CMAE1502 360 Technical Mathematics

This is an introductory technical math course. The course is for students who have basic math skills and for those who need basic technical math concepts. The primary goals of this course are to help individuals acquire a solid foundation in the algebra and geometry used in a technical setting. This course will show how these skills can model and solve authentic real-world problems.




Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0901

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Solve practical problems using correct order of operations, fractions and percent, units of
linear measure, area and volume, signed numbers, metric system, roots and exponents
Solve practical problems in technical algebra concepts that include operations of polynomials and monomials, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division principles of equality, manipulating equations, formulas, ratios, and proportions
Solve practical problems in technical geometry concepts that include lines and angles, angular measurement, types of triangles, interior angles of a triangle, areas of geometric shapes, characteristics of geometric shapes, circumference, radius and diameter of circles, and the Pythagorean Theorem
Apply critical thinking skills to solve a variety of technical math problems
Utilize a systematic approach to problem solving
Demonstrate the ability to meet deadlines for assignments and tests
Use a scientific calculator to solve technical math problems

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details