This course prepares the student for higher-level mathematics by covering topics in algebra including exponents, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, and linear or high- degree equations. Additional topics include solving quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; composite and inverse functions; systems of linear equations using matrices; and systems of inequalities by graphing. Intermediate Algebra — Corequisite is designed for students who need practice in foundational skills while simultaneously engaging in college-level mathematics and problem solving skills. Weekly lab sessions will reinforce skills and topics directly related to the lecture and assignments. Prerequisite: Satisfactory placement test scores, or permission of the full time mathematics faculty.