MATH 137 - Precalculus I - College Algebra and Functions*

Approval Status


Date Reviewed

May 2022

Short review of intermediate algebra topics, extensive treatment of functions and graphing techniques including translations, symmetries, reflections and graphs of inverse functions. Identities and conditional equations. Analysis and applications of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions. Solving linear and nonlinear systems, using matrix algebra, and roots of higher-degree polynomials. Logic and structure of proofs.

Prerequisites: MATH 104 or 107 or 111 with a “C” or better or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and 103 Hours: 90 lecture

Note: MATH 137/138 precalculus sequence is equivalent to the former 140/141 precalculus sequence. Students who have passed the 140/141 sequence may not enroll in the 137/138 sequence.


*Course has been modified - approved course name, number and description is from 2016-2017 catalog. 

Course Type

Lower Division