College Algebra
College Algebra covers quadratic equations, graph transformation, combinations of functions, and inverses. The course also provides students with a strong foundation in polynomial and rational functions,exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, and sequences and series.
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, students will be able to:
 Identify and then calculate perimeter, area, surface area, and volume for standard geometric figures
 Perform operations on real numbers and polynomials.
 Simplify algebraic, rational, and radical expressions.
 Solve both linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.
 Solve word problems involving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities.
 Solve polynomial, rational, and radical equations and applications.
 Solve and graph linear, quadratic, absolute value, and piecewisedefined functions.
 Perform operations with functions as well as find composition and inverse functions.
 Graph quadratic, square root, cubic, and cube root functions.
 Graph and find zeroes of polynomial functions.
 Perform vertical and horizontal shifts and reflections of a basic graph.
 Perform stretches and compressions on a basic graph.
 Transform the graph of a general function.
 Graph quadratic functions by completing the square, using the vertex formula, and using transformations.
 Solve and graph exponential and logarithmic equations.
 Solve systems of linear equations and inequalities.
 Model and solve applications using linear systems.
 Evaluate and find partial sums of a series.
 Evaluate and find sums of arithmetic and geometric sequences.
 Solve application problems involving arithmetic and geometric sequences and series.
 Solve applications involving the various types of equations and inequalities.
Topic  Topic Title  Module 

1 
Learning Strategies 

2  Quadratic Equations 

3  Graph Transformation, Combinations of Functions, and Inverses 

4  Polynomial and Rational Functions 

5  Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 

6  Linear Systems and Sequences/Series 

Final Exam 

There are no prerequisites to take College Algebra.
StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher. If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.
There is a total of 100% in the course:
Unit  Assessment  Points Available 
 50% of your course grade  
Final Graded Exam  50% of your course grade  
Total  100% 
Final Proctored Exam
The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.
College Algebra covers quadratic equations, graph transformation, combinations of functions, and inverses. The course also provides students with a strong foundation in polynomial and rational functions,exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, and sequences and series.