Department: Mathematics
Course: MAT 1275
Title: College Algebra and Trigonometry

Description: An intermediate and advanced algebra course. Topics include quadratic equations, systems of linear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions; topics from trigonometry, including identities, equations and solutions of triangles.

Text: Available as a one-book combination in the college bookstore or at

  • Custom Text by McGraw-Hill containing material from Intermediate Algebra, 5th edition by Julie Miller, Molly O’Neill, and Nancy Hyde
  • Trigonometry, 2nd edition by John Coburn


Credits: 4

Prerequisite: MAT 1175 or placement (for new students)
Course outline prepared by: Professors Holly Carley, Peter Deraney, Andrew Douglas, Madeline Harrow, and Lin Zhou (Spring 2013) Revised by: Professor Ariane Masuda (Spring 2017)

Section: D517
Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:00-11:40am
Classroom: Namm M305
Instructor: Kate Poirier
Office: Namm 707
Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm or by appointment

Mathematics Department Policy on Lateness/Absence:

  • Students who never attend the course will be assigned a grade of WN.
  • Students who stop attending the course before the week of the final exam will be assigned a grade of WU.

In credit bearing courses, the WU and WN grades count as an F in the computation of the GPA. The official Mathematics Department policy is that two latenesses (this includes arriving late or leaving early) is equivalent to one absence. Every withdrawal (official or unofficial) can affect a student’s financial aid status, because withdrawal from a course will change the number of credits or equated credits that are counted toward financial aid.

New York City College of Technology Policy on Academic Integrity:
Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion. The complete text of the College policy on Academic Integrity may be found in the catalog.