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College Algebra Prep is a Course

College Algebra Prep

Ended Jan 31, 2019

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Full course description

Course Date:

Nov 5 - Jan 31, 2019


5 weeks


4-6 hrs/week


See below

Course Type:



Certificate (free)


Need to get ready for College Algebra? We have just the course for you. College Algebra Prep will present you with everything you need to be successful in College Algebra. We will review the most important prerequisite topics you will need to master, we’ll cover the study skills and success skills that are necessary for success in college courses, and we will show you why we think studying algebra is a worthwhile, satisfying experience, all by itself. All you need to do is add in your commitment and hard work, and you will put yourself in position to pass college algebra at the school you are attending.


Students will have a good working knowledge of solving equations and simplifying expressions involving:

  • algebraic expressions
  • linear and quadratic expressions
  • rational expressions
  • radical expressions
  • complex numbers

For linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions, learners will be able to:

  • identify the domain and range
  • find the value of the function
  • graph the function
  • use the function to model real world situations

Minimum Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra, or equivalent.
Suggested Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra, or equivalent.
Optional Text: College Algebra, McKeague, Yoshiwara, Burzynski

Target Audience: Anyone interested in improving their understanding of College Algebra.

Course is offered by XYZ Textbooks/

Course Instructors

Pat McKeague

Pat McKeague

Mathematics Instructor

Pat McKeague earned his B.A. in Mathematics from California State University, Northridge and his M.S. in Mathematics from BYU. He has been involved in mathematics education for over 35 years, both as an instructor, and as a textbook author. He has written more than 20 textbooks. He is very active in the mathematics community, speaking at regional and national mathematics conferences throughout the year. He was on the writing team for the American Mathematics Association for Two-Year College (AMATYC) Beyond Crossroads project, which set the standards for mathematics instruction at the two-year college. He is the recipient of the AMATYC Presidential Award, and the AMATYC Herb Gross Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the two-year college mathematics community. Eight years ago he started his own publishing company, XYZ Textbooks, with the goal of lowering the cost of mathematics textbooks for community college students.