### FAQs: Math 172

- Help! I'm failing Math 172. What can I do to still get into technology next fall?
- Help! I'm struggling with Math 172. Are there other programs that don't require as much math as the Civil/Elex/Mech Technology programs?
- What level of math is Math 172?
- What other Camosun courses are equivalent to Math 172?
- Is there a little refresher course I can take before Math 172? What about after Math 172?

### Answers

- Help! I'm failing Math 172. What can I do to still get into technology next fall?
- If you get either a D or an F in Math 172 in Q1, then the math department recommends that you
take the following, but in order to keep your seat in your Tech program,
**you will have to ask permission from the chair of your Tech program to use this alternate route**. Here are your options for appropriate math courses:- Math 137 in the Winter term at Lansdowne
- AND Math 107 in the Summer term (July-August) – or you can take Math 115 in the Spring term (May-June) but it is a much more demanding course

- If you get either a D or an F in Math 172 in Q1, then the math department recommends that you
take the following, but in order to keep your seat in your Tech program,
- Help! I'm struggling with Math 172. Are there other programs that don't require as
much math as the Civil/Elex/Mech Technology programs?
- There are a number of Camosun programs that require only a C in Math 172 for entry. Here is a complete list of Camosun programs and their math requirements. The Technology programs are listed on the second page. In particular, the Engineering Graphics Technician and Computer Network Electronics Technician do not require any further math courses within the program.
- If you do not think that you will be able to get a C or higher in Math 172 but are still interested in taking one of these programs that requires either Math 11 with a C or C+, we have a number of options for you to retake the Math 172 content at a pace that might work better for you. Please check out the FAQ on the Math Dept website. Choose the "Upgrading/High school level courses" tab and then the question "Which math 11 level course should I take?" Please note that the CNET program only requires the first half of Math 11, so taking either Math 135 or Math 072 will make you eligible for that program.

- What level of math is Math 172?
- Math 172 is roughly equivalent to Math 11. It is missing the right-triangle trigonometry and graphing of quadratic functions which is instead taught in Math 173 in the Tech Access program.

- What other Camosun courses are equivalent to Math 172?
- Please see the FAQ on the Math Dept website. Choose the "Upgrading/High school level courses" tab and then the question "Which math 11 level course should I take?"

- Is there a little refresher course I can take before Math 172? What about after Math 172?
- You could do some online refresher courses run through an website external to Camosun.
It costs $30 USD for six weeks access to the website,
and you can work through as much or as little of the content as you want. You can access these
courses through the Math Chair's website.
- If you're going
*into*Math 172, I’d recommend that you take the one called "Prep for Math 11". - If you've
*finished*Math 172 and are going on to Math 173, then two I’d recommend are called "Algebra Prep for Math 12/Precalculus" and "Trig Prep for Math 12/Precalculus".

- If you're going

- You could do some online refresher courses run through an website external to Camosun.
It costs $30 USD for six weeks access to the website,
and you can work through as much or as little of the content as you want. You can access these
courses through the Math Chair's website.