This program takes students through the fundamentals of algebra and statistics as well as their endless applications. Students will learn to solve multiple types of equations including both linear and quadratic functions and master the skills necessary to solve challenging word problems, including actual scenarios one encounters on the job. Further, this program will ensure students gain the skills necessary to perform complex statistical analysis of selected samples, understand how to choose the most applicable samples for study and draw conclusions from the analysis pulled from various data sets. Students will learn to gather multiple answers to questions posed every day in business using statistical distributions, probabilities, confidence intervals and more! Once able to build applicable statistical models and interpret the data pulled together, these skills will serve students in their careers for years to come.This program presents students with the key concepts of college-level algebra and statistics. Students will be introduced to solving equations and inequalities, functions (including linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic). Further, this program will offer students the skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate statistics commonly used to describe, predict, and evaluate data in an information-driven environment.
Increasingly, basic math, addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. is more and more useful in daily life. Despite the combination of letters and numbers, parentheses and exponents, algebra has just as much use as these basic functions not only in daily life, but in every job function as well. Likewise the ability to analyze and interpret data is more and more valued in this data- and information-driven world. At the root of this analysis lie the basic principles of statistics. Interpreting data for business no matter what sector it is is imperative to making informed decisions. And with information and data so much more widely available than ever before, there is no excuse not to use this information to make sound business decisions every day. Algebra and statistics are fundamental skills individuals require for success regardless of the industry they enter, particularly in pursuing careers in Business or Computer Science.
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Differentiate among various processes used in manipulating algebraic expressions
Analyze algebraic equations and inequalities
Evaluate a function
Evaluate the relationship between functions and graphs illustrating functions
Analyze polynomial and rational functions
Evaluate exponential and logarithmic functions
Apply various techniques to solve systems of linear equations and inequalities
Evaluate sequences and series
Analyze the factorial function
Explain the fundamentals of a statistical study
Describe data sets and their measures in different forms
Use descriptive statistics to describe and make statements about the data set
Interpret probabilities outcomes
Describe a normal distribution and make calculations using z-scores
Use inferential statistical tests to describe population parameters
Construct confidence intervals and use them to interpret population means
Formulate null and research hypotheses for claims made about population means
Use an appropriate statistical technique to test a hypothesis
Describe the linear association for a set of paired data
Calculate and interpret the chi-square test of independence
Use Excel to organize data and to calculate and interpret statistical tests
Use Microsoft Office
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
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When are the course start dates?
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Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.