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Mathematics & Computer Science

Welcome to the home page of Holmes Community College Mathematics and Computer Science Department. The department offers courses in Computer Science, mathematics, and statistics. These courses may be preparation for majors in these fields or for support courses for other majors/programs that require these for their curricula. These courses are listed under the prefixes CSC or MAT.

Programs

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Other Resources

Contact

Jennie Pegg, Department Chair
Main Building - Office 109E
Grenada Campus
jpegg@holmescc.edu
(662) 227-2323

Dr. Robert Harris, Associate Department Chair
Computer Technology Building - Office D
Goodman Campus
rharris@holmescc.edu
(662) 472-9104
 
Math and Computer Sciences

I chose HolmesCC because of the family like feel. I went to a small high school, and I did not want to leave that feeling just yet when I went to college. Furthermore, being a part of Holmes Plus has helped me to further my education and helped me to continue pursuing my career of becoming a pharmacist.

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Courses We Teach

ARMY (ROTC)
AMR 111(2-3) Foundations of Officership Lecture and Lab.
Introduction to the personal challenges and competencies which are critical for effective leadership in the Armed Forces.  Students will examine the role of leadership, officership, and the Army profession as well as develop life skills such as goal settings, time management, physical fitness, and stress management.  The focus is on developing basic knowledge and comprehension of Army leadership dimensions.  Includes a leadership lab and physical training.  One to three lecture(s).  One hour laboratory.  Two to three hours credit.

AMR 112(2-3) Basic Leadership and Lab.
Fundamental leadership and training techniques with exposure to setting direction, map reading, problem-solving, presenting briefs and using effective writing skills.  Students will explore dimensions of leadership attributes and core leader competencies in the context of practical, hands-on, and interactive exercises.  Considerable attention is also placed on improving physical fitness.  Includes a leadership lab and physical training.  One to three lecture(s).  One hour laboratory.  Two to three hours credit.

AMR 2113 Individual Leadership Studies Lecture and Lab.
Developing effective military leadership skills:  problem analysis, decision making, planning and organizing, delegation and control, and interpersonal conflict resolution.  Includes a leadership lab and physical training.  Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

AMR 2123 Leadership and Teamwork.
An application of leadership skills with an emphasis on:  beliefs, values, ethics, counseling techniques, map reading, land navigation, basic first aid, and group interaction.  Includes a leadership lab and physical training.  Two lectures.  Two hours laboratory.  Three hours credit.

COMPUTER SCIENCE
CSC 1113 - Computer Concepts.
A computer competency course which introduces concepts, terminology, operating systems, electronic communications, and applications. Concepts are demonstrated and supplemented by hands-on computer use. Three lectures. One hour laboratory. Three hours credit.

CSC 1123 - Computer Applications I (Prerequisite: Minimum typing skills of 20 wpm & MAT 0124 or higher or placement score for MAT 1233 or higher).
This course is designed to teach computer applications to include: word-processing, electronic spreadsheet, database management, presentation design, and electronic communications. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

CSC 1613 - Computer Programming I (Prerequisite: MAT 1313 or higher or placement score for MAT 1323 or higher).
Introduction to problem-solving methods and algorithm development; designing, debugging, looping, scope rules, functions, and a variety of applications in an object-oriented programming language. Course has lecture and lab components. Three hours credit. 

CSC 2623 - Computer Programming II (Prerequisite: CSC 1613).
Continuation of the object-oriented language from CSC 1613 and advanced program development; algorithm analysis; string processing; recursion; internal search/sort methods; simple data structures; debugging and testing of larger programs. Course has lecture and lab components. Three hours credit.
 
GRAPHICS AND DRAWING
GRA 1143 - Graphic Communication I (Corequisite: MAT 1233).
Fundamentals and principles of drafting to provide the basic background needed for all other drafting courses to include instrumental drawing, geometric construction, orthographic projection, descriptive geometry/auxillary drawings, and computer-aided design (CAD) in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional construction. Two lectures. Two hours laboratory. Three hours credit.

LEADERSHIP
LEA 1811 - Leadership & Organization Skills I.
A study of leadership styles and skills, roles and functions of officers of student organizations. Includes parliamentary procedure, chain of command, communication, conducting effective meetings, role of constitution/by-laws, principle of ethics, etiquette, and working with volunteers. One lecture. One hour credit.

LEA 1821 - Leadership & Organization Skills II.
Continued study of LEA 1811, ice breakers; non-verbal communication; the roles of functions in groups; power; time management; stress management; the role of the constitution; Personal Style type indicator; planning and goal settings; leadership mentoring. One lecture. One hour credit.

LEA 1911, 1921, 2911, 2921 - Leadership & Communication Skills Development-Recruiting I, II, III, IV.
This course familiarizes the student with his/her responsibilities as a member of the recruiting/public relations team.  It explores leadership skills, communication, and factual information about the college.  Through this course the student will be able to function as a representative in recruitment and in public relations.  II, III, and IV are a continuation of LEA 1911.  One lecture.  One hour credit.

LEA 2811 - Leadership & Organization Skills III.
Continued study of LEA 1811, LEA 1821; Requires full participation in class; experiential roles chairing committees and events; lead decision making techniques; consensus, brain storming; observation and giving feedback to groups on role functions in the group; lead planning and goal setting groups; and presentation of leadership topics. One lecture. One hour credit.

LEA 2821 - Leadership & Organization Skills IV.
A continuation of activities and events of LEA 1811, LEA 1821, LEA 2821, emphasizing servant leadership. One lecture. One hour credit.

MATHEMATICS
MAT 0124 - Beginning Algebra (Prerequisite: Appropriate placement score for MAT 0124).
A course in algebra to include operations with real numbers, linear equations, the coordinate system, linear inequalities, laws of exponents, operations with polynomials, and factoring. Three to four hours lecture. Three to four hours institutional credit. (Not designed to transfer.) 

MAT 1233 - Intermediate Algebra (Prerequisite: MAT 0124 with a C or appropriate placement score for MAT 1233).
The topics include linear equations and their graphs; inequalities and number line graphs; rational expressions; factoring; laws of exponents; radicals; polynomials. Three lectures. Three hours credit. 

MAT 1313 - College Algebra (Prerequisite: MAT 1233 with a C or appropriate placement score for MAT 1313).
This course includes inequalities; functions; linear and quadratic equations, circles, and their graphs; rational, radical, and higher-order equa- tions; applications; polynomial and rational functions; logarithmic and exponential functions; systems of equations. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1323 - Trigonometry (Prerequisite: MAT 1313 or appropriate placement score for MAT 1323).
This course includes trigonometric functions and their graphs; functions of composite angles; fundamental relations; trigonometric equations; radian measurement; solutions of right and oblique triangles; inverse trigonometric functions; applications. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1333 - Finite Mathematics (Prerequisite: MAT 1313).
An introduction to sets, functions, matrices, linear programming, and probability with applications in business decision making and behavioral sciences. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1513 - Business Calculus I (Prerequisite: MAT 1313 or appropriate placemen score for MAT 1323).
A study of functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, and their applications to business and economics. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1523 - Business Calculus II (Prerequisite: MAT 1513).
A study of antiderivatives, techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, extrema, and applications to business and economics. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1613 - Calculus I (Corequisite: MAT 1323 or appropriate placement score for MAT 1613).
This course includes the following topics: limits; continuity; the definition of the derivative; differentiation; applications; anti-derivatives. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1623 - Calculus II (Prerequisite: MAT 1613).
This course includes the following topics: the definite integral; differentiation and integration of transcendental functions; techniques of integration; applications. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1723 - The Real Number System (Prerequisite: MAT 0124 with a C or appropriate placement score for MAT 1233).
Designed for elementary and special education majors, this course includes set theory, numeration systems, foundations of number theory, and properties and operations of real numbers. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 1733 - Geometry, Measurement, and Probability (Prerequisite: MAT 1233 with a C or appropriate placement score for MAT 1313).
Designed for elementary and special education majors, this course includes geometric definitions, shapes, and formulas; linear and angular measurements; unit conversions; statistics and probability. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 2113 - Introduction to Linear Algebra (Prerequisite: MAT 1623).
This course includes the following topics: systems of linear equations; matrices; Vector spaces; determinants; linear transformation; Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 2323 - Statistics (Prerequisite: MAT 1313 or appropriate placement score for MAT 1613).
Introduction to statistical methods of describing, summarizing, comparing, and interpreting data to include probability distributions, sampling, estimation, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 2613 - Calculus III (Prerequisite: MAT 1623).
This course includes the following topics: analytical geometry; parametric equations; polar coordinates; improper integrals; infinite series. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 2623 - Calculus IV (Prerequisite: MAT 2613).
This course includes the following topics: partial differentiation; multiple integration; vector calculus; quadric surfaces. Three lectures. Three hours credit.

MAT 2913 - Differential Equations (Prerequisites: MAT 2613 and concurrent enrollment in MAT 2623).
This course includes the following topics: solution of first and higher order differential equations; existence theorems; Laplace transforms; applications. Three lectures. Three hours credit.