College Math vs. College Algebra

0 Hi all,
So glad I found this website. This is my 1st post. I'm enrolled in Rio Salado this Spring and soon will be taking my math prerequisite. Accuplacer testing placed me into college level math, which is beyond the minimum required 'intermediate algebra'. My advisor recommended College Math 140142 instead of MAT 150152 (College Algebra).
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[FONT=Century Schoolbook]My longterm academic goals are to continue my education after I receive my ASN and eventually earn a BS in Nursing. As I understand, most bachelors degree programs require completion of 'College Algebra'.
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[FONT=Century Schoolbook]Would College Math satisfy the 'College Algebra' requirement of most bachelors programs? Do they overlap? Does one build upon the other or are they completely different animals? I would like to get my B.S. math requirements taken care of while at the community college level if possible.
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[FONT=Century Schoolbook]Anyone who has taken MAT 140142 and/or MAT150152 thru MCCC is welcome to comment. 

Jan 1, '10 by AZMOMO2, ASNDouble check with the advisor that even though you placed beyond the required prereq for the ADN program that you don't still have to take the MAT121/122 to get in, as for the BSN part I have no idea.

Jan 7, '10 by MTTMPEI had this same problem. I went straight to College Algebra got an A . But, ASU requires you to have College Math. So i had to back track to College Math. Which is a lower math. Apparently, you need College Math to go into ASU. I'm assuming this is why she advised you to take this course. Funny right? Math 140142 will allow you to get a BSN but anything higher MAT 150152 (College Algebra) will not. They stop taking College Algebra about two years ago. Would College Math satisfy the ‘College Algebra’ requirement of most bachelors programs. The answer is no, I have a degree in Supply Chain, required College Algebra.Last edit by MTTMPE on Jan 7, '10 : Reason: made mistakes


Sep 19, '11 by blueindigoI just took MAT 142 online at Rio because it's required for ASU. I would say it would probably be easier than Mat 151 that my husband is taking right now.

Sep 22, '11 by TRINI82For my BSN program, they require College Math or Algebra, but then and Intermediate College Math or Algebra...best bet is to look at the curriculum of the school that you're interested in to see their requirements.

Sep 22, '11 by caliotter3I would verify this with your advisor. You can also check with the advisor at the college that you might consider transferring to.