Prerequisites
for Calculus
There are two calculus sequences at ACC (and at most colleges)  Business Calculus and Calculus. The prerequisite sequence is different for these. Depending on background, students may start the prerequisite sequence at different places.
Intermediate Algebra (MATD 0390) 
Intermediate Algebra (MATD 0390) 

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College Algebra**(MATH 1314) i 

Math for Bus & Eco (MATH 1324) 
College Algebra (MATH 1314) 

*Trigonometry (MATH 1316) 

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Business Calculus I (MATH 1425) 


Precalculus (MATH 2412) 
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Business Calculus II (MATH 1426) 

Calculus I (MATH 2413) 


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Calculus II (MATH 2414) 


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Calculus
III (MATH 2415) 

1. A student who needs a review of high school Algebra II will start in Intermediate Algebra (or below.)
2. A student who completed high school Algebra II, but no higher, and whose assessment test score indicates that he/she remembers that algebra, will start in College Algebra or Math for Business & Economics. A substantially higher assessment test score enables the student to start in Trigonometry.
3. A student who completed some precalculus, elementary analysis, or trigonometry in high school, and whose assessment test score indicates that he/she remembers algebra, is eligible to start higher in the sequence than College Algebra. Check the catalog or the math web page.***
* The material in the Trigonometry course requires that students are quite adept with the skills from high school Algebra II (Intermediate Algebra). Some students will achieve that level of skill in the College Algebra course if their placement score is high enough, while others need an additional semester of work on algebra that is done in two courses, Intermediate Algebra and College Algebra.