MATH DEPARTMENT

WHAT HTC STUDENTS TELL US ABOUT MATH!

  • "I took your intermediate algebra class and enjoyed your teaching style. Even though the evening college algebra class did not fit my schedule well I did not want to another teacher. I credit you with my success in completing my math courses. Thank you for being a dedicated teacher that truly wants the best for your students."

  • "I love how I was being respected by my instructor and peers. I was comfortable in class. My instructor made me feel like a real person. She took her time to explain and teach well."

  • "I really liked the class. I enjoy math and understood everything well. Teacher was very knowledgeable about the subject and presented the material very well. I never felt lost or confused about any of the material."

  • "Good class, well-developed program that builds upon previous knowledge, practice test was very helpful each time."

  • "The teacher explained everything as simple as he could which helped a lot, very organized, detailed lectures. The Math Lab that he used was extremely helpful in understanding math problems. I have never done so well in a math class in my life, the class and teacher were great. I would change nothing about it."

  • "I really liked the structure to the class when I came to class I knew what we were doing, what was due and what we were going to cover in class."

  • "I enjoyed the review of the sections and the classroom time – it especially helped math click with me when the professor would explain the process of getting to the answer in different ways. Professor made it fun to learn math."

The mathematics department at Hennepin Technical College provides coursework which students can apply to their program areas, degrees, careers, and daily lives.  Through our courses, students learn to appreciate the importance of mathematics and use it as a problem solving and reasoning tool to identify and solve applications encountered throughout life.

All math faculty members are available during posted office hours to work with students individually. Hennepin Technical College also provides one-on-one and small group tutoring at the Math Center and the Learning Resource Center.

Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time and Adjunct Faculty

Mathematics Department Course Offerings

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MATH 1050 Math Pathways Plus for College and Career    4 credits. 

This course is designed for students to establish a foundation for problem solving and critical thinking used in college level mathematics and career applications. Topics include practical applications of real numbers, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic equations. This course is taken at a slower pace than MATH1060, so that strategies for learning mathematics and a review of basic skills can be integrated throughout.

Fall, Spring,
Summer
Days, Afternoons, Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses

MATH 1060 Math Pathways for College and Careers    3 credits.   Score of  50 on Accuplacer Arithmetic. 

This course is designed for students to establish a foundation for problem solving and critical thinking used in college level mathematics and career applications. Topics include practical applications of real numbers, geometry, measurement, data analysis, and algebraic equations.

Fall, Spring,
Summer
Days, Afternoons,
Evenings

Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses

 


MATH 1007 Math For The Trades   2 credits.   Score of 28 on Accuplacer Arithmetic. 

This course includes practical applications of the basic mathematical operations including: fractions, decimals, percents, ratio, proportion, measurement, perimeter, area, and volume. This course draws from real-world problems in the trades: welding, carpentry, automotive, landscaping, HVAC, machining, health, and others.

Fall, Spring,
Summer
Days, Afternoons,
Evenings

Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses

 


MATH 1500 Beginning Algebra
   3 credits.  Prereq: 'C' in 1050/1060 or 41 on Accuplacer Elementary Algebra.  

Beginning Algebra is a necessary foundation of skills used to solve more complex problems in real-life applications or higher level math courses. In this course, topics from signed numbers, solving and graphing linear and quadratic equations, to systems of equations will be covered. Students will apply formulas and create/solve equations for real-world problems.

Fall, Spring,
Summer
Days, Afternoons,
Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses. Online sections are offered during Fall, Spring, and Summer
 


MATH 1700 Intermediate Algebra
   3 credits.  Prereq:  'C' in 1500 or 41 on Accuplacer College Math.  

This course includes building algebraic skills and their practical applications, including safe ranges for medical dosing, tolerance measures for pistons or bushings, power generated by a windmill, tracking volume of malware computer attacks, how to set up a bungee jump, calculating the combined production rates of machines, building bridges, or configuring fluid pumps.  

Fall, Spring,
Summer
Days, Afternoons,
Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses


MATH 2100 Concepts in Mathematics
  3 credits.  Prereq: 'C' in 1700 or 50 on Accuplacer College Math. 

Prepares students to use math to make better decisions throughout their lives. Engaging topics include: Taking Control of Your Finances; Mathematics in Politics; Mathematics and the Arts; Loan Payments, Credit Cards, and Mortgages; Income Taxes; Population Growth; Theory of Voting and Effects on Apportionment; Proportion and the Golden Ratio.   MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Fall
Spring
Evenings
Afternoons
Eden Prairie Campus
Brooklyn Park Campus


MATH 2150 Intro to Statistics
  3 credits.  Prereq: 'C' in 1700 or 50 on Accuplacer College Math.

Statistics is all around us. This course helps students understand how statistics impacts their lives as consumers, citizens, and professionals. Use statistical formulas and laws of probability to determine whether data supports a hypothesis. Hypothesis testing underlies many areas in our everyday lives including: testing the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs, solving crimes, effectiveness of marketing, safety and design of vehicles, and costs for insurance policies. MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Fall
Spring
Evenings
Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses through ITV
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses through ITV


MATH 2200 College Algebra
  4 credits.  Prereq: 'C' in 1700 or 50 on Accuplacer College Math. 

Learn to translate real-life phenomena to mathematical equations to analyze and predict how the phenomena will behave. Use quadratic functions to understand satellite dishes, car headlight illumination, radio telescopes, motion of projectiles, the path of a baseball, cables in suspension bridges, parabolic arches, as well as the maximization of revenues. In container manufacturing, determine values to minimize material usage while maximizing volume.  MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Fall
Fall
Spring
Spring
Summer
Fridays, Evenings
Mornings, Afternoons
Evenings
Afternoons, Fridays
Evenings
Brooklyn Park Campus
Eden Prairie
Eden Prairie Campus
Brooklyn Park Campus
Brooklyn Park Campus


MATH 2250 Precalculus with Trigonometry
  5 credits. Prereq: 'C' in 2100, 2150, or 2200; or 63 on Accuplacer College Math. 

This course will advance the student’s ability to use math to understand real world problems. These include Bass populations in a lake over time, symmetry of beauty, aging rate and space travel, finding bearings while boating or hiking, cyclic phenomena such as daylight and tides, force required to move objects, radio waves, temperature variations, and cooling. We examine functions graphically and algebraically to see how one view is more revealing or explanatory than the other. The students will benefit from this exercise by itself, but it will also prepare the student for success in a Calculus I course.    MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Fall
Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses through ITV


MATH 2300 Calculus I
   5 credits.  Prereq: 'C' in 2250 or 63  on Accuplacer College Math. 

This course continues to broaden the student’s understanding of the math behind real world applications, including the best shape for cans, positioning a shortstop to make the best relay to home plate, choosing an optimal seat in a movie theater, explaining the shape and formation of rainbows, brightness of stars, accuracy problems in computers, electrical resistance in wire, speed and acceleration of objects. We also examine dynamic relations between volume, pressure, and temperature and other topics in economics, physics, and engineering. Essentially, it is the next step in the “rest of the story.”  MnTC Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Spring
Evenings
Brooklyn Park & Eden Prairie Campuses through ITV

*  Time outside of class is generally 2-3 hrs per week per credit.  Some students may require more or less time than others. 


Last updated by dthomas : 2015-01-26 14:46:19