Student Success Options in Mathematics

LBCC has designed the following courses to refresh skills prior to taking a course or accelerate students to the appropriate transfer-level mathematics course. Students should check with their academic advisor when making a decision about an appropriate mathematics pathway.

MTH 005 Math in Society Support is a corequisite to MTH 105Z that provides just in time support for students who do not place directly into MTH 105Z. Focuses on the foundational skills and concepts needed to be persistent and successful in MTH 105Z Math in Society. Provides students with appropriate support as needed in arithmetic, algebra, problem solving, technology, and study skills in an interactive setting and allows students in a non-stem pathway to complete their college level math requirement in one term. 

MTH 015 Math Fast Track is a 10-week, five-credit course for students who have perhaps been out of school a while and forgotten some math skills. Students in Math Fast Track work at a faster pace than in other courses, with the goal of increasing their math placement by more than one class in a single term. To be successful in Math Fast Track, a student must be motivated and must have ample time outside of class dedicated to working on the material. Students and their instructor will determine a timeline for completing work. Math Fast Track is taught using online software to relearn forgotten math skills.

MTH 098 Foundations for Contemporary Math is a 10-week, five-credit course that is an alternate path to MTH 105Z, a transfer-level mathematics course. For students pursuing a degree whose mathematics requirement can be satisfied by MTH 105Z, this pathway (MTH 098) will prepare you for success in MTH 105Z in just one term. Students on this pathway take MTH 098 instead of the traditional algebra sequence. This course, therefore, is only for those students who do not need MTH 111Z, or any class for which MTH 111Z is a prerequisite, in their degree plans. Students should check with their academic advisor about taking advantage of this alternate path. Please note:

  • MTH 098 is NOT for students who need to take MTH 111Z.
  • Students taking MTH 098 should sign up for MTH 105Z for the following term.
  • MTH 098 is a 5-credit course that requires active participation from every student.
  • Excel and computer access will be needed throughout.
  • The student should have taken algebra in high school.
  • Forgotten math skills will be recovered when needed, so there is no prerequisite.
  • If the student has been out of high school algebra for several years then it is recommended that the student take MTH 050 before taking MTH 098.


See the LBCC Placement webpage for more information regarding your placement and course options.