SMSU College Algebra
This is a college course and satisfactory completion results in 3 college credits at Southwest Minnesota State University. Topics include: equations and inequalities, functions, graphs, and polynomials. The course is designed to prepare students for Calculus. The pace and rigor will reflect a college environment. A scientific calculator is required but a graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.
 
SMSU Special Functions: Trigonometry
This is a college course and satisfactory completion results in 3 college credits at Southwest State University. Topics include: trigonometry of both circular functions and right triangles, trigonometric equations, logarithms, exponential functions, and complex numbers. The course is designed to prepare students for Calculus. The pace and rigor will reflect a college environment. A scientific calculator is required but a graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.
 
Pre-Calculus 1-1
This is a college preparatory course designed for high school juniors and seniors. Topics include: fractions, solving equations and inequalities, working with functions and graphing. Students continue to practice and reinforce their algebra and geometry skills. This course prepares students for Calculus but does not result in college credits. A scientific calculator is required but a graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.
 
Pre-Calculus 1-2
This is a college preparatory course designed for high school juniors and seniors. There is a heavy emphasis on trigonometry in this class. Definitions of sine, cosine, and tangent, inverse and reciprocal trigonometric functions, graphs, and solutions to trigonometric equations are all covered extensively. The students continue to practice and reinforce their algebra and geometry skills. This course prepares students for Calculus but does not result in college credits. A scientific calculator is required but a graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.
 
MCA II Math Prep
This course is for students who need to improve their scores to pass the MCA II-GRAD Math Exam. It is designed to improve skills in Number Sense, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Data Analysis/Probability. Students are placed in the class by NWEA Scores, which is a predictor of MCA II-GRAD scores. A graphing calculator (TI-83 or TI-84) is required.
 
Geometry Concepts A
This course is designed to help prepare students for the Geometry portion of the MCA-II and ACT. This course teaches the essential terms used in Geometry. Angle relationships are studied as well as the relationhips in triangles. Inductive and deductive reasoning are used to make conjectures and/or prove relationships. Methods for proving triangles congruent are developed. A graphing calculator is required.