Advising Information – Developmental Mathematics

 

Advising – DMS vs. DMA

 

Two things to understand about developmental math are DMS and DMA. DMS represents the Developmental Math Shell course as listed on the schedule for registration purposes. DMA represents the module (unit of material) to be studied in the course. We offer four different DMS courses as listed below.

 

Course

Credits

Number DMAs

Number Weeks

DMS 001

1

Exactly One

4-week course

DMS 002

2

Exactly Two

8-week course

DMS 003

3

Exactly Three

12-week course

DMS 004

4

Four or More

16-week course

 

Students register for one of the four DMS courses above. Students study, test, and complete the appropriate DMA module(s) within the course. There are eight modules as listed below.

 

            DMA 010 – Operations with Integers

DMA 020 – Fractions and Decimals

            DMA 030 – Proportions/Ratios/Rates/Percents

            DMA 040 – Expressions, Linear Equations, Linear Inequalities

DMA 050 – Graphs and Equations of Lines

            DMA 060 – Polynomials and Quadratic Applications

DMA 070 – Rational Expressions and Equations

            DMA 080 – Radical Expressions and Equations

 

Based on the student’s placement test results (or other appropriate information), a student’s program evaluation indicates the DMA modules Complete. The student then needs DMA modules to satisfy entrance into curriculum courses. See Advising Developmental Math Students – Modified 10-14-13 for more details and the DMA Completion list.

 

Every four weeks, students are expected to complete an exam on the appropriate DMA with a score of 80% or better in order to complete that DMA and progress on to the next DMA. If students do not earn a passing score, they are instructed to remediate their deficiencies with assistance as needed and prepare for a retest on and pass that DMA exam before testing on the next DMA.

 

NOTE: The DMA Completion list will be provided by the Math-PE Department.

 

 

Advising Developmental Math Students – Modified 10-14-13

 

NOTE: Veterans should be directed to Bob Philpott, Veterans Affair Coordinator, for advising and placement in developmental math courses. VA will not pay for distance learning developmental courses. 910-362-7106 or rjphilpott16@mail.cfcc.edu

 

Students who are presently enrolled in developmental math should be advised based on the information contained in the spreadsheet “DMA Completion” provided by the Math-PE Department personnel. If a student is in a DMS course that would allow the student to complete all DMA requirements this semester, register the student for the appropriate subsequent math and/or other courses that require completion of the DMA requirements. (This may require overriding prerequisite requirements.) See the student’s Program Evaluation and Diagnostic Test Requirements for Health Science Programs below as appropriate, for DMA requirements. The DMA Completion document contains information relative to what the student has completed and/or is likely to complete this semester. If a student’s name in NOT on the DMA Completion list, the student is either not enrolled in developmental math or cannot complete the DMA requirements this semester.

 

If you have questions about a student, please contact Caroline Greenough (7612; cwgreenough984@mail.cfcc.edu), Larry Tingen (7728; lltingen216@mail.cfcc.edu), or Claude Moore (7135; csmoore45@mail.cfcc.edu).

 

Diagnostic Test Requirements for Health Science Programs

NOTE:  These requirements may NOT show on the student’s Program Evaluation.

Associate Degree Nursing, Nursing Transition, Practical Nursing, and RIBN all require all eight (8) modules.

                DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050, DMA 060, DMA 070, & DMA 080

Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Medical Sonography, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy Technology, Radiography, and Surgical Technology all require the first five (5) modules.

                DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, and DMA 050

 

Some questions to ask a student during Pre-Registration:

1.       What is your program of study?

2.       What MAT course is required?

3.       Do you need to take CIS 110?

4.       Do you need to take a science course that has a math requirement?

 

Some examples including DMA requirements are shown in the table below.

Name

Program of Study

Math  Requirement

CIS 111

CIS 110

Enrolled in DMAs

Required DMAs

Student 1

Pre-Social Work

MAT 171

CIS 110

010-040

010-080

Student 2

AA

MAT 140

CIS 110

010-040

010-050

Student 3

Pre Radiography

MAT 115 or higher

 

 

010-050

Student 4

Elem Education

MAT 141

Optional

010-040

010-040

Student 5

Automotive

MAT 120

CIS 111

010-040

010-040

 

The list below shows courses and the DMA requirements as alternatives to other prerequisites.

Course

Requirements

 

Course

Requirements

ARC 111

DMA 010-030

 

ELC 114

DMA 010-050

ARC 112

DMA 010-030

 

ELC 117

DMA 010-050

ATR 112

DMA 010-050

 

HRM 220

DMA 010-030

BUS 121

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 101

DMA 010-030

BUS 125

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 115

DMA 010-050

CHM 130

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 120

DMA 010-040

CHM 131

DMA 010-050

 

MAT 121

DMA 010-050

CHM 151

DMA 010-080

 

MAT 140

DMA 010-040

CIS 110

DMA 010-050*

 

MAT 141

DMA 010-040

DFT 111

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 155

DMA 010-050

DFT 151

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 171

DMA 010-080

EDU 114

DMA 010-030

 

MAT 175

DMA 010-080

ELC 112

DMA 010-050

 

SST 120

DMA 010-030

ELC 113

DMA 010-050

 

 

 

*Prerequisite for CIS 110 will change 2014 FALL to DMA 010-040.

 

You may obtain Placement Testing and Other Information at http://www2.cfcc.edu/math/place-test/.