Course Placement

Due to impacts of COVID-19, Coconino Community College has temporarily suspended placement requirements. Placement test requirements have been waived, even if you haven't taken the ACT, SAT, or ACCUPLACER. Students will be able to register for classes through self-placement, without the need for a placement exam or other exam score.

 

It is important for students to make informed and wise self-placement decisions. Inappropriate decisions about self-placement may affect the time it takes you to complete your certificate or degree, and may impact your ability to receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor to discuss course options and determining proper self-placement into classes. For more information visit our Academic Advising page .

 

You can use the Self-Placement Grid to determine recommendations for which Math/English courses to take based on a combination of your high school grades and GPA, ACT/SAT test scores, ACCUPLACER test scores, and GED scores.  If you would like additional guidance on which Math and/or English course you should take, try the self-assessment test!

Self-Assessment Placement Test



More information about placement can be found below.

Self-Placement for Math

Here are some informational resources on our Math courses to help as a guide. Please remember to meet with an advisor if there are any questions or concerns.
 

 

MAT 088 (4) Pre-Algebra

Arithmetic concepts with integers, fractions, and decimals, including signed numbers.
Solving linear equations and evaluating algebraic expressions.

 

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and exponentiation on real numbers;
  2. use order of operations with real numbers;
  3. simplify and evaluate algebraic expressions;
  4. solve linear equations and check solutions;
  5. and solve application problems


MAT 088 Video for Placement

MAT 091 (4) Beginning Algebra

Basic algebraic concepts including operations with signed numbers, exponents and radicals,
linear equations and inequalities, polynomials, and graphing.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 088 course outcomes.

 

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. perform the four basic operations, absolute values, and exponents on rational numbers;
  2. simplify algebraic expressions;
  3. solve linear equations;
  4. verify solutions of algebraic equations;
  5. use interval notation to describe solutions of inequalities;
  6. solve and graph linear inequalities;
  7. graph linear equations in two dimensions;
  8. solve systems of equations graphically and algebraically;
  9. simplify exponential expressions;
  10. perform basic operations on polynomial expressions;
  11. factor polynomials by removing the greatest common factor;
  12. factor polynomials by grouping;
  13. factor trinomials by using various methods including special forms;
  14. solve quadratic equations by factoring;
  15. and solve application problems.

 

MAT 091 Video for Placement

MAT 097 (4) Intermediate Algebra

Basic algebraic concepts, including rational expressions, functions and their graphs, radicals, quadratics, and logarithms/exponentials.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 091 course outcomes.

Upon completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. graph radical, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, and absolute value functions;
  2. solve quadratic and rational inequalities;
  3. simplify rational expressions and solve rational equations;
  4. simplify radical expressions and solve radical equations;
  5. solve quadratic equations using the Zero-Product Property, completing the square, and the quadratic formula;
  6. analyze exponential and logarithmic expressions and functions;
  7. solve logarithmic and exponential equations;
  8. perform function evaluation and identify domain and range;
  9. perform operations on functions including finding the inverse;
  10. and solve application problems involving concepts taught in the course.

 

MAT 097 Video for Placement

MAT 140 (5) College Mathematics with Algebra Review

Students will examine finance, growth, probability, statistics, and common applications encountered in society. Review material will be taught just in time for when it is needed. General Education: Mathematics.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 091 course outcomes.

 

Course Content will include Algebra Review:

  1. evaluating formulas;
  2. ratio, proportions, and variation;
  3. using radicals to solve equations;
  4. exponentials and logarithms;
  5. graphing functions;
  6. solving quadratic equations with the quadratic formula;
  7. the Pythagorean Theorem;

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. solve applied financial problems;
  2. understand the differences between linear, exponential, and logistic growth;
  3. solve various types of growth problems;
  4. utilize probability theory to solve applied probability problems;
  5. understand the basic elements of the normal distribution;
  6. create and interpret statistical graphs;
  7. calculate and interpret numerical descriptive statistics;
  8. solve problems involving optional topics;
  9. and use various developmental algebraic techniques to solve problems.

 

MAT 140/142 Video for Placement

MAT 142 (3) College Mathematics

Students will examine finance, growth, probability, statistics, and common applications encountered in society. General Education: Mathematics.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 097 course outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. solve applied financial problems;
  2. understand the differences between linear, exponential, and logistic growth;
  3. solve various types of growth problems;
  4. utilize probability theory to solve applied probability problems;
  5. understand the basic elements of the normal distribution;
  6. create and interpret statistical graphs;
  7. calculate and interpret numerical descriptive statistics;
  8. and solve problems involving optional topics.

 

MAT 140/142 Video for Placement

MAT 151 (4) College Algebra

College level algebra, including equations, functions, matrices, inequalities, sequences and series, and fundamental algebra theorems will be studied.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 097 course outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

  1. define functions and relations;
  2. solve various systems of equations with several methods including matrices and determinants;
  3. list and use the properties and operations of matrices;
  4. graph equations and functions using various methods including technology;
  5. solve linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, polynomial, and radical equations;
  6. utilize logarithmic and exponential properties to solve related equations;
  7. identify features and general equations of the four types of conic sections;
  8. identify arithmetic and geometric sequences;
  9. calculate series;
  10. simplify expressions involving complex numbers;
  11. and solve application situations related to methods presented in this course.

 

MAT 151 Video for Placement

MAT 160 (3) Introduction to Statistics

Introduction to Statistics involves statistical tools and techniques used in applications.  Includes collection of data, graphical and descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, point and interval estimates of population parameters, hypothesis testing, and correlation and regression.

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. use statistical methods to collect, organize, analyze and interpret numerical data;
  2. create and interpret graphs of data;
  3. calculate and use measures of central tendency and variability;
  4. calculate probabilities for events or combinations of events;
  5. predict the outcomes of an event;
  6. explain and use the Central Limit Theorem;
  7. estimate population parameters for one and two populations;
  8. recognize a variety of probability distributions;
  9. interpret confidence intervals;
  10. test hypotheses;
  11. determine and interpret linear regression and correlation;
  12. solve application situations using a variety of statistical methods
  13. and use technology to solve a variety of statistical applications

 

MAT 160/BUS 232 Video for Placement

MAT 172 (3) Finite Mathematics

Various analytical methods used in business and social sciences, including algebra review, functions and modeling, systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, probability, and combinations.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 151 course outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. perform elementary matrix operations;
  2. solve linear systems by elementary row operations;
  3. solve linear programming problems by graphical and algebraic methods;
  4. perform basic set operations;
  5. evaluate probabilities of simple, compound, independent and dependent events;
  6. calculate measures of central tendency and dispersion for a collection of statistical data;
  7. apply the theories of normal and binomial probability distributions to statistical problems;
  8. and solve various financial problems.

MAT 180 (3) Mathematics for the Elementary Teacher I New Fall 2020

Mathematical foundations of elementary school mathematics curriculum, including problem solving, principles of whole numbers, integers, rational numbers, ratios, proportions and percentages. Emphasizes the use of models and manipulatives to increase understanding of the mathematical concepts. Prerequisite: MAT 097 or placement score beyond prerequisite. Three lecture.

MAT 187 (5) Pre-Calculus

College level algebra and trigonometric topics to prepare for calculus. Functions, equations, and inequalities, trigonometry, and fundamental algebra theorems will be studied. General Education: Mathematics.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 097 course outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. define functions and relations;
  2. solve various systems of nonlinear equations;
  3. graph equations and functions using various methods including technology;
  4. solve linear, quadratic, rational, absolute value, polynomial, and radical equations;
  5. utilize logarithmic and exponential properties to solve related equations;
  6. simplify expressions involving complex numbers;
  7. define the six basic trig functions;
  8. solve right and oblique triangles;
  9. prove trigonometric identities and equations through use of various methods;
  10. work with vectors and vector quantities;
  11. describe and graph curves using parametric equations;
  12. solve application situations related to methods presented in this course;
  13. and solve problems involving optional topics listed in course content #11.

 

MAT 187 Video for Placement

MAT 211 (4) Business Calculus

Integral and differential calculus, including multidimensional, with business and social science applications. General Education: Mathematics.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 151 course outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. evaluate limits;
  2. identify continuous and not continuous functions;
  3. identify differentiable functions;
  4. differentiate functions of one and several variables;
  5. determine maxima and minima of functions;
  6. solve optimization problems utilizing Lag range multipliers;
  7. integrate functions of one and several variables;
  8. employ concepts in course to analyze and graph functions in 2D and 3D;
  9. and solve application situations related to methods presented in this course.

MAT 220 (5) Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

Limits, continuity, differential, and integral operations on algebraic and trigonometric functions and applications.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: MAT 187 course outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. review pre-calculus topics including solving and graphing polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions;
  2. interpret and solve growth and decay application problems;
  3. analyze and evaluate limits;
  4. analyze and interpret the concept of continuity of functions;
  5. analyze the concept of the derivative verbally, numerically, and analytically;
  6. calculate derivatives of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions;
  7. calculate derivatives of the products, ratios, and composition of functions;
  8. interpret and solve applied problems using the derivative;
  9. analyze, interpret, and apply the Mean Value Theorem;
  10. define and evaluate right and left hand Riemann sums;
  11. analyze the concept of the integral verbally, numerically, graphically, and analytically;
  12. calculate integrals of basic polynomial, rational, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions;
  13. calculate integrals of basic products, ratios, and composite functions using substitution.
     

MAT 220 Video for Placement

Self-Placement for English

Here are some informational resources on our English courses to help as a guide. Please remember to meet with an advisor if there are any questions or concerns.
 

 

ENG 095 (4) Basic Reading and Writing Skills

The course focuses on principles of basic reading and writing skills through, vocabulary development, reading strategies, reading comprehension, recognizing reading and writing structures, grammar and punctuation, sentence structure, and concepts of paragraph and essay development.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. develop the ability to use vocabulary development strategies;
  2. demonstrate reading strategies for comprehension;
  3. use text annotation for active reading;
  4. identify and summarize main and supporting ideas in text;
  5. recognize textbook and writing structures;
  6. demonstrate standard usage of grammar and punctuation;
  7. practice the writing process;
  8. compose clear, effective sentences;
  9. organize and develop ideas into paragraphs and essays.
 

ENG 098 (4) Integrated Reading and Writing Skills

To prepare students for the reading, writing, and critical thinking required in transfer-level English courses, or in the workplace, through extensive practice in critical reading and the writing process.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: ENG 095 course outcomes.

 

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. Evaluate and infer information within texts.
  2. Utilize schemata to enhance reading comprehension.
  3. Analyze structures and interpret meanings of various texts.
  4. Identify and develop rhetorical patterns and organizational patterns.
  5. Identify the purpose of audience within texts.
  6. Develop a point of view on an issue using textual evidence.
  7. Develop writing in a variety of formats, such as essays, summary/response writing, and reflections.
  8. Compose writing controlled by an explicit thesis statement.
  9. Apply the formal writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing, and reflection.
  10. Compose and organize written work to ensure coherence, sentence variety, clarity, and attention to audience.
  11. Demonstrate conventions of Standard Written English.
  12. Exhibit consistent tone and style.
  13. Document sources and format writing using the appropriate style guideline.

ENG 101 (3) College Composition I

Requires practice in writing, rhetoric, and reasoning, with emphasis on using the writing process to compose college level essays.  

Recommended skills for students taking this class: ENG 098 course outcomes.

 

 Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. analyze and evaluate academic and other non-fictional print and electronic texts;
  2. apply strategies for generating ideas, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing;
  3. compose writing in non-fiction genres, making rhetorical choices appropriate to context, purpose, and audience;
  4. identify and employ academic genre conventions, including thesis statements, organization patterns, paragraph and sentence structures, grammar, and punctuation;
  5. critique their own and other students’ writing through the peer-review process;
  6. revise and edit writing for coherence, conciseness, clarity, diction, and conventions of Standard Written English;
  7. research, evaluate, analyze, and document sources;
  8. integrate evidence to support their own ideas, using quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing.

ENG 101A (5) College Composition I with Review

ENG 101A requires practice in writing, rhetoric, and reasoning, with emphasis on using the writing process to compose college-level essays. This course integrates foundational training in essay development, grammar and writing mechanics into the ENG 101 curriculum.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: ENG 098 course outcomes

Information: Equivalent to ENG 101. For students who place into ENG 098 with a WritePlacer score of 4 but believe that with additional instruction they can successfully complete ENG 101.

 

Course Content will include Writing Review including essay development, grammar and writing mechanics.

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: 

  1. achieve competency in sentence, paragraph, and essay composition through practice of basic writing skills
  2. analyze and evaluate academic and other non-fictional print and electronic texts
  3. apply strategies for generating ideas, organizing, drafting, revising, and editing
  4. compose writing in non-fiction genres, making rhetorical choices appropriate to context, purpose, and audience
  5. identify and employ academic genre conventions, including thesis statements, organization patterns, paragraph and sentence structures, grammar, and punctuation
  6. critique their own and other students’ writing through the peer-review process
  7. revise and edit writing for coherence, conciseness, clarity, diction, and conventions of Standard Written English
  8. research, evaluate, analyze, and document primary and secondary sources
  9. integrate evidence to support their own ideas, using quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing
  10. choose and apply an academic documentation style to suit purpose and audience