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DST 031 Basic Mathematical Concepts for Nursing Students (1-0)

This course is designed to help incoming nursing students to understand and carry out the mathematics for the problems they will encounter in their nursing curriculum; specifically dosage problems. Topics include unit conversion, rounding rules, formatting decimals, conversion factors and dimensional analysis. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC's Mathematics or general elective requirements. Course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 042 Fundamental Mathematics & Algebra Skills (3-0)

A beginning course in mathematics designed to prepare the student for further pursuits in algebra or statistics. This is an introductory course in algebra for the student that has no algebra or minimal algebra skills. Topics include integers, algebraic expressions, exponents, one variable first-degree equations, applied problems, algebraic fractions with whole number denominators, exponent rules, graphing lines and slope of a line. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC’s Mathematics or general elective requirements. Prerequisite: Placement in Math Level 0. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 043 Intermediate Algebra (3-0)

A transitional course in mathematics designed to provide the student with a solid algebraic background for further studies in mathematics or the sciences. This is a mid-level course in algebra for the student that has some algebra skills. Topics include a review of solving and graphing linear equations, expressions with integer and rational exponents, scientific notation, operations on polynomials, factoring techniques, algebraic fractions and solving quadratic equations. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC’s Mathematics or general elective requirements. Prerequisite: DST 042 or Placement into Math Level 1. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 090 Basic Reading (3-0)

This course is an imputed credit course designed to strengthen reading skills. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of vocabulary, comprehension, and study strategies. Students are encouraged to become active readers, listeners, and thinkers through a variety of reading and study experiences. This course prepares students for the next appropriate reading level. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC's general elective requirements. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 092 Foundational Reading (3-0)

This course is designed to improve students' reading and to increase their interest in reading. Emphasis is placed on the development of vocabulary skills along with literal and critical comprehension skills. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC's general elective requirements. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 093 Basic Writing (3-0)

This course emphasizes the construction of sentences and paragraphs. Among the supporting skills to be developed are grammar, mechanics, and word choice. This course prepares students for the next appropriate writing course. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfill FLCC's English or general elective requirements. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


DST 095 Foundational Writing (3-0)

This course is an introductory writing course in which students are taught to use the writing process to construct effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays. This course carries imputed (financial aid) credit. It does not fulfull FLCC's English or general elective requirements. B View Course SyllabusAdobe Acrobat, PDF


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