PERPP-NA Personal/Professional Development

Courses and Descriptions

MATH-9148Pre-Trades Mathematics

You will review the four mathematical operations in concepts such as whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, with and without using a calculator. You will learn to apply principles of conversions, using metric and English (U.S. standard) measurements, principles of percent, ratio and proportion, and principles of right-angle triangles. You will also learn how to manipulate equations and formulae to solve shop-related problems as well as problems in basic geometry. You will be introduced to calculations involving perimeter, area and volume.

Other Information

The purpose of this training is to enhance the opportunities of students for success in the trades mathematics. Students who plan to enter the trades courses and who are weak in mathematics should consider taking this training.

Please Note: This math course taken through the School of Continuing Education are not transferable, student must refer inquiries to the applicable Department Chairs or Academic Coordinators about transfer credit into the technology or trade full-time day programs.


Please Note: Students should have a following materials on the first day of class.
  • SHARP EL5546 WB-BK calculator
  • Notebook that are lined OR Binder with lined looseleaf paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Textbook
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