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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Mathematics - MATH 111

Applications - Utility of Math

4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is intended for students who do not wish to pursue the study of mathematics by following the standard sequence of courses, but who need to develop some competency in mathematics for an Associate of Arts degree. This course includes the practical application of mathematics. Topics covered in the course include geometry, managing money, interest, installment buying, credit cards, loans, probability, statistics and graphing.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • MATH 47 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or a minimum score of 16 ACT-Math, 22 SAT-Math, 75 CPT-Arithmetic, 28 CPT-Elementary Algebra, 260 NGA-Arithmetic or 230 NGA-Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Solve problems involving simple or compound interest.
  • Solve consumer problems involving installment buying, credit cards or mortgages.
  • Use annuity formulas in problems involving retirement planning or college savings.
  • Use combinations or permutations to count the number of ways an event could occur.
  • Solve problems using basic principles of probability.
  • Use frequency distributions or histograms to display data sets.
  • Analyze a data set using measures of central tendency and variation.
  • Draw conclusions about a normal distribution.
  • Solve systems of linear equations graphically or algebraically.
  • Solve optimization problems using linear programming.
  • Calculate perimeter, area and volume of geometric shapes and solids.
  • Solve problems involving similar triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem or right triangle trigonometric ratios.
  • Graph linear equations in two variables using a table of values, x- and y-intercepts or slope/y-intercept.
  • Write linear equations and inequalities in two variables to represent a practical application.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 111142714Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M11/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142776Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M10/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142786Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M10/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143050Applications Utility MathRMT4Lai H5/31/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-08:26 PM WEBWEB

Fall; 2020; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 111142711Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M12/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142713Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M6/31/0Open$12.00 
 111142784Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M14/31/0Open$12.00 
 111143008Applications Utility MathRMT4Shalan S6/24/0Open$12.00M W  11:00 AM-12:54 PM WEBWEB
 111143123Applications Utility MathRMT4Jankoviak Anderson K5/24/0Open$12.00T R  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB
 111143165Applications Utility MathRMT4Maheshwari N8/24/0Open$12.00M W  04:30 PM-06:24 PM WEBWEB
 111143166Applications Utility MathRMT4Lai H7/24/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 111246010Applications Utility MathRMT4Krishnan V2/24/0Open$12.00T R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 111112717Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111112773Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M16/31/0Open$12.00 
 111113041Applications Utility MathRMT4Krishnan V21/24/0Open$12.00M W  04:00 PM-06:26 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; MATHEMATICS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 111112711Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111112722Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 111112723Applications Utility MathONL4McCoy M1/31/0Open$12.00 
 111113018Applications Utility MathRMT4Krishnan V1/24/0Open$12.00M W  09:00 AM-10:54 AM WEBWEB
 111113040Applications Utility MathRMT4Capps D11/24/0Open$12.00M W  12:00 PM-01:54 PM WEBWEB
 111113059Applications Utility MathRMT4Capps D4/24/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-07:54 PM WEBWEB
 111113115Applications Utility MathRMT4Shields K0/24/1Closed$12.00T R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 111113120Applications Utility MathRMT4Maheshwari N6/24/0Open$12.00T R  04:00 PM-05:54 PM WEBWEB
 111216221Applications Utility MathRMT4Krishnan V0/24/2Closed$12.00M W  01:00 PM-02:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday