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Math Pathways Information

Purpose of Math Pathways

The purpose of Math Pathways is not to provide less math content, but to expose students to the branches of mathematics that will be most applicable to their degree.

College Algebra (Precalculus Algebra), which has been the math requirement regardless of intended major or program, does not introduce areas of mathematics such as geometry, statistics, probability, combinatorics, logic, or applied mathematics that students could find useful in their chosen careers.  The goal is to give students the opportunity to learn different branches of rigorous mathematics.  They will now have the choice of Precalculus Algebra, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning to help prepare them with the math required for their degree.

We at MACC know that the new math requirement options can be confusing and, in some cases, overwhelming. Read through this FAQ to learn more. Each student situation is unique and we are here to help you make the best decision - connect with an MACC advisor today to learn more about your next steps: http://www.macc.edu/academic-advising-m.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions: (Click on question for answer)

Q: Why is the math requirement changing?

A:  As would be expected in today’s rapidly-changing world, faculty and staff involved in all levels of education engage in ongoing discussion and analysis related to the curriculum across all disciplines. Nationwide discussions about math have taken place over the last several years. These discussions have centered around ensuring that all students have access to rigorous math pathways that align with their chosen field.

Q: Is this change only for MACC students?

A:  Math faculty leaders around the nation agree that College Algebra has one purpose – to prepare students to take Calculus. In 2014, Missouri was one of six states selected to participate in “Building Math Pathways to Programs of Study.” Institutions throughout the state of Missouri are exploring and implementing math pathways to ensure that all students have access to math courses that are applicable to their chosen field.

Q: What degree goes to each pathway?

A: Your degree requirements will determine which math pathway course you will need to complete. Each Associate of Applied Science degree or Certificate program will have a specific math course requirement and this requirement will be noted on your academic map. The transfer degrees at MACC will also have specific requirements. For example:

Associate of Arts: While any pathway is acceptable for your AA degree, it will be important for you to research your transfer program’s requirements so you will not take unneeded courses; for example, the University of Missouri’s Psychology Department requires Precalculus Algebra (College Algebra) for the Bachelor of Science degree and Statistics for the Bachelor of Arts degree. It is anticipated that the following disciplines will require the indicated math pathway:

Precalculus Algebra (College Algebra): Business, Science, Technology, Math Elementary Statistics: Social Sciences (i.e., Psychology, Sociology, etc.) Quantitative Reasoning: Humanities (i.e., Art, Theatre, Philosophy, etc.)

Associate of Science: Pre-engineering students advance to Calculus I by completing Precalculus or Precalculus Algebra and Precalculus Trigonometry.

Associate of Arts in Teaching: Students pursuing a teaching degree are required to complete Precalculus Algebra.

Q: How do I know which math course I should take?

A:  Each student situation is unique. MACC’s academic advisors will help you to make sure you are taking the math class that is most appropriate for your degree path and your field of study. If you plan to transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree it will be important that you connect with your intended transfer institution to learn which math course is required for your major.

Q: What is Quantitative Reasoning?

A:  This course focuses on math literacy and problem solving skills. MACC’s Math Department faculty are currently developing this new course with plans to offer it for the first time in the Spring 2018 semester.

Q: Why is “College Algebra” changing to “Precalculus Algebra”?

A:  The name is changing to better fit the purpose of the course which is to prepare students for Calculus.

Q: When will each of the pathways be in place?

A:  Two of the pathways, College Algebra and Statistics, are currently offered at MACC; the name of College Algebra will change to Precalculus Algebra beginning with the Spring 2018 semester. Quantitative Reasoning will be offered for the first time in the Spring 2018 semester.

Q: What is a “corequisite” course?

A:  A corequisite course design enables students who do not place directly into Quantitative Reasoning or Statistics to enroll in these courses, while also enrolling in an accompanying corequisite course designed to help them develop the skills needed to be successful. For example, if your ACT or Accuplacer scores are just below the required score to enroll in Statistics, you can enroll in the Statistics Corequisite course AND the Statistics course during the same semester. This model enables you to complete your math requirement in one semester, rather than taking one semester to complete the prerequisite and a second semester to complete the required math pathway. The same faculty member teaches both the college-level course and the corresponding corequisite course. The corequisite course for Precalculus Algebra is currently offered, while corequisite courses for Statistics and Quantitative Reasoning will be first offered in Fall 2018.

Q: I attended MACC several years ago and would like to return now to complete my Associate of Arts degree. How do I know which math class to take?

A:  Any of the three pathways will satisfy the requirement for an Associate of Arts degree. If you plan to transfer to complete your bachelor’s degree it will be important that you connect with your intended transfer institution to learn which math course is required for your major.

Q: What if I have taken College Algebra a couple of times and failed it? Will these courses stay on my transcript even if I take another math pathway?

A:  Yes, but taking a different pathway may help you complete your degree program.

 

 

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Academic Map (***All information below is subject to approval from the MDHE, HLC and NAACLS***)

 

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) MLT Program curriculum includes on-campus or virtual classroom instruction, on-campus laboratory instruction, and an off-campus clinical rotation component encompassing the areas of Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis, Immunology and Phlebotomy.

The classroom lecture component is taught by MACC and Three Rivers College faculty and is broadcast to the MLT students located at the Mineral Area College, MACC, North Central Missouri College, Three Rivers College, and State Fair Community College campuses using interactive television (ITV) or online learning management system technology.

In addition, all MLT students will be required to travel to the MACC Mexico Campus or Three Rivers College Campus at designated times during the fall and spring semesters to participate in “centralized lab” sessions that bring the students from all campuses together for group lab activities and testing. Any required lodging will be at the student’s expense.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone**
  Pre-Professional Coursework
(Must be completed prior to entry into the program)

   
 BIO205 Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 BIO209 ^Physiology 4  BIO209
  Directed Electives* 3-4  Directed Electives
HST105 or
HST106 or
PSC105
American History to 1865 or
American History from 1865 or
Functions & Policies of American Government
3  HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140  ^Precalculus Algebra 3  MTH140
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry I 5  PHY121
    25-26  
 
  Fall: Professional Coursework    
MLT150  Introduction to Laboratory Science Methods 2  
 MLT210  Immunology 3  
 MLT250  Hematology and Coagulation 5  
 MLT260  Phlebotomy 2  
 MLT291  Hematology and Coagulation Practicum 2  
    14  
 
  Spring: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT220  Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis 5  
 MLT270  Immunohematology 5  
 MLT280  Clinical Microbiology 4  
 MLT290  Parasitology, Mycology, Virology 1  
    15  
 
  Summer: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT292  Clinical Chemistry Practicum 2  
 MLT293  Clinical Microbiology Practicum 2  
 MLT294  Immunohematology Practicum 2  
    6  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 60-61  

*Directed Electives: SKL101 College Orientation, Humanities (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics recommended), and/or Social/Behavioral Sciences (SOC101 Sociology recommended).

**It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

To successfully complete MLT Professional Coursework, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or "C" in both the didactic and clinical components.

 ***All information above is subject to approval from the MDHE, HLC and NAACLS***

 

 

Associate of Applied Science
Engineering Systems – Advanced Manufacturing Technology 
(Coming Fall 2018)

MACC's Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Systems – Advanced Manufacturing Technology program prepares the student for entry into the general, industrial, manufacturing field. Courses provide skills in basic electrical circuits, electric motor controls, machining, hydraulics, welding, maintenance management, quality control, and production planning. Most courses involve hands-on experience with up-to-date, high-technology equipment found in current manufacturing operations. Upon successful completion of all four Certified Production Technician (CPT) modules, students will receive certification from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).  

The CPT consists of the following four modules, in which students are eligible to receive four individual certifications:

  • Safety (10-Hour OSHA General Industry Card awarded upon completion)
  • Quality Practices & Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes & Production
  • Maintenance

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AAS degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. Additionally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information. Finally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
   
 AMD110  Industrial Print Reading: CPT2 3  
 EET100  DC/AC Electronics 3  
 IND103  Industrial Safety & Health: CPT1 3  
 MSP101  Machine Tool I 3  
 MTH130 or
 MTH140 or
 MTH142 
 ^Technical Mathematics** or
 ^Precalculus Algebra** or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning**
3  MTH130 or
 MTH140 or
 MTH142
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
    16  
 
  Second Semester (Spring)
   
 EET101  ^Industrial Electricity 3  
 IND100  Introduction to Manufacturing: CPT3 3  
 IND101  Fundamentals of Industrial Maintenance: CPT4 3  
 IND105  Fluid Power Principles 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
 WLD101  Welding I 3  
    18  
 
  Third Semester (Fall)
   
 BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 LAL101
 ^Business Communication** or
 ^Technical Report Writing** or
 ^Composition I**
3  BUS150 or
 IND120 or
 LAL101
 EET111  ^Electric Motor Controls 3  
   Humanities 3  
 IND200  Mechanical Systems 3  
 MSP102  ^Machine Tool II
3  
 WLD102  ^Welding II
3  
    18  
 
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   
 HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 American History to 1865 or
 American History from 1865 or
 Functions & Policies of American Government
3  
 MSP220  ^CNC Programming
3  
 MSP222  ^CNC Operations
3  
 PHY125  ^Foundations of Physics
5  
 SKL250 or
 IND295
 Employment Seminar or
 ^Industrial Technology Internship
1-2  
    15-16  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 67-68**  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**All fundamental math and English courses (e.g. MTH015) must be completed during the first semester. Required math and English courses must be completed immediately following the completion of fundamentals coursework or as listed on the degree map. Enrollment in fundamentals courses may delay completion of the degree. Fundamentals Courses are not included in the total credit hours required for the degree. 

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s). 

 

Associate of Applied Science - Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)

Academic Map (***All information below is subject to approval from the MDHE, HLC and NAACLS***)

 

The Missouri Health Professions Consortium (MHPC) MLT Program curriculum includes on-campus or virtual classroom instruction, on-campus laboratory instruction, and an off-campus clinical rotation component encompassing the areas of Hematology and Coagulation, Clinical Microbiology, Parasitology, Mycology and Virology, Immunohematology, Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis, Immunology and Phlebotomy.

The classroom lecture component is taught by MACC and Three Rivers College faculty and is broadcast to the MLT students located at the Mineral Area College, MACC, North Central Missouri College, Three Rivers College, and State Fair Community College campuses using interactive television (ITV) or online learning management system technology.

In addition, all MLT students will be required to travel to the MACC Mexico Campus or Three Rivers College Campus at designated times during the fall and spring semesters to participate in “centralized lab” sessions that bring the students from all campuses together for group lab activities and testing. Any required lodging will be at the student’s expense.

 

Course Semester Hours Milestone**
  Pre-Professional Coursework
(Must be completed prior to entry into the program)

   
 BIO205 Human Anatomy 4  BIO205
 BIO209 ^Physiology 4  BIO209
  Directed Electives* 3-4  Directed Electives
HST105 or
HST106 or
PSC105
American History to 1865 or
American History from 1865 or
Functions & Policies of American Government
3  HST105 or
 HST106 or
 PSC105
 LAL101  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140  ^Precalculus Algebra 3  MTH140
 PHY121  ^General Chemistry I 5  PHY121
    25-26  
 
  Fall: Professional Coursework    
MLT150  Introduction to Laboratory Science Methods 2  
 MLT210  Immunology 3  
 MLT250  Hematology and Coagulation 5  
 MLT260  Phlebotomy 2  
 MLT291  Hematology and Coagulation Practicum 2  
    14  
 
  Spring: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT220  Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis 5  
 MLT270  Immunohematology 5  
 MLT280  Clinical Microbiology 4  
 MLT290  Parasitology, Mycology, Virology 1  
    15  
 
  Summer: Professional Coursework
   
 MLT292  Clinical Chemistry Practicum 2  
 MLT293  Clinical Microbiology Practicum 2  
 MLT294  Immunohematology Practicum 2  
    6  
 
  Total Hours for Degree 60-61  

*Directed Electives: SKL101 College Orientation, Humanities (PHI152 Introduction to Ethics recommended), and/or Social/Behavioral Sciences (SOC101 Sociology recommended).

**It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

To successfully complete MLT Professional Coursework, students must achieve a minimum score of 78% or "C" in both the didactic and clinical components.

 ***All information above is subject to approval from the MDHE, HLC and NAACLS***

Early Learning Assistant Certificate of Specialization

Academic Map

The Early Childhood Education Certificate of Specialization prepares Early Learning Assistant graduates to support children and families by providing responsive care and quality education under the supervision of Early Childhood teachers in childcare, Head Start, Early Head Start, and public school programs. Completion of this certificate may allow a student to gain employment in the field and work part-time while continuing either the Early Childhood Education 32 credit hour certificate or AAS degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

 

Course Required Courses
Hours Milestone*
   Directed Electives (See Below) 3  
 ECE110  Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3  
 ECE120  Nutrition, Safety and Health 3  
 ECE130  Essentials of Infant/Toddler Care 3  
 ECE140  >Play as Learning 3  
 SKL101  College Orientation 1  SKL101
     16  
 
  Directed Electives
(select one lab** course and one assessment*** course)
   
 **ECE150  >^CDA Seminar 2  
 **ECE160  ^Beginning Lab in Infant/Toddler Settings 2  
 **ECE170  ^Beginning Lab in Preschool 2  
 ***ECE165  ^Assessment in Early Childhood I 1  
 ***ECE175  ^Assessment in Early Childhood II 1  
 
  Total Hours for Certificate of Specialization 16  

 

*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the certificate of specialization in a timely manner. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

>Articulation Credit from secondary programs or credit-by-credential with a current CDA.

#A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all required Early Childhood Education courses (prefix "ECE") to earn an AAS or Certificate in Early or an Early Learning Assistant Certificate.

##Virtual course delivery is available for all "ECE" classes required in this degree program and for many other required classes. Talk to your program advisor to learn which courses are offered in the virtual delivery format.

^Please refer to the course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).