Prep4Tech will return in 2023!
Stay tuned for more information. If you have questions, please email Amy Monte, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incoming engineering students, prepare for your mathematical success at Tech!
Attend Michigan Tech’s Prep4Tech Program
The Prep4Tech Program is designed to refresh math skills leading up to college-level math and help you develop other skills to succeed at MTU. Share best practices for time management and learning management. Have fun through design thinking activities and getting to know Michigan Tech.
In this program you will:
- Strengthen math skills with instructors who are passionate about your success.
- Build community with your fellow students to further support your math and engineering skills.
- Learn design thinking philosophies and explore engineering through engaging, hands-on activities.
- Develop learning and time management strategies to navigate your engineering curriculum.
- Explore Michigan Tech and see what Houghton and the Keweenaw have to offer.
Check your eligibility for the Prep4Tech program.
The program is designed for students placed into Precalculus, MA 1032, or Calculus Plus with Technology, MA 1161. Eligible participants will receive an invitation beginning in early May. Keep an eye on your mailbox.
This course examines the behavior of linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
- Credits: 4.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
- Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Pre-Requisite(s): ALEKS Math Placement >= 61 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540
An introduction to single-variable calculus, which includes a computer laboratory. Topics include trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic functions, differentiation and its uses, and basic integration. Integrates symbolic tools, data and numerics, and graphical concepts and is similar to MA1160, going at a different pace.
- Credits: 5.0
- Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-1)
- Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1032 or MA 1031 or MA 1120 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 76 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 26 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 610
For students with AP or college calculus credit, prior student performance indicates you already possess the math skills to succeed at Michigan Tech. For other college success skills opportunities, please check out the programming offered by the Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success delivered during the academic year.
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Gather Your Resources
Bring your calculator, computer, paper and notebook for taking notes. Check out the minimum computer requirements for students.
Come to Campus
Come to campus and check in by 1:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 13. You will be able to move into your room that you will live in for the school year.
Attend All Course Events
You are asked to attend all course events. In addition to brushing up on your math skills and learning other college survival skills, you will begin networking with other Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff to accelerate your feeling of commUNITY. Learn best practices for time management. Get to know Michigan Tech.
Manage your time and your learning skills.
- Refresh your math skills in big classrooms, small classrooms, outside, and in shared areas throughout the week.
- Learn in classrooms and groups.
- Play games and participate in engineering-oriented IDEAhub activities.
- Break for meals.
- Have fun through active design and thought.
Enjoy the beautiful locale!
Part of the Prep4Tech experience is engaging in games, tours, and outdoor activities. Please participate in photo opportunities to help share the experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Registration is only $150 for the whole week.
Late registrations are accepted until July 28, 2023. They include a $20 late registration fee. Lat registrations are accepted if space is available.
We will keep the non-refundable deposit of $25.
No this is not a credit bearing class. As such, your performance will not impact your GPA.
Students will get a strong math review and
- Express angles in both degree and radian measure.
- Solve the basic trigonometric identities and also solve right and oblique triangles.
- Apply the concepts of trigonometry to solve applied problems.
- Use the basic properties of logarithms and exponential functions to solve equations, including logarithms and exponential.
- Solve and simplify the Polynomial expressions.
- Solve and simplify root and radical expressions.
- Apply factoring rules to solve and simplify equations.
- Use factoring, the square root property, and the Quadratic formula to solve quadratic equations.
- Employ the methods to solve applications involving quadratic equations.
- Solve systems of equations and inequalities by using different methods.
- Find equations for lines in the slope and y-intercept form.
You need to be a Michigan Tech student majoring in a program in the College of Engineering.
More Questions? Contact Amy Monte
Academic Advisor, Engineering Fundamentals