# Muskegon Community College

Muskegon### Mission statement

Muskegon Community College, an associate degree-granting institution of higher education, is a center for lifelong learning which provides persons the opportunity to attain their educational goals by offering programs that respond to individual, community and global needs. To fulfill its mission, MCC is committed to:- Prepare students for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and enable students to pursue higher-level degree opportunities through our local partnerships with university programs.
- Prepare students in critical thinking, communication and long-term learning skills for the changing challenges of the future.
- Develop technical and vocational skills necessary to enter and/or advance in the technologically sophisticated workplace of the 21st century.
- Provide for the assessment and/or improvement of learning skills and attitudes necessary for a successful educational experience.
- Meet the unique educational, cultural, and societal needs in the community through special courses, seminars, and exhibits.
- Respond in a rapid fashion to the ever-changing educational and training needs of local and regional business and industry.
- Stimulate intellectual curiosity, promote humanitarian values and enhance the general educational experiences necessary for persons to function as effective citizens.
- Create an atmosphere where diversity is acknowledged and encouraged.
- Provide comprehensive student services that are conducive to student learning and satisfaction in all facets of the college experience and appropriate to an open door community college.

## Math courses offered

MATH 035—0.5 Cr. Hrs. per module-Variable Contact Hrs. Corequisite: Math Lab. This course offers students an opportunity to improve their basic math skills in the following seven modules:Module A - Pre-Algebra— 0.5 Cr.

Module B - Fractions— 0.5 Cr.

Module C - Decimals— 0.5 Cr.

Module D - Percents & Percentages— 0.5 Cr.

Module E - Units of Measurement— 0.5 Cr.

Module F - Metrics— 0.5 Cr.

Module G - Ratios, Proportions, & Averages—

0.5 Cr.

MATH 036A Basic Math and Pre-Algebra—3 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs. This course offers students the opportunity to improve their basic math skills. The material covered is the same as is covered in the seven MATH 035 modules. (This course satisfies the nursing prerequisite when the required proficiency is demonstrated.)

MATH 040 Beginning Algebra—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 036 or in the required math modules or assignment based on Math Placement Test. An introductory course for students who have not successfully passed a high school algebra course, or who have lost their facility with algebra as time has passed. Fractions, signed numbers, and order of operations are reviewed. Variables and equation solving are introduced, along with exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, graphing, and application problems.

MATH 041 Mathematics for Allied Health Sciences— 1 Cr. Hr. – 1 Contact Hr. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 040 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. A brief yet succinct math course designed to transition successful MATH 040 students into successful Chemistry for Allied Health students.

MATH 050 Intermediate Algebra—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Assignment by Math Placement Test or must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 040 . A second course in algebra in which concepts developed in Math 040 are studied in more depth and more advanced topics are introduced. New topics include fractional exponents, radicals, methods for solving quadratic equations, systems of equations with two and three unknowns, functional notations, logarithmic and exponential functions, and application problems.

MATH 105 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers— 4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 050 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. Not a “methods” course. A general course for students majoring in elementary education. The basic ideas behind our number system and geometric concepts are discussed. Topics include: problem solving, sets, system of numeration, the real number system, geometry, and metric measure.

MATH 107 Mathematical Excursions—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 040 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. A survey of mathematics intended for students whose program of study has no further mathematics requirements. Its purpose is to develop mathematical literacy in today’s world. This course satisfies the general education requirements for mathematics. Topics are selected from finance mathematics, scheduling, logic, geometry, decision making, patterns and art, modeling, and applications.

MATH 109 College Algebra with Applications— 4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 050 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. A college algebra course stressing applications and graphing in the following areas: the process of creating a mathematical model of a real life situation, linear, quadratic, periodic, exponential and logarithmic models; mathematics of finance; selected topics in probability. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 111 Algebra With Coordinate Geometry— 4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 050 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. Pre-calculus algebra and analytic geometry designed for the student who will be taking calculus. Topics include: solving equations and inequalities algebraically and graphically; functions and graphs; polynomial functions; rational functions and functions involving radicals; exponential and logarithmic functions; linear systems and matrices. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 112 Trigonometric Functions with Coordinate Geometry—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 111 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. Pre-calculus trigonometry and analytic geometry designed for the student who will be taking calculus. Topics include: trigonometric functions, identities and equations, graphs of trigonometric functions and their inverse functions, solution of triangles, sequences and series, polar coordinates, parametric equations, DeMoivre’s Theorem, the Binomial Theorem, mathematical induction, and conic sections. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 115 Probability and Statistics—3 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 050 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. Probability and statistics for business, social science, mathematics, and biological science majors. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression, and non-parametric statistics. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 151 Survey of Calculus—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 050 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. The study of limits, continuous functions, derivatives, integrals, and their applications in business, economics, life sciences and social sciences. This is a terminal, one-semester course and should not be elected by those taking the calculus sequence of MATH 161, 162, 283 and 295. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 161 Calculus I—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 112 or assignment based on Math Placement Test. The calculus of elementary functions of one variable. Topics include: definition of a derivative, limits, derivatives and integrals of functions of one variable, related rates, maxima and minima, Rolle’s Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 162 Calculus II—3 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 161. Recommended corequisite: MATH 274 if required for transfer. A continuation of the calculus of functions of one variable. Topics include: methods of integration such as substitution, parts, trigonometric substitution and partial fractions; improper integrals; applications of integrals to area, volume, and arc length; an introduction to differential equations; and infinite series. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 215 Probability & Statistics for Engineering— 3 Cr. Hrs. – 3 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 161. This is a calculus-based statistics course. However, no previous statistics experience is required. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous probability distributions, joint probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation and linear regression, non-parametric techniques, and quality control methods. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 274 Linear Algebra & Matrices—2 Cr. Hrs. – 2 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 161. Co-requisite: MATH 162 if required for transfer.

A study of matrices, matrix operations, systems of linear equations, determinants, vectors, vector operations, vector spaces, eigenvalues and linear transformations.Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 283 Calculus III—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisites: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 162. The calculus of functions of more than one variable. Topics include: vectors, vector functions, surfaces, the Dot Product, the Cross Product, limits and continuity in 3 dimensions, partial derivatives, chain rule for partial derivatives, gradients, multiple integrals, and vector calculus. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

MATH 295 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra—4 Cr. Hrs. – 4 Contact Hrs. Prerequisite: Must have earned a grade of “C” or better in MATH 162. An introduction to the theory and solution of ordinary differential equations with techniques involving slope fields, separation of variables, homogeneous functions, exact equations, linear equations of order one, integrating factors, Bernoulli’s equation, coefficients linear in two variables, Wronskian, differential operators, Method of Undetermined Coefficients, reduction of order, variation of parameters, power series, Euler equation, the Laplace transform, linear systems, higher order linear equations, matrix algebra, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, determinants, and modeling applications in physical, biological, and social sciences. Computer software will be used to explore some of these topics. Graphing calculators will be utilized.

## At a Glance

School TypeState and locally supported, Coed

Setting

Small-town 112-acre campus with easy access to Grand Rapids

Degrees Offered

Associate

Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive

Application Deadlines

Rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)

Admissions

Applying

Options: early admission, deferred entrance

Required: high school transcript

Application deadline: rolling (freshmen), rolling (transfers)

Notification: continuous (freshmen), continuous (transfers)

Cost and Financial Aid

Costs (2007-08)

Tuition: $67 per contact hour part-time; state resident $107 per contact hour part-time; nonresident $145 per contact hour part-time

Required fees: $7 per contact hour part-time, $25 per term part-time

Financial Aid

Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2001, 250 Federal Work-Study jobs (averaging $2500). 50 state and other part-time jobs (averaging $2500)

Majors and Degrees

Degrees Offered

Associate

Majors

Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services

Accounting; Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science; Business Administration and Management; Finance; Hospitality Administration; Hospitality and Recreation Marketing; Hotel/Motel Administration; Marketing/Marketing Management; Special Products Marketing

Communication, Journalism And Related Programs

Advertising

Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services

Data Processing and Data Processing Technology; Information Science/Studies

Education

Art Teacher Education; Education; Elementary Education

Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Engineering Technologies/Technicians

Biomedical Technology; Drafting and Design Technology; Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology; Electromechanical Technology; Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology; Transportation Technologies

Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

Child Development

Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT Paramedic); Medical Administrative Assistant and Medical Secretary; Nursing (Registered Nurse Training)

Legal Professions And Studies

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics And Statistics

Applied Mathematics

Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians

Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology; Business Machine Repair

Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies

Parks, Recreation and Leisure

Precision Production

Machine Tool Technology; Welding Technology

Psychology

Developmental and Child Psychology

Science Technologies/Technicians

Biology/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Protective Services

Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Social Sciences

Anthropology; Economics

Technology Education/Industrial Arts

Technology Education/Industrial Arts

Visual And Performing Arts

Applied Art; Art; Art History, Criticism and Conservation; Commercial and Advertising Art

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population

5,000 undergraduate students

Campus Life

Housing: College housing not available

Activities: Drama/theater group, choral group

Student services: Personal/psychological counseling

Academic Programs

Special study options: Academic remediation for entering students, adult/continuing education programs, cooperative education, honors programs, part-time degree program, student-designed majors, summer session for credit

School Calendar: Semesters

Faculty

Total: 150

Full-time: 67% full-time

Student/faculty ratio: 20:1

Athletics

Member: NJCAA

Scholarship sports

Basketball, volleyball (w)

Nonscholarship sports

Baseball (m), golf, softball (w), tennis, wrestling (m)

Intramural sports

Basketball M/W, skiing (downhill) M(c)/W(c)

Intercollegiate sports

Baseball M, basketball M(s)/W(s), golf M/W, softball W, tennis M/W, volleyball W(s), wrestling M

Contact Info

Ms. Darlene Peklar, Enrollment Generalist

Muskegon Community College

221 South Quarterline Road

Muskegon, MI 49442-1493

Phone: 231-773-9131 Ext. 366