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Mathematics

For courses numbered 100 or higher, the prerequisite(s) may be waived by the Mathematics & Statistics department. See prerequisite waiver.

For courses numbered less than 100, the prerequisite(s) may be waived by the Adult Academic and Career Preparation department. See prerequisite waiver.


MATH 005-40 hours
Topics in Mathematics

Topics in Mathematics may include, but is not limited to, basic number operations, the metric system, inequalities, statistics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphing, and functions. This course may be taken more than once but with a different topic emphasis.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 0621or level 4 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 015-40 hours
Topics in Mathematics

Topics in Mathematics may include, but is not limited to, basic number operations, the metric system, inequalities, statistics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphing, and functions. This course may be taken more than once but with a different topic emphasis.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0851 or ABE IALG 0111or a level 7 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 025-40 hours
Topics in Mathematics

Topics in Matheimatics may include, but is not limited to, basic number operations, the metric system, inequalities, statistics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, graphing, and functions. This course may be taken more than once but with a different topic emphasis.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0111or a level 8 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 040-160 hours
Mathematics 040

This entry level mathematics course will focus on basic whole number concepts up to a place value of millions. Estimation, addition, subtraction and multiplication operations, as well as identifying coins and money, basic geometry shapes, and time concepts in the context of appropriate practical problems are examined. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • admission interview

MATH 041-80 hours
Mathematics 041

This entry-level mathematics course focuses on basic whole number concepts up to a place value of hundreds. Estimation, addition and substraction operations, as well as identifing coins, basic geometry shapes, and time concepts in the context of appropriate practical problems are examined. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • Admission Interview

MATH 042-80 hours
Mathematics 042

This course focuses on basic whole number concepts up to a place value of millions. Estimation, addition, subtraction, and basic multiplication operations, as well as a review and further study of money and time concepts in the context of appropriate practical problems are examined. The emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • Admission Interview

MATH 050-160 hours
Mathematics 050

This course will focus on estimation, multiplication and division operations of whole numbers and decimals to the place value of the-thousandths, as well as an introduction to and development of the metric system and geometry is in the context of appropriate practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0421 or ABE MATH 0401 or Level 2 on the MSI(Math Skills INdicator) and an admission interview.
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 051-80 hours
Mathematics 051

This course focuses on estimation, multiplication and division operations, as well as an introduction to the metric system, and geometry is introduced in the context of appropriate practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0421
    or ABE MATH 0401
  • ABE MATH 0421 or a level 2 on the MSI (Math Skillis Indicator) and an admission interview
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 052-80 hours
Mathematics 052

This course focuses on basic operations of decimals to the place value of ten-thousandths, as well as a review and further study of the metric and imperial system and geometry, all in the context of appropriate practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0511 or Admissions Interview
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 060-160 hours
Mathematics 060

This course will focus on basic operations of common fractions and measurement, including perimeter and area from a formula approach, ratio, proportion, percent, and graphing, all in the context of appropriate and practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0501 or ABE MATH 0521or Level 3 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator) and an admission interview.
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 061-80 hours
Mathematics 061

This course focuses on basic operations of common fractions and measurement, including perimeter and area from a formula approach, all in the context of appropriate and practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0521
    or ABE MATH 0501 or Level e on the MSI (Math Skills Indicator) and an admission interview
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 062-80 hours
Mathematics 062

This course focuses on ration, proportion, percent, and graphing, all in the context of appropriate and practical problems. Emphasis is on concepts, applications, and skills and strategies for learning,

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0611 or an acceptable score on the skills assessment
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 070-160 hours
Mathematics 070

This course offers a review and further study of decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, percent and the metric system with an emphasis on practical applications. Perimeter, area and volume are studied from a formula approach. Terminology and angle properties of triangles and parallel likes are introduced and applied. Operations with integers and signal rational numbers, powers, roots and scientific notation are introduced. Basic algebraic expressions, equations and formulas, coordinate graphing, right-angle triangle trigonometry, graphing and statistics are introduced.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0601 or ABE MATH 0621 or a level 4 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator).
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 071-80 hours
Mathematics 071

This course offers a review and further study of decimals, fractions, ratios, proportions, percent and the metric system with an emphasis on practical applications. Perimeter, area and volume are studied from a formula approach. Terminology and angle properties of triangles and parallel lines are introduced and applied. If space allows, students can enrol in the following modules: MATH 071A: Whole Numbers and Fractions - 15 hours, MATH 071B: Ratio and Proportion - 10 hours, MATH 071C: Percent - 15 hours, MATH 071D: Measurement - 10 hours, MATH 071E: Perimeter, Area and Volume - 10 hours, MATH 071F: Geometry: angles, triangles, parallel lines - 20 hours

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0621
  • ABE MATH 0601 or a level 4 on the MSI (Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 071A-15 hours
Whole Numbers & Fractions


MATH 071B-10 hours
Ratio and Proportion


MATH 071C-15 hours
Percent


MATH 071D-10 hours
Measurement


MATH 071E-10 hours
Perimeter, Area & Volume


MATH 071F-20 hours
Geometry: Angles, Triangles, Parallel Lines


MATH 072-80 hours
Mathematics 072

This course is an introduction to operations with integers and signed rational numbers, powers, roots and scientific notation. Basic algebraic expressions, equations and formulas, coordinate graphing, right-angle triangle trigonometry, geometric constructions, and statistics are introduced. If space allows, students can enrol in the following modules: MATH 072A: Geometry: constructions - 15 hours, MATH 072B: Rational Numbers - 10 hours, MATH 072C: Equations and Applied Problems - 15 hours, MATH 072D: Powers, Roots, and Scientific Notation - 10 hours, MATH 072E: Trigonometry - 10 hours, MATH 072F: Graphs - 10 hours, MATH 072G: Statistics - 10 hours

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0711
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 072A-15 hours
Geometry: constructions


MATH 072B-10 hours
Rational Numbers


MATH 072C-15 hours
Equations and Applied Problems


MATH 072D-10 hours
Powers, Roots and Scientific Notation


MATH 072E-10 hours
Trigonometry


MATH 072F-10 hours
Graphs


MATH 072G-10 hours
Statistics


MATH 073-80 hours
Mathematics 073

This course prepares students for further study in business and personal mathematics. Included is an introduction to operations with rational numbers and solving equations and formulas. As well, practical application problems involving probability, banking, finance, budgeting, taxes, estimating, scale drawing and trigonometry are explored.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0711
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 080-160 hours
Mathematics 080

This course refreshes basic numerical skills and prepares students for further studies in algebra. Topics include operations with real numbers, percents, SI units(Metric system), rational numbers, powers, graphing linear equations, first-degree equations and inequalities, formulas, polynomials, factory, graphing and interpreting linear equations, systems of linear equations, factional expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations and trigonometry.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0701 or MATH 0721or level 5 on the MSI(Math Skills Indicator.
1 minimum grade of 70 required

MATH 084-80 hours
Mathematics 084

This course covers the topics of operations with real numbers, ratio and proportion, percents, SI units (metric system), rational numbers, powers, radicals, first degree equations and formulas.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0721 or ABE MATH 0701 or a level 5 on the MSI (Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 085-80 hours
Mathematics 085

This course prepares students for further study in algebra. Topics include polynomials, factoring, graphing and interpreting linear equations, systems of linear equations, fractional expressions and equations, radical expressions and equations, quadratic equations and trigonometry.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0841
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 086-80 hours
Mathematics 086

This course prepares students for further study in the fundamentals of business and personal mathematics. Topics include banking, interest application, budgeting, taxes, statistics, discounts and commissions, comparison shopping, percent, insurance, annuities, and stocks and bonds.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0841
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 087-80 hours
Mathematics 087

This course prepares students for further study in the fundamentals of trades mathematics including basic geometry, perimeter, area, volume, estimating and scale drawing and introductory trigonometry.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0841
1 minimum grade of 60 required

MATH 011-112 hours
Mathematics 011

This course includes a study of polynomials; rational expressions and fractional equations; powers and radicals; related equations; second-degree equations; systems of linear equations; relations, functions, graphing and trigonometry. Optional topics are circle geometry, including guided proofs, or data analysis (statistics). This course is equivalent to Principles of Mathematics 11.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE IALG 0111 or ABE MATH 0801 or ABE MATH 0851 or Foundtns of Math & Pre-Calc 102 or a level 7 on the MSI (Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required
2 minimum score of 60 required

MATH 012-96 hours
Mathematics 12

This course is designed to prepare students for further study in mathematics including calculus and technology courses. Topics include a brief algebra review, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, inequalities, conics, sequences and series. Optional topics are geometry, an introduction to calculus, or systems of linear equations in three variables. This course is equivalent to Principles of Mathematics 12.

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0111 or Principles of Math 112 or a level 8 on the MSI (Math Skills Indicator)
1 minimum grade of 60 required
2 minimum score of 60 required

MATH 111-3-4
Essential Mathematics for Arts

This course may help you answer questions like: - How can I avoid spending thousands of extra dollars on buying my first house? - How can I beat the odds and win in Las Vegas? - How can I convince my boss that giving me a raise will save the company money? It is a course for students in arts who want to see useful, real life applications of mathematics and how that mathematics directly relates to problems they encounter every day. Topics in this course may include: logic, set theory, combinatorics, probability, matrix algebra, linear programming, Markov chains, graph theory and financial mathematics. If you've been told your entire life that mathematics is important but you've never been able to figure out why, this course is for you!
Note: Students should be aware that certain universities will not accept this course for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 011 or Principles of Math 11 or Pre-Calculus 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11

MATH 112-3-5
Calculus I

An introductory course in differential calculus for science and engineering students, beginning with a review of basic algebra, equations and inequalities, analytic geometry, functions and graphs. Further topics include limits; continuity; rate of change; the derivative; differentiation of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and inverse trigonometric functions; local and global extrema; Mean Value theorem; graph-sketching; related rates; linear approximation; L'Hopital's Rule; optimization; Newton's method. (4,1,0)

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0121 or Principles of Math 122 or Pre-Calculus 122 or MATH 120
1 minimum grade of 67 required
2 minimum score of 67 required

Also offered by Distance Education


MATH 113-3-4
Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology I

Use of a scientific calculator; trigonometry, law of sines and law of cosines, applications to surveying and vectors; functions and graphical description of data, linear, quadratic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric, and exponential and logarithmic functions, applications to surveying, beam analysis and hydrology; geometry, areas, volumes and moments of standard figures and composites; advanced algebra and trigonometric identities. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Civil Engineering Technology program

MATH 114-3-4
Business Mathematics

This course is intended for students in the Business Administration diploma and degree programs. Topics include but are not limited to the use of a business calculator; ratios and proportions; percentages; merchandising applications; review of linear functions and applications to break-even analysis; simple and compound interest; present values, future values and payment streams; effective rates of interest; simple and general annuities and applications to RRSPs, RRIFs and pension plans; and amortization schedules and mortgages. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 084 and ABE MATH 085
    or ABE IALG 011
    or ABE MATH 011
    or Principles of Math 11
    or Pre-Calculus 11
    or Foundations of Mathematics 12
    or Applications of Mathematics 11
    or Introductory Mathematics 11 or admission to any Business program.

Also offered by Distance Education


MATH 120-3-4
Pre-Calculus

This course is intended to prepare students for an introductory calculus course such as MATH 112. Topics include but are not limited to a review of basic algebra; equations and inequalities; functions and graphs; composition; inverses; transformations; polynomials; rational functions; exponential and logarithm functions; laws of logarithms; trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities; trigonometric equations; inverse trigonometric functions; analytic geometry, and an introduction to sequences and series.

Note: Students should be aware that certain universities will not accept this course for credit towards a Bachelor of Science degree. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • ABE MATH 0111 or Pre-Calculus 112 or Principles of Math 112
1 minimum grade of 67 required
2 minimum score of 67 required

Also offered by Distance Education


MATH 122-3-5
Calculus II

This course is a continuation of MATH 112. Topics include antiderivatives; the definite integral; Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; applications of integration including area, volume, average value; techniques of integration; numerical integration; improper integrals; introduction to differential equations; direction fields; Euler's method; separable differential equations and applications; infinite sequences and series; convergence; power series; Taylor series and Taylor polynomial approximation. (4,1,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 112 or MATH 1451 or MATH 1231
1 minimum grade of 80 required

Also offered by Distance Education


MATH 123-3-4
Mathematics for Civil Engineering Technology II

Introduction to statistics, descriptive statistics, probability, statistical inference, application to materials testing, quality control and work sampling; linear algebra and linear programming, applications to pipe networks, structures, and resource allocation; differential calculus, applications to maximization, rates and highway curves; integral calculus, areas and volume, numerical integration and estimation on areas and volumes, applications to beam analysis. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 113

MATH 127-3-4
Math for Network & Telecom Engineering Tech

This course provides NTEN students with the basic problem solving strategies and techniques using various mathematical tools found in algebra, coding theory, graph theory, logic, number theory, and set theory. The topics also include binary, octal and hexadecimal systems and subnetting. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to the Ntework and Telecommunications Engineering program.

MATH 128-3-4
Mathematics for Water Engineering Technology

This course includes the use of scientific calculators, a review of basic algebra, solving linear and quadratic equations, word problems, linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions, the graphical description of data including log-log and semi-log graphs, and introductory trigonometry. Elementary statistics including descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and measures of variation is covered. The material is used in applications to hydrology, biology; geometry, areas and volumes of standard and composites figures, vectors, surveying and chemistry. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Water Engineering Technology program

MATH 134-3-4
Mathematics for SCMT

This course, for students in the SCMT program, will cover the three main topics of finance, geometry and units. The finance section will include trade discounts, markups/markdowns, cost-volume-profit analysis, break-even analysis, simple and compound interest, annunities, business investment decisions, net present value, return on investment(ROA), payback period, and the use of a financial calculator. The geometry section includes areas, volumes, surface areas, estimating and trigonometry. The measurements and units requires students to understand S.I. and U.S Customary systems of measurement, unit conversion, evaluating formulas and unti analyses. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the SCMT program

MATH 135-3-5
Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering Technology I

Students will be introduced to scientific calculators, trigonometry, the laws of sines and cosines, and applications of vectors to mechanics. Mathematical functions and graphical description of data are studied. The use of linear, quadratic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions will be outlined with applications relating to component design, areas, volumes and moments of standard figures and composite. Emphasis is on industrial applications in mechanical engineering. (5,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Mechanical Engineering Technology program

MATH 136-3-4
Mathematics for Analytical Chemistry Technology

This course includes topics from basic algebra, functions, graphs, logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometry, vectors, matrices and geometry. Applications to chemical technology will be emphazised. Computer software will be introduced and used to assist in solving mathematical problems. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Analytical Chemistry Technology diploma program

MATH 137-3-4
Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology I

Topics include a review of intermediate algebra, functions, graphs, matrices, determinants, trigonometry, complex numbers, logarithms and exponentials. Emphasis is on applications in electronics. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Electronic Engineering Technology program

MATH 139-3-4
Mathematics for Information Technology

This course includes a review of algebra including linear equations, logarithms, exponentials and complex numbers, basic logic, Boolean algebra, number type conversations from base 10 to binary, octal and hex, an introduction to recursion, an introduction to set theory and an introduction to graph theory. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • admission to the Computer Information Systems diploma or degree program or the Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology program.

MATH 145-3-4
Mathematics for Mechanical Engineering Technology II

A continuation of MATH 135. Complex applications in mechanical engineering are investigated. Topics include differential calculus, integral calculus, areas and volumes, numerical integration; introduction to statistics, frequency distributions, probability, statistical inference and confidence levels. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 135

MATH 147-3-3
Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology II

Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions with emphasis on applications in electronics. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 137

MATH 149-3-3
Math for Network & Telecom Engineering Tech II

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus and to applied statistics for students in the Network and Telecommunications Engineering diploma program. Topics include differentiation and integration of algebraic functions with applications to engineering and physics, basic concepts of statistics and introduction to reliability engineering. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 127 or MATH 137 or MATH 139 with a minimum of 67% in one of the following: Pre-Calculus Grade 12 or Principles of Math 12

MATH 160-3-4
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers

This course is intended for students planning to enter a program in Elementary Education. Topics include problem-solving strategies; elementary set theory; numeration systems; algorithms; elementary number theory; rational numbers; irrational numbers; real numbers; plane geometry; and measurement. Students should be aware that MATH 160 is a course in mathematics and not a course in teaching methodologies.

Note: This course cannot be used for credit towards an Okanagan College Bachelor of Business Administration. Students should be aware that certain universities will not accept this course as credit towards a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • Pre-Calculus 11 or Apprent. and Workplace Math 11 or Foundations of Mathematics 11 or Principles of Math 11 or Applications of Mathematics 11

MATH 201-3-3
Mathematical Structures and Proofs

This course provides students with a transition from mathematics courses at the first-year level to rigorous, theoretical courses at the upper-division in which mathematical proof is emphasized. The course begins with a discussion of the nature and purpose of mathematical proof. Formal logic, truth tables, logical connectives, logical quantifiers, conditional and biconditional statements, converse and contrapositive are studied. Discussion includes common proof techniques and presents a large number of elementary proofs selected to illustrate these techniques. No single area of mathematics will be emphasized; at the instructor's discretion, examples may be chosen from abstract algebra, number theory, analysis and combinatorics. Students should expect to spend a considerable amount of time analyzing sample proofs and constructing their own proofs. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 122

MATH 212-3-4
Calculus III

Topics include three-dimensional geometry; vectors; dot- and cross-products; lines and planes in 3-space; functions of several variables; limits and continuity; partial derivatives; the tangent plane; differentiability; multivariable Chain Rule; gradients; directional derivatives; Taylor series; extrema problems with and without constraints; Lagrange multipliers; multiple integrals; integration in polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates; change of variable in multiple integrals; applications. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 122 or admission to the OC Electronic Engineering Technology Bridge to UBCO Electrical Engineering

MATH 221-3-4
Introduction to Linear Algebra

Topics include systems of linear equations and matrices; determinants, vectors in R2 and R3; vector spaces; linear transformations; eigenvalues and eigenvectors; diagonalization. (3,1,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 112

Corequisites:

  • MATH 122

MATH 222-3-3
Calculus IV

This course covers parametrized curves, curvature, torsion, Frenet-Serret formulas, vector fields, gradients, line integrals, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus for line integrals, Green's Theorem, parametrized surfaces, surface integrals, divergence and curl, Gauss' Divergence Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the application of vector calculus to physics. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 212

MATH 225-3-4
Differential Equations

Topics in this course include first-order equations, initial value problems, existence and uniqueness theorems, second-order linear equations, superposition of solutions, independence, general solutions, non-homogeneous equations, introduction to phaseplane analysis, introduction to numerical methods, matrix methods for linear systems, fundamental matrix and diagonalization, and applications of differential equations to the physical, biological and social sciences. (3,1,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 122
  • MATH 221 is a recommended corequisite

MATH 231-3-4
Introduction to Cryptography

This course is an introduction to cryptography and data security. Topics include the Euclidean algorithm, division algorithm, groups, fields, Fermat's little theorem, Chinese remainder theorem, symmetric key cryptosystems including Advanced Encryption Standard and Digital Encryption Standard, the Fermat test, sieve methods, the discrete log problem, hash functions, digital signatures, and public key encryption. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 122 or MATH 139

MATH 251-3-4
Introduction to Discrete Structures

This course is an introduction to sets, logic, combinatorics and graph theory, as applied in computing: sets and propositions, permutations and combinations, graphs and trees, Boolean algebra, algorithms and applications. This course is also offered as COSC 221. Students with credit for COSC 221 cannot take MATH 251 for further credit. (4,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 112 or MATH 139 or MATH 147 or MATH 149 or MATH 221

MATH 257-3-3
Mathematics for Electronic Engineering Technology III

Topics include Taylor series, Fourier series, differential equations and Laplace transforms, with application in electronics. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 147 or admission to Okanagan College to UBC's Okanagan Campus Engineering Bridge Program

MATH 290-3
Directed Studies in Mathmatics & Statistics

Students will undertake a supervised investigation or directed reading in mathematics or statistics. The topic will be agreed upon by the students and the supervising faculty member. Evaluation methods may include, but are not limited to, a project proposal, regular progress reports, regular assignments, a final written report, a final oral presentation, tests, or a final examination.

Prerequisites:

  • 6 credits of 100-level or 200-level MATH or STAT

MATH 314-3-3
Calculus and Linear Algebra with Business Applications

This calculus and linear algebra course covers business applications. Topics include but are not limited to functions and linear equations, systems of equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, differentiation and integration. Applications to cost, revenue and profit functions, break-even models, the production mix problem, the portfolio problem, profit maximization and optimization in several variables and a calculus-based approach to the mathematics of finance. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 114
  • third-year standing

MATH 390-3-3
Special Topics in Mathematics

This course will focus on advanced or specialized topics in Mathematics. Students should consult the department chair for the specific topic to be offered in any given year. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit. (3,0,0)

Prerequisites:


    MATH 490-3-4
    Selected Topics in Mathematics

    This course will focus on advanced or specialized topics in Mathematics. Students should consult the department chair for the specific topic to be offered in any given year. With different topics, this course may be taken more than once for credit. (4,0,0)

    Prerequisites:

    • Permission of the Instructor


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    Corequisite: A course required to be taken at the same time as another course (audit registration is precluded) unless the course has been successfully completed before.

    Prerequisite: A course that must be successfully completed before registration in a given course. Courses without a prerequisite statement indicate that no prerequisite is required for enrolment.

    Second-year Standing: Second-year standing requires successful completion of a minimum of 24 credits at the 100 level or above.

    Third-year Standing: Students will be granted third-year standing after completing 48 credits towards a diploma or degree program.

    Fourth-year Standing: Students will be granted fourth-year standing after completing 78 credits towards a degree program.

    Prerequisite Waiver: Students who wish to have the course prerequisite waived, as indicated in this calendar, must receive permission from the department offering the course. A prerequisite waiver form must be signed by the department and forwarded to the Registrar's Office.

    Credit: A credit is an assigned unit of value granted for successful completion of a course, which are used for diploma, and degree graduation requirements and/or transfer credit to another institution.

    Elective: A course freely chosen from a restricted list of all Okanagan College courses, which is used to fulfill credit requirements in addition to the courses specified in the program outline.

    First-year Student (associate degree and diploma programs): A student who meets the admission requirements for a specific program; has applied and been formally admitted to that program; is registered in one or more courses which are identified as constituting the first-year requirements of that particular program; and has completed fewer than 80% of the credits or hours toward the first-year requirements of that program.

    Second-year Student (associate degree and diploma programs): A student who meets the entrance requirements for a specific program; has applied and been formally admitted to that program; is registered in one or more of the courses which are identified as constituting the first-year or second-year requirements of that particular program; and has completed 80% or more of the credits or hours towards the first-year requirements of that program.

    Full Course Load: For degree programs (years one to four), 15 credits per semester. For diploma and vocational programs, all courses listed in the program outline in this calendar on a semester basis.

    Full-time Enrolment:

    • Associate of Arts or Associate of Science: nine credits 
    • Adult Academic and Career Preparation: three or more courses or 15 hours of instruction per week.
    • International Education: one ESL course
    • Business Administration diploma program: four or more courses
    • Business Administration certificate programs: four or more courses
    • Civil Engineering Technology: five or more courses
    • Computer Information Systems: four or more courses
    • Electronic Engineering Technology: five or more courses
    • Water Engineering Technology: five or more courses

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    Part-time Enrolment: Enrolment in any number of courses that is less than that indicated under the definition for Full-time Enrolment.

    Registered Student: A registered student is one who has completed the admission and registration procedure and who has paid or made appropriate arrangements to pay the required fees.

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    Sustainabilty and Courses at Okanagan College

    Sustainability “incorporates economic and social change to protect the natural systems of the planet, so that current and future generations may maintain or improve their quality of life.”
                    Sustainability definition, Okanagan College Strategic Plan 2010-2015
     
    Sustainability-focused courses either concentrate on the concept of sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions, or examine an issue or topic using sustainability as a lens.
     
    Sustainability-related courses incorporate sustainability as a distinct course component or module or concentrate on a single sustainability principle or issue.

    Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 11/18/2017