The purpose of College algebra is to provide the student with computational skills needed to solve a variety of problems. The student will see a wide range of techniques and strategies applied to problem solving. Problem solving is emphasized throughout the course. This is a one semester course covering such standard topics as functions and graphs, polynomial functions, graphs and zeros, rational functions and conic sections, exponential and logarithmic functions, and systems of equations and inequalities. Students must have a MATH ACT subscore of at least 18 or a MATH SAT subscore of at least 500 to be placed in this course. Students with a MATH ACT subscore of at least 27 or MATH SAT subscore of at least 640 will receive credit for this course.