Contemporary Math

Course Description

An introductory math course designed to develop skills that have practical usage in a business setting and daily life experience. The course reviews basic mathematical concepts, develops skills with algebraic expressions and expands to several topical applications including number properties, equations and inequalities, percentages, finance, interest, geometric figures, probabilities, graphs, and statistics.
Credits: 3    Weeks: 7


  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra
  • Geometry Mathlab
  • Finances
  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Christian Worldview


  • Contemporary mathematics in business today is accomplished with the aid of technology. Employers today expect that employees can use the technology available along with their understanding of mathematics to solve numerically-based problems. Thus an important goal in this course is for you to learn to use calculators properly as tools to assist you in solving the mathematical problems that will be assigned. The TI 34 MultiView™ is recommended for this course. It is available at major department stores and office supply stores for about $20. If you have access to a graphing calculator, you can use it instead of the TI 34 Multiview. Two other models of calculators, the TI-30X IIS and TI-30X IIB are nearly identical to the recommended calculator and are acceptable substitutes.
  • The Web site has a guidebook for the recommended calculator that can be downloaded and printed. It gives the specific keystrokes for using the calculator to solve many different types of problems. From the homepage, choose Products, then Scientific Calculators. Choose the specific model. Click Downloads in the left margin and then select Guide Books.

Natural Resources Management

Course Description

An exploration of the role of natural resource agencies in developing, sustaining and protecting natural resources. Emphasis is placed on the history of natural resources management in Michigan, management philosophies, politics that impact natural resources, species and ecology management, sustainability and carrying capacity.
Credit: 3    Weeks: 6


  • State Natural Resources Managers
  • Mission Statements, Leadership Principles, Techniques and Objectives
  • Ecosystem Management and Conservation
  • Strategies and Goals of Fisheries Managers
  • Strategies and Goals of Wildlife Managers
  • Role of Other Agencies
  • Christian Stewardship and Natural Resources


As part of the Educational Resource Fee (Associates Level) charged for this course, all required textbooks will be shipped to students 1 to 2 weeks prior to the start date of the course.