Kirkwood enforces prerequisites for the majority of mathematics courses. Your prerequisites can be waived if you can show documentation stating your're ready for the course. Here's how:
 Bring your printed ACT results, that are less than two years old, so we can enter that score into our system. Or contact ACT and request they release the score to Kirkwood's One Stop office.
 Take the COMPASS exam at any Kirkwood location. If you feel that the test did not accurately measure your level of preparation, you can retake it. The test has five levels, and upon request, we can start you on a more advanced level.
 By enrolling or completing the prerequisite math class at Kirkwood, or another college and having your transcripts evaluated by Kirkwood’s Math/Science department.
Cat. #

Course Title

Prerequisite

MAT062 
Elementary Algebra 
None 
MAT076 
Prep for College Mathematics 
None 
MAT102 
Intermediate Algebra 
MAT062 
MAT107 
Survey of Math 
None 
MAT115 
Mathematics and Society 
MAT102 or 107 
MAT117 
Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 
MAT102 
MAT120 
College Algebra 
MAT102 
MAT136 
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 
MAT138 
MAT138 
College Algebra with Limits 
MAT102 
MAT140 
Finite Math 
MAT102 
MAT149 
Linear Algebra 
MAT210 
MAT150 
Discrete Math 
MAT102 
MAT155 
Statistical Ideas 
MAT102 or 107 
MAT157 
Statistics 
MAT102, 107 or 155 
MAT162 
Business Statistics 
MAT138, 140, 155 or 157 
MAT165 
Business Calculus 
MAT138 
MAT175 
Calculus for the Biological Sciences 
MAT138 
MAT210 
Calculus I 
MAT136 
MAT216 
Calculus II 
MAT210 
MAT219 
Calculus III 
MAT216 
MAT227 
Differential Equations with Laplace 
MAT216 