A course for students who have mastered basic algebra and need a deeper understanding of algebra before progressing to other credit mathematics courses. Topics include solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, graphs of linear and quadratic equations, equations of lines, systems of equations, introduction to functions, quadratic functions, polynomials functions, rational functions, radical functions, rational exponents and applications. Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in MAT 016 or MAT 022, and ENG089, or satisfactory performance on the College Basic Skills Placement Test for Algebra. 4 lecture hours per week. 4 credit hours.