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Mathematics

JJC's mathematics curriculum will provide a necessary aspect of a liberal arts education and also fulfill the requirements for continued study in fields such as engineering, accounting, economics etc.

Mathematics


Student Resources


Math Tutoring

The Tutoring and Learning Center offers free math tutoring and is located on JJC Main campus, in room C-2010.

Degreed, professional tutors, along with upper-level math peer tutors, are available for assistance with all math coursework. Mathematics software, including MyMathLab and The Geometer's Sketchpad, is available for homework and drill/practice. Tutoring is free. No appointment necessary. No limit on hours. Highly recommended.

For more information about the TLC and schedule of hours visit the Tutoring & Learning Center page.

Smarthinking Assistance

Smarthinking delivers online tutoring up to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- offering one-on-one help when students need it -- as they complete homework or study for tests. By providing drop-in live sessions, or allowing students to ask written questions or submit writing assignments for feedback, Smarthinking helps students at their point of need.

Please download the Smarthinking Assistance document for a detailed description of the program.

Departmental Syllabi

These syllabi represent the prescribed content and textbook for each mathematics course offered at Joliet Junior College through the Department of Mathematics. Individual instructors will have more detailed and personalized syllabi for the sections which they are instructing.

Visit the Departmental Syllabi page for more information.
 

Online Catalog: Math
  • Course Descriptions

    • MATH 090 College Arithmetic 3-0-3

    • MATH 094 Elementary Algebra 4-0-4
    • MATH 095 Elementary Geometry 5-0-5
    • MATH 098 Intermediate Algebra 4-0-4
    • MATH 091 Math Principles for Food Service Occupations 3-0-3
    • MATH 101 Business Mathematics 3-0-3
    • MATH 107 Technical Mathematics I 3-0-3
    • MATH 108 Technical Mathematics II 3-0-3

    All of the following courses have the prerequisite of Math 095 or equivalent.

    • MATH 119 Mathematics for Technical Students 5-0-5
    • MATH 123 Mathematic Structures/Concepts I for Elementary School Teachers 4-0-4
    • MATH 124 Mathematic Structures/Concepts II for Elementary School Teachers 3-0-3 M1 903*
    • MATH 127 Mathematics for General Education 3-0-3 M1 904*
    • MATH 128 Elementary Statistics 4-0-4 M1 902*
    • MATH 131 College Algebra 4-0-4
    • MATH 137 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics 4-0-4 M1 905* CS915*
    • MATH 138 Pre-Calculus I: Algebra 4-0-4
    • MATH 139 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry 4-0-4
    • MATH 142 Accelerated Trigonometry/Pre-calculus 5-0-5
    • MATH 150 Mathematical Analysis for Business 4-0-4 M1 900B*
    • MATH 153 Finite Mathematics 4-0-4 M1 906*
    • MATH 170 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I 5-0-5 M1 9001* MTH901*
    • MATH 171 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II 4-0-4 M1 9002* MTH902*
    • MATH 172 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III 4-0-4 M1 9003* MTH903*
    • MATH 210 Linear Algebra 3-0-3
    • MATH 220 Differential Equations and Orthogonal Functions 3-0-3 MTH912*

    N-N-N = lecture hours-lab hours-credit hours

    IAI transfer codes M1 0000*, MTH000*, or CS000*

  • Credit by Performance

    Math Credit Authorization Form (PDF)

    Math courses at Joliet Junior College such as Math 131 (College Algebra), Math 138 (Pre-Calculus I, Algebra), Math 139 (Pre-Calculus II, Trigonometry), Math 142 (Accelerated Pre-Calculus) and Math 170/171/172 (Calculus with Analytic Geometry series) are considered college level mathematics courses. Many of these courses are taught in the high schools of Illinois Junior College District 525.

    Students who satisfactorily complete any math course numbered 137 or higher (excluding Math 138 and Math 142) as their first math course after their high school math courses, at JJC with a “C” or better, and have earned 15 semester hours of college credit at JJC may petition to receive JJC credit for college level mathematics courses taken in high school. The course(s) will be listed on the transcript. However, the transcript will not include a letter grade for the course(s) for which credit is granted. Enrollment in the JJC math course must have been within two years of completion of high school.

    1. If a student completes Math 137 (Discrete Mathematics), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive four hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. This will be listed on the transcript as Math 131 (College Algebra — 4 semester hours).

    2. If a student completes Math 150 (Mathematical Analysis for Business), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive four hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. This will be listed on the transcript as Math 131 (College Algebra — 4 semester hours).

    3. If a student completes Math 153 (Finite Mathematics), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive four hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. This will be listed on the transcript as Math 131 (College Algebra — 4 semester hours).

    4. If a student completes Math 139 (Pre-Calculus II, Trigonometry), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive four hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. This will be listed on the transcript as Math 138 (Pre-Calculus I, Algebra — 4 semester hours).

    5. If a student completes Math 170 (Calculus I), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive eight hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. These will be listed on the transcript as Math 138 (Pre-Calculus I, Algebra — 4 semester hours), Math 139 (Pre-Calculus II, Trigonometry — 4 semester hours).

    6. If a student completes Math 171 (Calculus II), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive thirteen hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. These will be listed on the transcript as Math 170 (Calculus I — 5 semester hours), Math 138 (Pre-Calculus I, Algebra — 4 semester hours) and Math 139 (Pre-Calculus II, Trigonometry — 4 semester hours).

    7. If a student completes Math 172 (Calculus III), the student may apply to the Mathematics Chairperson to receive seventeen hours of credit for mathematics courses taken in high school. These would be the thirteen hours listed in Item 6 above plus Math 171 (Calculus II — 4 semester hours).

  • Credit by Testing

    If a JJC student does not enroll in one of the mathematics courses mentioned above, the student can still receive credit for Math 131 (College Algebra — 4 semester hours); Math 137 (Discrete Mathematics – 3 semester hours); Math 138 (Pre-Calculus I, Algebra — 4 semester hours); Math 139 (Pre-Calculus II, Trigonometry — 4 semester hours); Math 150 (Mathematical Analysis for Business — 4 semester hours); Math 153 (Finite Mathematics — 4 semester hours); Math 170 (Calculus I — 5 semester hours); Math 171 (Calculus II — 4 semester hours); Math 172 (Calculus III— 4 semester hours) by satisfactorily completing one or more of the following:

    a) The appropriate score on a CLEP subject matter exam or College Board AP exam as determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs

    b) A JJC mathematics proficiency examination with an appropriate score for qualifying students

  • Credit by Proficiency

    Policy Governing Proficiency Exams

    • Proficiency examinations may be offered in all mathematics courses numbered 100 and above.
    • A proficiency examination may be taken only by students currently enrolled at JJC.
    • The examinee must show that he/she has the background to successfully complete the examination.
    • Passing the proficiency examination, with a grade of 70% or higher, will entitle the student to the credit hours in the amount regularly allowed for the course.
    • The cost for a proficiency examination will be twelve dollars per semester credit hour. The fee shall be paid in advance. A test will be prepared, proctored and graded.

     

    Procedure for the Student

    1. Secure an application for Proficiency Exam from the Department Chair.
    2. Supply the information requested on the application and submit to the Department Chair for approval.
    3. After securing the Department Chair's approval, obtain approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
    4. Take completed application to Student Accounts and Payments and pay $12.00 per semester hour of the course.
    5. Present the paid receipted application to the Department Chair who will arrange for the examination.
    6. The Department Chair will authorize credit if the examination has been successfully completed with a grade of 70% or better.

     

    Restrictions

    Proficiency examinations may not be used for:

    • A course in which a student has previously been enrolled and dropped or failed.
    • A course in which a student is currently enrolled except by recommendation of the instructor during the first two (2) weeks of class.
    • A course that is a prerequisite to a course which a student has successfully completed or for which a student has received credit.

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