Course Placement

Due to impacts of COVID-19, Coconino Community College has temporarily suspending placement requirements for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021. 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.

 

Students who do not want to self-place may still use other placement measures, such as ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, prior college credit, high school G.P.A., or GED scores to place into classes. CCC uses the highest placement possible from all placement measures provided, so we encourage you to submit as much information as possible to ensure the best placement possible. For all methods of placement, view the Multiple Measures Placement Grid.

Please submit your records to an academic advisor, or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a placement exam. 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.
 

Math Course Progression Chart - For any assistance with the progression chart, contact Academic Advising at 928-226-4323

For all other methods of placement, view the Multiple Measures Placement Grid.

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 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.

RDG 099 (4) Advanced Reading Improvement

A multi-pronged approach that includes mastery of college reading skills enhanced with supplemental reading, critical thinking, and reading fluency activities.

Recommended skills for students taking this class: ENG 095

 

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

  1. recognize variations in college textbook features to enhance learning;
  2. recognize the location and purposes of introductions to textbook chapters and sections;
  3. use headings and subheadings to understand the text;
  4. recognize the five essential types of sentences in textbook paragraphs;
  5. use organizational patterns to understand the connections among headings and among the five essential types of sentences;
  6. choose appropriate note-taking methods based on the structure of the material, class expectations, and personal learning styles;
  7. summarize important textbook points in margin notes, outlines, or other note-taking methods;
  8. recognize rhetorical techniques that can influence their opinions on issues;
  9. vary reading strategies for different purposes;
  10. choose appropriate critical thinking strategies for different types of tests and assignments;
  11.  apply study skills strategies, including schemata (background knowledge), effortful and automatic memory encoding, levels of memory, and memory retrieval;
  12. practice reading fluency skills such as decoding, vocabulary development, visualizing, predicting, monitoring, and phrasing through 300-600 instructor-assigned pages of supplemental reading;
  13.  and relate supplemental reading to various academic disciplines, their experiences, and local or world events.

ENG 099 (4) Fundamentals of Composition

Integrated reading/critical thinking/writing approach to basic skills needed for success in college. Extensive writing practice with emphasis on the writing process, writing strategies, and essay development.

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

 

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

  1. recognize rhetorical contexts in purpose, audience, point of view, thesis statement, and organization in their own writing;
  2. follow the writing process: prewriting (idea generating, organizing) drafting, revising, and publishing;
  3. generate and organize writing to ensure unity, coherence, sentence variety, and clarity;
  4. incorporate sentence variety into their own writing;
  5. use feedback from peer review, instructor comments, and other resources to revise writing;
  6. write complete, clear and grammatically correct sentences.

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 099 and RDG 099 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: RDG 099 and ENG 095 course outcomes

Information: Equivalent to ENG 101. For students who place into ENG 099 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

Placement with High School G.P.A.

Prior academic performance, as measured by high school grade point average (G.P.A.), is the single best predictor of success in college-level courses. CCC uses unweighted cumulative high school G.P.A to place recent high school graduates in reading and writing.

If you graduated from an accredited Arizona public or private high school within the past five years, you could be eligible for placement via your G.P.A. If you have an unweighted cumulative high school grade point average of 2.60 or higher, you may place into college-level Math and English courses. See the links below for more detailed information about how to place using high school G.P.A.
 

 

Please submit your official high school transcript to Registration & Enrollment Services for processing OR scan an unofficial copy of your high school transcript and upload it to your advisor at coconino.edu/upload.

Placement with G.E.D. Scores

Students may place into college-level courses based on their GED exam scores.

Please submit your official GED transcript to Registration & Enrollment Services for processing OR scan an unofficial copy of your GED transcript and upload it to your advisor at coconino.edu/upload.

For information about how to obtain G.E.D. transcripts, please visit the Testing Services Page of our website.

GED Exam:

GED Exam Score:

CCC Course Placement:

Reasoning Through Language Arts

 

165+

ENG 101

Mathematical Reasoning

165 – 174

MAT 097 (STEM/ Business)

MAT 140 (Liberal Arts)

 

Mathematical Reasoning

175 +

MAT 142 (Liberal Arts)

MAT 151 (Business)

MAT 180 (Elementary Ed.)

MAT 187 (STEM)

 

Placement with ACT/ SAT Scores

Students may place into courses based on their ACT or SAT exam scores.

Please submit your official high school transcript or official test score report to Registration & Enrollment Services for processing OR scan an unofficial copy of your high school transcript and upload it to your advisor at coconino.edu/upload.

ACT/SAT English Course Placement Criteria

ACT 

SAT Critical Reading Prior to March 2016

SAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing March, 2016-Present

CCC Course Placement

20+

420+

460+

ENG 101

 

ACT/SAT Math Course Placement Criteria

ACT

SAT Prior to March 2016

SAT March 2016 - Present

CCC Course Placement

< 15

< 330

< 370

MAT 088

15 - 16

330 - 400

370 - 440

MAT 091

17 - 20

410 - 520

450 - 550

MAT 097, MAT 140

21 - 24

530 - 600

560 - 620

MAT 142, MAT 151, MAT 187

25 - 26

610 - 640

630 - 660

MAT 160, MAT 172, MAT 211

>= 27

>= 650

>= 670

MAT 220


These scores are based on current CCC policies and procedures and are subject to change.

Placement with ACCUPLACER Exam Scores

Students may place into courses based on their ACCUPLACER exam scores if they have taken the exam within the past 2 years. Students may also choose to take the ACCUPLACER exam at CCC, or an approved remote location by contacting CCC Testing Services.

Students may test with CCC, or submit scores from another institution for placement via ACCUPLACER.
 

Please see the Testing Services page of our website for more information about placing via ACCUPLACER, submitting your ACCUPLACER scores from another school to CCC, or scheduling an ACCUPLACER exam.