Course Descriptions
The following is a complete listing of courses offered at MCC. You can also visit our Programs of Study page for a list of course requirements necessary to complete your degree.
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MTH 060  Support Lab for Statistics No Credit A lab designed to support students in MTH 160 (Statistics I) or MTH 162 (Statistics for the Social Sciences) at MCC. It is only for students who need MTH 160, MTH 161 or MTH 162 as the terminal mathematics course in their program and place at Mathematics Level 4, 5, or 6. It is not for students who need to take MTH 104 or MTH 165 (or higher). Topics include, but are not limited to, arithmetic operations on real numbers, solving linear equations, simplifying expressions containing whole number exponents, using a calculator to find decimal approximations of square roots, graphing linear equations, and appropriate applications of these topics. Prerequisite(s): TRS 094 with a minimum grade of C OR MCC Level 4 Mathematics Placement; and ENG 101 OR ENG 200 OR English Placement. CoRequisite(s): MTH 160 OR MTH 162  
MTH 096  Algebra for Statistics No Credit A basic algebra course designed to prepare students for MTH 160 (Statistics I) or MTH 162 (Statistics for the Social Sciences) at MCC. It is only for students who need MTH 160, MTH 161 or MTH 162 as the terminal mathematics course in their program and place at Mathematics Level 4, 5, or 6. It is not for students who need to take MTH 104 or MTH 165 (or higher). Topics include, but are not limited to, arithmetic operations on real numbers, solving linear equations and inequalities, simplifying expressions containing integer exponents, simplifying square roots and finding decimal approximations, graphing linear equations, an introduction to function notation, and appropriate applications of these topics. MCC level 4 mathematics placement or higher or TRS 094 with a grade of C or better.  
No Credit A first course in algebra with an emphasis on linear equations and their applications. Topics include, but are not limited to: solving linear equations and inequalities, performing arithmetic operations on polynomials, factoring polynomials, solving quadratic equations, simplifying expressions containing integer exponents, graphing linear equations and inequalities in one and two variables, solving systems of two linear equations, and appropriate applications of these topics. Prerequisite: TRS 094 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 4 Mathematics Placement. *MTH 098, MTH 099, and MTH 104 are developmental courses. They do not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science Degree.  
MTH 099  Elementary Algebra Review (lab for Intermediate Algebra) No Credit An accelerated version of MTH 098, intended for students who need a review of basic algebra content. Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, reviewing arithmetic operations on rational numbers, solving linear equations, graphing on the Cartesian Coordinate system and factoring polynomials. MTH 099 is typically taken with specially designated sections of MTH 104. Prerequisite(s): MCC level 5 mathematics placement OR TRS 094 with a minimum grade of A, OR MTH 096 with a minimum grade of B, OR MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C, OR MTH 152 with a minimum grade of C OR permission of instructor. *MTH 098, MTH 099, and MTH 104 are developmental courses. They do not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.  
MTH 104  Intermediate Algebra* 4 Credits A second course in algebra with an emphasis on quadratic and rational equations and their applications, and a brief introduction to right triangle trigonometry. Topics include, but are not limited to: solving equations involving quadratic, rational and radical expressions; performing arithmetic operations on rational expressions, complex numbers and radical expressions; evaluating functions and determining domain and range; graphing quadratic functions; solving systems of nonlinear equations; simplifying expressions involving rational exponents; solving right triangle trigonometric problems; and appropriate applications of each of these topics. Prerequisite: MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or MTH 099 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement. *MTH 098, MTH 099, and MTH 104 are developmental courses. They do not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree.  
MTH 130  Modern Business Mathematics 3 Credits This course will cover the basic concepts and processes of mathematics applied to various business situations including statistical procedures, percentage and percent distributions of financial statement data, merchandising, payrolls, taxation and insurance. Other topics include simple interest, compound interest and annuities. MTH 130 is a course for career business. Prerequisite(s): MCC Level 2 Mathematics placement. MCC General Education: MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 135  Introduction to Technical Mathematics* 4 Credits An introductory course dealing with the development of algebraic and trigonometric concepts needed to solve problems in various technical areas. Topics include measurement and approximation, ratio and proportion, dimensional analysis, intermediate algebra, geometry, and right triangle trigonometry. NOTE: A specific calculator will be required of all students in this course. Prerequisite: MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement. *MTH 135, MTH 140 and/or MTH 141 are required in various technology programs. They do not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. MCC General Education: MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 150  Survey of Mathematics 3 Credits A study of various topics including an introduction to estimation, algebra, geometry, consumer mathematics, probability and statistics, with an emphasis on critical thinking and interpreting results. Other topics may be covered at the discretion of the instructor. Prerequisite: TRS 094 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 4 Mathematics placement. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 152  Survey of Mathematics for Technicians 4 Credits A course focused on mathematical concepts needed to solve problems in technical areas. Topics include, but are not limited to: measurements; geometry; exponents; solving equations that are literal, linear, quadratic, and proportions; solving systems of two linear equations; operations on complex numbers; evaluating functions; graphs of linear, quadratic, and sinusoidal equations; trigonometry of right and oblique triangles; vectors; and applications of these topics. MTH 152 is required in various technology programs. This course does not fulfill a mathematics requirement for an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Prerequisite(s): MTH 150 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 155  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I 3 Credits A course essential in developing the mathematical competency of the teacher or prospective teacher at the elementary level. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical curriculum recommended by the NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) Standards, using a problem solving approach. Topics include historical development of numbers and number systems, study of whole numbers, integers, rationals, irrationals, and reals; abstract number systems; and elementary number theory. Prerequisite(s): MTH 098 with a grade of C or better, MTH 099 with a grade of C or better, MTH 096 with a grade of B or better, or MCC Level 6 Mathematics Placement. Learning Attributes: WR  
MTH 156  Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II 3 Credits A continuation of the concepts of MTH 155, which develop the mathematical competency of the teacher or prospective teacher at the elementary level. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the mathematical curriculum recommended by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Standards using a problem solving approach with appropriate technology. Topics include probability, statistics, measurement, 2 and 3 dimensional geometry, transformational geometry, coordinate geometry, constructions, congruence and similarity. MTH 156 is a special interest course; check for availability. Prerequisite: MTH 155 with a grade of C or better. Learning Attributes: WR New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
3 Credits An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics intended to give an understanding of statistical techniques and applications in a wide variety of disciplines. Topics include measures of central tendency; dispersion and position; correlation and regression; probability and probability distributions, including binomial and normal; the Central Limit Theorem; parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Students critically analyze data, acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias, and develop wellreasoned arguments to form conclusions. Statistical software is used. Prerequisite(s):Any of the following with a grade of C or better: MTH 096, MTH 104, MTH 152, MTH 165 (or higher); or MCC Level 7 mathematics placement. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL), MCCTL  Technological Literacy (MTL)  
3 Credits Statistical inference with an introduction to experimental design. Topics include hypothesis testing and estimation for means, proportions and variances; sample size determination; uses of Chisquare distribution; analysis of variance; linear correlation and regression, nonparametric statistics and statistical research. Students critically analyze data, acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias, and develop wellreasoned arguments to form conclusions. Statistical software is used. Prerequisite: MTH 160 with a grade of C or better. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL), MCCTL  Technological Literacy (MTL)  
MTH 162  Statistics for the Social Sciences 4 Credits An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics intended to give an understanding of statistical techniques and applications used in the social sciences. Topics include: measures of central tendency, dispersion and position; correlation and regression; probability and probability distributions, including binomial and normal; parameter estimation and hypothesis testing; twosample analysis; chisquare test of independence; oneway analysis of variance. Students critically analyze data, acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias, and develop wellreasoned arguments to form conclusions. Statistical software will be used. This course is intended for, but not limited to Social Science majors. Students who have completed MTH 160 or MTH 161 may not receive additional credit for this course. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Any of the following with a grade of C or better: MTH 096, MTH 104, MTH 152, MTH 165 (or higher); or MCC Level 7 mathematics placement. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL), MCCTL  Technological Literacy (MTL)  
MTH 163  Statistics I Extended Topics 1 Credit A continuation of Statistics I, this course expands upon Statistics I topics to further students’ education surrounding statistical techniques and applications used in the social sciences. Topics include: significance tests for correlation; parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in twosample analyses; chisquare test of independence; oneway analysis of variance. Students critically analyze data, acknowledge limitations such as perspective and bias, and develop wellreasoned arguments to form conclusions. Statistical software will be used. This course is intended for but not limited to Social Science majors who have already take MTH 160. Students who have completed MTH 161 or MTH 162 may not receive additional credit for this course. Prerequisite(s): MTH 160 with a grade of C or better New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency, SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL), MCCTL  Technological Literacy (MTL)  
MTH 164  Introduction to Trigonometry 1 Credit A first course in trigonometry. Topics include the trigonometric ratios, radian measure, angles in a coordinate system, ratio values for any angle, graphs of trigonometric functions and basic trigonometric identities and equations. A specific calculator may be required of students in this course. Students are advised to check with their instructor. Prerequisite: MTH 104 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 8 Mathematics Placement.  
3 Credits This course is intended to enhance algebraic skills and graphing techniques, and to prepare students for Precalculus Mathematics and Applied Calculus. Topics include functions that are quadratic, polynomial, piecewise, exponential and logarithmic; equations that are quadratic in form, involve radicals, absolute value, variation and rational exponents; inequalities that are polynomial, rational, and absolute value. Prerequisite: MTH 104 with a grade of C or better, or MTH 140 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 8 Mathematics placement. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 172  Technical Discrete Mathematics 3 Credits An introduction to discrete mathematics primarily intended for students majoring in Information Technology or Computer Systems Technology. The emphasis will be on the development of technical discrete mathematics skills, rather than rigorous proof. Topics will include number systems, sets, logic, induction, elementary counting techniques, relations, functions, matrices, and Boolean algebra. Prerequisite: MTH 141 or MTH 165 with a grade of C or better, or MCC Level 9 Mathematics placement, or equivalent.  
4 Credits A study of the properties and graphs of functions, including polynomial, absolute value, power, piecewise, radical, rational, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, and inverse trigonometric. Topics also include a study of analytic trigonometry and an introduction to vectors. This course is intended to prepare students for the study of calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 165 with a grade of C or higher, or MTH 141 with a grade of C or higher, or MCC Level 9 Mathematics placement or higher. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
4 Credits An intuitive introduction to the principal ideas of differential and integral calculus. Among the topics covered are: functions (including exponential and logarithmic), limits, differentiation, and integration. Emphasis will be placed upon the use of calculus in solving problems from areas including business, economics, and the social and natural sciences. Prerequisite: MTH 165 with grade of C or better, or MCC Level 9 Mathematics placement, or equivalent. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
4 Credits A first course in single variable calculus. Topics include limits and continuity; differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions; applications of derivatives to curve sketching, related rates, optimization, and rectilinear motion; indefinite and definite integrals; both parts of the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications of definite integrals to area, average value, and rectilinear motion; and integration by usubstitution. A specific calculator may be required of students in this course. Students are advised to check with the instructor. Prerequisite: MTH 175 with grade of C or higher, or high school precalculus course taken within the last three years with a grade of B (83) or higher, or MCC Level 10 Mathematics placement. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
4 Credits A second course in single variable calculus. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of definite integrals, first order separable differential equations, indeterminate limit forms, improper integrals, infinite series, Taylor polynomials, and power series. A specific calculator may be required of students in this course. Prerequisite: MTH 210 with a grade of C or higher. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
4 Credits A course in multivariable calculus. Topics include threedimensional space, vectors, parametric equations, polar coordinates, derivatives and integrals of vectorvalued functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector fields, and line integrals. A specific calculator may be required of students in this course. Students are advised to check with the instructor. Prerequisite: MTH 211 with a grade of C or higher. New SUNY General Education: SUNY  Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning) Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNYM  Mathematics (SMAT) MCC General Education: MCCCT  Critical Thinking (MCT), MCCQL  Quantitative Literacy (MQL)  
MTH 220  Discrete Mathematics 3 Credits A course in Discrete Mathematics with an emphasis on the development of formal mathematical proof writing skills. Methods of proof covered include direct proof, proof by contraposition, proof by contradiction, division into cases, and mathematical induction. Students will be expected to create coherent structured arguments using sound logical reasoning and mathematically correct terminology and notation. Topics include propositional and predicate logic, elementary number theory, set theory, functions, relations, and combinatorics. Prerequisite: MTH 210 with a grade of C or higher, or equivalent. Learning Attributes: WR  
MTH 225  Differential Equations 4 Credits An introduction to ordinary differential equations and their applications. Analytical methods include: separation of variables, linear first order equations, substitution methods, second order linear equations with constant coefficients, undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, autonomous systems of two first order equations, series solutions about ordinary points, and the Laplace Transform. In addition to analytical methods, quantitative and qualitative analysis will be employed through the use of Euler’s Method, phase lines, phase planes, and slope fields. Prerequisite: MTH 211 with a grade of C or better.  
4 Credits Topics include systems of linear equations, vectors and matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvectors and eigenvalues, and inner product spaces. Course also offered in Summer. Prerequisite: MTH 212 with a grade of C or better, or both MTH 211 and MTH 220 with a grade of C or better in each, or permission of instructor.  
MTH 260  Probability and Statistics I 4 Credits A calculusbased course in probability and statistics. Topics include probability axioms, discrete and continuous random variables and their probability distributions, multivariate probability distributions, functions of random variables, and the Central Limit Theorem. A statistical software package such as Minitab or R will be used. MTH 212 with a grade of C or higher OR MTH 211 AND MTH 220 each with a grade of C or higher.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
