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Technical Math for Industry

Ended Jul 24, 2016

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Full course description

Course Date:

Jun 20 - Jul 24, 2016


5 weeks


4 hours/week



Course Type:





Here’s your chance to review the fundamental processes of mathematics with emphasis on problem-solving techniques.

During this five-week course, students can select individual math concepts or proceed through each of the self-paced learning modules. Topics include a review of arithmetic, introductory algebra, rudiments of analytic geometry, elementary trigonometry, introductory statistics, and basic finance. Module warm-up questions will help students identify learning deficits, which can then be addressed through the modules. This course also contextualizes math for trades, including electro-mechanical, engineering graphics, machining, and welding. Students who choose to master every short module quiz will be awarded a certificate of completion. Read More.

Topics covered include:

  • Module One: Numbers, Conversions and Measurements
  • Module Two: Algebra Essentials
  • Module Three: Geometry
  • Module Four: Trigonometry, Vectors and Logarithms
  • Module Five: Concepts in Finance, Statistics and Graphing


Participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of ratios, proportions and percents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of units of measure.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of signed numbers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of powers of ten and scientific notation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of algebraic operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of algebraic equations and formulas.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of systems of equations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of angles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of triangles.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of circles and polygons.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of geometric solids.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of basic trig properties for sin, cos and tan.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of vectors.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of finance.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of graphs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of logarithms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of statistics.

Course Instructors

Brenda Perea

Brenda M. Perea


Brenda M. Perea is the Instructional Design Project Manager for Special Projects at Colorado Community College System ensuring CCCS’s grant projects are both collaborative and inclusive, while benefiting post-secondary and workforce partnerships. Her projects for the Colorado Community College System include providing instructional design training and technical assistance for 300 hybrid and online course developments, while serving as a central resource for publishing grant material to OER. She has spent the last 15 years in the instructional design field, with projects spanning academia, corporate and government/military. She is a certified Quality Matters Peer reviewer and a certified Merlot OER Peer Reviewer as well as serve as a system expert on web accessibility. A rewarding project she is currently working on is developing a system wide digital badging project which entails building collaboration between a consortium of the 13 system colleges on 37 campuses, 3 independent university/college institutions and 3 advanced manufacturing businesses. She gets to lead discussion on defining competencies at a granular level and how best to make the mastery of competencies transparent and easy to understand within a workforce setting. Brenda often presents on digital badges and participate in the Badge Alliance/OPEN badges and IMS Global workgroups to shape the national conversation on higher education badging, industry and business interest and workforce participant credentialing.