 1.00
This developmental level course  is designed to support developmental mathematics students preparing to take General Chemistry I, students who did not successfully complete General Chemistry I because of difficulty with the  mathematics required for the course, or students whose majors do not require chemistry until their second year of studies.  The course provides an introduction to basic chemistry concepts and the math involved in solving chemistry applications.  Credit counts toward full time enrollment, but does not satisfy core curriculum or graduation requirements.  Course grade is computed into student's cumulative grade point average.  For matriculated students only.  Offered spring semester only.

College: No College Designated
Division: Developmental Course
Department: Student Support Services
Pre-requisites: Level 3 Math Placement Exam or LAC 021 Minimum Grade: D