MATH-175: Precalculus

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Course Master
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
5 (for 15-week classes)
MATH-115 with a C grade or better or a satisfactory score on the placement test
Course Description

Topics include algebraic, graphical and numerical representations of functions, including composition and inverses of functions. Focuses on the study of rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometric functions of real numbers and angles. Also includes analytic trigonometry and solutions of triangles. Techniques of problem solving and applications are included throughout the course requiring the frequent usage of graphing utilities. Requires a non-graphing scientific calculator for some formal assessments and access to an online homework assessment.

MTA Categories
  • Category 3: Mathematics (College Algebra Track)
General Education Categories
  • Mathematics

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Exam
Other Exam Details

A student may receive credit for MATH-175 by earning one of the minimum scores from the following exams:

  1. At least 50 on the CLEP Pre-Calculus exam, or
  2. At least 5 on the International Baccalaureate-Standard Level (IB-SL) Mathematics Exam.
Other Details

A student may receive credit for Math 175 by earning a minimum score of 50 on the CLEP Precalculus exam.

Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2024 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.