Continuing Education

Pre- Calculus

Combined, Pre-Calculus I and Pre-Calculus II meet SMU's admission requirement for the Sobey School of Business, Engineering and Science programs, and fulfills the admission requirement to most post secondary institutions. 

Pre-Calculus Term I

 Course Outline:

  • Elementary set theory and the real number system
  • Factorization, inequalities, absolute values and interval notation
  • Techniques of solving a variety of equations and inequalities in a single variable
  • The Cartesian Plane and representation of ordered pairs of real numbers
  • Elements of analytic geometry
  • Relations, functions, and graphs with emphasis on the polynomial, exponential, logarithmic functions
  • Polynomial and rational equations

TextbookThere is no required textbook for this course. Students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material. 

Fall 2016

Course Date:   September 26 - December 5 (No Class Oct. 10 & 31)

Day & Time:   Monday and Wednesday   5:30pm - 8:00pm 

Instructor:  Joe MacDonald

Course Fee: $495


Pre- Calculus Term II

This course continues the development of math skills required for Calculus I in the Bachelor of Science Program.  Pre-requisite Pre-Calculus 1.

Course Outline:

  • Trigonometry, inverse trigonometric functions
  • Complex numbers and mathematical induction
  • Matrices, determinants and system of equations
  • Systems of inequalities and Sequences of Series
  • Permutations, combinations, and the binomial theorem

Textbook: There is no required textbook for this course. Students will be provided with a course workbook that will contain all the required material. 

Winter 2017

Course Date:  January 25 - March 29 ( No class Feb. 20, March 13 & 15)

Day & Time:  Monday and Wednesday   5:30pm - 8:30pm 

Instructor: TBA

Course Fee: $495


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