# INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA COURSE SYLLABUS

Grading Policy &Procedures |
Grade Scale: 90 – 100% = A; 80 – 89% = B; 70 –
79% = C; Below 70% = F Homework: 30% Quizzes:
10% Tests: 40% |

Catalog Description |
Concepts instructed in this course are algebraic
expressions: including polynomials and rational expressions, linear expressions and inequalities, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations and inequalities, functions and relations, conic sections, and systems of equations and inequalities. This course does not count toward graduation at NCTC. |

Prerequisite forMATH 0310 |
Pass Math 0305 with a ―C‖ or better or THEA score placement. |

Textbooks & MaterialsRequired / Recommended |
John Tobey, Jeffrey Slater, & Jamie Blair:
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra, Prentice Hall, Inc., 2010, 3^rd ed. Calculators are permitted |

Course Competencies |
At the completion of the course the student
should be able to: • factor polynomials. • solve equations and inequalities. • use radical and rational exponents. • solve quadratic functions. |

Attendance Policy |
Regular and punctual attendance is expected of
all students in all College Prep classes for which they have registered. There are NO excused absences. After 3 hours of absenteeism, a student may be warned and referred to the College Preparatory Studies Department Chair. After a student has been absent from class 6 hours, the student may be dropped. If the student is dropped from the only College Prep class in which he/she is enrolled and is TSI liable, the student will be DROPPED from all remaining courses for that semester. Inform the instructor in writing during the first week of class of any religious holidays observed this semester. Documentation must be given to the instructor at the class following the holiday.
Also, since punctuality has become a problem in
recent semesters, |

Tentative Calendar |
supplied on separate sheet |

Class Rules |
1. Turn off all electronic devices prior to
entering class. 2. Administrative policy prohibits food or drink in classrooms. 3. Be courteous to your fellow classmates. 4. Maintain a positive and professional attitude. 5. Ask questions, get involved, and do your homework. |

THEA Compliance |
If you did not pass the THEA test, or other
approved test, in Reading, or Writing, or Mathematics, you will be required to complete a College Prep course EVERY SEMESTER (including summers) until you complete the College Prep course sequence or provide passing test scores. |

Scholastic Integrity |
Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but not be
limited to cheating on a test, plagiarism, and collusion. See Student Handbook ―Student Rights & Responsibilities: Student Conduct [FLB-(LOCAL)]‖ #18. Student violations of this policy will be reported to the appropriate Dean. |

ADA Statement |
North Central Texas College does not discriminate
on the basis of disability for admission or access to its programs. The College is committed to providing equal access to its students with disabilities by providing appropriate accommodations; a variety of services and resources are made available through the ACCESS Department. Students are responsible for notifying the ACCESS Department of their need for assistance. Students with documented disabilities, such as mobility impairment, hearing or visual impairment, learning, and/or psychological disorders are eligible for services. |

Additional Resources |
Student Success Center: The Student Success Center is designed to help all students at NCTC develop tools to achieve their academic goals. Students can attend free interactive workshops about Time Management, Study Skills, Test Anxiety, Choosing a Major, Learning Style Strategies, Career Exploration, and much more. This program also links students to FREE tutoring, including a Writing Center, a Math Lab, and free online. All students are invited to visit the Student Success Center located in Rooms 160, 170, 183, 188 in Corinth, Rooms 111 and 114 in Gainesville, and Room 124 in Bowie. TRIO
Program: |

EEOC Statement |
North Central Texas College does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability in the employment or the provision of services. |