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Information on Developmental Math at NVC

The Math Department provides several courses for students needing extra preparation to take college-level math courses.  These include courses from basic mathematics to beginning and intermediate algebra.  In addition, most courses in the developmental sequence require students to attend the math labs to seek additional help.


Curriculum

Basic Mathematics
NVC offers a course for students with little experience working with mathematics.  MATH 0300 seeks to provide a foundation for students learning basic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on fractions, decimals, and integers, the order of operations, and appropriate applications.

Introduction to Algebra
NVC offers a course for students with limited algebraic skills.  MATH 0301 seeks to provide a foundation for students learning basic algebra dealing with linear equations and inequalities.  Other topics include natural number exponents; algebraic expressions; concepts of lines; and appropriate applications.

Elementary Algebra
MATH 0302 seeks to provide further study into algebra with the introduction of factoring.  Other topics include integer exponents; polynomials; rational expressions; rational equations; and appropriate applications.

Intermediate Algebra
MATH 0303 completes the developmental math sequence by providing the skills necessary to be successful in college algebra.  Topics include rational exponents; radicals; linear and quadratic equations, linear systems; concepts of relations and functions; and appropriate applications.

Pre-Stats
MATH 0442 is a course designed to prepare students for MATH 1442 Elementary Statistical Methods, a college level Core Math course. Topics include a review of real numbers, order of operations, and linear equations, as well as an introduction to quadratic and exponential equations, statistical graphs, basic probability and logic, and function notation

Special Topics in Developmental Math
MATH 0100 are special topics courses that generally serve as a refresher or as a supplemental course to other developmental math courses. Course descriptions are available for each semester prior to registration. This course may be repeated when topics vary.

Special Topics in Developmental Math - Arithmetic
MATH 0100 as an arithmetic course generally lasts a few weeks covering topics in basic mathematical operations.  The course is paired with other developmental courses such prealgebra or intro to algebra to provide credit in lieu of MATH 0300.

Pre-Algebra
MATH 0200 is a prealgebra course for those who pass the arithmetic topics course listed as MATH 0100. The MATH 0100/0200 sequence can be taken in lieu of MATH 0300. Topics include integer operations, exponents, order of operations, expressions, equations, and simplifying expressions.


Special Developmental Math Tracks

Jump Start Math
Jump start is an opportunity for students who need a refresher on MATH 0300 topics before taking MATH 0301.  This track will require students to sign up for a special section of MATH 0100 and MATH 0301.  The end result is the student receives 4 credit hours with the necessary topics within MATH 0300 and MATH 0301 in one semester as opposed to 6 credit hours in two semesters.  The student will then be eligible to take MATH 0302.

Fast Start Math
Fast start is an opportunity for students who need a refresher on MATH 0301 topics before taking MATH 0302.  This track will require students to sign up for a special section of MATH 0100 and MATH 0302.  The end result is the student receives 4 credit hours with the necessary topics within MATH 0301 and MATH 0302 in one semester as opposed to 6 credit hours in two semesters.  The student will then be eligible to take MATH 0303.

Quick Step Math
Quick step is an opportunity for students who need a refresher on MATH 0302 topics before taking MATH 0303.  This track will require students to sign up for a special section of MATH 0100 and MATH 0303.  The end result is the student receives 4 credit hours with the necessary topics within MATH 0302 and MATH 0303 in one semester as opposed to 6 credit hours in two semesters.  The student will then be eligible to take MATH 1314.

Ready, Set, Go! Math
Ready, set, go is an opportunity for students who need a refresher on MATH 0303 topics before taking MATH 1314.  This track will require students to sign up for a special section of MATH 0100 and MATH 1314.  The end result is the student receives 4 credit hours with the necessary topics within MATH 0303 and MATH 1314 in one semester as opposed to 6 credit hours in two semesters.  The student will then have successfully completed college algebra.

PreStats to Statistics
The prestatistics course is an opportunity for students who need developmental math education to jump straight to MATH 1442 in one course.  Instead of taking MATH 0301, MATH 0302, and MATH 0303, students will sign up for MATH 0442 PreStats instead and then will be eligible to take MATH 1442 afterwards.


Math and Engineering Contacts

Mathematics and Engineering Department 
Phone: (210) 486-4814
Office: JH-213

Dolores Garcia
Administrative Service Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4814
Email: dgarcia304@alamo.edu
Office: JH-213

Mary Esther Cortez
Administrative Service Specialist
Phone: (210) 486-4094
Email: mcortez@alamo.edu
Office: JH-213

Yvette Uresti
Adjunct Coordinator
Phone: (210) 486-4320
Email: yuresti@alamo.edu
Office: JH-213P

Thomas Pressly, PhD
Department Chair
Phone: (210) 486-4841
Email: tpressly@alamo.edu
Office: JH-213F