About Precalculus - MAT 170

In this college-level Precalculus course, you will prepare for calculus by focusing on quantitative reasoning and functions. You’ll develop the skills to describe the behavior and properties of linear, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions.

This course tailors content and personalizes the learning experience around your skill level, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. Utilizing the ALEKS learning system, students in this personalized, self-paced course will be instructed on the topics they are most ready to learn. Individualized coaching is also provided as you move through each new topic.

Before taking this course, you should already have a strong understanding of algebraic skills such as factoring, basic equation solving, and the rules of exponents and radicals. These algebraic skills can be mastered though the college algebra course.

This course is worth 3 credit hours toward the Mathematical Studies (MA) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Upcoming start dates

Aug. 17, 2021$25 + 400
Jan. 11, 2022$25 + 400

Upcoming start dates





Self-paced or 15 weeks

Faculty and course staff

Sue McClure

Lecturer, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

Arizona State University