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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.
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 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.
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).
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
Proficiency examinations may not be used for:
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