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MAT 1200 Technical Mathematics

This is a context-centered course intended for majors in Construction Management Technology, Architectural Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology. It contains collaborative labs which apply the mathematical methods to relevant applications. Students will apply properties of shapes in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometry; use dimensional analysis to convert between systems of units; use scientific notation; apply vector analysis and basic trigonometry to find indirect measurements; use and solve linear and quadratic functions and equations; and use systems of linear equations in applications and find their solutions. Four classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Mathematics
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 AND with a grade of C or better OR satisfactory score on math placement test 


  • Use scientific notation and accuracy in numerical computations, recognize and apply dimensional analysis to appropriate measurements, and convert between systems of units.
  • Recognize and apply 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional geometric properties in applications.
  • Apply vectors to represent physical structures, use vector arithmetic and basic trigonometry to solve triangles, calculate resultants and vector components, and determine indirect measurements.
  • Apply linear and quadratic functions, and systems of linear equations as models in applications.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 2